Recharge Conference

"The ACEE Recharge Conference was soothing to the soul. Spending three magnificent days with like-minded, passionate people gave me the boost of energy needed to accelerate my own work as well as a healthy dose of hope for the future of our children and planet!"  - Recharge 2019 Attendee


We are accepting workshop proposals for Recharge 2020 until November 22, 2019. Submit your workshop proposal here! 

Early bird registration is open- Register now for only $199!

We invite teachers and other educators to join us for our second annual energy and environmental education conference, as you 'Recharge' in the company of like-minded colleagues, and enjoy Spring in the Rockies! 

Recharge 2020 will offer...

  • indoor and outdoor workshops

  • morning yoga and inspiring keynote speakers

  • ample networking opportunities with teachers and environmental and energy educators

All with the beautiful backdrop of the Rockies for three incredible days of professional development! Workshops will be ready to view by mid-December, but don't wait! Early bird registration is only $199! 

Keynote Speakers and Panelists

What does the climate crisis mean for education in Alberta? Join our thought provocateurs and hear from a variety of perspectives including: indigenous climate activist Eriel Deranger (more below); a passionate youth voice; a teacher who weaves environmental education into their curriculum; and a leader making in Alberta's energy future as they weigh in and share their thoughts on this matter.

 

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is a mother of two and a proud Denesuline Indigenous woman and member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Treaty 8 Northern Alberta. Deranger is currently the Executive Director and co-founder of Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) - Canada’s premier Indigenous-led climate justice organization. She is recognized for her role in interventions at UN Climate Summits; lobbying government officials in Canada, the US, the UK and the EU; developing the the Tar Sands Healing Walk in the heart of Alberta’s tar sands; spring boarding one of the first Internationally recognized Indigenous rights-based divest movements; and working to develop and lead mass mobilizations highlighting the mass inequity of the impacts the fossil fuel industry and climate change on the rights of Indigenous peoples. Her experience working within the Environmental Justice and Indigenous Rights field is demonstrated through her with organizations like the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN), and with her home Nation the ACFN.

 

 

We are excited to have Simon Jackson delivering a keynote on youth, nature and action. Simon Jackson, who shot to fame as the founder of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition when he was just 13 years old — is a storyteller, connector and movement builder committed to improving our public discourse and shaping a better balance between the needs of people and nature. Discussing his personal story, as well as the intricacies of founding a non-profit and navigating both business and politics, Simon inspires audiences to realize the “power of one” to encourage change and challenges citizens to re-think how we tackle complex environmental challenges.

Simon led the campaign to save the spirit bear for two decades, helping create the largest land protection measure in North American history. For his efforts, he was named a Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine and was the inspiration for the movie, Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story.

Today, Simon leverages his skills and experiences as a strategist to help diverse clients secure a social license to advance good ideas that will benefit all of society. Additionally, Simon is a widely published author, as well as the lead storyteller for GhostBearPhotography.com, a photo and essay-driven, nature-focused education platform Simon co-founded in 2013.

Accommodations

We have partnered with the Coast Hotel to give you the very best deals on your stay while you Recharge. The conference rate for conference participants is only $124/night. Book now using the code Recharge2020 to receive your discounted rate!

To book your stay at the Coast Hotel, click here.

Vendor/ Exhibitor Booths

We have limited spots available for vendors/ exhibitors at Recharge 2020. Booths are $100 for businesses and $25 for non-profits. Please contact maria@abcee.org for more information.

Provincial Summit

ACEE will convene environmental educators in a full-day Provincial Summit on Thursday, April 16th in Canmore (as a pre-conference event). You can register for this as part of your Conference registration (it is free of charge and lunch will be provided).  Read More.

 

"This was the most inspiring convention I've attended in my career. I'm eager to dive into some meaningful environmental action projects next year with my students." - Dominique Davidson Befus, 2019 Recharge Attendee


Looking Back

Recharge 2019

The first annual Recharge conference was held May 23-25, 2019 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. For more details about the conference you can view the Recharge 2019 Program, Conference Details Page, Summit Details Page, and Post Conference Resources.

 

 

“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past. The future of the world will be built on sustainability. If we learn what sustainable technologies are available when we are in school, we will be able to help shape the future of global sustainability when we graduate.” 

- Quinn, student at Jasper Place high school in Edmonton