TCAF is now accepting proposals for our 2019 slate of programming. This can include panels, lectures, readings, workshops, interviews, academic paper presentations and roundtables, and probably several other even more interestingly-formatted things. 

Programming proposals can be something you want to see, something you want to run, or even the type of panel you want to be on! Please submit your programming proposals via Google Form ( by February 28th.

We’re also accepting applications for folks who want to be moderators of our programming on the same form!

Please note: We do not accept single-publisher panel proposals, but we do accept single-creator programming proposals (i.e., not “The Marvel Comics Panel”, but “All About Steve Ditko” would be super-duper!).

We do not necessarily run every program that is submitted to us! Though we’d love to have the time and space to accommodate every suggestion, the Toronto Public Library is (alas) not infinitely expandable. If your program is accepted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail directly from us. In the meantime, you can email to ask about the status of your program proposal.

Compensation: Professional Stream presentations and workshops (Library & Educator Day, Word Balloon Academy, and Workshops in the General Programs) are provided a $150 fee for the person or team facilitating the program. Other programming participation will not be compensated for TCAF 2019, but we will be seeking feedback on program participation compensation for future years from our participants. We are grateful to the many professionals who volunteer their efforts to participate in TCAF’s programming.

Still interested? Click here to begin the short submission process!