2022 Logistics

49th Annual Meeting

The Bertrand Russell Society 2022 Annual Meeting will be held in-person at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. It will be a hybrid meeting that also includes online-only participants and presentations by Zoom. We are excited for our first hybrid meeting as we broaden and enrich the community of scholars and activists interested in Russell studies and in promoting the causes for which Russell advocated.


We plan to proceed with a mix of in-person and online presentations. So that we can get accurate numbers for the annual meeting, please register by May 13th at this link: https://bertrandrussellsociety.org/annual-meeting-registration/. Regular registration is $100 (C$120); students and limited income registration is $60 (C$80).

Online-only attendees

Online-only attendees must register to get the Zoom link; online-only registration is free but donations to help us cover the conference costs are welcome. Use the registration link above.

BRS membership requirement for all presenters

Please also note that you must be a member of the Bertrand Russell Society to present at the annual meeting. This applies to online and in-person speakers. You can check your membership status here: https://russell.humanities.mcmaster.ca/brsmembers.htm. You may join (or renew membership in) the BRS, and see the many benefits of membership, at this link: https://bertrandrussellsociety.org/join/.

Schedule and speaker information

The conference events will begin on Friday evening, June 3rd, with a welcome party at the Bertrand Russell Research Centre, generously sponsored and organized by McMaster University’s Libraries. Talks will occur on June 4th from morning through late afternoon on June 5th. The Board meeting and Membership meetings will occur on Saturday or Sunday as well. An up-to-date schedule will be posted here shortly: https://russell.humanities.mcmaster.ca/brsmeeting.htm. Speakers and abstracts will also be posted here: https://bertrandrussellsociety.org/papers/.


On-campus accommodations may be booked separately through McMaster University. Bookings can be made at this link: https://hotel.mcmaster.ca/affordable/. Reservations (off-campus or on-campus) will need to be made independently of the BRS, but most BRS presenters typically reserve a room in Les Prince Hall (in case you are wondering where most folks usually stay during the conference). All conference events will be on campus, so on-campus accommodations come with easy (walkable) access to the venue.

Travel and on-campus restrictions

Travel restrictions for entry into Canada (or for re-entry into the U.S.) are not of course in our control; please be aware that these restrictions may change without notice or warning. Canada’s up-to-date requirements for travelers can be found here: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada.

Re-entry requirements for the United States can be found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/covid-19_testing_required_US_Entry.html. The U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Canada has a helpful guide to the U.S. government’s re-entry requirements: https://ca.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-canada-3/.

McMaster University may also have its own restrictions for on-campus visitors and guests. These restrictions may also change without notice or warning. McMaster University’s up-to-date requirements can be found here: https://covid19.mcmaster.ca/.

Zoom Software

Online-only participants will need to download Zoom, a free online video conferencing software that is easy to use and readily allows for dozens of simultaneous connections.

Land Acknowledgment

McMaster University recognizes and acknowledges that it is located on the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations, and within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.


You may contact us at https://bertrandrussellsociety.org/contact/.

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