Conferences and Events

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.

 

ATA Teachers' Conventions - 2019

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 2020. Most conventions begin accepting applications in May and deadlines are usually June through October. We recommend you submit your applications as soon as possible.

Conference TitleDates for 2020LocationProposal Application Information
North CentralFebruary 6 -7 Edmonton Accepting now
Calgary CityFebruary 13 - 14CalgaryAccepting now - Deadline September 16
Endless SkiesFebruary 13 - 14EdmontonAccepting now - Deadline October 7
Central AlbertaFebruary 20 - 21Red DeerAccepting now - Deadline December 1
Palliser DistrictFebruary 20 - 21CalgaryClosed
Southeastern AlbertaFebruary 20 - 21Medicine HatAccepting now
South WesternFebruary 20 - 21LethbridgeAccepting now
Greater EdmontonFebruary 27 - 28EdmontonAccepting now
Mighty PeaceMarch 5 - 6Grande PrairieAccepting now

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 Title2018 DatesLocationProposal Application Information
Social StudiesOct. 11-13EnochDeadline July 1
Science Council & Math CouncilOct. 19-20EdmontonDeadline June 29
Global, Environment & Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC)

Supporting the Social Studies Conf in 2018

Enoch

See Social Studies Conference

Health & Physical Education Council   
Career & Technology Education CouncilNovember 22 - 24Red DeerAccepting now

EECOM

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.

 

NAAEE

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 Webinar Series

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.