SAO Conference

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Registration for the 2022 SAO Conference is now open! This is the first in person conference we have hosted since 2019. We hope you will join us in Kingston on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. All conference events will be held in beautiful and historic downtown Kingston, just steps away from the shores of Lake Ontario. We hope this will be a weekend to inspire and rejuvenate students and teachers alike!

We are thrilled to announce Carrie Reuning-Hummel as our keynote speaker. On Saturday, November 12, Carrie will present a parent talk during the Student Day workshop titled “Deep Listening: Finding Beauty, Joy and Resiliency with our Children”. This presentation will take place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. On Sunday, November 13, Carrie will continue her discussions with teachers in her keynote address “Sparking A Renaissance”. This day will also include additional discussion sessions with inspiring facilitators, a catered lunch and the SAO Annual General Meeting.

Virtual Conference
Interested in attending, but not able to make it to Kingston? Virtual attendance at the Saturday parent talk, keynote address, SAO Annual General Meeting and discussion sessions is possible

Teacher Day Conference – Sunday, November 13

Hotel and Travel Information

Travelling from out of town? Kingston is accessible by VIA Rail. Check out travel options here.

All sessions will take place at Delta Hotels – Kingston Waterfront

This area of Kingston is full of great restaurants! Within a 10 minute walk from Chalmers United Church or St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church there are many lunch options. For the most variety, head towards Princess Street.

Here are a few suggestions:

Lunch Options (Quick service)

Geneva Crepe Bistro (recommended on You Gotta Eat Here!)



A little further away… perhaps an end of day treat!

White Mountain Ice Cream Shop (after 12pm)

Mio Gelato


Evening Restaurants (sit down)
*reservations recommended
Black Dog Tavern
Harpers (Burger Bar)
Diane’s Fish Bar
Chez Piggy
Baja Craft Kitchen
AquaTerra (Delta Hotel Restaurant)
Kingston Brewing Company (aka ‘The Brew Pub’)
The Red House (Pub)
The Pilot House (Fish and Chips)
Sima Sushi
Apsara Angkor
….and many, many more!

Observing on Saturday? 

Student Day – Saturday, November 12

The 2022 Conference team members are:

Jodie Compeau
Venetia Gauthier
Kiri Hauck
Karen-Michele Kimmett
Julia McFarlane