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ATypI Montréal 2017

You’re invited to celebrate ATypI’s 60th anniversary! Join us 12–16 September in Montréal for ATypI 2017, the 61st annual conference of the non-profit Association Typographique Internationale. Five type-filled days and nights in this Canadian Sin City/City of Saints will engage, entertain, and inspire you.


ATypI was established in 1957 by Charles Peignot of France’s renowned Deberny & Peignot foundry. It’s fitting then, that for this major milestone, we’re headed to a grand location infused with French culture. The largest city in Quebec and second-largest municipality in Canada, Montréal is also the second-largest primarily French-speaking city (Paris is first, naturellement). Montréal is a UNESCO “City of Design” and home to the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda). The thriving commercial and tourism hub weathers some frosty winters, but residents and visitors alike delight at the RÉSO Underground City (La Ville Souterraine), a massive subterranean network linking the Metro with thousands of shops, restaurants, theatres, universities, cultural centers. 

ATypI 2017 kicks off Tuesday, September 12, with a series of immersive craft and technical workshops, followed by the General Session and numerous special events from Wednesday to Saturday, September 13–16. The ATypI 2017 programme will be carefully curated by a diverse group of experts from a range of typographic fields, inviting attendees to explore a wide range of contemporary and historical topics from a around the globe. The main conference will be presented at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in downtown Montréal, with workshop and special event venues to be announced in the coming months.

The ATypI 2017 call for submissions will open early in 2017—we look forward to hearing from many new voices as well as established professionals from our community.

ATypI 2017 promises to be our biggest and brightest conference ever. If you love type, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Follow @ATypI on Twitter and check hashtag #ATypI2017 to watch the story unfold.

Jay Rutherford
Jay Rutherford says:
Feb 09, 2017 11:56 AM

Montréal – super city! Canada – super country (in all modesty, of course). I look forward to submitting a proposal.