Tuesday January 26

Flight get in 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 31, 6pm-9pm.


Wednesday February 1

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

Come out and join your fellow Super Conferencers for the opening night party on Wednesday January 27 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 conference experience. Thanks to our friends at ProQuest for making this such a great event!

You won’t want to miss it!


Wednesday February 1

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. Full details announced in November.

Tour groups will be offered for school libraries, public libraries, and university/college libraries.


Thursday February 2

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 2
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.

The Art of Storytelling

Thursday, Feb 02
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: C’est What

Let’s Tell True Stories – Part workshop. Part cocktail hour. Part performance. Join us for an evening of getting to know your colleagues through the art of storytelling.
Good storytelling is not about following fixed rules or narrative templates. Good storytelling is about following your own truth and sharing it with vulnerability and grit. Through interactive spaces you’ll have the chance to share stories with each other while we eat, drink and get to know each other. Then, the stage will be opened up for whoever would like to share a true story into the mic! No pressure, just fun!


Looking for something social but feel the need to recharge? We feel you, introverts. Come join us for our documentary film screening. Sponsored by REEL Canada.

7:00pm. Location tbd. More information here.



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