Tuesday January 30, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Coming to Toronto early? Take advantage of your time and grab your badge in foyer of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Then join your fellow early birds for a beverage! Tuesday January 30, 6pm-8pm. OLA AGM begins at 6pm.


Wednesday January 31

Some call it networking, some call it an event, call it what you want. We all know what it really is – A FEARLESS PARTY!

Come out and join your fellow Super Conferencers for the opening night party on Wednesday January 31 from 5:30-7:30pm.

Immediately following the keynote speaker, this party is a place to mix and mingle with your colleagues, make new friends and enjoy an evening that will set the stage for your full Fearless By Design conference experience. Thanks to our friends at ProQuest for making this such a great event!


Wednesday January 31

Interested in seeing what’s happening inside the most recently built or renovated libraries in the GTA? Then come join any of our morning tours. This year we have a public library tour, a school library tour, an opportunity to peak behind the scenes at the TIFF Film Reference Library, and a unique opportunity to tour the Aga Khan Museum.


Thursday February 1 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: TBD
Price will be $10 which includes 2 free drink tickets

Want something fun to do?  Come out to game night where you can explore board games and digital games new and old and chat with librarians who incorporate gaming into their teaching. Participation is not mandatory and instead you can just mingle and enjoy the banter between players.  We look forward to a fun night!


Thursday February 1, morning

First time attending Super Conference? Just breathe, we know it can be overwhelming. If this is your first year attending the conference, we invite you to come and join us for breakfast before the Thursday keynote. You’ll get the chance to mingle with fellow first timer’s, the OLA board of directors and the Super Conference planning team. We’re all here to help you make the most of your Super Conference, please stop by and say hello!

*By invitation only


Thursday February 1
Reception 5:30pm, Awards Presentation 6:30pm

Join your colleagues in recognizing excellence in Ontario’s Public Libraries. The evening will begin with a mix and mingle, including drinks and appetizers, followed by an award presentation gala honouring our colleagues and innovative library initiatives.

*Tickets required.


Thursday February 1 at 7:30 am – 8:15 am
Friday February 2 at 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Time: 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Location: TBA

Don’t have a yoga mat? No problem, you don’t need one. Not very flexible? That’s okay, there are no actual yoga poses involved! Do you like to laugh? Then this fun and energizing session was made for you!

Laughter yoga is a unique concept of laughing just for the sake of laughing, without using humour, jokes or comedy. Heather Ratz, Assistant Librarian at The Brighton Public Library will lead the group through a session that involves deep breathing, childlike playfulness and plenty of unconditional laughter.   Connect with your peers, reap the health benefits and start your day laughing!



Want to do something social but need to recharge and rest from talking? We feel you, introverts. Come join us just a block away at the gorgeous TIFF Bell Lightbox building for a feature film.

Thursday February 1
Time: 7:00pm.
Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5
More information here.
*Registration required


Several alumni receptions are held throughout the conference. They will be listed in the overall schedule and information will be posted here as it is made available.

Western University – FIMS Reception
University of Toronto – iSchool Reception
San Jose State Reception