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The 2018 CSRF Annual Meeting: Toronto, ON
October 11-13, 2018

CSRF in Downtown Toronto!

Join us for the 2018 CSRF Annual Conference in Toronto, October 11-13, 2018.

Check out this year's plenary speakers on the Program page!

Conference Hotel

The conference will be held in the Wellesley Room at the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, located at 30 Carlton Street.

Click here for more details and to make a reservation. Our room block will be held only until Sept 10, 2018.

Information for Presenters

Decisions about abstract submissions and presentation types have been sent out. If you submitted an abstract and have not heard from us, please contact Nathan Lachowsky at

Details about the Data Blitz format and Poster format can be found here.

Presenters will register and pay for the conference no later than August 15th. If not, your presentation will be removed from the conference program.

Oral presentation presenters (individual or symposium) will submit a final electronic file of the presentation no later than Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 to the CSRF Executive Director at

Conference Travel Information

Air Canada Promo Code: 8DWZNNJ1

Air Canada is the Official Canadian Airline for the Conference. Use the code above to receive a 10% discount on fares to Toronto (YYZ); there is no discount for Tango fares. To book a flight with your promotion code, access and enter your promotion code in the search panel.

WestJet Coupon Code: W19CI9Y

5% off Econo* and Flex and 10% off Plus base fares between Toronto and anywhere WestJet flies in North America (including Delta code‑share flights). Please visit to make a booking online and enter the coupon code above (travel agents should use promo code WKK55)

Porter Airlines Discount:

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) on flights to and from Toronto for the Conference. Please book online at or through your travel agent using promo code “CSRF18”.

VIA Rail Canada Discount Code: 13764

10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class. Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only. Online booking tips ( >> You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop‑down menu, and enter the discount code (i.e., 13764) for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.

Inaugural CSRF Conference Gala

We are excited to launch our inaugural CSRF Conference Gala at Brassai (, one of Toronto’s best hot spots. The gala will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Brassaii is rustic elegance, outfitted with exposed brick, vaulted loft ceilings and expansive windows. It is a stunning backdrop to celebrate the end of the conference, announce the CSRF award winners, and mix and mingle together. Located in the heart of the cosmopolitan King West neighbourhood, we will have exclusive access to the space. Your ticket covers any two drinks from their full-service bar, a food station style dinner, the CSRF awards presentation, and opportunities for networking. Afterwards, the space will open publicly and you are welcome to stay to enjoy Brassai’s nightlife entertainment.