Another great conference is history. See the highlights.
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  • historyimage Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development
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  • historyimage Deputy Minister Greg Orencsak and the winners of the Student Pitch Competition
  • historyimage Roberta Jamieson speaks to a full house
  • historyimage Steve Silberman
  • historyimage Rick Hansen meets with participants from the Student Pitch Competition
Presentations now available on the Program and Speakers pages

Access in Practice: Putting great ideas to work

There’s no shortage of work being done on access to higher education; Googling the phrase produces 228 million results in less than a second. The challenge is turning theory into practice, influencing policy and producing positive outcomes for students. For educators from primary through postsecondary, for administrators, guidance professionals and governments, it’s time to put great ideas to work. Our singular ambition: to equip participants with the strategies to adapt, build, implement and assess initiatives that work for their students and their institutions.

That’s the focus and the theme of HEQCO’s 8th annual conference. Access in Practice: Putting great ideas to work will feature more than 20 sessions and 88 speakers sharing best practices, current research and case studies in effective access and retention initiatives.

Featured Speakers

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Interactive Workshops



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Venue & Accomodations

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Delta Toronto
75 Lower Simcoe St
Toronto, ON M5J 3A6
(416) 849-1200
Getting There


A block of rooms has been reserved at a conference rate of $229. The deadline to book is March 5, 2018.

To book online, click the following link Book your group rate for HEQCO

To book by phone, call 1-844-496-8542 and mention HEQCO to get the conference rate.

Join us in April and start putting great ideas to work

The conference is currently at full capacity but you may register on the wait list.