CaneLearn Symposium

2017 CANeLearn Symposium & BC Digital Learning Conference

April 5 – 7, 2017 — Vancouver, British Columbia

Blending Boundaries: Leading Digital Disruption, Innovation & Equitable Learning

Westin Bayshore

Join us from April 5th to 7th, 2017, in beautiful downtown Vancouver, BC, at the Westin Bayshore Resort (Gateway to Stanley Park) for the inaugural Canadian eLearning Symposium.

The focus of the symposium is on flexible learning models, environments and instructional approaches.

Structured dialogue and networking.

Opening Keynote

Michael Furdyk, Co-founder of TakingITGlobal

  • Michael has appeared on Oprah, presented at TED, and was named one of Teen People’s “Twenty Teens that will Change the World”. Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events, sharing his technology expertise and passion for youth engagement and educational reform to audiences in over 30 countries.
  • One of “10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy” as co-founder, TIGed program that helps educators foster deep learning competencies through real-world problem solving

Closing Keynote

Remi Kalir, Assistant Professor – CU Denver

  • Research-practice focus on partnerships at the intersection of technology, equity, and learning, Remi’s research includes game-based learning in teacher education, and investigating how teachers design gameful curricula, pedagogy, and digital media
  • Remi’s presentations showcase designs for teaching and learning innovations supporting equity across multiple school, online, and community settings
  • Remi was keynote at 2016’s BCtechquity Symposium and VIU iiE Gathering

Canadian Education Association Award Winners

Dr. Sean Lessard

Redefining how Indigenous learners engage in traditional and non-traditional educational spaces; Using social media to create healthy connections for Indigenous families & community

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Zoe Branigan-Pipe

Makerspaces & Learning Spaces, Inquiry & Experiential Learning – passionate advocate for arts & tech to differentiate, innovate & engage all learners as active, global citizens

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Fine Arts eCademy (Navigate)

Blending Boundaries between classroom and open learning spaces; Blurring Boundaries between school, home & community; Applying technology

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And… François Guité

Technological & Social forces shaping schools – from Artificial Intelligence to automation & robots — classrooms will be different — Presenting in French & English

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