At the recent IGU Executive Committee meeting held prior to the Krakow conference, the decision was confirmed to invite the University of Laval/Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, to host the Regional Conference of the International Geographical Union in August 2018.  This will bring the IGU back to North America for the first time in more than two decades and will, at the same time, open up better opportunities for the participation also of francophone Geographers.  Final dates have not yet been confirmed, but the Local Organising Committee is already hard at work planning the event.  The website will post all updates regarding this meeting in due course.