BLINKON 10

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

April 09 - 10, 2019

Schedule

Session schedule is here and

the lightning talk schedule is here.  

Live Conference Comms

Please use the BlinkOn 10 Slack, here is the sign up link.  

The slack itself is at https://blinkon.slack.com/

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BlinkOn 10 - 2019 (Toronto) FAQ

FAQ Permalink: http://bit.ly/blinkon10-info

BLINKON 10

Schedule

Session schedule is here and

the lightning talk schedule is here.

Live Conference Comms

Conference diagram

BlinkOn 10 - 2019 (Toronto) FAQ

Introduction & registration

Quick logistics

Venue change notice

What to Bring

Visas & electronic Travel Authorization to Enter Canada

Hotels

Airports

Transportation from Waterloo

Transportation from the Airport

Parking

Code of Conduct

Security

Weather

Organizer contact

Conference diagram

Introduction & registration

Welcome to BlinkOn 10!  We’re looking forward to seeing you in Toronto soon.   The schedule is available here.  

Quick logistics

Event Venue: CBC - Glenn Gould Studios

Venue Address: 250 Front St W, Toronto ON M5V 3G5

Venue change notice

The venue was originally Google’s Waterloo / Kitchener campus.  This was changed to the CBC - Glenn Gould Studios in Toronto to accommodate a larger event.  

What to Bring

Visas & electronic Travel Authorization to Enter Canada

Visa information can be found on the Government of Canada website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp .  

Please note that visa-exempt non-US visitors to Canada still require an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).    

Googlers - Please use go/gscribe to generate your Visa letters.

Visa invitation letters for External Guests:  

  1. Please check on your requirements to enter Canada.  Most visitors to Canada will not need a visa invitation letter.  
  2. Verify you need a visa letter by visiting: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp and completing your details
  3. If you need a visa letter, you will see the following when you finish entering your details in the Immigration Canada form:
  4. If it turns out that you do need a visa letter, let us know by completing this form.  Please allow at least 5 business days for us to process your request.  

Hotels

Because of the central location of the venue, there are a large number of hotels located in walking & taxi distance to the CBC Glenn Gould Studio.  There are reasonable rates at the following hotels which are close to the venue - booking early is suggested.

Airports

Toronto Pearson Airport

Transportation from Waterloo

There are no shuttles to the event from Waterloo.  We recommend attendees from the Waterloo office either book hotels in Toronto or arrange your own carpools.  

Transportation from the Airport

Toronto Pearson Airport is connected to downtown Toronto via the Union Pearson Express.  The UP express site has all the details including fares and hours.  

Parking

The closest parking to the venue is at the Toronto Convention Centre, directly across Front St from the venue. Map and rates here.

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

As developers and community organizers, we all pledge to respect everyone who attends BlinkOn.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

Communication must be constructive and never resort to personal attacks, harassment, insults, or other unprofessional conduct.

We promise to extend courtesy and respect to all attendees regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, race, ethnicity, religion, or level of experience. We expect all attendees to do the same.

If any member of the community violates this code of conduct, they may be sanctioned or expelled from the summit.

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please contact Peter McLachlan at once, in person or on the phone (778-688-4060)

Security

You must wear your event badge at all times to gain access to the event center space. There will be security guards on-site checking for them. Please check-in at the main lobby of the event center to get your event badge.

If you see or hear anything that concerns you, or witness any violation of the conference Code of Conduct, please contact an organizer as quickly as possible.  See below for contact information.  

Weather

Average April weather in Toronto

High: 9 C, 48 F

Low:  -1 C, 30 F

Organizer contact


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