Showcasing innovative curriculum, inspiring people and networking opportunities, the First Nations Education Steering Committee Annual Aboriginal Education Conference draws over 800 educators each year. Our conference theme this year is Celebrating First Nations Diversity, providing an opportunity to discuss how the unique heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations can be reflected in schools and student learning. Everyone is welcome and it is an opportunity for sharing, learning and celebration.


Regular $425, Elders (60+) $320, Students $320. Breakfasts and lunches on November 25th and 26th are included.


Main Venue:

The Westin Bayshore Vancouver, 1601 W. Hastings, rooms from single $129+tx.

Reservations: 604-682-3377 quoting “FNESC Conference”

Reservation website

An overflow room block is also available at the Coast Coal Harbour (details coming soon)


There will be exhibit tables available at this event on November 25 and 26th.  All applications will be evaluated to ensure quality and a good balance of exhibitor types, including education resources, artisans, post-secondary bodies, and other resources of interest to our delegates.

We will be posting the exhibitor application on July 18th and accepting applications until July 29th All applications received in this period will be reviewed by the committee.   Please note that this is a competitive process because we always have more applicants than tables.  To increase your chances of being selected, please complete the application form fully and provide images and a weblink when possible.

Application form coming July 18th.  The table cost will be $450 inclusive of tax.  We regret that we can’t accept early applications.

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November 24 is an opening evening silent auction and loonie auction in support of the Seventh Generation Club. Auction donations are very welcome.

For further information



Apply by September 12, 2016, 4:30 pm

FNESC is seeking a range of workshops suitable for educators and education administrators, K-12, in BC schools, across a variety of grades and subject levels. Workshops will demonstrate effective, innovative and evidence-based practices and resources relating to Aboriginal education and to the theme, Celebrating First Nations Diversity.

Workshops are 1.5 hours in length (tbc), usually presented twice on the same day (November 25 or 26th)

Apply to present: