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BC TEAL 2017 Annual Conference

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE APRIL 26th. Onsite registration will be available.

  • BC TEAL is thrilled to be celebrating our 50th Anniversary, and so this year’s 2017 Annual Conference will be extra special. The conference will be held May 4 to 6, 2017 at the Broadway campus of Vancouver Community College.
  • In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we’ll be hosting a special Anniversary Carnival featuring a PD session by Jill Hadfield followed by carnival games, entertainment, and refreshments. This event will be $10 for both members and non-members, prior-registration is required. If attending the conference, the Carnival ticket can be added to your registration package; if attending only the Carnival, tickets can be purchased separately on the website.
  • Visit bcteal2017.sched.com for detailed information regarding the conference schedule, speakers, workshops, and other events.
  • Plenary speakers include Penny Ur, author of celebrated books in the EAL cannon; Andy Curtis, past-president of TESOL International; and Jill Hadfield, author of many books including the Communication Games series.
  • We will once again have the Pre-Conference Institute on Thursday, May 4 with 3-hour morning and afternoon workshops. If attending the conference, PCI sessions can be added to your registration package; if attending only the PCI, tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.
  • Be sure to check out the ‘LATEST UPDATES’ tab for news related to the conference!

 

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May 4, 2017

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Pre-Conference Institute 9.00-12.00 TBD PCI Morning Sessions

These 3-hour workshop sessions will be led by experts within the EAL industry.
Details coming soon!

13.30-16.30 PCI Afternoon Sessions

These 3-hour workshop sessions will be led by experts within the EAL industry.
Details coming soon!

17.30-20.30 Anniversary Carnival

Join us to celebrate our 50 years as Canada’s first professional association for EAL instructors. The evening will kick off with a PD session led by the renowned Jill Hadfield, then will be followed by entertainment, carnival games, and refreshments. This event is $10 for members and non-members, and registration is required. Details to follow.

May 5, 2017

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Conference Day 1 8.00-16.00 TBD Conference Day One

Join us for the first day of the 2017 BC TEAL conference, celebrating our 50th Anniversary.
The day’s events will include an array of sessions, a plenary presentation by Andy Curtis, and our now annual Pecha Kucha presentations. Check out https://bcteal2017.sched.org/ for a more detailed schedule.

18.00-19.30 Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Join the plenary speakers and other members of the BC TEAL community for a sit down celebration dinner. The cost is $50 for a 3-course meal, including 1 drink and gratuity. Limited tickets are available and can be purchased with your conference registration package.

May 6, 2017

Block Timeframe Room Event
Conference Day 2 8.00-16.00 TBD Conference Day Two

Join us for the second day of the 2017 BC TEAL conference, celebrating our 50th Anniversary.
The day’s events will include an array of sessions, a plenary presentation by Penny Ur, and the 2nd annual Ed Tech Jam. Check out https://bcteal2017.sched.org/ for a more detailed schedule.

Watch this space for conference updates …

  • PRE-CONFERENCE BOOKLET
    View the Pre-Conference Booklet for information about carnival plans, PCI workshops, plenary speakers, and more!
  • HOTELS FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
  • Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre  | 180 West Georgia | 604-681-2211
    $189.00+tax for Corporate Queen Bedroom (Subject to availability. Minimum 2 nights’ stay. Rates based on single or double occupancy. Additional charge of $15.00 for cot). This rate is available until April 18, 2017. For reservations, contact the hotel directly at 604-681-2211 or call Central Reservations at 1-800-SANDMAN (726-3626) and quote ‘BC TEAL’ or group #950867. Please note, a credit card is required to guarantee the reservation.
  • Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre | 711 West Broadway | 604-707-1939
    $189.00+tax for Deluxe Room (single/double occupancy, $20.00 additional person in room). This rate is available until April 3, 2017. To make a reservation, contact the hotel directly and mention BC TEAL to receive the special rate. Phone: 604-707-1939 | Email: info@hivancouver.com. Rates will be made available to conference attendees 3 nights prior and 3 nights after the conference for those wishing to extend their stay in Vancouver.
  • Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel | 205 Kingsway | 604-267-2000
    $155.00+tax for 2 double beds & $150+tax for 1 queen-size bed. This rate is available until April 1, 2017. To make a reservation, contact the hotel directly and make reference to group #1138 to receive the special rate. Phone: 604-267-2000 Rates are available for bookings made for check-in between May 3 to May 5. A credit card is required to make a reservation.

 

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