There are a variety of conferences and events that can help with building capacity regarding environmental education or provide opportunities for you to reach an audience for your environmental education programs. The conferences listed may be conferences that you wish to attend and some may be conferences that you may wish to offer a presentation/workshop or display.
Listed below are a variety of conferences and events and some tips on submitting convention/conference proposals.
- Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) Teachers’ Conventions
- ATA Specialist Council Conferences
- Dr. Noel’s Top 10 Tips for Submitting Convention Proposals
- Canadian Network for Environmental Education & Communications (EECOM) conference
- North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) conference
- Green Teacher Webinars
The Alberta Teachers’ Association hosts annual events devoted to the professional development of teachers. These are great venues for sharing your environmental education resources and programs. These events are organized regionally and take place in February and March of each year. To present at conventions, you apply directly through the convention committee. Applications start being accepted in the spring of each year. The list below provides information regarding upcoming Teachers’ Conventions for 2018. Most conventions begin accepting applications in May and deadlines are usually in May and June. We recommend you submit your applications as soon as possible.
|Conference Title||Dates for 2019||Location||Proposal Application Information|
|North Central||February 7 - 8||Edmonton||Accepting now - finalizing program in June|
|Calgary City||February 14 - 15||Calgary||Accepting now|
|Northeast||February 14 - 15||Edmonton||June - accepting presenter proposals|
|Central Alberta||March 14 - 15||Red Deer||Accepting now|
|Palliser District||February 21 - 22||Calgary||Accepting now - Deadline June 30, 2018|
|Southeastern Alberta||February 21 - 22||Medicine Hat||Accepting now|
|South Western||February 21 - 22||Lethbridge||Accepting now|
|Greater Edmonton||Feb 28 - Mar 1||Edmonton||Open June 15|
|Mighty Peace||March 7 - 8||Grande Prairie||Accepting now|
|Central East||March 7 - 8||Edmonton||Not open yet|
ATA Specialist Council Conferences
The ATA Specialist Councils focus on different aspects of teaching. See the website for full listing of all the specialists councils. If you want to present at the conferences, contact the Program Chairs seven or eight months before the conference. Here are some of the councils that apply directly to environmental education.
|Conference Title||2018 Dates||Location||Proposal Application Information|
|Social Studies||Oct. 11-13||Enoch||Deadline July 1|
|Science Council & Math Council||Oct. 19-20||Edmonton||Deadline June 29|
|Global, Environment & Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC)|
Supporting the Social Studies Conf in 2018
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|Health & Physical Education Council|
|Career & Technology Education Council||November 22 - 24||Red Deer||Accepting now|
The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM), is Canada’s only national, bilingual, charitable network for environmental learning. EECOM works strategically and collaboratively to advance environmental learning to ensure Canadians are environmentally literate, engaged in environmental stewardship and contributing to a healthy, sustainable future. EECOM hosts an annual conference.
The North American Association for Environmental Education advances environmental education and supports environmental educators in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. NAAEE hosts an annual conference.
Green Teacher is a magazine that helps youth educators enhance environmental and global education inside and outside of schools. Green Teacher offers a webinar series. A digital subscription to Green Teacher allows access to past webinars, but a subscription is not necessary to attend the live webinar events. See a listing of upcoming webinars and past sessions.