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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See the latest Registration Guide, updated June 6, 2019. Our schedule is under development.
Please read the Registration Guide carefully as it has the schedule and additional conference details.
Update Sept. 16th: Registration is now full! Please join the waitlist.
If you are registering a group, sending a cheque, or require invoicing, please submit a Group Registration Form.
NEW: Please register your group registrants online first, regardless of whether you will be paying for them by cheque or credit card.
It is very helpful to send a copy of this form along with your cheque so that we apply payments accurately.
Registration rates: $475 Regular, $360 Elder, $360 Student, $300 One Day
Call for Workshops
The workshop application period has now passed.
Do you have ideas for how to make the 2019 conference a special one? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome recommendations for guest speakers, workshops, and other conference features.
Applications will be accepted from August 16 to September 4, 2019. Send your applications to email@example.com. All applications received within this period will be evaluated.
The Westin Bayshore Hotel,
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC
Book by October 28, 2019.
Thank you to the Westin Bayshore for donating $4 per room night to support the Seventh Generation Club!
The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver, 1133 W. Hastings.
Book by November 6, 2019.
Rooms from $165+tx single/double
Online Booking Link
1- 844-337-3118 or 604-689-9211
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