ISA World Congress of Sociology

Information for presenters

Registration:  Saturday, July 14 – Saturday, July 21, 2018

The registration desk is located just inside the main entrance of the North Building at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, level 200 (street level). 

Entrance address for Congress delegates: 255 Front Street West.

On-site registration begins Saturday, July 14.  The registration desk will be open as follows (subject to change before July 1, 2018):

Saturday, July 14 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday, July 15 9:00 – 18:00
Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17 7:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, July 18 8:00 – 18:00
Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20 8:00 – 17:00
Saturday, July 21 8:00 – 15:00

Name Badge

Each delegate will receive a name badge upon registration.  For security reasons, all participants are required to wear their name badge during all activities related to the ISA Congress.  Admission to sessions, the exhibition and official functions (including the Opening Reception) included in the registration fee will not be granted without the relevant name badges.

Registered participants will be provided with a ticket to claim their delegate bags.   These will be available in Exhibit Hall C located on level 300 (above the registration area).

Opening Ceremony and Reception: Sunday, July 15, 2018

The opening ceremony will take place from 17:30 to 20:00 in Constitution Hall (North Building, Level 100, rooms 105 – 107).   A live streaming of the ceremony will be broadcast in the John Bassett Theatre (North Building, Level 100, room 102).   A reception will follow in Exhibition Hall A (North Building, Level 300) from 20:00 – 23:00.

Farewell Party: Friday, July 20, 2018

The Farewell Party hosted by the Canadian Sociological Association will be held in Exhibit Hall A (North Building, Level 300) from 21:00 – 23:00.  The event theme ‘Farewell to Toronto’ will highlight the city’s regional foods while guests enjoy the featured entertainment.   Tickets are $42 USD per person and must be purchased in advance.  They will not be sold on-site.  Tickets may be purchased online when registering as a delegate or log back into the Congress registration site to purchase tickets under ‘Registration Options’.


The Exhibition area is located in Exhibit Hall C (North Building, Level 300).  The Publishers Lounge and Scholars Hub events will be held in Exhibit Hall C and B respectively.   Exhibition and Event Series details will be posted in April 2018 and the hours are as follows:

Sunday, July 15 to Thursday, July 19 09:00 – 17:00*
Friday, July 20 09:00 – 14:00

*Publishers Lounge and Scholars Hub Event Series may extend until 19:15

Technical Information for Presenters

All session rooms are equipped with a computer, Wi-Fi, a projector and a screen. Speakers are requested to bring their own USB device so that they can easily up­load their presentations onto a single computer. This should be done during the break preceding the session at the latest in order to save time between the presen­tations. Speakers will operate the slides themselves. The computers will have HDMI connections.  If presenters bring another computer (MAC or other), they are required to supply their own adapter to HDMI. The computers can support either PowerPoint (PPTX/PPT) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) presentation files saved on a USB device that is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7.  The presentation computers will be running Windows 7 Pro and PowerPoint 2016.  For roundtable sessions the presenters must bring their own laptops.

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