HIDC 2024

High Incidence Disabilities Conference 2024

HIDC Conference 

We are excited to host our 3rd High Incidence Disabilities Conference on May 2 and 3, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario at the Delta Airport Toronto Hotel and Conference Centre. This year’s theme is: Navigating Assessment, Academic Accommodations, and Post-Secondary Supports in a Changing World. This event features several well-respected and prominent keynote speakers in the fields of mental health, learning disabilities, and ADHD, as well as breakout workshops from other field experts.

Visit the HIDC website to see the conference sessions, speakers, and additional attendee information. https://highincidencedisabilitiesin.sched.com/ 

Who should attend HIDC?

Professionals supporting students entering or attending post-secondary education, including psychologists, accessibility advisors, and other stakeholders supporting secondary and post-secondary students with disabilities.

Feel free to email hidc@queensu.ca with any questions or inquiries.

2024 Keynote Speakers

Check out our amazing lineup of keynote speakers for HIDC 2024. Hear from them, and more at HIDC 2024!

Building Resilience and Agency in Students in the Era of Social Media and Pop Psychology

Dr. Marcia Sirota

Healed Enough
In the telling of her story, Susan writes, sings and talks candidly about recovering (enough) from her own abuse, about stumbling into her celebrity, about re-connecting with her Inuit heritage and the choices to use all of this to become Healed Enough.

Susan Aglukark
Award winning recording artist and speaker

Accommodation of Students with Disabilities in the Higher Education Sector: the Legal Framework and Practical Strategies

Sari Springer
Human Rights Lawyer

Speaker Panel

Diverse perspectives on disability and their impact on accommodations and student supports in the post-secondary environment.

Moderated by Sari Springer, who will be joined by other professionals sharing diverse perspectives

Become a Sponsor

View the linked sponsorship package to learn more about opportunities to become a HIDC sponsor.

Download the Sponsorship Package

Join Us at HIDC 

Registration for HIDC is NOW OPEN! Buy your tickets here.

Information, including pricing and deadlines, can be found below. Prices do not include taxes and fees.

  • Full Conference: $700 
  • Student (currently enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program): $525
  • One Day: $375
  • Presenter Rate (all presenters receive 50% off the standard full conference fee): $350

Hotel Accommodations

To ensure your time at HIDC is comfortable and convenient, we have secured a block of rooms at our conference venue, the Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre.

The last day to book a room with the HIDC special rate (189 CAD per night) is Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Book your hotel for HIDC here

Visit the HIDC website for more information about the conference.