Workshop Selection and Updated Conference Guide

See the latest Conference Program, including workshop descriptions, updated November 13, 2019.


The First Nations Education Steering Committee’s 25th Annual Indigenous Education Conference brings people together to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for helping First Nations learners reach their full potential, and transform relationships for the advancement of quality First Nations education.

Held at The Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver, BC, the conference features concurrent workshops, exhibitors, plenary presentations and networking opportunities.

Each year, approximately 800 educators attend this exciting event.

  • November 28, 2019 Opening Social Evening and Auction
  • November 29-30, 2019 Main Conference Day

With this year’s theme, Meeting Diverse Student Needs, we will focus on the following topics:

  • meeting the needs of current and former children and youth in care
  • creating effective Local Education Agreements and other accountability tools
  • creating learning environments and curricula that are inclusive and responsive
  • developing quality First Nations language and culture programming

In particular we will consider each of those topics in the context of the landmark BC Tripartite Education Agreement, signed by Canada, BC and FNESC in July 2018.

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Participant Registration

Update: Registration is now full. Join the waitlist. There are currently 150+ people on the waitlist. Please do not send group registration forms as we are not accepting any more participants.  Thank you for all of the interest this year.

NEW: Please register your group of registrants online first, regardless of whether you will be paying for them by cheque or credit card.

For participants whom are already registered, it is very helpful to send a copy of the group registration form along with your cheque so that we apply payments accurately.

Registration rates: $475 Regular, $360 Elder, $360 Student, $300 One Day

Exhibitor Registration

Applications were accepted from August 16 to September 4, 2019. All applications received within this period were evaluated and exhibitors were selected.


The Westin Bayshore Hotel,
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC

Book by October 28, 2019.

Online Booking Link
Quote “FNESC 2019 Provincial Conference” for the conference rates.
Rooms from $138+tx single/double

Thank you to the Westin Bayshore for donating $4 per room night to support the Seventh Generation Club!

Overflow Venue

The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver, 1133 W. Hastings.

Book by November 6, 2019.

Update:  Our overflow room block at the Pinnacle is now at capacity.

Rooms from $165+tx single/double
Online Booking Link
1- 844-337-3118 or 604-689-9211
Quote “FNESC Overflow Block”