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University of Guelph


Dear Friends,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in keeping with the recommendations at the University of Guelph, the 42nd Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference - "Coming Together: Communities for Sexual Health"  has been cancelled.

We would like to thank you for your ongoing engagement and for 'coming together' to support all that the conference represents. 

We look forward to connecting with you soon as we explore ways to bring the Guelph Sexuality Conference to you in an alternate format so....stay tuned!

The Guelph Sexuality Conference Planning Committee



02. What is the registration deadline for the Conference?

To be eligible for the early bird rate, registrations and payments must be received by May 18, 2020. Online registration is accepted up to the day before the conference. However, early registration is encouraged to guarantee admittance as workshops and sessions have limited space.

We will accept online registrations until June 17, 2020. After this date you are welcome to register in person at the registration table in Rozanski Hall.

03. What is the refund policy?

Our full refund policy is available above under Cancellation and Refund Policy above. Failure to attend does not constitute notification of withdrawal and will result in forfeiture of the entire conference fee.

If a decision is made to cancel the conference due to COVID-19, full refunds will issued.  If the conference is not cancelled or postponed, the standard refund policy will apply. 

We encourage you to purchase travel insurance if your participation in the conference involves travel arrangements. In the event that the conference is cancelled or postponed, expenses incurred, including but not limited to travel, textbooks, or loss of wages will not be reimbursed by the University of Guelph.

04. What is meant by “Student Rate”?

Student rates have been established for full-time university and community college students. A student identification number is required when registering.

05. I would like to obtain a Letter of Attendance

We are able to provide you a Letter of Attendance provided we verify your attendance on the day of the conference. When you arrive at Rozanski Hall let the registration clerk know that you will require a Letter of Attendance. At the end of the day your letter can be picked up at the registration desk.

06. I would like to volunteer at the conference

The Guelph Sexuality Conference encourages and involves students in three ways:

  1. By offering student rates for conference registration.
  2. Hosting a student networking event.
  3. By providing a volunteer program for the Conference that allows students who complete approximately 8 hours of volunteer work to attend the conference workshops at no cost. (All volunteers will assist at specific conference workshops as well as providing administrative support, working at the registration desk, or assisting with other conference operations).

To participate in the volunteer program….

Complete the Application for Student Volunteers, indicating your first, second and third choices of the workshop sessions that you wish to assist with.
Complete 8 hours of assigned and scheduled volunteer work at or prior to the conference.
Attend a pre-conference orientation meeting
Visit our volunteer page for the online application

07. I have a great idea for next year’s Conference. How do I submit my idea for consideration?

A call for proposals is sent out each Fall.

08. What about accommodations during the conference?

You are responsible for making your own arrangements during your stay in Guelph. Accommodation is available on campus or at the conference hotel. See above for up to date information on this year’s conference.

Additional accommodation and visitor information is available online at

09. Is there parking available?

For your convenience, parking passes can be purchased in advance as indicated on the conference registration form.

You can also purchase a parking pass on campus in the Visitor Parking Lot P31 or P44

University of Guelph Campus Map

If you are staying in the University residence, parking is included.

10. Where is Guelph?

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community of over 100,000 people located in the heart of southern Ontario, just 100km west of Toronto. With one of the premier research universities, and a diverse variety of manufacturing, service, and high technology enterprises, it's also one of the fastest growing economic regions in Canada.

University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada's top comprehensive universities because of our commitment to student learning and innovative research. We are dedicated to cultivating the essentials for our quality of life - water, food, environment, animal and human health, community, commerce, culture and learning. The University community also shares a profound sense of social responsibility, an obligation to address global issues and a concern for international development.

11. Are there other sites/attractions I should see while in Guelph?

Guelph is located in beautiful Wellington County. Visit these websites to find out more about the Guelph and Wellington County area:

Stone Road is a major shopping area in Guelph and the location of our mall. Stone Road Mall is located close to the University and our conference hotel. Guelph also has a vibrant downtown with restaurants, coffee shops and shopping.