FAQ

Who can attend Liberation75?

Liberation75 has 3 different program streams:

1.       GENERAL REGISTRATION is open to anyone who would like to attend the full conference. You do not need to be a Holocaust survivor or descendant. However, we do not recommend this content for children and suggest that no one under the age of 15 attend as a General Attendee.

2.       EDUCATOR REGISTRATION is open to anyone working professionally in an education-based profession; however, programming is geared specifically towards grades 7-12 teachers. This program is for one evening only (Monday, June 1st 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM), and will provide you with the best educational tools to teach about the Holocaust to your students. There will be many educational options provided by the best-practice Holocaust organizations from around the world. There is no cost to educators and dinner is included. Transportation and parking are the responsibility of teachers.

3.       STUDENT REGISTRATION is open to students in grades 7-12. Sessions are geared to all levels of knowledge with interactive and insightful programs. There is no cost for students and their teachers. *Note: Student Registration is currently filled. We are still accepting sign up to our wait list.

 

I am a child of a survivor(s). Is there special programming for me?

Liberation75 will have specifically-curated content exclusively for children of Holocaust survivors and their partners/spouses. This content is presented by the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre Dialogue for Descendants (D4D) program.

 

I am a grandchild of a survivor(s). Is there special programming for me?

Liberation75 will have very special programming for Young Adults and 3rd generation descendants. This will be a closed program for 40 years old and under.

 

What is the cost for attending Liberation75?

Students and educators can attend their specified programming at no cost.

General Attendee Rates are as follows:

·         Early Bird Rate: $375.00 Canadian (until January 2020)

·         Regular Rate: $450.00

*For Holocaust survivors requiring financial assistance, Liberation75 has a subsidy available.*

 

How can I get involved?

We are currently in the process of finalizing the Volunteer Application. Please check back on our volunteer page in the coming weeks. In the mean time, please tell your friends, share, or post on social media about us!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please click here. If you are interested in becoming a participating organization, please click here.

 

I would like to speak / I have a program i would like to present at liberation75.

We are no longer accepting program proposals for Liberation75.


 GENERAL ATTENDEES

What is included in my registration?

Included in your registration is 2.5 days of diverse programming. Including:

·         Ticket to the Opening Reception with Appetizers (Sunday, May 31st)

·         World-renowned speakers

·         Holocaust survivor presentations

·         Educational programming

·         International exhibits

·         Networking

·         Films

·         Breakfasts and lunches (Monday, June 1 & Tuesday, June 2)

·         OPTIONAL: Dine Around event on Monday, June 1, where you will be hosted by a Toronto-area venue of your choice for dinner and programming ($25)

 

 What is the agenda for the event?

Sunday, May 31: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Monday, June 1: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday, June 2: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

A more detailed agenda will be posted to the website in the coming weeks. Other optional pre- and post-programming will be offered in the coming months.

 

What are the Dine-Arounds?

Community Dine-Arounds are a very special program of Liberation75 where you will be invited to experience different facets of Toronto through our many exciting host venues. Every Dine-Around venue will be providing a unique dinner and program as a special way to showcase the best of Canadian hospitality!

The cost is $25 per person which includes transportation from the Convention Centre to/from the venue, your meal and programming. Dine-Arounds will take place between 7 PM - 9 PM on Monday, June 1.

 

I am a Holocaust survivor, but cannot afford to attend. Can you help me?

Liberation75 does have a subsidy available to provide financial assistance to survivors. Please reach out to Ali Schneider by phone at 647-660-0694 or email, ali@redstoneagency.ca for assistance.

 

I am travelling to Liberation75 from out of Toronto, where can I stay?

Toronto has an abundance of hotels, motels and AirBNB options available. Liberation75 has secured courtesy room blocks and rates at many hotels throughout the city. We encourage you to book soon as room fill up fast, and rates may increase closer to the event dates. Click here for more details. We also encourage you to check online sources such as Expedia.ca for various choices.

 

 Can I cancel my registration?

Please see our cancellation policy:

 All cancellations must be made in writing and sent via email to the Liberation75 event planning team, at ali@redstoneagency.ca, or by phone at 647-660-0694.  A full refund, minus an administrative fee of $25 per registration, will be made on cancellations submitted to our office by Saturday, February 29, 2020. A 50% refund, minus an administrative fee of $25 per registration, will be made on cancellations submitted to our office from Sunday, March 1, 2020 to Thursday, April 30, 2020. Cancellations after this date and "no shows" will not be eligible for refunds. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment. Registrations are transferable. In the event of a show cancellation, Liberation75 is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other expenses incurred by registrants. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED BEGINNING FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020.  Liberation75 reserves the right to change the above policy at any time without prior notice. Submission of this registration form for processing by Liberation75 is considered acceptance of the terms and conditions noted above.

 

 I only want to attend one day of the conference, is that possible?

Unfortunately, Liberation75 does not offer registration for only one day. Due to space constraints, you must register for the full conference.

 

 Kosher Meals

Kosher meals will be available, but only upon request. Please fill out your registration form accordingly here.

 

 I am an overseas participant and need a letter of invitation before I can receive my visa. What is the procedure?

Please reach out to Ali Schneider, by email if you are in need of a letter of invitation.

 

While I am in Toronto, I would like to see other things. Are you offering any tours?

Liberation75 has partnered with various tour companies to offer a variety of exciting tour options for you. Please see here.

 

EDUCATOR ATTENDEES

Who can attend?

Programming is designed for educators, specifically with content for educators teaching grades 7 – 12.

 

 What is the cost of attending?

There is no cost to attend the Professional Development Symposium. Liberation75 is unable to cover the cost of transportation to and from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

 

What is included in my registration?

Included in your registration is the once in a life time educational programming, as well as:

·         Dinner

·         Educational Programming provided by best-practice international organizations

·         International Exhibits

·         Networking

*Cost of transportation and parking is the responsibility of the attendee.

 

STUDENT ATTENDEES

I am having trouble registering my students?

Currently, our student registration is full. On the registration form, there is the option to add your students to a wait list.

 

Who can attend?

Students grades 7-12 can attend accompanied by educators.

 

What is the cost to attend?

There is no cost to attend the Student Education Day. Liberation75 is unable to cover the cost of transportation to and from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and students are expected to bring their own meals.

 

 Are snacks and lunch included?

Students and educators that are accompanying their students are required to bring their own lunch and snacks. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre will have a café open where you will have the option to purchase snacks.

 

 What is the schedule for the day?

We are still working on the specified programming; however, we can confirm that our programs will run from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. You may check back to our website in the coming weeks for the finalized agenda.

 

Still have a question?

Please reach out to Ali Schneider, by email at ali@redstoneagency.ca or by phone, 647-660-0694.