Annual Conference 2018

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A conference for educators and parents



Keynote Speaker:  DR. NADINE GAAB

Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School 

Nadine Gaab

Breakout Session Speakers include

Academic Stream

  • Liisa Freure, M.Ed, OCT, F/AOGPE, CDT/IDA
  • A Collaboration of Education/Language Specialists from Kingston, ON
  • Dr. Peter Bowers

Parent Stream

  • Rick Moore
  • Dr. Amy Murdoch
  • Rachel Berger, Microsoft Canada Inc

New this year:  Live Streaming!

Conference attendees may choose to participate on-site at the Ontario Science Centre, or join us through live streamed, remote access.

Educator Scholarships available

ONBIDA is pleased to offer two scholarships to cover conference fees (in-person or live streaming attendance). Scholarship applications must be received before September 23, 2018.


Email for information about exhibiting at the conference.

Attendance Options: In person or live streaming (remote access)*

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT until October 7, 2018

Members: $80
Non-Members: $100

after October 7, 2018
Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

SPECIAL OFFER: Watch the live stream (remotely) as a group (min 5 people) for $75 per person (one live stream feed). Email for more information. 

  Conference Information

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON    Click here for directions
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

On-site attendees: Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for registration sign-in.
Parking is free before 9am; $5 for ticket holders after 9am.
Refreshments and lunch are included. 

Live streaming (remote access) attendees: Live streaming details and password will be emailed prior to the conference.

*Live streaming (remote access) requirements: high-speed internet access with an up-to-date browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

Cancellation Policy: The deadline for canceling is October 21, 2018. There will be no refunds for cancellations of any kind after this date or for no-shows on the day of the conference. Cancellations received on or before October 21, 2018 will be eligible for a 50% refund. All refunds will be processed 6-8 weeks after the conference. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. Non-members substituting for members will be charged the additional non-member fee. Please e-mail notifications of cancellation or transfer to

Going Green: Please note that ONBIDA will not be providing printed materials at the conference. All registrants will be provided with a Dropbox account prior to the conference. Registrants may print the material as needed. Sharing of the material outside with non-registrants is strictly prohibited. OSC has full wifi access and codes will be given on the day of the conference. Please note that some speakers may not be providing handouts.

Questions?  E-mail

Thank you to our sponsors!