Program & Schedule

Call for presenters

There are a variety of format options for you as a presenter. You may decide to:

Present or co-present an interactive special interest session

Present a mini-session

Moderate a panel discussion

Lead a case study discussion or,

Create a unique session with a new and exciting format


There are many opportunities for you to contribute and to get involved! Program proposals can be submitted online.

The deadline is March 1, 2019.

For questions or to obtain additional information, please contact Brad Clarke, Director, Student Life & Community Experience by phone at 905-688-5550 ext. 4059, by email

Presentation Format:

Interest session Presentations and Panel Discussions are designed to be 1 ½ hours (single session) or three hours (double session) with a break midway throughout the presentation. We encourage you to interact with your audience and allow plenty of time for questions and answers.

Mini-Session Presentations give you an opportunity to present during a 1 ½ hour time slot along with several of your colleagues. You will present for 20-25 minutes on a particular special event, policy, procedure or new initiative from your organization or institution. This is a great opportunity to share you expertise in a short length of time.

Round table discussions are one hour in length and are designed for you to conduct a session in a small, informal manner. This allows for maximum exchange of information, ideas, concerns and questions among members.

Leading a Case Study session will allow you to direct a small group discussion the issues, concerns and possible outcomes of a pre-written case study.

Would you like to write your program proposal in advance? Download our Program Proposal Planning Template and copy and paste it into the online submission form.

Important dates

January 14, 2019Call for Programs Open
January 14, 2019Conference Registration Open
March 1, 2019Call for Programs Closes
April 1, 2019Early Bird Registration Deadline
April 4, 2019Program Decisions Communicated
April 8, 2019Conference Program Released
May 20, 2019Conference Registration Deadline
June 3-6, 2019Building Bridges Conference