Changing Tides:
Charting Our Course Together

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Connecting Leaders is the BCPVPA’s major conference held around the provincial non-instructional day in October. After a two-year hiatus, it will be revived in 2018 as an annual regional conference with a focus on a major leadership theme connected to the BC education transformation initiative.

The 2018 conference will be held in Nanaimo, October 18-20 and features keynotes by Dr. Simon Breakspear, Roy Henry Vickers and Candy Palmater.

 

Conference at a glance (subject to change)

Thursday, October 18

  • 6 pm • Registration
  • 6:30 pm • Wine and cheese • Visit exhibitors

Friday, October 19

  • 7 am • Registrations • Visit exhibitors
  • 7:30 to 8 am • Continental breakfast
  • 8:15 to 8:25 am • Opening and introductions
  • 8:30 to 10 am • Simon Breakspear, keynote
  • 10 to 10:30 am • Break • Visit exhibitors
  • 10:30 to 11 am • Flash chats
  • 11 to 12:15 pm • Feature BC with 8 breakout sessions
  • 12:15 to 1:15 pm • Lunch • Visit exhibitors
  • 1:15 to 2:15 pm • Simon Breakspear, keynote
  • 2:15 to 2:30 pm • Break • Visit exhibitors
  • 2:30 to 3:45 pm • Feature BC with 8 breakout sessions
  • 3:45 pm • Social time
  • 6:30 to 7:30 pm • Dinner with 3 Ignite sessions, followed by entertainment with Charles Demers (to 8:30 pm)

Saturday, October 20

  • 8 to 9 am • Breakfast • Visit exhibitors
  • 9 to 10 am • Roy Henry Vickers
  • 10 to 10:30 am • Break • Visit exhibitors
  • 10:30 to 11:30 am • Candy Palmater and closing

Breakout sessions feature

BC Ministry of Education

  • Kaleb Child
  • Dr. Scott Benwell

Comox Valley

  • Charles Schilling
  • Kyle Timms &  Cheryl Adebar
  • Jennifer Hedican

Coquitlam

  • Gayle Bedard

Kamloops/Thompson

  • Cale Birk

Sooke

  • Pam Gerrits
  • Kerry Arnot
  • Frances Krusekopf

Surrey

  • Iram Khan