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We invite individuals or organizations to showcase your work, innovative ideas/programs, best practices, research and collaborative partnerships by submitting a proposal for a presentation or poster to be part of our upcoming 2018 annual conference. The conference will be held on November 19th and 20th, 2018 at the Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario.




The call for presenters at the 2018 OACRS conference is now open.

Please read the Guidelines and Terms of Presenting before proceeding to the Proposal Submission Form.

Deadline for submissions is Friday June 8 2018.

Selected presenters will be notified by mid-July 2018.

Why Present?

The OACRS Conference is the annual meeting place for those involved in providing services and caring for children with disabilities to share information, knowledge and professional experiences in the field of childhood disability, paediatric rehabilitation and child development.

Our goal is to provide opportunities to share knowledge and expertise, and build partnerships as we work toward providing all children with the best opportunity to reach their potential. This provides you with an unmatched opportunity to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in the areas of childhood development.

Be are part of the 2018 OACRS Conference as one of our presenters!

  • Share new ideas or highlight notable projects, research, and practices
  • Contribute to furthering cross-sectoral dialogue and building knowledge in the field of childhood disability and child development
  • Advance your own professional development by demonstrating that you are staying current on what’s happening in the field
  • Meet new people and reconnect with colleagues who share your interests
  • Play an important role in a leading provincial conference
  • Share your expertise with your colleagues
  • Receive recognition for and feedback about your work, practice or program
  • Expand your professional portfolio

As a presenter, you will receive a discounted registration allowing you to participate throughout the conference, thereby extending the value of your investment.

The Evaluation Process

The conference program will consist of both invited and accepted presentations and posters. The preliminary program for the conference will be available in early September 2018.

Members of the Conference Planning Committee evaluate all presentation and poster proposals based on the following criteria:

  • overall quality
  • relevance to the sector
  • well-defined focus within the content areas and practical application of material and timeliness of the topic.

To be considered as a speaker, your program must be educational in nature—sales presentations will not be accepted. In addition, your material should be original; otherwise, sources must be referenced. Incomplete programs will not be considered.

Overall acceptance rates vary in any given year and not all proposals may be accepted.  Selected presenters will be announced in July 2018.

Speaker Honoraria

Presenters are required to register for the conference as per the registration options and will receive a discount on their registration fees. Honoraria, accommodation, travel and other expenses are not covered for presentation, workshop or poster presenters. 


Click Here for details and proposal submission


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