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A view of the Toronto city skyline from the perspective of the Toronto Islands (drone image). © Destination Toronto

Our 54th Annual Meeting will be held April 4 – 6, 2024 at Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Please register soon if you haven’t already (link is on the right of this page). If you are paying by check or cash, you can do so at the ASECS registration desk. If you want to pay with credit card at the registration desk and don’t have your own laptop, you can use the ASECS laptop there to do so.

Mobile app: the passcode is Toronto! (with the exclamation mark).

Breakout room information is under the Audiovisual and Technology tab on the right of this page.

Accessibility copy information is under the Accessibility and Inclusion tab on the right of this page. The link to upload access copies is on that page and here.

Be sure to check passport and visa requirements.

US citizens will typically only need a valid passport for Canadian travel. Holders of other passports should check with their home countries’ state departments and the Visit Canada website for possible visa requirements.

Please allow enough time to submit materials for any travel documents. For US passport holders, routine processing is 10 – 13 weeks. Expedited processing is between 7 – 9 weeks with an additional $60 charge. 


We are committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming conference environment in which all members participate fully in the exchange of knowledge and ideas. We welcome scholars pursuing all aspects of eighteenth-century studies and in all careers and career stages.

Please join us whether you are a long-time member, or new to ASECS!

Updates: Chairs have received a copy of the preliminary schedule. Feel free to email the Executive Director Benita Blessing ( for questions.

#ASECS2024 Zoom Session: Annual Meeting Submissions Info

Members of the Program Committee will host the second of regular informational sessions Monday, June 19, 2023, 9am Pacific Time/noon Eastern Time about submitting proposals to the Annual Meeting. Registration is required. The meeting will be recorded.

Topics will include how the conference is organized, the different deadlines for submitting session and presentation proposals, and tips for writing a proposal abstract. Bring questions and comments!