How to register and pay

Conference registrations are handled through our online conference management site (ConfTool).

  • If you do not have a ConfTool user account yet, you will first have to create one in order to register as a conference participant.
  • If you already have a ConfTool account, please log in and then click ‘Register as Participant’ and follow the instructions in the ConfTool.

These are the steps to register and pay for the conference:

  • Step 1: choose your participant status, either standard or student (fees for each are listed below)
  • Step 2: select whether you’re attending for the whole conference or just one day
  • Step 3: select the address you want to use for billing and invoicing purposes, then ensure that the “via Pay Pal” payment option is selected
  • Step 4: confirm your registration
  • Step 5: after you confirm your registration, the site will take you back to the ConfTool home page,
  • Step 6: You should now see the PayPal symbol. Click on that, which will take you the conference’s PayPal site, which looks like this:

  • Step 7: If you have a PayPal account, log into it. If not, click on “pay via debit or credit card” and follow the steps there.
  • Step 8: when your payment is confirmed, you will see an icon that will take you back to the ConfTool site.

You should receive two emails automatically. One is from PayPal confirming your payment. The other is from ConfTool, indicating your payment is confirmed with us. 

Please note that all presenters are expected to register for the full conference and pay the applicable conference fee (standard rate or student rate). For co-authored presentations, only the authors who will be attending the conference are expected to register and pay the fee. Your presentation may be removed from the conference program if we do not receive your registration and payment by June 1, 2019.

All attendees must be registered and paid for either one day or the full conference.

Registration Fees

  • The conference fee includes the following:
    • Participation in sessions, presenting your paper, attending plenary sessions on the day(s) of your registration.
    • Coffee/tea breaks with light snacks served mid-morning and mid-afternoon each day.
    • Lunch each day.
    • Wine reception with hot hors d’oeuvres on Thursday night (only included in the Full Conference rate: standard rate or student rate). Please note that wine reception is not available for those registering for Thursday only.
    • Publishers’ exhibit.
  • All fees are in Canadian dollars & include Ontario’s 13% HST sales tax.
Early bird rates (paid on or before August 1, 2019)
Full conference:  $240 | Student* & post-doc rate $125
One day:  $125 | Student* & post-doc rate $75
Regular rates (paid after August 1, 2019)
Full conference: $270 | Student* & post-doc rate $160
 One day:  $160 | Student* & post-doc rate $90

*Only those who will be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at the time of the conference, or who have graduated within 6 months prior to the conference date, qualify for a student rate. Once you complete your registration, please send us proof of your current or future student status (a scanned copy of your student ID card, confirmation of enrolment, acceptance letter, etc.) to The document must be in English or in any other language that uses Latin or Cyrillic script. We are unable to confirm your registration until we receive such a document from you.

Please note that any cancellations after August 1 will not be reimbursed. The only exception is for international guests whose visas are denied. 

If you need to cancel before August 1, we will refund your registration payment less the fees that PayPal charges us (which is 2.9% + 0.30 CAD per transaction).