Festival of Learning 2018

Educators and administrators, faculty and leaders, developers, designers, and students – you are invited to join us on May 28 – 30, 2018 for three days of learning, reflecting, and networking with colleagues at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront.

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?

Registration is now open!

Registration opens on February 1, 2018, with 1, 2, or 3-day passes available. We’re offering an early-bird rate to the first 50 registrants who purchase a 3-day pass. Prices are in Canadian dollars.

Ticket Type 3-Day Pass 2-Day Pass 1-Day Pass
Early-Bird save $125 Sold Out $425 __ __
Regular Admission $550 $350 $250
Presenter/Student $400 $275 $150


Monday Night Social

Join us Monday, May 28 from 4:30pm – 9:00pm, in the Vista Room on the 19th floor of our conference hotel. Enjoy 360-degree views of the city and North Shore mountains, a no-host bar, entertainment, and time to connect with friends and colleagues. Visit Social Event for more details.

Important dates

December 18, 2017 Call for proposals deadline. Now closed.
February 1, 2018 – Registration opens (early bird: Feb 1 – 14 or until sold out)
May 28 – 30, 2018 – Festival of Learning 2018

Inclusive by design

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

Who will you meet?

Join 500 participants in an inclusive space designed to enable cross-pollination between educators and administration, thought leaders and faculty. No matter your role in post-secondary education, we want you to feel comfortable sharing your own experiences – successes as well as challenges. We’ve designed the sessions and events to be inspiring and productive for everyone interested in updated approaches to teaching and learning in B.C.

Through workshops, break-out sessions, meals, and social events, you can connect with faculty, administrators, leaders, educational developers, librarians, instructional designers, and educational technologists involved in teaching and learning in B.C. post-secondary education.

What’s new?

At #FoL18, you can expect 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

And that’s not all! Check out the #FoL18 FAQ page for more information.

Meeting spaces

For anyone interested in booking a private meeting space (for up to 16 people), please contact us for more information.

Stay current

As we get closer to the event date, there will be announcements to share new sponsors and events – We’ll be sharing these updates as they happen, so be sure to:

  • Follow @BCcampus as well as the hashtag #FoL18
  • Sign up for the BCcampus newsletter
  • Check back here to stay informed of all things #FoL18

Please contact us directly if you have any questions.

Sponsorship opportunities

With an expected 500 key members from institutions across the province, #FoL18 is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your brand to an informed audience of educational leaders. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, but booking up quickly. To learn more about our current sponsors or to find more information, please visit our Sponsorship page.


For all BCcampus hosted and partnered events, as well as, external events hosted by B.C. post-secondary institutions see the BCcampus Events calendar.