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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Choose between in-person or online registration, add a FREE ticket to your cart, and press check out. Answer the questions and finalize your registration! See video below for example.

When will I receive the link to join online?

Zoom links to access the conference online have been sent out to all those registered for that option on Wednesday, January 25th at 11AM. If you do not receive your link, please email and we will send you the link directly. The link for the Keynote has not been sent out as of yet, but if you register for it, you will receive it before the event. Please monitor your email to ensure you don't miss it. 

Will food be provided during the conference?

McMaster will offer catered breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday for everyone. There will also be coffee and tea available during all scheduled breaks in the conference. Panelists will have dinner on Thursday and Saturday with the conference team. 

What transportation do you recommend?

For transportation from the airport on the day of your arrival, please click 'Maps' below for our recommended routes by car and public transit. 

For transportation during your stay in Hamilton, please see our logistics page. 

What is Participedia?

Participedia is a global network and crowdsourcing platform for researchers, educators, practitioners, policymakers, activists, and anyone interested in public participation and democratic innovations.

During the conference, there will be an opportunity for participants to be interviewed by our colleagues at Participedia who want to highlight the research that you will be presenting at the conference through their podcast, Just Participation, and their video series, People of Participedia. If you are willing and able to participate, you will be asked the following series of questions around the edges of the conference over coffee and meals: 

1. What is one major threat to the protection of the rights of children in 2023?

2. What is one democratic innovation--whether a project, practice, or policy--you see as having a significant influence on child welfare, protections, and children's rights? 

3. Describe what you see as the future of child welfare, protections, and children's rights. 

If you are interested in learning more about Participedia, you can visit their website by clicking on the PARTICIPEDIA button.  

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