Conferences and Professional Development Workshops

2020 General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment
Association of American Colleges & Universities
February 20-22, 2020

Today’s higher education atmosphere is undeniably turbulent. Change is occurring at all levels and in all sectors. It is therefore critical that educators remain passionate about quality and equity in the pursuit of a liberal education for all students and take time for reflection and meaning-making about the work that we do. Join us in sharing efforts to create intentional and integrated general education programs, to assess our current practices, and to generate evidence of high-quality learning for all students within our educational experiences.


APAIE 2020 Conference
Asia-Pacific Association for International Education
March 22-26, 2020

The Pacific Century is upon us and with it, shifting tides of geopolitics, newly empowered voices and communities, changing patterns of human movement and migration, disrupted employment models, environmental change, new pathways for research collaboration and technological growth, evolving dynamics and models of faculty and student mobility, new cultures of learning and teaching, and radically new and diverse generations of learners.  The need to ponder again the internationalization of higher education in the light of new realities and an altered education landscape presents new challenges but also new possibilities, refreshed opportunity for partnership, and academic collaboration across Asia and the Pacific.


BC Teal 2020 Annual Conference and the Image Conference
Douglas College
April 23-25, 2020

BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL) is honored to host an event with The Image Conference at Douglas College’s New Westminster campus. We will explore the theme of 20/20 Vision. Participate in this opportunity to enhance your perspective and practice.

The Image Conference is the only conference in the world exclusively on the use of image in ELT. The two key aims of the conference are to put media and images at the centre of the language learning agenda, and to offer guidance on using media and images critically and creatively in language teaching in the age of the Internet.


CICan 2020 Connection Conference – Collective Intelligence
Colleges and Institutes Canada
May 3-5, 2020

Knowing how to use and leverage all forms of intelligence is essential to the development of both individuals and societies. By using a holistic and creative approach to meet the needs of a diverse student population, colleges and institutes help foster individual and collective intelligence. This theme resonates with our amazing host city, Montreal, renowned as a hub of cultural, environmental, and artificial intelligence! 


Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching
Taylor Institute for Learning and Teaching, University of Calgary
May 3-5, 2020

A great mentor often sees more potential within us than we see in ourselves. An engaged mentee can reinvigorate our practice with new questions and perspectives. There is both an art and science to engaging in meaningful mentoring relationships across the many roles and disciplines in higher education.  The 2020 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching invites attendees to explore mentorship in higher education and the scholarship, approaches, practices and issues surrounding it.


Festival of Learning 2020
BC Campus
May 11-13, 2020

Celebrate Learning and Teaching in B.C. post-secondary education and explore the theme of Disruption and Transformation. This is a great opportunity for faculty, instructors, students, leaders, librarians, learning designers, educational technologists, and accessibility educators/professionals to network and learn together.


May Days 2020
College of New Caledonia Prince George Campus
May 26-27, 2020

More information soon


S’TEṈISTOLW̱ 2020: Indigenous Adult and Post-Secondary Education Conference
Camosun College
August 25-28, 2020

This bring together diverse Indigenous and allied educators, community and grassroots leaders, knowledge-keepers and scholars, helpers, administrators and students in the spirit of na’tsa’maht (unity, working together as one) navigating the often difficult yet transformative work of decolonization, reconciliation and self-determination in education. At the 2020 S’TEṈISTOLW̱ Conference we seek to make and maintain good relations with each other and explore confluences in our struggles, achievements, needs and aspirations.


Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Mount Royal University
TBD (Nov 2020)

This gathering of teacher/scholars is a practitioner’s conference dedicated to developing teaching and learning research, sharing initial findings, going public with results of completed projects, and building an extended scholarly community. In its 9th year, this Symposium will draw together faculty, students, and administrators interested in the systematic inquiry of teaching and learning.