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September 21 and 22

2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.

#2GETHER2022

Beyond 25 Banner

September 21 and 22

2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.

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#2GETHER2022

STAY 2GETHER

The host city for the 2GETHER joint OPPI-OALA conference is London, Ontario!

2GETHER
Conference Programming

1NIGHT2UNITE
Awards and Social soirée
Accommodations
RBC Place London
Convention Centre
300 York Street
London, ON N6B 1P8
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Grand Ballroom
300 King Street
London, ON N6B 1S2
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
300 King Street
London, ON N6B 1S2
HOTEL GROUP RATES
We have room blocks reserved for OPPI and OALA attendees at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London Ontario so you can stay 2GETHER and be in the action!
Act Now! Room booking deadline is September 9th

For OPPI: Book your room through OPPI's group rate
Alternatively, you can call the hotel at +1 519 439 1661, press 1 for reservations and provide the group code "OPP"

For OALA: Book your room through OALA's group rate.
Alternatively, you can call the hotel at +1 519 439 1661, press 1 for reservations and provide the group code "OAL"

Land Acknowledgement
We acknowledge that we are gathered today on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek (Uh-nish-in-ah-bek), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-no-show-nee), Lūnaapéewak (Len-ah-pay-wuk) and Attawandaron (Add-a-won-da-run).

We acknowledge all the treaties that are specific to this area: the Two Row Wampum Belt Treaty of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy/Silver Covenant Chain; the Beaver Hunting Grounds of the Haudenosaunee NANFAN Treaty of 1701; the McKee Treaty of 1790, the London Township Treaty of 1796, the Huron Tract Treaty of 1827, with the Anishinaabeg, and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum of the Anishnaabek and Haudenosaunee.   

This land continues to be home to diverse Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors to society. We hold all that is in the natural world in our highest esteem and give honor to the wonderment of all things within Creation. We bring our minds together as one to share good words, thoughts, feelings and sincerely send them out to each other and to all parts of creation. We are grateful for the natural gifts in our world, and we encourage everyone to be faithful to the natural laws of Creation.  

The three Indigenous Nations that are neighbours to London are the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation; Oneida Nation of the Thames; and the Munsee-Delaware Nation who all continue to live as sovereign Nations with individual and unique languages, cultures and customs.    

This Land Acknowledgement is a first step towards reconciliation. It is the work of all citizens to step towards decolonizing practices and bringing our awareness into action. We encourage everyone to be informed about the traditional lands, Treaties, history, and cultures of the Indigenous people local to their region. Learn more.

About London
Set in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, London is the region’s economic, entertainment and cultural hub. With a population of more than 400,000, London is Canada’s 11th largest city and an ideal environment to work, play and live. Big enough for the ‘big city’ experience, but still far more affordable in comparison with many other Canadian cities, London boasts an extensive educational and healthcare community, while providing the safe and clean atmosphere of a small community. Learn more about London, Ontario.

Forest City
Affectionately known as the Forest City, London boasts more than 200 treed areas and public parks. They range from intimate neighbourhood green spaces to the major 140-hectare Springbank Park. There is an extensive trail system for walking, running, or biking that runs along the Thames River, right onto Western Univeristy’s campus.

Arts and Culture
From Museum London to the main stage of The Grand Theatre, the arts thrive in nearly every corner of the city. London put down its creative roots early, over the years nurturing a heart and soul that has produced some great Canadian talent in both the visual and performing arts. Revolutionary artists like Jack Chambers and Greg Curnoe; performers like actors Kate Nelligan, Ryan Gosling and Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Paul Haggis; dancer Evelyn Hart and musician Guy Lombardo. Today, a new generation of musicians, artists and entertainers of all sorts fuel the city’s tradition of artistic excellence.

About RBC Place London
Opened in 1993, RBC Place London (formerly London Convention Centre), owned by the City of London, has a reputation of providing world class service to all who step foot inside the facility. Boasting 70,000 square feet of meeting, conference and exhibition space, their flexible and friendly facility will leave a lasting impression on  attendees. 

RBC Place London is committed to protecting the environment and is continuously looking to improve waste management and energy programs. Currently, efforts are directed to reducing waste and energy use, as well as recycling and reusing as many items as possible while continuing to offer a safe environment for guests and staff. Learn more about attending an event at RBC Place.

Accessibility
RBC Place London is a fully accessible facility. All of their principal entrances are at grade and at level, providing easy access for those with limited mobility. Automatic doors and a large drop-off area in front, combined with wide, well-lighted corridors, make visits to the facility comfortable for everyone. All doors provide more than the minimum clearance and there is elevator access to every floor. 

Bathroom, room, and wayfinding signs have large, raised print as well as braille available for individuals with visual impairments. Their main floor salon areas are equipped with a digital hearing assistance system, which allows individuals with digital hearing aids to wirelessly connect to the audio system in the room. 

About 1NIGHT2UNITE
Don’t forget to purchase tickets for 1NIGHT2UNITE, our joint social soiree awarding OPPI and OALA excellence, taking place on September 21. This is the awards party you won’t want to miss! Join us in person to network with your peers, rub shoulders with our award winners, and let loose. Food and drinks will be served. Dress to impress! 

Learn more and get your tickets!

 


AIR CANADA

Air Canada is offering a discount on September 20, 2022 to September 23, 2022. To book, visit Air Canada and enter the promotion code PD26ZCN1
 

VIA RAIL: To London

VALID: September 17th  2022 to  September 25th  2022
TERRITORY: From all stations throughout the VIA system to London, Ontario and return.
RESTRICTIONS: 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.
DISCOUNT: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."
EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.
IDENTIFICATION: Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code: 14285.

VISITING LONDON

You may want to extend your trip and make a vacation of it!
Visit London Tourism for ideas of what to see and do.