MEICON Student Conference


The Middle East and Islamic Consortium of British Columbia (MEICON-BC) was founded in 2008 as a collaborative project of Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, and the University of British Columbia with the participation of other British Columbian universities and colleges. Its purpose is to provide an organizational basis for communication and cooperation among all British Columbian academics interested in the study of the Middle East and Muslim societies and cultures. They host an annual student conference (typically held in March of each year), where students are invited to present their papers and receive feedback and support in a lively and nurturing environment.

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Get Involved


Graduate and upper-division undergraduate students from BC and elsewhere are invited to submit proposals to present at the 2024 MEICON Student Conference. The submission deadline is January 31, 2024. To apply, please submit a 200-250 word abstract, 50-word bio, and contact details to: