ALL CONFERENCE WELCOME PARTY

Dragged out of the 90’s

Wednesday, January 30th | 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

Kick off your Super Conference with a blast from the past. We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary from where we started – in the 90’s! Come and join the party. As if!

LIBRARY TOURS

Wednesday, January 30th

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 peek behind the scenes at the TIFF Film Reference Library, and a unique opportunity to tour Toronto’s new subway line.

PUBLIC LIBRARY AWARDS GALA

Thursday, January 31st | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your colleagues in recognizing excellence in Ontario’s public libraries. The evening will begin with a mix and mingle, including drinks and hors d’oeuvres, followed by an award presentation gala honouring our colleagues and innovative library initiatives. The Hon. Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport has been invited to present the Angus Mowat Award and the Minister’s Award for Innovation. We will present select OPLA, OLBA, and SOLS awards.

Reception at 5:30 pm, Award Presentation at 6:30 pm.

Tickets are $40 and available upon registration.

GAMES NIGHT SOCIAL

Thursday, January 31st | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Onsite location to be confirmed

Come and participate in a Dungeons and Dragons and Board Games and chat with librarians who also are interested in games. A fun lighthearted night. Cash Bar.

KARAOKE & PUB NIGHT

Thursday, January 31st | 7:00 pm -9:00 pm | The Pint House

Cap off a full day of professional learning by belting out your favourite tunes alongside conference attendees!  Or just come along and watch.  Participation is not mandatory.

FAREWELL RECEPTION

Friday, February 1st  |  4:30pm-5:30pm

Yes, we know that your train is leaving but you can’t leave without a snack first! Prolong your conference high as long as you can, that’s our motto. Refreshments and takeaway snacks will be available (ie. – all the carbs).

ALUMNI RECEPTIONS

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.

Thursday January 31st

San Jose Lunchtime Reception
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Azure Restaurant & Bar (Private Dining Rooms: Sapphire/Turquoise)
225 Front Street West

iSchool Alumni Reception
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Boston Pizza, 250 Front Street West

FIMS, Western University will not be holding a reception this year – they plan to return to the conference in 2020.