When will the call for abstracts be open?

The call for proposals is now closed. Thanks to everyone who applied.


I submitted a proposal to Access. When will I hear back about whether I’m selected to talk?

Speakers have been contacted and the program is now out!


When will the program be released?

The conference program is now out – check back for more details about the hackfest and social events throughout the summer.


When does registration open?

Early bird registration is now open and will run until your Canada Day long weekend BBQ (July 1st 2017). You can register at the full regular price up to the day of the conference at the registration desk.


How much will registration cost?

Early bird (April 13th – July 1st) – $350
Regular – 3 days (July 2nd & later) – $400
Regular – 1 day (hackathon included) – $200
Student – $150
Speaker – $300

*all prices in Canadian dollars, does not include GST 


Will you be offering any scholarships or financial aid to help alleviate the costs of registration?

We will be offering two all-inclusive diversity scholarships to members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized in technology communities. Traditionally underrepresented and marginalized groups include (but not limited to) those based on gender, race, sexuality, or physical ability.

Applicants for these scholarships must be unable to attend the conference without financial assistance (students, unemployed, underemployed, or working at a company/institution that does not support professional development). Applicants must not have received a scholarship to attend either of the previous two conferences (Access 2015 and Access 2016).

Check out the diversity scholarship program page for more info – *Note, call for applicants for the 2017 diversity scholarship closed on June 16th.

Additionally, we are offering a special $150 student rate for 2017.


Are you accepting volunteers?

Absolutely! There are lots of other things you can do to get involved:

  • Lead or suggest a workshop/topic for the hackathon
  • Fetch the organizing committee coffee
  • Help with on-site logistics during the conference
  • Hair & makeup
  • Moderate a session
  • Judge for waterslide time trials (must have own waterproof watch)