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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the conference?
There are two ways. Register electronically at our website using Visa or MasterCard. Alternatively, mail a completed registration form with a cheque (personal, school or board) to our office. Do not fax forms to us. They will not be processed.

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. Official receipts are enclosed in your conference package which is mailed to you in early January. Please ensure that you include on your registration form the mailing address where you would like your registration receipt and programme mailed.

What is the cost of attending sessions only?
The 2017 sessions are $145 per day; the 2-Day Rate is $260. 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 $145; the 2-Day Rate is $260.

Is there a student rate?
The student teacher rate is $65 a day and is for sessions and the exhibits. Meal keynote sessions are an additional cost. Students are welcome to attend either Thursday or Friday at the $65 rate.

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 (Daily Rate: $145 / 2-Day Rate $260) can visit the exhibits.

I registered for Friday. Now I want to add Thursday (or vice versa).
You can add a second day to your registration. Using the online form, you must choose "Revised Order". Add only the new choice. You cannot delete any choices from the online form. By mail, you will send a cheque and indicate that you are making an addition to your earlier form.

What is your refund policy?
All refund requests must be made in writing, postmarked on or before Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Refunds requested by telephone or e-mail cannot be honoured. A $50.00 office fee is retained for each request. No refunds will be given after Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

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.

Hotel Accommodation:

Sheraton Centre Hotel
Downtown Toronto
123 Queen Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5H 2H9

To make reservations, please call:
416-947-4955 ext. 4440
Tell the hotel you are with the Reading Conference.

OR paste the following URL into your browser: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/RFB21A

OR click on the following link: Online Hotel Reservation

The group rate available until February 5, 2017, subject to availability.

Where is the closest parking to the Sheraton Hotel?
There is a large Green P that runs under Nathan Phillips Square, on the north side of the Sheraton Hotel on Queen Street West. It is not affiliated with the hotel but runs adjacent to the property. If you search on Google: "Green P Parking locations Toronto", you will be able to find this parking lot. Their 2016 rates of $2.75 / half hour with a daily maximum of $15.00 (7am - 6pm); nightly maximum of $6.00 (6pm - 7am); Saturday daily maximum of $8.00 (7am - 7pm); nightly maximum of $6.00 (6pm - 7am); Sunday & Holidays maximum of $8.00 (7am - 7pm). Click here for more information.

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