This year, we’re making sure nightly NASH social events are as hotly anticipated as stellar speakers and sessions — we’ve promised to bring the party, and we can’t wait to deliver.
Please note: the legal drinking age in Ontario is 19, and while most Toronto establishments typically only ask for one piece of government-issued photo ID, we strongly encourage all delegates to bring two pieces of photo ID with them just in case. Under 19? Don’t you worry: both gala events on Wednesday and Saturday are all-ages (though bartenders will be checking for ID) and we will have dry event options available for delegates on-site at the hotel on Thursday and Friday evening — watch this space for more details!
Wednesday evening (January 9th)
NASH75 x REDESIGN and the CBC present an evening to celebrate 75 years of Canadian University Press at the Barbara Frum Atrium at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC’s Toronto headquarters — additional information about the event, including a link to purchase tickets for non-delegates, over here). Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, smart business dress. Registered delegates do not need to purchase advance tickets to this event. Buses will depart the hotel following the keynote at 8:45 p.m. This is an all-ages event. [Facebook event]
Thursday evening (January 10th)
NASH75 has partnered with Toronto-based music & culture agency Young Lions Music Club to bring you a killer dance party/concert to remember. Rivers Cuomo-approved, all-girl Weezer cover band Sheezer headline the legendary Lee’s Palace with an opening DJ set by the Rural Alberta Advantage and local favourites Summer Fling DJs will open and close the night with some of your favourite throwback dance jams. Book off your Thursday night — you won’t want to miss a minute of this. Facebook event here and online advance tickets will be on sale soon (delegates, speakers, volunteers get in free with conference badge). For those coming from the conference, buses will depart the hotel beginning at 8:45 p.m. This is a 19+ event. [Facebook event]
Friday evening (January 11th)
Rest your feet post-Lee’s dance party and pre-JHM dance party with a pint at the Imperial, a regular Ryerson student haunt just around the corner from Yonge/Dundas square. If you’d like to take the opportunity to explore Toronto, check out our handy list of hotspots.
Saturday evening (January 12th)
This year’s John H. McDonald Awards Gala, honouring the year’s best work in student journalism, will take place at the beautiful Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, semi-formal dress. Buses will depart the hotel following the keynote at 8 p.m. This is an all-ages event.