General Questions

How do I get on the email list to find out about lectures?

If you are new to HTAL Sign-up to register and stay informed. As a subscriber, you will be notified of upcoming lectures.

When do lectures take place?

All lectures take place at 10 am on Wednesday mornings. Recorded lectures are available after the live lecture for 2 weeks through a password protected link sent to all paid subscribers.

Registration and Seating at the Venue

What time should I arrive for the lectures?

Lectures begin at 10am. We recommend you arrive at 9:30 to have time to find parking and to check in with the Registration team at each lecture.

How does the admission and seating process work?

  • All attendees will check in with the registration team at each lecture.
  • Seating is on a first come first served basis.
  • There is accessibility seating available at The Westdale Theatre.

Location and Parking

Where will the lectures take place? What do I need to know about the venue?

  • In person lectures take place at the Westdale Theatre at 1014 King St. West Hamilton. Get directions here.
  • The Theatre is wheelchair accessible.
  • Refreshments are available for purchase. (coffee, tea, tasty popcorn and licensed to serve alcohol)
  • Westdale Village offers many lovely places for after lecture dining and shopping.

What about parking?

  • There is metered parking on King St. West $1.50 per hour Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and 2 hour limited paid parking on adjacent streets.
  • Parking is limited and we recommend car pooling or using public transit

Registration and Management

How much do the lectures cost and how do I pay?

As a nonprofit organization, we are committed to making the cost very affordable while managing our expenses.

  • Fall, Winter and Spring series of 5 lectures are $55.00 each per subscriber. This fee includes the lecture, a Q& A session and access to a recording after the lecture.
  • Walk-in registrations are available for the in-person spring and fall series only at a cost of $15.00 per person per lecture, cash payment only. Individual lecture registrations are not available for the winter zoom series – only full series registrations are available for the winter series.
  • Online payment using VISA or Mastercard is processed using STRIPE payment services.
  • Subscribers will receive 2 confirmations – 1 from HTAL reserving the space and 1 from STRIPE confirming payment. If you don’t receive them check your spam or junk folders.

Can someone else use my subscription if I can’t attend?

Yes, If you are not able to attend in person, the person attending in your place will need to inform the registration team of your name and contact information to validate the subscription.

What is your refund policy?

There will be no refunds made for subscriptions after the closing date posted on the website. A subscription may be offered by the registrant to another person in which case the alternate will be required to indicate the subscriber’s contact information. No refunds will be given for cancelled or substitute lectures. Charitable receipts cannot be issued as HTAL is not a federally registered charitable organization.

Do you sell seats at the door if there is space available?

Yes, space permitting, walk-in registrations may be purchased for the in-person spring and fall series only for $15.00 per person, per lecture , cash payment only.

Community / Patron Input

How can I recommend a great speaker?

We are always looking for great speakers!  If you know one, please feel free to complete the form on our Contact Us page and select Recommend a Speaker and complete the brief form.

How can I enquire about volunteering with HTAL?

We welcome enquiries about volunteering with HTAL. We are a “working Board”, setting policy and direction and carrying out the various tasks involved. If you are interested, and have skills/experience in any aspect of our work, such as speaker identification, online technology or finance, please complete the form on our Volunteering page and provide us with your name, email address, phone number and skills/interests. We will review your information and follow up as appropriate, considering the needs of the organization at that time.