Summer Conference

OVERVIEW

BCCIE Summer Conference is scheduled for June 23 – 26, 2019 at The Fairmont Château in Whistler, BC.

If you have any questions or comments about the Conference, please contact: conference@bccie.bc.ca


Background information about BCCIE Summer Conference

BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together hundreds of participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC. For more information, view or download the 2018 presentations.

In addition to a full range of sessions, the conference agenda will include:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Plenary addresses 
  • Thought Leader Dialogues on special topics
  • First-timers' Social
  • Interactive pre-conference workshops on special topics
  • BCCIE’s International Education Awards Banquet

Listen to our delegates share their thoughts on the conference in the video below.

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KEY DATES

Below are the key dates for Summer Conference 2019.

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Conference Registration

Registration key dates for accommodation and the main conference

DATE DETAILS
November 1, 2018 Early registration opens
Conference accommodation opens
April 18, 2019 Early registration ends
April 19, 2019 Regular registration opens
May 23, 2019 Deadline for registration cancellation/name change
June 9, 2019 Regular registration ends
Onsite prices in effect

 

Session Proposals/Awards/Bursaries

Application deadlines for session proposals, award nominations and bursaries

DATE DETAILS
October 1, 2018 Session proposals open
Award nominations open
February 1, 2019 Bursary applications open
Session proposals close
April 21, 2019 Award nominations close
April 29, 2019 Bursary nominations close

 

Cancellation Policy

Refunds or partial refunds of conference registration fees paid, less a CAD$100.00 administration fee per individual, and refunds of pre-conference workshops less a CAD$40.00 administration fee per individual per workshop, will be granted until May 23, 2019. Requests must be received in writing to conference@bccie.bc.ca on or before this date. After this date BCCIE is liable for all conference fees for each registered delegate; therefore, regardless of the reason for cancellation, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THIS DATE. 

Please note that your registration is non-transferable. Any name changes made on or before May 23, 2019 will incur a Name Change Fee of CAD$45.00 per name change. NO NAME CHANGES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.  For any questions about registration, please email conference@bccie.bc.ca

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COSTS & REGISTRATION

Registration for Summer Conference 2019 will open Fall 2018.

For any inquiries, please email conference@bccie.bc.ca

Note: Prices and deadlines are subject to change.

Delegates – Early Bird Full Registration (until April 18, 2019)
Includes all conference activities and Awards Banquet; excludes pre-conference workshops

$775

Delegates – Regular Full Registration (until June 9, 2019)
Includes all conference activities and Awards Banquet; excludes pre-conference workshops

$875

Delegates – Onsite Full Registration (after June 9, 2019)
Includes all conference activities and Awards Banquet; excludes pre-conference workshops

$975

Delegates – Regular One Day Registration (until June 9, 2019)

  • Sunday
    Includes all Sunday conference activities and Opening Reception; excludes pre-conference workshops
  • Monday
    Includes all Monday daytime conference activities; excludes evening event
  • Tuesday
    Includes all Tuesday daytime conference activities; excludes Awards Banquet

$450

Delegates – Onsite One Day Registration (after June 9, 2019)

  • Sunday
    Includes all Sunday conference activities and Opening Reception; excludes pre-conference workshops
  • Monday
    Includes all Monday daytime conference activities; excludes evening event
  • Tuesday
    Includes all Tuesday daytime conference activities; excludes Awards Banquet

$550

Student Full Registration (limited quantity available)

Full-time students of BC institutions may be eligible for a discounted full registration, subject to approval by BCCIE. Note: An individual using the student rate cannot be employed by an institution/school/organization and thus is not allowed to represent one while attending the conference. Failing to meet this requirement may result in the revocation of your registration without any refunds. Student registration includes all conference activities and Awards Banquet; excludes pre-conference workshops.

$300

Pre-conference Workshops

TBC

Emeritus (limited quantities available)
Includes all daytime conference activities and Opening Reception; excludes Awards Banquet and pre-conference workshops

$300

International Education Awards Banquet Only

$150

CANCELLATION POLICY

Refunds or partial refunds of conference registration fees paid, less a CAD$100.00 administration fee per individual, and refunds of pre-conference workshops less a CAD$40.00 administration fee per individual per workshop, will be granted until May 23, 2019. Requests must be received in writing to conference@bccie.bc.ca on or before this date. After this date BCCIE is liable for all conference fees for each registered delegate; therefore, regardless of the reason for cancellation, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THIS DATE. 

Please note that your registration is non-transferable. Any name changes made on or before May 23, 2019 will incur a Name Change Fee of CAD$45.00 per name change. NO NAME CHANGES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.  For any questions about registration, please email conference@bccie.bc.ca

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PROGRAM

Updated information for Summer Conference 2019 will be coming soon.

For your reference, please see below for the last conference's program.

To view the 2018 conference schedule, click below.


PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

We are offering three pre-conference workshops leading into Summer Conference 2018.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop I: Intercultural Competence in Education: Approaches, Assessment, and Application
Workshop II: Immigration Pathways for International Students
Workshop III: Education Abroad: Partnering for Growth with Industry, Faculty, Government, Alumni and External Providers

For the full workshop descriptions, please visit:


THOUGHT LEADER DIALOGUES

There will be two sets of concurrent Thought Leader Dialogues taking place on Monday, June 18.

Thought Leader Dialogue I: International Education Past and Present: Interpreting Trends

Time: 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. | Presenter: Markus Badde

Canada and British Columbia continue to enjoy an enviable position as some of the world’s most popular destinations for international students. Some of this can certainly be attributed to the work, policies and reputation of Canada and BC, but some of this is also due to changing trends and tastes, some due to local diaspora populations and changing global demographics, economies and geopolitics, and some due to the generous missteps of competitor jurisdictions. What lessons can be drawn from the past and from current global trends in international education? This presentation compares Canada’s situation today to similar previous trends in other jurisdictions, identifying threats and opportunities for the future.

Thought Leader Dialogue II: Weaving the Braid of Indigenous Knowledge and International Education

Time: 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. | Presenter: Shelly Niemi

This session will lead participants through the importance of weaving together Indigenous Knowledge and International Education, from a local, national and global perspective. Research tells us that school success is inextricably linked to relationships, and none more profoundly than that of the relationships students have with their family and school community. Education, can then be viewed as both a cause and cure for harm and injustice. Within this session participants will weave through the intersection of Why it’s imperative to incorporate Indigenous Knowledge in education globally. As, Researchers cannot delude themselves that they are looking at the same model of education globally, just because us as educators use a common vocabulary (Anderson-Levitt, 2003). Together in this session, let’s examine the Why it’s important to weave together Indigenous Knowledge and International Education. And, How together we can become facilitators of this transformation by learning how to create space within our teaching and leadership practice. 

Thought Leader Dialogue III: Preparing for the Impact of Megatrends on International Education

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Presenter: Dr. Rahul Choudaha

A decade ago, higher education was unaware of and unprepared for the dramatic impact of the impending global financial recession. Now, we are on the cusp of another major transformation triggered by the confluence of megatrends, which will compel higher education institutions, especially in high-income countries, to further enhance relevance, affordability, and flexibility of their academic offerings. What are the implications of these megatrends on international education? Are we ready to talk, listen, and act on the next decade of transformative impact on international education?

Thought Leader Dialogue IV: Addressing Global Challenges through International Education

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Presenters: Dr. Vanessa Andreotti & Dr. Sharon Stein

Learners today face more complexity, diversity, uncertainty, and inequality than many parents and teachers have faced in their lifetimes. In this presentation, we ask what approaches to international education can prepare students to address these unprecedented challenges and to become socially accountable members of an interdependent global community. We will consider different frames of global learning, in particular those that can equip students to: identify and interrupt enduring patterns of harmful global relations; expand their frames of reference and sensibilities across borders; and develop the necessary courage to work through the difficulties and the joys of addressing and enacting global change. We will invite conference participants to reflect on: the role of education in adapting to and/or shaping societal change; different ideals of global citizenship; and problematic practices of international community engagement that reproduce ethnocentric and paternalistic colonial relations.

 

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MOBILE APP

Updated information for Summer Conference 2019 will be coming soon.

For your reference, the full schedule with session descriptions for Summer Conference 2018 can be viewed on bccie2018.sched.com. The schedule is also available in a mobile app. Download the SCHED app and search for BCCIE within the app.


View the BCCIE 2018 mobile app

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AWARD WINNERS 2018

Recipients are cross-section of International Education sector’s top talent 

Innovators, lifetime leaders and one rising star in the International Education sector were recognized for their accomplishments at British Columbia Council for International Education’s (BCCIE) Summer Conference.

  • Barbara Martinez de Badulescu of the Vancouver Film School received the International Education Distinguished Leadership Award. The award recognizes the unique and important accomplishments and contributions of an international educator or member of the community who has effected change and leadership in the field of International Education in a senior leadership position.
  • Coquitlam School District and Peace River North School District worked together to win the Excellence in International Education Marketing Award, which recognizes excellence and success in support of the education export sector in British Columbia and the marketing of our world-class education system. Shawn Silverstone from Coquitlam School District and Brian Campbell from Peace River North School District accepted the award.
  • Josie Jiang of Northern Lights College was honoured with the Rising Star in International Education Award, which recognizes up-and-coming talent and the next generation of leaders and practitioners in the field of International Education.
  • Royal Roads University and Maple Leaf Educational Systems joined forces to win the Outstanding Program in International Education Award. This goes to an institution, district or program to recognize high-quality and highly creative programming in International Education. Dr. Doug Hamilton from Royal Roads University and Dawn Sutherland from Maple Leaf Education — North America accepted the award.
  • BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) won the Sector Influencer in International Education Award. This award recognizes the important accomplishments and contributions of an individual, institution or organization that has helped to positively influence, shape and transform the International Education sector for the benefit of British Columbia. BCCAT’s Jim Hamilton accepted the award.
  • Gardiner Wilson and Paul Zysman were each honoured with an International Education Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes the long-term contributions made and the far-reaching impacts realized over a career of commitment to BC’s International Education sector.

One of the largest International Education gatherings in North America, this year’s Summer Conference brought together over 500 educators, administrators and diplomatic figures from across Canada and globally. It ran from June 17 to June 20.

BC International Education Awards winners for 2018, from left to right: Brian Campbell, Jim Hamilton, Gardiner Wilson, Paul Zysman, Josie Jiang, Barbara Martinez de Badulescu, Dr. Doug Hamilton, Dawn Sutherland, Shawn Silverstone

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PHOTOS

Browse photos from Summer Conference 2018 held in Vancouver, BC.

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