Public Education Symposium 2020

2019 11/22 | Connects Page, OPSBA Events, Trustee PD


January 23 to 25, 2020
Sheraton Centre Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON  M5H 2M9

Thank you for your patience as we transition to a NEW Online Registration system.  We plan to open online registration in early November.


Thursday, January 23, 2020:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Main Symposium

Thursday, January 23:  7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 24:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 25:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

THEME:  The Building Blocks of Leadership

OPSBA’s 2020 Public Education Symposium (PES) will take place in Toronto, January 23 to 25, 2020.  PES is the premier professional learning event of the year for school board trustees and offers outstanding keynote speakers who are experts in their field, dynamic, stimulating and interactive sessions, opportunities to discuss the future of education and time to network with colleagues across the province. Trustees, Directors of Education, supervisory officers and student trustees are warmly encouraged to attend PES 2020.



The room block at the hotel is now open.

NOTE: “NEW” procedure for hotel reservations

  • A 1 night non-refundable deposit will be applied to all reservations on Monday 16th December 2019 (or at time of booking if reserved after the 16th December).
  • A maximum of 3 rooms per guest name.
  • Names must be updated to actual guest name and registered to attend the conference by December 16th 2019 or the group reserves the right to cancel these rooms. Group will cancel any duplicate names/bookings found that are holding more than 3 reservations under the same name with no notification.

If you need to cancel a hotel reservation, please ensure you cancel BEFORE MONDAY, December 16, 2019.

Hotel cut-off date:  January 6, 2020
The preferred hotel rate is $229.00 plus taxes (single/double). Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.

Book online  before January 6, 2020 in order to receive the preferred rate. After this deadline, rooms will be available on a space-available basis only.