Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for the conference?
All registrations must be processed online using our new online registration system. You will be able to pay your registration fee with credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX), or select an offline payment option. Regardless of which payment method you choose, your registrations must all be processed online.
How do I register for the sessions?
Attendance at all sessions/workshops is strictly on a first-come-first-served basis. You cannot pre-register for any of the general open sessions. The program book indicates the maximum capacity of each room. Your registration secures you a space at the conference since our daily capacity is limited.
Meal function Keynote Speakers are an additional cost. You must register and pay additional fees to attend these sessions.
I did not receive a receipt when I registered online.
If your e-mail is not entered correctly, you will not receive a receipt at the time of your registration. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will check your registration, make any necessary adjustments to your email address, and re-send your receipt. We will NOT be mailing a hard copy of your receipt, so please ensure to print the copy that is emailed to you.
What is the cost of attending sessions only?
The 2022 sessions are $155 per day; the 2-Day Rate is $280 ((HST is included in these fees). Additional Eventbrite processing fees + HST are applied to all registration fees. Meal keynote sessions are an additional cost.
Can I attend for a half day?
Registration is for a full day only at a daily rate $155 or for two days at the 2-Day Rate of $280 (including HST), plus applicable Eventbrite processing fees + HST.
Is there a student rate?
The student teacher rate is $65 per day (including HST), plus applicable Eventbrite processing fees + HST, and provides access to all workshop sessions and the exhibits. Meal keynote sessions are an additional cost. Students are welcome to attend either Thursday or Friday at the $65 rate. Student ID numbers are required.
When is the final conference program available?
The final programme will be posted on our website in mid-January. Printed copies are mailed to registered teachers in early January. A full copy is also posted to our website at the following web link: http://www.readingfortheloveofit.com/program.html
May I attend the exhibits only?
Only educators registered for the day can visit the exhibits.
I registered for Friday, but now I want to add Thursday (or vice versa); OR, I would like to switch my one day registration to the other day.
Please email us to request any changes of this nature and we will help you make the necessary adjustments.
What is your refund policy?
Reading for the Love of It will not be cancelled. However, in light of concerns around COVID-19 and the recent surge in infections, if anyone feels that they need to pull out of the conference for any reason related to COVID-19, a full refund will be granted on any date leading up to the conference dates of February 24th and February 25th.
We must, however, receive an email request either via the Eventbrite system or sent directly to directly to email@example.com. Refunds requested by telephone will not be honoured.
COVID-19 related conference protocols for health and safety measures will be in place for the conference. COVID-19 protocols are not dictated by our organization, but are linked to what is required by the facility in which we are hosting the conference, the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, in keeping with policies that have been put into place by both the Province of Ontario COVID-19, and Toronto Public Health COVID-19. Subsequently our protocols are part of a living document that continues to be updated as government and health officials respond to pandemic needs. We will post a copy of our Protocols on our website by mid-month, January 2022.
The professional development (PD) that our association provides at Reading for the Love of It, is independent of all teacher union PD. Any requests for refunds due to labour disputes after January 1, 2022, will not be provided.
Concerns and Inquiries:
Erica Townson @ 416-444-7473 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the hotel accommodation included in the conference fee:
The Sheraton Hotel accommodation is a separate cost and must be booked directly with the hotel. Please refer to the information below to book your accommodation OR refer to the Registration Brochure for additional hotel details. Please tell the hotel that you are with the Reading Conference.
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Daily 2022 rates: Single/Double: $223.00/ Triple: $253.00/Quad: $283.00. Taxes: 13% HST and currently 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax is extra. Note: Cancellation is 72 hours prior to arrival.
Click here to book your accommodation online.
OR paste the following URL into your browser: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1617738019069&key=GRP&app=resvlink
OR call the central reservations number at 1-888-627-7175. Tell the hotel you are with the Reading Conference.
The hotel group rate is available until Monday, January 31, 2022, subject to availability.
Travelling to Toronto
For those individuals travelling to Toronto for the conference, the Sheraton Centre has posted helpful travel advisories for anyone coming from locations across Canada and the United States:
We do offer tickets for purchase to meal keynote presentations, but otherwise you are on your own. Some local teachers often 'brown bag' it. However, if that does not work for you, the Sheraton Centre is connected to a network of underground shops and restaurants from where you can purchase a meal. The network is called 'The PATH'.
Click Here for maps and more information.
OR paste the following URL into your browser: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/visitor-services/path-torontos-downtown-pedestrian-walkway/
Where is the closest parking to the Sheraton Hotel?
2021 rates: $3.50 / half hour with a daily maximum of $20.00 (7am - 6pm); nightly maximum of $6.00 (6pm - 7am); Saturday/Sunday & Holidays daily maximum of $8.00 (7am - 7pm).
Click here for the location map and details.
OR, paste the following URL in to your browser: https://parking.greenp.com/find-parking/?a=queen+%26+nathan+phillips+square
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