The Carleton-Ottawa University Medieval and Renaissance Society is a collection of scholars, both graduate students and faculty, who live and work in the Ottawa-Kingston area. We gather on average twice a year for events that have in the past included colloquia, work-in-progress presentations, discussions of recent major publications in the field, and lectures by visiting scholars. We also try to gather for a party or reception at least once a year. Our get-togethers are an opportunity for early periods scholars from a variety of disciplines and universities to share their work and meet other people working in their periods in the area. The group also organizes panels at conferences held further afield (e.g. Kalamazoo Medieval Congress).