Thursday, September 22
Sunday, September 25, 2022

Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

A conference 50 years in the making!

We're planning an exciting program of speakers and events!

Program sessions will be held in the Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street, Toronto) unless noted differently for a specific event.

Program details will be updated as they develop. Visit the Program Details page (link above) often for updates.

If you are interested in providing a dealer’s table, please contact Mike Ranieri.

Conference rates (per person)

Conference program (Sep 23-25): CDN$200
Banquet (Sep 24): CDN$160

To register (online or by mail) for the conference, click the link above, which takes you to the registration page on The Bootmakers of Toronto website.

Program highlights

Pre-conference event: September 22: Walking tour of Conan Doyle’s Toronto led by Toronto Reference Library's Peggy Perdue

Cameron Hollyer Memorial Lecture: Douglas Kerr: “Editing ACD”

Conference Keynote: Nicholas Meyer: “The Philosophy of Composition”


We have a stellar lineup from among the world's foremost experts on Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • Nicholas Meyer - Keynote Speaker
  • Douglas Kerr - the 2022 Cameron Hollyer Memorial Lecture
  • R.H. Thomson
  • Maureen Jennings
  • Vicki Delany
  • JoAnn Alberstat
  • Angela Misri
  • Ross Davies
  • Ashley Polasek
  • Charles Prepolec
  • Jaya Ganguly
  • Julie McKuras
  • JoAnn Alberstat
  • Mark Alberstat
  • Barbara Rusch
  • Donny Zaldin
  • Mitch Higurashi
  • Rich Krisciunas
  • Nick Martorelli
  • Karen Gold
  • Jim Ballinger
  • Jessie Amaolo
  • Mike Ranieri

Check out our speaker bios here.