Details at a Glance

Conference Details:

  • Theme: Looking at Junk
  • Dates: Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th, 2016
  • Location: Toronto, ON, Canada (at York University & the University of Toronto)
  • Keynote Speaker: Max Liboiron (Memorial University)

Program at a Glance:

See Program page for a more detailed schedule.

April 28th

  • Pre-Conference Registration
  • Robarts Library, Media Commons Theater, University of Toronto
  • 7pm-8:30pm
  • Screening: “Trash Dance”

April 29th

  • Binocular Conference Day 1
  • Bethune College, Room 203, York University
  • 9am-4pm
  • Full Presentation Abstracts
  • Presentations by the creators of the “Made in Toronto” exhibit from the University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection (UTSIC).
  • 7pm-9pm Binocular Conference Reception: Victory Café, 581 Markham Street

April 30th

  • Binocular Conference Day 2
  • Victoria College, Room 323, University of Toronto
  • 9am-5:30pm
  • Full Presentation Abstracts
  • Keynote Address: Max Liboiron—”Theorizing Externalities: 185 Pieces of Junk Walk into a Bar…” (12:30pm, Victoria College Room 323)


  • 15-20 minutes long, followed by roughly 10 minutes of questions/discussion.
  • AV equipment will be available for Powerpoint/Keynote/Prezi presentations.


See the Locations page for Google Maps directions to Conference event venues and detailed directions via Public Transit.

Please note: The Binocular Conference has no travel funding available for authors of accepted submissions.