Conference Schedule

Click here to download a copy of the preliminary schedule, which now includes times for all open paper panels, awards, and sponsored events.

Some reminders for presenters:

  • Please bring your own laptops or tablets if you need them for presentations, and your own VGA adaptors.
  • Please have all materials downloaded, including online videos, images, etc. We cannot guarantee that you will have access to Internet at the conference sites.
  • Please plan on arriving at the site of your panel/presentation at least 10 minutes before it begins for a quick tech-check.
  • Please arrive with a printed version of you bio, about 150-words long, for the moderator to use to introduce you.
  • Please time yourself before the presentation to ensure that you are not exceeding the time allotted to your presentation (20 minutes/paper for three-member panels; 17 minutes/paper for four-member panels).
  • Please also consult our accessibility suggestions here

Performances and Other Events

The conference team has organized a series of exciting performance opportunities throughout the conference, including the following:

Music in the Barns - 8:00 pm., Sunday, May 28 at The Great Hall

Fresh from their premiere production at the Luminato Festival's monumental 400,000 square foot Hearn Generating Station, Music in the Barns brings their latest edition of acclaimed installation concerts to downtown Toronto with an imaginative multi-room transformation of the landmark Great Hall.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for guests to begin by exploring the Becoming Sensor room. The upstairs Drawing Room will host a pre-concert performance of The Great Arc by guest artists, New York City duo Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna and VIP guests will gain preview access to the Main Hall at 7:00 p.m for an intimate chat between Music in the Barns' Artistic Director Carol Gimbel and retired CBC Senior Producer David Jaeger, illuminating the stories behind the origin of John Cage's Lecture on the Weather, the evening's featured work. In addition to a full performance of Cage’s landmark work, the 8pm concert will feature the celebrated musicians of the Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble performing works for strings and percussion by seminal American minimalist Philip Glass and leading Canadian composer Michael Oesterle.

For tickets and additional info, click here.


Curatorial Partnerships and the Future of Dance - 8:00 pm., Monday, May 27 at The Great Hall

Sponsored by the Centre for Dance Studies

Talking Treaties Project (Jumblies Theatre), all our days are full of breath (Jenn Goodwin/Brandy Leary), and Open Art Surgery (Harbourfront/Breakin' Convention)