Register for Access 2015

NOTE: Access is competing with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Book your hotel as soon as humanly possible.

Register Online

Link to Registration Form

How Registration Works

Online registration for the conference is being handled through Ryerson Events. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation by email. We are only accepting registration via a credit card. If this isn’t going to work for you, contact

Registration Costs & Caps

Toronto is an expensive city to host an event in, but the Organizing Committee has worked as hard as we can to keep costs as low as possible. To do this, we’ve had to institute caps on some registration categories. If you have any questions, contact us at

Category Cost Cap
 Early Bird  $340 +HST  May 5-May 23, or until 150 seats are filled
 Regular  $450+HST  May 24-Sept. 2, or until all seats are filled
 Students and under/unemployed  $200+HST  May 5-Sept. 2, or until 25 seats are filled
 Day Rates  $225+HST  May 24-Sept. 2, or until 20 seats are filled


Once your proposal is accepted, you will receive an email with registration costs and details. Speaker rate is $275+HST.

Student and Under/Unemployed Registration

People who register as students will be asked for their school and program. Once the cap is reached for this category, regular registration & day rates will still be available for those who wish to attend.

We also have diversity scholarships available to help cover registration, travel, and accommodation costs.

You can donate to our diversity scholarships program through our Indiegogo campaign!

Social Events

Remember how we told you Toronto is an expensive city to hold a conference in? Well, that’s partly because space is at a premium. In order to keep costs down, we’re looking at alternative/smaller venues. We plead that you RSVP as part of your registration so we can get a handle on numbers.  Need prodding? Here’s what we’re planning:

Tuesday September 8
Hackfest Social: a low key night of snacks and beverages at a pub near the Hackfest location.

Wednesday September 9
Conference Reception: Can’t decide how to celebrate Access? Neither can we! So we’ve booked a space in downtown Toronto that will accommodate karaoke, games, arts and crafts and more. Apps will be served. Accessible location near a subway stop.

Childcare Needs

On the registration form, we ask you to indicate whether you’d like us to investigate childcare for you. Once we have a sense of needs and numbers, we’ll look into options.

Volunteer registration

People who have been asked to volunteer at the conference will be registered by the conference organizers.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact us at

Information for International Delegates

We regret to inform that we do not issue letters of invitation to international delegates. Letters of invitation will be issued to invited conference speakers only. We encourage all participants to finalize travel arrangements before registering for Access. For more information please visit the Government of Canada’s website.

Refund policy

Until September 2, 2015 you can receive a full refund for your registration minus a $50 processing fee. After that date refunds will not be issued, but we’ll do what we can to facilitate a transfer.

If you would like a refund, or have any questions about our refund policy, please contact us at