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 email@example.com 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 2020 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 program is posted at our website in early December. Printed copies are mailed to registered teachers in early January.
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?
All refund requests will be considered but we must receive an email request; refunds requested by telephone will not be honoured. Requests can be emailed via the Eventbrite system or sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: New Eventbrite policy retains all processing fees & applicable HST on all refunds. Please ensure that you have approval to attend before registering.
Note: Our association is an independent organization and is not connected to the ETFO current job action. The conference is definitely not included in professional development that was struck during any phase of the work to rule. Any requests for refunds due to the labour dispute will not be provided.
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
To make reservations, please call:
416-947-4955 ext. 4440 or the central reservations number at 1-888-627-7175
Tell the hotel you are with the Reading Conference.
OR paste the following URL into your browser: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1563887324499&key=GRP&app=resvlink
OR click on the following link: Online Hotel Reservation
The group rate available from Tuesday, February 18th to the 23rd, 2020, subject to availability.
Daily rates: Single/Double: $216.00/ Triple: $246.00/Quad: $276.00. Taxes: 13% HST and currently 4.52% Municipal Accommodation Tax is extra. Note: Cancellation is 72 hours prior to arrival.
Delegates are responsible for booking their own reservations directly with the hotel at 416-947-4955 ext. 4440 (or through Sheraton’s Central Reservation Office at 1-888-627-7175). Please tell the hotel you are with the Reading Conference.
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 The PATH maps and more information.
Where is the closest parking to the Sheraton Hotel?
2019 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 more information.
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