REGISTRATION: How to Register

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How to Register


Advance registration (mail and online) is now closed, but you are welcome to register at the door.

Questions? Our volunteers can help. E-mail us or leave a voice-mail message at 416-489-0734 x 205.


For a smooth at-the-door registration:

  1. Browse through the program pages, noting the numbers of your must-see sessions. (Or download the brochure.)
  2. Decide which options best cover your needs.
  3. Download the Conference App and build your personal schedule.
  4. Be prepared to pay with a credit card, or a cheque. We can’t take cash.

*OGS Conference 2016 recognizes the memberships of all partner organizations, including the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Ontario Library Association, and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto.


Onsite Registration and Check-in

PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES (Thursday, June 2)

Hands-on Research Excursion registrants: Meet the buses at the main Dixon Road door (near the hotel’s front desk) of the International Plaza before 8:15 am. Excursion leaders will have your name badges. (You can check in at the main Conference registration desk after the Excursion. No walk-in registrations.)

Genealogy Boot Camp for Librarians registrants: Check in from 8:15 am in the International foyer. Walk-in registrations are welcome.

Professional Business Skills for Genealogists: Check in from 11:30 am in the International foyer. No walk-in registrations.

MAIN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DESK
Located near the south entrance.

Thursday, June 2

4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Friday, June 3

7:15 am to 7:30 pm (limited service during dinner)

Saturday, June 4

7:30 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday, June 5

8:00 am to 1:00 pm


Choose your options:

CONFERENCE WEEKEND (Friday evening through Sunday)

  • Full Weekend PackageThe best deal, by far. Includes Friday evening’s opening ceremonies, plenary lecture and reception, Saturday and Sunday sessions and activities, a registrant kit and access to the online syllabus.
    $155 for Members of OGS and partner organizations*/ $185 for Non members

OR select from the following partial packages

  • Friday Evening Activities—On its own or add to either the Saturday or Sunday packages. (Included in Full Weekend Package.) Includes Friday evening’s opening ceremonies, plenary lecture and reception.
    Fee: $20
  • Saturday Package—An information-packed day with an opening plenary and 24 concurrent lectures, including six sessions devoted to genetic genealogy, and four sessions that could help you (or your organization) reach new audiences. Includes all Saturday lectures and activities, a registrant kit and access to the online Syllabus.
    $100 for Members of OGS and partner organizations*/ $115 for Non members

  • Sunday Package—Choose from 24 wide-ranging lectures including a not-to-be-missed closing plenary. Includes all Sunday lectures and activities, a registrant kit and access to the online Syllabus.
    $100 for Members of OGS and partner organizations*/ $115 for Non members

FRIDAY PROGRAMS

  • Friday workshops—Each of Friday’s 12 workshops is available for a separate fee. Choose from five* in the morning and four* in the afternoon, two of which are repeats. Workshop registration includes a registrant kit.
    $60 for Members of OGS and partner organizations* or Non members
    *Please note: Workshops 5, 11, and 12 are SOLD OUT.
  • Friday tours—We are offering two tours—a half-day morning tour to The Centre for Applied Genomics Workshop (TCAG) and a full-day program at Spadina Museum. Registration includes a registrant kit.
    TCAG tour: $50. Sorry, this tour is SOLD OUT.
    Spadina Museum program: $65. Walk-in registrations (by 8:00 am) are welcome.
  • Friday Evening Activities—If you’re not staying for the weekend, at least catch Friday evening’s opening ceremonies, plenary lecture and reception.
    Fee: $20

THURSDAY PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

  • Hands-on Research Excursions—A day of research guided by our local experts. Choose from two different excursions.
    Fee: $40. No walk-in registrations.
  • Genealogy Boot Camp for Librarians—A full-day pre-conference workshop sponsored by the Ontario Library Association.
    Fee: $150 for Members of OGS and partner organizations*/ $200 for Non members. Walk-in registrations are welcome.
  • Business Skills for Genealogists—A pre-conference sponsored by the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
    Fee: $40 for Members of OGS and partner organizations*/ $60 for Non members

 


CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received by April 15 – full refund minus $25 administration fee; from April 16 to May 15 – 50% refund; from May 16 and after – no refund.


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