CESBA Conference
2022

November 23-25

Toronto


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For more than 20 years, the annual CESBA Conference has offered a wide range of professional networking and learning opportunities to inform and inspire exemplary practice in adult and continuing education (A&CE) across Ontario.

  • Discover new ideas, innovations, and partnerships to apply in your day-to-day work in adult and continuing education.
  • Access more than 20 sessions, including plenary, panel and performing arts presentation by young Ontarians.
  • Learn in your own environment at your own pace.
  • Connect with speakers via online polls, audience Q&A other engagement tools.
  • Continue to learn through unlimited, on-demand access to workshops and keynote speech for six months.



Call for presenters

Share your experience and learnings with your adult and continuing education colleagues! CESBA presenters come from a wide range of backgrounds in adult and continuing education throughout Ontario and beyond, including school boards, government, community-based education, community services, and organizations that work with Indigenous learners, newcomers and Francophones.

  • Opportunity to share your expertise and engage with adult and continuing educators from across Ontario
  • Free one-day conference registration (all presenters)
  • AV support and CESBA volunteer to assist you with your session
  • Certificate for five hours of professional development upon request


About

Our conference theme is “Reconnect & Renew” in celebration of coming together in person as a sector for the first time since 2019.

The CESBA Conference 2022 will explore four subthemes with 18 dynamic workshops on November 24:

  • Digital transformation
  • Mental health and empathy
  • Equity inclusion and belonging
  • Our changing environment

Our second conference day on November 25 is a Sector Day organized by leaders in their fields. Dedicated workshops, presentations and discussions will be held for the following sectors:

  • Credit/Guidance/Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
  • Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS)
  • Personal Support Worker (PSW) programs
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)/French as a Second Language (FSL)/Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
  • International & Indigenous Languages Elementary (IILE)

Program

More details to come.

Time:

Session:

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7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Welcome Back Reception

Time:

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7:00 am – 8:15 am

Registration and exhibitor booths open

8:15 am – 9:45 am

Opening ceremony and keynote presentation by Riley Yesno

9:45 am – 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Workshop block A – Six workshops (Five in English and one in French)

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Workshop block B – Six workshops (Five in English and one in French)

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch break

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Afternoon plenary

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Workshop block C – Six workshops (Five in English and one in French)

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing ceremony

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cinq à sept – Une réception pour francophones et invités spéciaux

Time:

Session:

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8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Sector Day

Programming for:

  • Credit/Guidance/Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
  • Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS)
  • Personal Support Worker (PSW) programs
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)/French as a Second Language (FSL)/Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
  • International & Indigenous Languages Elementary (IILE)

Pricing

Get Early-Bird Pricing Until September 30!

Full Conference (member)

Full conference includes Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening, Conference Day on Thursday and Sector Day on Friday.

If you work for a school board that is a member of CESBA, an Indigenous educational authority or institute, or Corrections Canada, please select this item.

For LBS registrants from member school boards – Please note that there is no charge to attend Sector Day, but you must register for both days to attend the full conference. You will see your subsidy applied in the confirmation summary at checkout.

 

$625 plus tax

$725 plus tax

Conference Day only (member) – November 24

Choice of over 20 workshops and special events for adult and continuing education professionals

$400 plus tax

Sector Day only (member) – November 25

Programming for PLAR/Guidance/Credit, IILE, PSW, ESL/FSL/LINC, and LBS.

For LBS registrants from member school boards – Please note that there is no charge to attend your Sector Day, but you must register. You will see your subsidy applied in the confirmation summary at checkout.

$400 plus tax

Full Conference (non-member)

Full conference includes Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening, Conference Day on Thursday and Sector Day on Friday.

If you do not work for a school board that is a member of CESBA, an Indigenous educational authority or institute, or Corrections Canada, please select this item.

$675 plus tax

$775 plus tax

Conference Day only (non-member) – November 24

Choice of over 20 workshops and special events for adult and continuing education professionals

$430 plus tax

Sector Day only (non-member) – November 25

Programming for PLAR/Guidance/Credit, IILE, PSW, ESL/FSL/LINC, and LBS.

$430 plus tax

Conference Day (student rate) – November 25

Choice of over 20 workshops and special events for adult and continuing education professionals

Student rate for anyone registered as a student in a school board, college or university.

$120 + tax




Registration FAQ

CESBA members receive a special conference rate for a single day or the full conference. If you would like to inquire about your board becoming a member of CESBA, please contact our Executive Director, Paul Cox at pcox@cesba.com. We also offer discounted rate for student tickets with a valid student ID. Hotel accommodates and travel codes are also available at a significant discounted rate, please visit the Accommodations page for details.

The early bird discount also offers a significant reduction in conference registration rates.

The registration fee allows access to all events and functions during the event and includes: conference materials, receptions, meals and breaks as specified in the program.

All travel costs including air and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee. We have an amazing hotel rate of $129/night at our conference venue, the Chelsea Hotel. Click here to book now. Room availability is limited.

We will send an email to all registrants when the workshops are announced. You will need to return to the registration form to make your selection. We recommend buying your ticket early to reserve your spot.

The Chelsea Hotel and CESBA will monitor and adhere to government health guidelines at the time of the conference. The safety of the attendees and staff is our top priority.

Registration payment is by credit card.

After completing the registration form and processing payment, you will be routed to a confirmation page. In addition, you will receive a confirmation email with your registration information.

Yes, you can register a group of participants. Continue your registration form until the payment portal where you will see the option to add another registrant. You need to submit contact details for all attendees. When the workshops selections are available, the person who registered the group will need to return to the registration form to make the workshop selections.

Registration online will close on November 9.  Due to the popularity of the event, we recommend that participants register early as there is always the possibility that the event will sell out.

Unfortunately, due to capacity limits, we cannot guarantee in-person registrations. We encourage you to register early.

All registration fees are non-refundable. No credit will be issued for unused registrations. A registration may be transferred to another attendee. Requests for transfers of registration fees must be made in writing. Transfer requests can be registration@cesba.com and must be completed by November 4.

Please contact the CESBA 2022 Conference planning team at registration@cesba.com for assistance.

Travel & Accomodation

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

33 Gerrard St. W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

Chelsea Hotel Toronto is conveniently located in the downtown area and is easily accessible by car or transit. CESBA has negotiated a preferred rate at The Chelsea Hotel Toronto with single rooms starting at $129 per night, plus taxes and fees. Click here to book now. Room availability is limited.

Reservations can also be made by phone at 1-800-243-5732 or 416-595-1975. You must mention that you are part of CESBA Fall Conference 2022 or Group Res ID CES112322 to take advantage of the discounted group rate.

Parking

Underground self-parking is available at the hotel and can be accessed via the garage entrances on Gerrard Street, use the hotel address of 33 Gerrard Street West in your GPS as the location. Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that the underground parking garage has a max. height restriction of 5’6” in certain areas and cannot accommodate oversized passenger vehicles.

  • Hourly Parking rate is $3/hour + HST
  • Event Only Parking (6:00 am to 6:00 pm) rate is $15 + HST
  • Discounted overnight Parking rate is $26/day + HST (added value of unlimited in and out privileges)

Travel Directions

For directions to the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, click here.

Travel Discounts

Air Canada (Discount Code: WKJRFVN1)

  • Visit aircanada.com to claim the discount code
  • The travel period begins Wednesday, November 16, 2022 and ends Friday, December 02, 2022
  • Travel is valid Monday to Sunday
  • For North America – 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares and higher

VIA Rail (Discount Code: 14289)

  • Visit viarail.ca to claim the discount code 
  • 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. The discount is subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.
  • Valid: November 20 to November 27, 2022
  • Exception: Discount does not apply to Escape fares and Prestige Class. 
  • Territory: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario and return. 
  • Restrictions: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business Class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa only. 

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Contact Us

If you have questions about attending, sponsoring or presenting at CESBA 2022: Reconnect & Renew, email us at registration@cesba.com