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Standard: US$699

Advance: US$599


Standard: US$599

Advance: US$499


Standard: US$399

Advance: US$299
[up to 50 registrations]

Student must be enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s program. 100 total student registrations are available.

Standard: April 2—June 1
ADVANCE REGISTRATION Through: April 1 [11:59 p.m. Hawai'i Standard Time]

Registration Includes: Lunch, afternoon Energizer and a Reception Tuesday evening and Breakfast, Lunch and afternoon Energizer Wednesday.

Group Discounts

A 10% Group Discount for five or more attendees from the same institution is available, please reach out to to inquire.

Advocate for Your Attendance

Attending an in-person event can provide a unique professional development experience. You and your manager can work together to align on expectations, and determine the value of the conference to your growth. Making the case for time off, support, travel, and expenses to attend a conference requires a solid understanding of the potential benefits to your institution, supervisor, and colleagues.

To help you communicate the benefits of attending, especially if your organization is experiencing tight budgets and/or reduced staff, use our support guide to help make your case.

Air Canada IDEAL Discount

ARL is pleased to partner with Destination Toronto and Air Canada to provide attendees with discounts for flights from North America to Toronto, YYZ (ON).  Discounts include 5% on standard fares and 10% on flex fares & higher. The exclusive IDEAL promo code will be provided to registered attendees in the confirmation email. 

Optional Experiences

During the registration process you'll have an opportunity to purchase or indicate interest for additional experiences to include:

Pre-Conference Learning Sessions
Monday, July 15 •• Afternoon Times Vary

Join us for pre-conference learning opportunities at IDEAL brought to you by the nine conference hosts and ARL.

  • HOST PANEL: Beyond the Canon—A Discussion about EDI and Collections in Ontario Academic Libraries & Archives—FREE
  • WORKSHOP: York University Libraries and the Jane Finch Community Research Partnership—FREE
  • WORKSHOP: How Cultural Competency Can Impact Your Institution and the Profession—US$100
  • WORKSHOP: Considering the Collective Impact of Individual Decisions: A Systemic Approach to Integrating DEI—US$100

Advancing IDEAL Reception
Wednesday, July 17 •• 7:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
Price: US$100.00

Join us for an intimate networking and engagement experience to end your IDEAL Conference experience. The Advancing IDEAL Reception features both IDEAL 2024 Keynote Speakers, Anne-Marie Pham & Nicole Cardoza. Attendees will enjoy an evening networking with these accomplished individuals and sharing in community, conversation and hearty bites & beverages.

Local Tours

Wednesday, July 17 & Thursday July 18 •• Various Times

Local IDEAL hosts are pleased to offer the following tour opportunities to enhance your IDEAL experience. Specifics are included in the registration process where tours are selected. Logistics information will be provided prior to the conference, transportation to and from tour locations is the responsibility of the attendee.

  • Toronto Metropolitan University: The Urban Farm Tour
  • University of Toronto: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library Open House
  • University of Toronto Scarborough Library Tour
  • University of Toronto Library Media Commons’ Archive Cold Vault Tour
  • University of Toronto Robarts Common Tour
  • York University: Media Creation Lab Facilities at Scott Library Tour
  • University of Toronto Library Virtual Tours—at your convenience 



Purchase official IDEAL 2024 t-shirts and stickers, available during the registration process for pre-order.

  2024 IDEAL Conference T-Shirt
  PRICE: US$22.00

  2024 IDEAL Commemorative Stickers
  PRICE: US$4.00 each

Registration Policies

Cancellations must be made in writing to A full refund minus a US$100 administrative fee is available through April 15, 2024. 
April 16—June 1, 2024 a full refund minus a US$150 administrative fee.  After June 1, 2024, no refunds will be issued. Substitutions are welcome through June 15, 2024.

If you need to make a change to your registration, a link is provided in your registration confirmation email, changes are accepted until June 1, 2024. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation email, please email

Substitutions can be requested by sending an email to with the names of both the original and substitute registrant. All requests for substitutions must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. HDT on June 15, 2024.

Attendance at this event constitutes permission for your photograph or video to be taken at the event and used for ARL's purposes. 

IDEAL Scholarships

A limited pool of scholarship funds was available to support costs associated with attending IDEAL 2024. Scholarships can cover the cost of registration and/or lodging. Any individual planning to attend the 2024 IDEAL Conference is welcome to apply for funding. Applications were due Monday, February 19, 2024. Scholarship funding for IDEAL 2024 has been awarded.