Note: All these locations can be found on our map of conference venues!

ICT4S Main Conference, Tues 15 – Thur 17 May 2018

Hart House TheatreHart House Great Hall

The ICT4S main conference will be held at the Great Hall in Hart House, on the downtown campus of the University of Toronto. The address is: 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3.

  • If you’re arriving by public transit (the Toronto Transit Commission, TTC), you can take the subway train on Line 1 (Yong-University). Hart House is midway between the Museum station and Queen’s Park station.
  • If you’re arriving by taxi, ask the driver to drop you off at the North East corner of Hart House Circle.
  • We don’t recommend it, but if you are driving to U of T, there is surface parking around King’s College Circle, or check U of T’s parking map:

The ICT4S registration desk will be just inside the east entrance to Hart House. If you have registered in advance, there will be a badge waiting for you at the registration desk, which will give you access to the conference. If you haven’t yet registered, you can do so at the registration desk.

Registration opens from 8:00am each morning, and a buffet breakfast will be served from 8:30am each morning of the main conference (Tues to Thurs). Your registration includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

If you’re interested in attending any of the workshops on May 13, 14, or 18, please let me know. These will be taking place on the Fifth floor of the Bissell building, at 140 St George street. Again, a buffet breakfast will be served from 8:30am on each of these days.

ACM Limits Workshop (May 13-14) and ICT4S Workshops (May 14 & 18)

The ACM Limits Workshop and all ICT4S workshops will be held at the Faculty of Information (iSchool), Bissell Building, on the downtown campus at the University of Toronto. The address is 140 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G6.

Note that the Bissell building is on the north side of (and attached to) the Robarts Library, the University of Toronto’s main library. There are two entrances to the Bissell building. The St George Street entrance is at the top of two flights of steps. Enter the revolving doors, and turn to your right to enter the Bissell building. An accessible entrance can be found to the North West of the building, off Sussex Avenue. Once you’re in the building, take the elevator or the stairs to the fifth floor.

The registration desk for ACM Limits Workshop and ICT4S Workshops will be on the 5th floor of the Bissell building, next to the elevators. If you have registered already, a badge will be waiting for you at the registration desk. You may also register onsite. Workshops will be held on the 5th floor, as follows:

  • ACM Limits: Room BL538. See detailed schedule here.
  • ICT4S WK1, Sketching ICT4S: Room BL507.
  • ICT4S WK2, Computing, Sustainability and Education: Room BL538
  • ICT4S WK5, Sidewalk Toronto: Offsite (see notes below).
  • ICT4S WK6, Internationalizing the ICT4S Guide: Room BL507

Note that workshop WK5, Sidewalk Toronto and the Sustainable Smart City is held offsite. Meet for lunch at 12pm in Room BL728, on the 7th floor of the Bissell Building.

The Bissell building will be open from 8am each morning. A buffet breakfast will be served for all workshop attendees from 8:30am each morning. Breakfast and refreshments will be served on the 5th floor next to the workshop rooms. Lunches will be served on the 7th floor in room BL728. Workshop registration includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments on the days of the workshops for which you have registered.

ICT4S Green Hackathon

The ICT4S Green Hackathon on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May will be held in the DCS Innovation Lab (DCSIL), on the 2nd floor of the Gerstein Library on the main campus of the University of Toronto. The address is 9 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5.

Registration for the hackathon will be open from 6pm on Friday May 18th, and the evening’s events will start at 6:30pm. The hackathon will continue on Saturday 19th, with a light breakfast starting from 10am.

The ICT4S Banquet

The ICT4S Banquet, on Wednesday 16th May, will be held at the Second City Theatre, at 51 Mercer Street, Toronto. (Printable directions map)

We have exclusive use of the theatre for the evening. The evening includes dinner, the ICT4S awards ceremony and a 90 minuteImprov comedy show by the Second City Theatre All Stars Comedy Troup. There will be a cash bar.

6:00pm Doors Open
6:30pm Dinner Served
7:15pm ICT4S Awards Ceremony
8:00pm Improv Comedy Show Starts (90 minutes, with a 10 minute intermission)
10:00pm Theatre Closes
Note: Wayne Gretsky’s Bar will remain open until 1am.

The ICT4S Technology Showcase

The ICT4S showcase, on Wednesday 16th May, will be held from 2pm to 4:30pm in the Autodesk Event Space, at 663 University Ave, Toronto. It’s a short walk from Hart House. (Printable directions map)