As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and consistent with the directives of the Provincial Health Officer, we regret to announce that we will be unable to proceed with our Annual Indigenous Education Conference in its usual format in 2020.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  We will send further information on future options for learning and networking as soon as possible.

The latest updates will also be available on this page.


The First Nations Education Steering Committee’s 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.

Our 2019 conference, Meeting Diverse Student Needs, we focused 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

For reference only, please see our 2019 Conference Guide.