The International Metropolis Project is the largest international network of researchers, policy makers, and community groups engaged in identifying, understanding, and responding to developments in migration and diversity.
Our events have been effective in connecting researchers, key decision-makers, and practitioners around the globe, facilitating the production and effective communication of policy-relevant knowledge among different stakeholders since the mid-1990s. Our network has steadily developed to include partners in North America, Europe, and Australia, with a growing presence in Africa, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. In a world increasingly characterized by international mobility and large regional displacements, there’s an urgent need to exchange scientific knowledge about migration and diversity, and to share experiences, challenges, and best practices in their management. It’s our goal that our work will enable such dialogue and that our efforts serve the interests of all parties involved in the migration process.
1 Jan 2020: Recruitment of Conference Volunteers
15 Jan to 15 Feb 2020: Collection of Workshop topics and papers
Mar 2020: Announcement of workshop topics
1 Mar 2020: Registration opens
15 Apr 2020: Activation of conference-related events
12 to 16 June 2020: International Metropolis Conference
Paul Spoonley Co-chairs, International Metropolis Steering Committee
Jan Rath Co-chairs, International Metropolis Steering Committee
Huiyao Wang President, Center for China and Globalization (CCG)
Lu Miao Chief Secretary, Center for China and Globalization (CCG)
About 2020 International Metropolis Conference
Following the 2019 Conference held in June in Canada, CCG won the bid to host the 2020 International Metropolis Conference in Beijing and it will be the first time the conference is held in China.
The International Metropolis Conference is an annual conference organized by the International Metropolis Network where experts from around the world in talent mobility, global governance, urbanization, and technological innovation converge and engage in policy discussions and formulate policy proposals.
The conference lasts for 4 days and involves 60-80 activities of various kinds such as panel discussions, workshops, and cultural exhibitions, attracting 600-800 experts from governments, academia, and international organizations annually. Ever since the event was launched in 1996, it has been held in major global cities such as Milan, Bonn, Washington DC, The Hague, Nagoya, and Sydney.
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