While we refer to this event as the Emergent Learning Conference, it is truly an UN-conference in every sense of the word. This is not an event that one person or a committee has planned and produced. Rather it has been created and curated by the community itself. We call upon Atlantic Canadian parents, educators, psychologists, physicians, students, government officials etc. to bring forth timely and relevant issues that need to be discussed. Literally, hundreds of people respond each year to this fresh approach. The resulting program is rich with presentations, workshops, and keynotes, covering a wide range of topics relating to the education of youth.
We then ask this same community to offer themselves up as jurors to evaluate and choose from these presentation proposals. Their goal? To come up with the most creative, original, and inspiring line-up possible. This year’s theme of the “elephant in the living room” will be especially alluring to both presenters and jurors alike. There are so many current issues affecting our children and youth that draw their power from silence. This conference helps to break that silence and offers different perspectives and options on educating young people to be their most resourceful, healthy, confident, and creative selves.
Please join us, and find your voice at the conference as a presenter, juror, or delegate.