Introducing the next Festival of Learning

Back in June, we pulled together 400+ members of the higher education community in British Columbia under one tent for four days to cross-pollinate groups, share ideas and network with colleagues from near and far. Overwhelmingly, we heard that this combination worked!

You spoke:

“I found the Festival of Learning to a worthwhile experience in terms of the breadth of attendees and the diversity of presentations. It was great to be able to access information that stretched from practical classroom techniques to strategic planning to research methodologies. I also found the workshops to be authentic and applied. It was such a worthwhile experience to be surrounded by practitioners of all levels in the BC Higher Education community. I would certainly attend again.” –  Carolyn Levy – Instructional Design Consultant

“Often, we find ourselves busy and consumed with the day to day work; attending the FoL was an excellent reminder to pay attention to the big picture, and that colleagues all over the province are working on exciting projects and initiative to champion student success, and teaching and learning. Speaking of colleagues, FoL’16 was especially meaningful as I was reunited with a former psychology faculty (Dr. Russell Day) and a former supervisor (Dr. David Porter) – both inspired me to become the educator and researcher that I am today. I certainly look forward to similar learning opportunities in the future so I can rekindle these connections and forge new ones!”Candy Ho, Instructor, Co-operative Education, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

We listened:

We also heard that folks want to do it again and they want to keep meeting and getting together in their smaller, topic-focused groups and events so, without any further ado, we bring you …

Festival of Learning 2018


The Festival of Learning will take place every two years with the next one being 2018. The Festival of Learning 2018 will take place from June 5-7, 2018, and the planning process will begin in early 2017, so stay tuned for more information, announcements, invitations to get involved, etc.

In the alternate years, when there is no Festival, we will resume all of our normal workshops, such as the Open Textbook Summit, Symposium for Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education, ETUG workshops, etc.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel to contact us.


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