National Leadership Conference

At the conference, the first draft of the Canada 2067 action plan on the future of STEM learning – informed by perspectives gathered through pre-conference conversations with youth and adults – will be shared. Throughout the conference, education leaders and stakeholders will discuss and strengthen the plan in order to drive further change after the conference adjourns.

The conference will inspire and challenge delegates with sessions on global competencies, digital literacy, effective teaching, balancing access and excellence, community engagement and more.

Date: December 5 & 6, 2017
Location: The Design Exchange, Toronto
Attendees: 300 education leaders and stakeholder, policy and decision makers

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Can’t attend in person?

Have no fear. Select portions of the agenda will be livestreamed. Stay tuned for more information.

Schedule for December 5
4:00-5:30PM Registration
5:30-8:30PM Opening (Chief Laforme), Dinner & Panel
Schedule for December 6
7:30-8:30AM Registration
8:30-8:45AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:45-9:15AM Canada 2067 Overview
(Including our Learning Framework, Youth Summits and Millennial Insights)
9:15-10:30AM Panel 1: How We Teach
(Supporting Educators and Teaching Excellence)
10:30-10:45AM Break
10:45AM-12:15PM Panel 2: Who’s involved/Where Education Leads
(Work, Pathways and Partners)
12:15-1:30PM Lunch & Speakers
1:30-2:45PM Panel 3: What We Learn
2:45-3:00PM Break
3:00-4:15PM Panel 4: How We Learn
(Includes Technology)
4:15-5:00PM Wrap-up
5:00-6:00PM Networking Reception

Confirmed speakers

  • Chief Stacey LaForme – Chief, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
  • DM Bruce Rodrigues – Deputy Minister of Education, Ontario
  • Julie Belanger – Research Leader, RAND Europe
  • Dr. Sara Diamond – President, OCAD University
  • Dr. Phil McRae – Executive Staff Officer, Alberta Teacher’s Association
  • Cassandra Hallett DaSilva – Secretary General, Canadian Teachers Federation
  • Mojdeh Poul – President, 3M Canada
  • Ridha Ben Mrad – Professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Sylvain Laporte – President, Canadian Space Agency
  • Christina Jennings – Chairman and CEO, Shaftesbury Films