Getting Registered

When will registration open? 
Registration will open on December 10, 2020. You will be able to find the link for this on the homepage of this site.

How do I register for the OLA 2021 Virtual Super Conference? 

  • Click REGISTER on this page
  • Please be sure to LOGIN first if you are a member – this will allow you to access Member pricing
  • Choose the ticket type that corresponds to you (ie. Member/Non-Member/First Nations Library/Speaker/Student etc)
  • If your Institution purchased a site license for the conference please be sure to use the code provided to you

What is included in my OLA 2021 Virtual Super Conference registration? 
As a registered attendee you’ll be able to: 

  • Access over 120 education sessions
  • Create your own conference profile and schedule
  • Connect with presenters and other attendees
  • Make use of the OLA Career Centre programming
  • Participate in all conference virtual socials, live chats and the virtual Super EXPO
  • Access all content on demand for six months

There’s no need to reserve a specific date or time to view the sessions, you can learn at your own pace. Join the sessions during their scheduled time if you want to connect live with the speakers, but you will be able to ask them questions afterwards.

How long will I be able to access the conference content? 
All content available through the OLA Super Conference On Demand program will be accessible through August 31, 2021.

Why should I become an OLA member before I register? 
OLA members receive discounts for Super Conference, among other benefits.

Who can I contact to help me with registrations? 
Contact Registration Support for assistance at 416-363-3388 ext. 232 or use the live chat function on the registration page. 

Do you offer group discounts? 
Yes! OLA offers customized group rates and Institutional Membership to help your organization provide access to OLA programming to your whole team. Contact Michelle Arbuckle, or call 416-363-3388 ext. 230

Do you offer discounted rates for students? 
Yes! Students are eligible for a registration rate of $50. If you are currently underemployed please feel free to register at the student rate.

Who should attend the virtual OLA Super Conference?



  • Library workers
  • Librarians
  • Researchers
  • Authors
  • Publishers
  • Business professionals
  • Educators
  • Administrators
  • Anyone passionate about information, books, literacy, and information. We’re made for you!

Do I need to be a member of OLA to attend?

The OLA Super Conference is, as always, open to anyone to attend; however, one of the many benefits of being an OLA member is discounted registration to our events. Click here to learn more about becoming a member of OLA. 

Are the sessions taking place live?

  • There will be a variety of live and pre-recorded sessions at the conference this year, but all sessions will be taking place at a scheduled time so that presenters can be present in the Q&A chat box and engage with attendees in real time. It is the best of both worlds!

I’m not available from February 2-6. Will the conference sessions be available to watch after the conference is over?


  • All registrants will have access to the conference for six months after the event ends – so this could be your very own personal professional development resource until September 2021!

Will there be an EXPO?


  • Yes! There will be a virtual expo where you will be able to see demonstrations, pick up information, and catch up with your favourite vendor reps.

Does the conference have an app this year?


  • The conference does not have an app this year, but the conference is entirely online and the website is mobile-responsive. If you would like an app-like experience, you are welcome to add the event website to your mobile device’s home screen.

How many sessions will be taking place at the conference this year?


  • This year’s conference includes over 100 sessions, plus spotlights, keynotes, exhibitors, social events, and more.

Will there be social events and networking opportunities taking place this year?



  • Yes, absolutely! Stay tuned for more details to come.

Who should attend the virtual OLA Super Conference?



  • Library workers, librarians, researchers, authors, publishers, business professionals, educators, administrators, and anyone passionate about information, books, literacy, and information. We’re made for you!

Do I need to be a member of OLA to attend?


 

How Does the Conference work?

Are the sessions taking place live?

There will be a variety of live and pre-recorded sessions at the conference this year, but all sessions will be taking place at a scheduled time so that presenters can be present in the Q&A chat box and engage with attendees in real time. It is the best of both worlds!

I’m not available from February 2-6. Will the conference sessions be available to watch after the conference is over?

All registrants will have access to the conference for six months after the event ends – so this could be your very own personal professional development resource until September 2021!

What are the technical requirements needed to access the interactive platform? 
For the best experience with the OLA Virtual Super Conference, please use Google Chrome or Firefox and operate outside all remote desktop environments. Pop-ups must be enabled on your browser.

How do I log into the platform? 
You will be able to log into the interactive platform in late January – an email will be sent to you with instructions. Logging in to the OLA Virtual Super Conference will require your Registration email (the email you registered with) and your unique Access Code (which you should receive starting Jan. 22).

Will there be an EXPO?

Yes! There will be a virtual expo where you will be able to see demonstrations, pick up information, and catch up with your favourite vendor reps.

Does the conference have an app this year?

The conference does not have an app this year, but the conference is entirely online and the website is mobile-responsive.

How many sessions will be taking place at the conference this year?

This year’s conference includes over 100 sessions, plus spotlights, keynotes, exhibitors, social events, and more.

Will there be social events and networking opportunities taking place this year?


Yes, absolutely! Stay tuned for more details to come.

Will the Public Library Awards Gala still take place?

Sadly, we will not be hosting the Gala as no awards will be given this year.

How will you host the AGMs this year?


We will be hosting virtual AGMs, more information to come on this.

Will there be poster sessions this year?


We will not be hosting poster sessions this year; however, there will be lots of opportunities to engage in the event’s Live Chats. More information to come on this.

What is the Career Centre going to do this year?


The Career Centre will still be open this year, offering Live Chat sessions as well as one-on-one opportunities for mentoring and feedback.

What if I miss a session?


All sessions will be made available on-demand after they have taken place.

Will other attendees be able to see my question in the Q&A?


Yes, the Q&A for all sessions is public. Submitted questions and answers will be visible to all participants.

When will presenters answer my questions?


We have asked presenters to make themselves available during their time slot to answer any submitted questions. Within each session you will see a Q&A button in the lower right corner.

You are also able to send speakers an email directly through the interactive platform.

In what time zone will the event be hosted?


All sessions will be listed in Eastern Standard Time.

Will the event be interactive?
Yes – there will be plenty of opportunity for interaction during the event. Sessions, the Expo Hall, and live / video chat sessions will encourage attendee participation and engagement. We know that our attendees always like to connect on social media using #OLASC as well, so you will be sure to see us there.

Will there be accommodations for attendees who require accessibility?
OLA is striving to ensure that all sessions will be captioned or transcribed. For additional accessibility needs, please contact superconference@accessola.com.

Does OLA have a Code of Conduct for this event?


Yes. OLA’s Code of Conduct can be found on our website.

Does OLA agree with everything that is presented at the conference?


Because the OLA Super Conference serves as an open forum, opinions expressed and/or materials distributed by conference participants do not necessarily reflect, or imply advocacy or endorsement by the OLA, its board, or members.

Access Your OLA Account


Member Account

OLA has a new online membership and store front system. If you haven’t already, you will need to request a new password in order to enter the member system. Clicking “Forgot Password” will send a new password link to your email address.

When you log into the My Profile area of AccessOLA you will also be able to see your contact & membership information.

If you have a new email address, or you do not see your information after you log in, please email Membership. We will be able to link up your new account and the previous information.

How do I access my AccessOLA Account?

You can login a couple of different ways:

Login here
OLA website – Login button in the upper right corner
Registration portal – Login in the upper right corner

What can I find in my OLA Account?

Contact information
Reset password
Copies of invoices, and the option to make a payment
Copies of receipts
Membership expiry date
Option to renew your membership
Member resources