Festival of Learning 2018

This is the archives page for the Festival of Learning 2018 which took place on May 28 – 30, 2018 in Vancouver, B.C.

Festival Theme – Higher Education: Handle with Care

How does care manifest – or fail to manifest – in our practices, policies, structures, spaces, technologies and pedagogies? How could we be better caretakers and caregivers in the context of post-secondary education and in service of student learning?

Inclusive by design

An important driver for the planning of the event was inclusion – ensuring that everyone can attend #FoL18. Inclusion was obvious in the details. Here are a few items we included:

  • Deep discounts for early-bird registrants, students, speakers, and volunteers
  • Free childcare
  • Wheelchair accessibility with preferred seating in the most accessible areas of each room
  • Option to add pronoun ribbons to your conference badge
  • All-gender washrooms
  • Healthy meal choices for all

Learn more…


At #FoL18, there was a superb selection of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, and phenomenally useful social and networking events, as well as new components, such as:

  • Complimentary childcare via Nannies on Call
  • Yoga breaks
  • Meditation sessions
  • An appreciation station to write a note of thanks to the important people in your life

Learn more…

FoL18 archives:

Festival of Learning 2018 Schedule

Festival of Learning 2018 Social Media Toolkit

Presentation slides
Event photos
#VizNotes courtesy of Giulia Forsythe
Blog posts

FoL16 archives:

The Festival of Learning 2016 was a collaboration of existing groups and annual events hosted together for the first time during an exciting four-day festival experience, June 6–9, 2016.

This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events.

Presentation slides
Event photos
Blog posts