The first ministerial conference took place in Moncton during the first Congrès mondial acadien. It seemed an opportune time to gather the provincial, territorial and federal ministers to discuss the services provided to the Francophone and Acadian communities outside Quebec.
This first meeting served primarily as an awareness-raising session. One by one, the ministers around the table spoke about the situation of the French-speaking community in their jurisdiction, and the policies and structure in place regarding French-language services. There was a short discussion on the electronic highway as a tool for better serving the francophone community, though nothing final was decided at that time. The officials nonetheless concluded that it was important to continue holding ministerial conferences on francophone affairs.