FAQ : FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO CAN ATTEND LIBERATION75?


Liberation75 has 3 different program streams:
GENERAL REGISTRATION

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

EDUCATOR REGISTRATION

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.
STUDENT REGISTRATION

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.




I AM A GRANDCHILD OF A SURVIVOR(S). IS THERE SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR ME?


Liberation75 will have a special program 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?


Teacher Professional Development is free of charge.
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 meantime, 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


Unfortunately we have reached our quota and 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:
· Opening Reception with Appetizers (Sunday, May 31st) · World-renowned speakers and performances · 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 – 5:45 PM with Optional Dine-Around from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Tuesday, June 2: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with optional post-programming
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 6 PM - 9 PM on Monday, June 1.




WHAT IS THE COST FOR ATTENDING LIBERATION75?


Teacher Professional Development is free of charge. Community Dine-Around is $25 CAD (opt-in when you register).
General Attendee Rates are as follows:
· $375.00 CAD
*For Holocaust survivors requiring financial assistance, Liberation75 has a subsidy available. Please contact info@liberation75.org to inquire*




I AM A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR AND NEED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. CAN YOU HELP?


Liberation75 has a subsidy available to provide financial assistance to Holocaust survivors.

Please contact Ali Schneider

PHONE: 647-660-0694
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 rooms fill up fast, and rates may increase closer to the event dates. 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.




IS THIS A KOSHER EVENT?


Kosher meals will be upon request. Please select kosher meals when you fill out your registration form.




I AM AN OVERSEAS PARTICIPANT AND NEED A LETTER OF INVITATION BEFORE I CAN RECEIVE MY VISA. WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?


Please email info@liberation75.org 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 "Your Visit" for more information.





EDUCATOR ATTENDEES

WHO CAN ATTEND LIBERATION75?


Liberation75 has 3 different program streams:
GENERAL REGISTRATION

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

EDUCATOR REGISTRATION

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.
STUDENT REGISTRATION

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.




I AM A GRANDCHILD OF A SURVIVOR(S). IS THERE SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR ME?


Liberation75 will have a special program 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?


Teacher Professional Development is free of charge.
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 meantime, 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


Unfortunately we have reached our quota and are no longer accepting program proposals for Liberation75.





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?


Our programs will run from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.





STILL HAVE A QUESTION?

Please email info@liberation75.org or phone 647-660-0694

ABOUT LIBERATION75 

Liberation75 is the world's largest international event to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation from the Holocaust.

Join thousands of others as we commit to fighting antisemitism and continuing Holocaust education and remembrance.

 

Liberation75 was originally planned for May 31-June 2, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Due to COVID-19, we will be announcing new dates and venue for 2021. All registrants have been refunded. 

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