Winnipeg is a mid-sized city with a noble history as a manufacturing titan, a transportation hub of river and rail, with rapid growth fuelled by immigration. Today Winnipeg remains a vibrant city that still bears the marks of its early history. The Exchange District, an expansive area of shops, nightclubs and restaurants is an architectural testament to Winnipeg’s manufacturing past. The Forks Historic Park in the heart of the city draws residents and visitors alike to this traditional meeting place at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. After more than a century of welcoming people from around the world, Winnipeg’s multicultural mosaic is reflected in the sights, tastes and sounds of the city. Winnipeg offers top-notch sports, galleries, a world-class symphony orchestra and ballet company, a vibrant theatre scene, and all the other amenities of a larger city. Winnipeg’s claims to fame include the General Strike of 1919, the Flood of 1950, and the soon to be completed crown jewel, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which makes it a fitting location for En-CAPSLE-ating Human Rights, the 2013 CAPSLE conference.