Metropolis is the world’s largest network of researchers, government officials, international organizations, and civil society organizations in the field of migration and population diversity. Our aim is to enhance policy through empirical research and thereby to support societies that are managing the many effects of migration.
Metropolis is an apolitical organization whose work is rooted in a realistic understanding of the policy process and which seeks to create useful co-operation amongst research, policy, and civil society. Although we do not advocate specific views about how any given society ought to manage migration and diversity, we do believe that no society will succeed if it attempts simply to eradicate migration and the diversity of its population. Our basic position is that successful societies will be those that explicitly manage these phenomena for the mutual benefit of their citizens, their migrants, and their minority communities.
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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