Own Your Story: On the Road! 2016 - Toronto | Barefoot Books

Are you ready to make a difference that matters? To harness the power of stories to empower children in your community and beyond? To fan the flame of a one-of-a-kind movement as it ignites across North America?

Own Your Story - On the Road! Conference 2016 | Barefoot Books

Join us at Own Your Story: On the Road! 2016 - Toronto to discover how YOU have the power to advance the Barefoot Books mission to share stories, connect families and inspire children. Whether you pioneered our grassroots Barefoot movement or you’ve only just heard of our Ambassador program, you will NOT want to miss this chance to learn how you can take control of your story! 

Whatever sparks your passion for sharing stories and making a difference, you'll find something at Own Your Story! On the Road 2016: Toronto just for you. You'll catch the flame straight from CEO and Co-Founder Nancy Traversy, meet our passionate Ambassador community and get EXCLUSIVE sneak peeks of Autumn 2016 products! Excited yet? Register today!



When: June 25-26, 2016


  • Early bird registration for each workshop is $39 USD through May 20, 2016, and includes meals, refreshments and a swag bag of Barefoot goodies. 
  • Late registration: After May 20, 2016, the price for each workshop will increase to $59 USD.
  • Final day to register: The day of the event. 


Element Vaughan Southwest Hotel 
6170 Highway 7
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
(1)(905) 264-6474

Book your room now!

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"Wake up recharged at the brand new all-suites Element Vaughan Southwest Hotel. Built green from the ground up, this Vaughan, Ontario, hotel is Canada's first Element - a new kind of hotel. Bright, open spaces energize you and eco-friendly practices help you live well... Canada's Wonderland, Legoland, Vaughan Mills outlet shopping, the area's business district, dining and entertainment are all nearby. Toronto's Pearson International Airport is 10 minutes away, and downtown is a 30-minute drive. It's a convenient location for coming together." Learn more here! Own Your Story - On the Road! Conference 2016 | Barefoot Books

Booking guest rooms: 

To make your reservations, you can book online here or call the hotel directly at 905-264-6474 or 1-887-353-6368. To get the group rate, you will need to make your reservations before May 31, 2016; when booking via phone, quote the group name BAREFOOT BOOKS and the booking code BF25AA. Guests will require a credit card on file to make their reservations. 

For those staying at the Element Vaughan Southwest Hotel, a complementary breakfast will be provided on Sunday morning.



We've carefully planned the Workshop curriculum* to help you take your business to the next level:

1:30-2 pm Community Registration
2-2:30 pm Welcome and Introductions
2:30-3:15 pm "Living Barefoot" Keynote: Hear Co-founder and CEO Nancy Traversy's story
3:15-3:45 pm Hear our Ambassador Stories
3:45-4 pm Break
4-4:45 pm Special Canadian Update / Q&A
4:45-5:45 pm The Stories Behind the Stories: Get Sneak Peeks into Upcoming Books!
5:45-6 pm Wrap up and Highlights
6-9pm Kick off your shoes and party Barefoot!
9-9:30 am Introduction to the Home Office Team
9:30-10:30 am Six Months to Barefoot Success
10:30-45 am Break
10:45-11:15 am Make an Impact: Leveraging Your Network
11:15-12 pm Achieve Your Monthly Sales Goals: Book and Run Successful Events
12-12:30 pm  Networking Lunch
1:30-2 pm Build your Team...and your Business!
2-2:15 pm Who's Leading the Pack? Meet our Barefoot Superstars!
2:15-2:30 pm Break
2:30-3:20 Prioritize, Plan, Focus: Build Effective Business Habits
3:20-3:50  Open Q&A
3:50-4 pm  Closing Comments

*Note: All agendas subject to change. Times may vary slightly by location.

Own Your Story - On the Road! Conference 2016 | Barefoot Books 

Additional Details

Each Ambassador Workshop is planned to start at 2pm Saturday afternoon and run through 4pm Sunday afternoon.
Accommodations & Transport
Attendees are responsible for their own accommodation and travel arrangements.
Food and Beverage Provided
  • Saturday Reception 
  • Sunday Lunch
Make It a Team Effort!
If you are attending a workshop and you have a team, please encourage your team members to join you. The more the merrier! You're welcome to attend as many workshops as you'd like! 
Own Your Story - On the Road! Conference 2016 | Barefoot Books

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a separate ticket for those who can only attend either Saturday or Sunday? 
There is only one single admission price for the event that covers both Saturday and Sunday. The ticket price for the event is $39 USD until May 20, 2016 and is inclusive of all training, materials and food and beverage for the event. 

Effective May 21, 2016, there will be a late registration option for $59 USD. Due to fees incurred for last minute changes with our vendors, this ticket will be at a higher cost. Barefoot goodie bag items will be ordered based on early bird registration numbers. 

Do prospective Ambassadors need a ticket to attend? 
Yes! All prospective Ambassadors must be registered so we can make sure we have an accurate headcount for logistics. Guest participation is free, so we encourage you to invite as many potential team members to join us! Registration is now open for prospects at each location. Send them the link to register through our "Ambassador Guest" ticket. 

Note: Please communicate and keep us updated on your Ambassador Guest attendees (especially cancellations) as we will be occurring costs for the materials to welcome these special guests to our events. 


Own Your Story - On the Road! Conference 2016 | Barefoot Books

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, 2016

Location: Toronto, Ontario


  • Early bird registration: $39 USD per workshop
  • Late registration: $59 USD per workshop





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Own Your Story - On the Road! Conference 2016 | Barefoot Books

Own Your Story - On the Road! Conference 2016 | Barefoot Books

Own Your Story - On the Road! Conference 2016 | Barefoot Books