Summer Conference

OVERVIEW

Summer Conference 2018 is scheduled for June 17–20 at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC. We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open!

Please stay tuned for more information and the schedule.

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


Background information about 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 2017 presentations.

This year's conference theme will be What we should be talking about in International Education. 

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 2017 delegates share their thoughts on the conference in the video below.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Interested in presenting at BCCIE’s 2018 Summer Conference? Session proposals will be accepted until end of day February 2, 2018. We encourage you to submit proposals with more than one presenter and preference will be given to proposals with speakers from multiple institutions. Interested lead presenters should complete the below Session Proposal Form in full and provide as much detail as possible. Lead presenter and session speakers are responsible for their own transportation, accommodation, and conference registration costs. The full list of concurrent sessions will be announced Spring 2018.

Suggested topics:

  • Student and faculty mobility (outbound and inbound)
  • Employability and work integrated learning
  • Academic research, collaboration and best practices
  • Pathway programs
  • Student services and retention
  • Intercultural competencies
  • Marketing and recruitment

Note: The presentation duration is 60 minutes (45 minutes + 15 minutes for Q&A)
For more information on becoming a session presenter, please email conference@bccie.bc.ca. You can also view the 2017 program and speakers here.

 

 

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COSTS & REGISTRATION

Registration for Summer Conference 2018 is now open.

Already registered? Please log into your account here.
For any inquiries related to registration, please email conference@bccie.bc.ca

Delegates – Early Bird Full Registration (until April 12, 2018)
Includes all conference activities and Awards Banquet; excludes pre-conference workshops

$775

Delegates – Full Registration (until June 3, 2018)
Includes all conference activities and Awards Banquet; excludes pre-conference workshops

$875

Delegates – Full Registration (after June 3, 2018)
Includes all conference activities and Awards Banquet; excludes pre-conference workshops

$975

Delegates – One Day Registration (until June 3, 2018)

  • 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 – One Day Registration (after June 3, 2018)

  • 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 quantities available)
Full-time students may be eligible for a discounted full registration, subject to approval by BCCIE. Please note that if you register as a student you will not be able to represent an institution while attending the conference; registration includes all conference activities and Awards Banquet; excludes pre-conference workshops

$300

Pre-conference Workshops
Topics to be announced in early 2018

$99 each

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 17, 2018. 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 17, 2018 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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KEY DATES

Please find below a series of key dates for BCCIE Summer Conference 2018.

To receive regular updates on Summer Conference activities and upcoming deadlines, please fill out our email subscription form and you will be added to our conference mailing list.

 

Summer Conference 2018 Key Dates

Session proposals open 
Award nominations open

October 2, 2017
 

Accommodation opens
Early registration opens

November 2, 2017

Bursary applications open

February 1, 2018

Session proposals close

February 2, 2018

Early registration ends

April 12, 2018

Award nominations close

April 22, 2018

Bursary applications close

April 29, 2018

Online registration ends

June 3, 2018

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PROGRAM & SPEAKERS

Our 2018 keynote speaker will be announced shortly. Please check this page again soon for an update. For reference, our 2017 keynote lunch is detailed below.

Keynote lunch: How the internet broke democracy and what we should do now

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017
Time: 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

We are very excited to welcome Sue Gardner as the 2017 BCCIE Summer Conference keynote speaker. 

Sue Gardner’s work is motivated by the desire to ensure that everybody in the world has access to the information they want and need, so they’re equipped to make the best-possible decisions about their lives. Sue spent the first decade of her career as a journalist, working in radio, TV, print and online. In 2003 she became head of CBC.CA, the website of one of Canada’s best-loved cultural institutions, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2007 Sue became executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia, the world’s largest and most popular encyclopedia. Today she serves as an advisor or board member for a variety of non-profit, grantmaking and policy organizations, mostly related to technology, media, gender and digital freedoms.

Sue has an honorary doctorate of laws from Ryerson University, was named a Technology Pioneer for the World Economic Forum at Davos, has been ranked by Forbes magazine as the world’s 70th most powerful woman, was the inaugural recipient of the Knight Foundation’s Innovation Award, received the Cultural Humanist of the Year award from the Harvard Humanist Association, and is a proud recipient of the Nyan Cat Medal of Internet Awesomeness for Defending Internet Freedom.

Featured in: The Globe and Mail – Canadians we want back

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AWARDS

The annual BCCIE International Education Awards recognize the professionalism, dedication and efforts of an exemplary group of experts and practitioners in the field of International Education in British Columbia. Each year's winners represent a broad range of leaders from all parts of the sector and who represent the best and brightest in our province. For more background information, please refer to our listing of previous winners.

Submissions for the 2018 Awards Cycle are now open. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 22, 2018. 


 


The BCCIE International Education Awards will be decided by a peer committee and awarded in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Program in International Education Award
    This is awarded to an institution, district or program to recognize high quality and highly creative programming in International Education.
  • Rising Star in International Education Award
    This award recognizes tomorrow’s leaders, our up-and-coming talent, and the next generation of leaders and practitioners in the field of International Education.
  • Excellence in International Education Marketing Award
    This award recognizes excellence and success in support of the education export sector in British Columbia and the marketing of our world-class education system.
  • International Education Distinguished Leadership Award
    This 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.
  • Friend of BCCIE Award*
    This award recognizes the long-term dedication, work and commitment of an individual or individuals who have made significant contributions in support of International Education in British Columbia, and in so doing, made the goals of BCCIE so much more attainable.
  • International Education Distinguished Service Award*
    This award recognizes the unique and important accomplishments and contributions of an international educator or member of the community who has supported change and the smooth running of the International Education machinery often “leading from behind” and whose work will have a lasting impact.
  • International Education Lifetime Achievement Award*
    This award recognizes the long-term contributions made and the far-reaching impacts realized over a career of commitment to BC’s International Education sector.

 

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TRAVEL AND HOTEL

BCCIE is offering a special conference rate of $249 with The Westin Bayshore Vancouver during the nights of June 14 to June 22, 2018.

Our conference room block at the Westin Bayshore is currently at 0% capacity.

If you are interested in booking additional room nights outside of the above dates or would like to book something other than a standard room, please call the Westin Bayshore at (604) 682-3377 to receive a quote. The online reservation system only allows reservations for standard rooms between June 14 to 22. Please note you will need to identify yourself as being with the BCCIE Summer Conference in order to qualify for our conference rate.

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