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Navigating the Campus

Navigating the Campus

The following is an overview of all venues at the conference. The location of sessions is available in the ConfTool Schedule, and we recommend participants navigate the program from there.

All Venues for the conference are on the St. George Campus (Downtown Toronto). Signs and volunteers will be throughout the campus, to assist participants in finding each location.

When you arrive at the conference, participants should go to the Munk School at Trinity College, to register at the conference help desk. This will be staffed throughout the conference to welcome you and address questions as they arise. You will be provided here with a nametag. NB: Your name tag will contain beverage tokens and other relevant tickets to conference events (ECR events, dinner).


An overview of the venues:


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The Munk School at Trinity College

Address: 1 Devonshire Place (at Hoskin Avenue)

Signs will be posted at the entrance and throughout the building to direct you.

Campbell Conference Facility, South House (located just inside the main doors on your right)

The following events will take place in the Munk School:

Registration and Help Desk

This will be staffed throughout the conference to welcome you and address questions as they arise. When you arrive at the conference be sure to pick-up your nametag (it will contain beverage and other relevant tickets to conference events).

Food Beverage Service for Breaks

This will be located in the Campbell Library directly across from the registration/help desk.

Early Career Researcher (ECR) Program

Sessions (Thursday evening) and Breakfast (Friday morning) in the Campbell Conference Room.

Lounge Space

After the Early Career Program, the Campbell Conference Room will remain open as a lounge space for attendees. The Munk School Building also has long halls with large benches for seating/socializing. These face a lovely courtyard, which if the weather cooperates is also open to attendees. There will be round tables seating up to 72 people.

Conference Dinner transport

Shuttle Bus to Saturday Dinner at Evergreen Brickworks – Several shuttle buses will transport attendees who indicated they plan to attend the dinner to the Brickworks. The buses will arrive at 5:30 and departing around 5:45pm.

Taskforce Meeting Day

Task Force Day meeting space – On Monday, the Campbell Room will be used for task force meetings.

Munk School North House

The Munk School building is divided into two sections – North House and South House – again there will be signs to help with navigation. If you’re not sure – just ask at the Help Desk.

Programming in Seminar Rooms 108N/208N – located in the North House on the first and second floor respectively. Each room is located on your left at the end of the hall as when you come up the stairs. The Seminar Rooms will be used for Parallel Panels and Innovative Sessions throughout the conference.

Task Force Day meeting space 108N/208N – On Monday, the Seminar Rooms will be used for task force meetings.

Boardroom Meetings – The Boardroom is being used for already scheduled meetings throughout the conference.

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

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Address: 352 Bloor Street West

Signs and volunteers/staff will be on-hand to assist with directions and with presentation set-up as required.

The OISE building will house the majority of programming space for the conference, namely the Parallel Panel sessions. The building is located at the end of Devonshire Place just a five-minute walk from the Munk School. You will pass by Varsity Stadium on the right as you proceed to OISE.

Parallel Panels and Innovative Sessions

All of these sessions take place in the classrooms on several floors (floor 2-8) in the building. There is a bank of elevators on the main level across from the entrance. You can refer to the ConfTool schedule for room numbers – all start with the floor and then the actual room number (e.g. 8-200). Stepping off the elevator you will see room number/directions clearly marked on ceiling signs.

Semi-Plenary Sessions

These four sessions will be delivered two at a time in the Auditorium G-162 (Ground Floor) located to the left of the café and in room 2-112.

Food Beverage Service for Breaks

This will be located by the entrance into the Auditorium and set-up to accommodate the majority of our attendees.


Isabel Bader Theatre

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Opening plenary and welcome reception

Address: 93 Charles Street West

Located about a ten-minute walk from OISE or Munk. We will have some volunteer/staff guides available to assist. The doors to the theatre open at about 17:00 and program begins at 17:30. Afterwards, the audience is welcome to stay and enjoy a drink and some hors d’oeuvres

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Saturday Lunch

Address: 41 Wilcocks Street

Also, located about a ten-minute walk from OISE or Munk. We will have some volunteer/staff guides available to assist. A good visual cue is the Robarts Library on the corner of St. George and Hoskin/Harbord Streets.

Hart House

Sunday Lunch and Closing Plenary

Address: 7 Hart House Circle

Use the West Entrance

Located less than five- minute walk from Munk. Lunch begins at 13:00 and the Closing Plenary at 14:00. A visual cue when you proceed south to the lane/driveway across Hoskin from 1 Devonshire is the Historic Tower Building – walk through the arch and turn left. Signs will be on hand to assist with directions.



Advice for Presenters

  • Facilities and support are available for powerpoint presentations (including audio)
  • Do bring your laptop, power and presentation on a data stick as a back-up
  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early to set-up your presentation
  • In the classrooms, the default connector to the projection equipment is HDMI. There will be adapters for HDMI to USB (PC) and HDMI to Mini (MAC). If these adaptors won’t work for your laptop, then please bring your own
  • If you are presenting in a virtual part of the program we recommend presenting your presentation/session using the WiFi from your home or hotel. Variations in signal strength can happen across campus.


Navigating Campus

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