World Esperanto Congress in Montreal: a first in Quebec

PRESS RELEASE – The 107th World Esperanto Congress will take place from August 6th to August 13th at UQAM, in Montreal. Esperanto is a language developed to foster mutual understanding between peoples and respect for linguistic and cultural diversity. The essential basis of the language was first published by L. L. Zamenhof, a native of Białystok in modern-day Poland, in 1887. […]

Ecumenical service in an Anglican cathedral: Gregorian chanting in Esperanto, a new translation of a hymn and more!

During the 107th Universal Congress of Esperanto this year there will be a traditional ecumenical service, following the strong tradition of the Universal Congresses – Zamenhof himself attended ecumenical services! This time the service will take place in the Anglican cathedral (Christ Church Cathedral).

Broad support for the World Esperanto Congress 2022 in Montreal

MONTREAL (QC), June 6, 2022 – It is less than three months now until the World Esperanto Congress, which will take place at UQAM from August 6 to 13, 2022. Nearly a thousand participants are expected. Through the World Esperanto Congress, Montreal will welcome delegates from dozens of countries around the world, communicating in a […]

Indigenous languages to feature in World Esperanto Congress 2022 program in Montreal

MONTREAL (QC), July 19, 2021 –  As Esperanto speakers around the world prepare to celebrate Esperanto Day on July 26th, which marks the anniversary of the publication in 1887 by L.L. Zamenhof of the first book publicly presenting this internationally oriented language, preparations are intensifying for the organization of the 107th World Esperanto Congress, due […]

Montreal’s Local Congress Committee at the opening of MondaFest’

Dear friends, As you already know very well, the UK-2020 could not happen due to the global coronavirus pandemic. To give Esperantists the opportunity to speak, listen to lectures, enjoy music and art, and just be together and support each other when most in-person meetings and congresses are cancelled, UEA, in collaboration with E@I and Vinilkosmo, […]

2020 World Esperanto Congress in Montreal postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Last updated: April 14, 2020 MONTREAL (QC), April 14, 2020 – The 105th World Esperanto Congress, scheduled to take place from August 1 to 8, 2020 at the Sheraton Center in Montreal, is postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the World Esperanto Association on April 11 through […]

UEA plans to postpone the World Esperanto Congress

The World Esperanto Association (UEA: Universala Esperanto-Asocio) plans to postpone the World Esperanto Congress in Montreal due to the coronavirus pandemic. More information (in Esperanto):

How to register for the congress

1) Visit the World Esperanto Association’s (UEA) website: 2) Fill out the online registration form. 3) Pay directly with UEA (credit card, wire transfer, UEA account or through KEA). The Canadian Esperanto Association (KEA) can act as intermediary and collect your payment for the Congress: You can pay your registration fees to KEA by cheque, […]

Happy Holidays from the Local Organizing Committee!

Dear friends, The very best wishes for a most beautiful end-of-year season as well as a Happy (past) Zamenhof-Day. As you already know, August 1-8, 2020 Montreal becomes the global capital of Esperanto, hosting the 105th World Esperanto Congress (UK) exactly 110 years after Zamenhof’s famous visit to North America — did you know that […]

In the Footsteps of Zamenhof in Montréal, Esperanto Capital in 2020

PRESS RELEASE­—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Esperanto World Language: In the Footsteps of Zamenhof in Montréal, Esperanto Capital in 2020 MONTRÉAL, Québec, December 10, 2019 — Montréal Esperanto speakers—indeed of the whole world—are about to celebrate on December 15th the 160th birthday of Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (also known as Doktoro Esperanto), the initiator of Esperanto, a constructed international […]

Passing of the torch from Lahti (Finland) to Montreal for the World Esperanto Congress in 2020

MONTREAL (QC), July 22, 2019 – On July 26, 2019, at the 104th World Esperanto Congress, the symbolic flag of the World Esperanto Congress will be passed from Lahti, Finland to Montreal. The city in Quebec will host the 105th World Esperanto Congress from August 1 to August 8, 2020 at Centre Sheraton. At least […]

Montreal to Host World Esperanto Congress in 2020

Montreal to host 105th World Esperanto Congress in 2020 MONTREAL, QC – The World Esperanto Association has just announced that Montreal will host the 105th annual World Esperanto Congress in 2020. The announcement was made at this year’s Congress in Seoul, South Korea. The World Esperanto Congress is a week-long cultural event which brings together between 1,000 […]