During the 2014 /2015 year, the decision was made by education partners to support an educational conference hosted by Learning Forward, an international association.
Learning Forward 2016 will be in Vancouver, December 3-7, 2016. The conference will be taking place at the Convention Centre.
All BC education partners have agreed to forego their professional learning event for the fall/winter season of 2016, in order to make the Learning Forward 2016, a potential event for educators and leaders to attend. Monday, December 5, 2016, is assigned to be a “Conference in a Conference” Day, and most districts have elected to provide a non-instructional day on that date so that teams of educators can come together and participate in the professional learning.
Monday, December 5, 2016 will be the date we provide space for Morning Branch Meetings at the Convention Centre. Learning Forward has assured us there will also be speakers on that day that will be of interest to trustees.
The program can viewed at http://learningforward.org/learning-opportunities/annual-conference#.VxgFszArKUk
Conference details include:
- Saturday / Sunday, Dec. 3 & 4 are pre-conference days
- Monday, December 5, 2016 is our conference in a conference day with an extended BC focus
- Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7th are also regular conference days.
There is a $75.00 USD rebate if you register before June 30, 2016 for a 3 day conference package.
Also a friendly reminder to book your hotel early if you are planning to attend!