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Early bird registration for the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) 2017 Conference opens February 8, 2017! The theme of the conference is Come Together: Meaningful Collaboration in a Connected World. The draft conference-at-a-glance is available on the conference website. The AAO conference will be held in Toronto, Ontario from April 26-28, 2017 at the Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto, 140 St. George Street.

Do not miss out on the early bird registration  which will run from February 8 to March 12. Member rates are available to AAO members.

Included in registration (registration required):
    • First-Timers Reception
    • Opening Reception hosted by the Universe of Toronto Libraries
    • Pub night after the reception - Cost of drinks and food is the responsibility of the participant. (The Local Host Committee however, requires individuals to register to facilitate planning for the event).
    • The AAO Awards Luncheon (included with registration)
    • A conference after party for those staying until Saturday. - Cost of drinks and food is the responsibility of the participant. (The Local Host Committee however, requires individuals to register to facilitate planning for the event).

Registration for these events opens on February 8, 2017. No extra cost is associated with the Archival Tours, however registration is required for planning purposes.

The conference kicks off with a great pre-conference workshop on April 26th, organized by the AAO's Professional Development Committee:

Managing Small Archives (full day 9am-4pm)
Instructor: Amanda Hill, Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County

This introductory workshop will guide participants on managing small archives. New archivists are often unprepared for the tasks involved in working in an archives, especially when they are the sole worker. Topics include: how to set up an archives, developing policies, managing volunteers, promoting the archives, and making the most of technology.

The conference workshop is available to all members of the AAO at a rate of $125.00 plus HST. Non-member rate is $200.00 plus HST. For more details on the workshop visit the AAO website.

The Local Host Committee has put together a list of hotels and B&Bs close to the conference venue for delegates to choose from.
    1. Annex B&B | 33 Euclid Ave | 416-258-1179
    2. Baldwin Village Inn | 9 Baldwin Street | 416-591-5359
    3. Beverly Place B&B | 226 Beverly Street | 416-977-0077
    4. Bond Place Hotel Toronto |65 Dundas Street East | 416-362-6061
    5. Chelsea Hotel | 33 Gerrard Street West | 416-5959-1975
    6. Comfort Hotel Downtown | 15 Charles Street East | 416-924-1222
    7. Courtyard Toronto Downtown | 475 Yonge Street | 416-924-0611
    8. Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor-Yorkville | 280 Bloor Street West | 416-968-0010
    9. Madison Manor Boutique Hotel | 20 Madison Avenue | 416-922-5579
    10. One King West Hotel & Residence | 1 King Street West | 416-548-8100
    11. Ramada Hotel | 300 Jarvis Street | 416-9774823
    12. Spadina 11 Gatehouse | 11 Spadina Road | 647-998-8444
A map of the locations is available here.

Toronto is Canada's most populous city and the capital of Ontario. The city is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario.

There are many ways to get to Toronto. Visit the conference travel page for information about air, train, and bus travel to the city.

Via Rail - The AAO is proud to identify Via Rail Canada as its ground transportation partner. If you are travelling through stations on the Via Rail network to Toronto and return you may use the discount code 13456. Check out the travel section of the conference page for discount code details.

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount code on available fares, (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a seat sale), for travel to and from the AAO Conference in Toronto. The discounted fares are available for booking between February 13, 2017 and May 1, 2017 and are available for travel:

 Location Date of Travel
From: Anywhere in the US and CanadaFrom: TorontoFrom: 23/04/2017To: 28/05/2017
From: TorontoFrom: Anywhere in the US and Canada From: 26/04/2017To: 01/05/2017

Flights can be booked online at or through your travel agent using the promo code "ARCH17".

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

Porter flights fly into and out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YYZ).

The following table summarized how refunds will be processed if the AAO cancels the Annual Conference and/or if participants cancel their conference registration:

Cancellation of Conference by AAOFull refund 
Cancellation by registrant before conference deadline Refund,less $50 to cover administrative cost 
Cancellation by registrant up to one week prior to the conferenceRefund, less 20% cancellation charge to cover administrative cost 
Cancellation by registrant less than 24 hours prior to conference No refund  
Registrant did not attend the conference without any notificationNo refund 

We hope to see everyone in Toronto!

Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email:


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