Literacy & Learning Symposium 2023 Launch – Registration is now open!

Pat Halewich, Community Learning Network

0 0 7 February 2023

Community Learning Network (CLN) is excited to launch online registration for the Literacy & Learning Symposium 2023 and registration is now live. 

Register Now!

It’s been a while since we last gathered provincially at the Symposium and we are very excited to have the opportunity to gather once again!

Our Symposium 2023 Theme is:

SPARK: Learning. Connections. Inspiration. Curiosity. Innovation.

Which "spark" are you looking forward to the most?

Our hope is that when you join us, you will find what "sparks" you at Symposium 2023 because it’s been said that:

 “A spark is a little thing, yet it may kindle the world.”
― Martin Farquhar Tupper

*NEW Symposium 2023 Trailer

Thanks to our creative CLN team, we have a video trailer to share with you for a glimpse of what to expect at Symposium 2023:

To view the trailer CLICK HERE

Symposium 2023 – When & Where? 

  • May 9-10th – Virtual (online)
  • May 11-12th – In-person at the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton, 16615 - 109 Avenue NW, Edmonton       

Symposium 2023 - What’s on the Agenda? 

  • Four days of professional development and networking for CALPs and adult foundational learning partners, including:
    •  Opening & Closing Ceremonies
    •  Keynote Sessions
    •  60-minute and 2-part Breakout Sessions
    •  Adult Learner Speakers
    •  Engagement Sessions
    •  Meet-the-Expert Sessions
    •  Spark and Share Conversations
    •  Energizer Session
    •  Facilitated Reflection
    •  *NEW Inspiration Playground – check out the Symposium tab on the Portal for more information!
  • Breakout Session Topic Threads including:
    • Adult Literacy
    • Board Development
    • Budgeting & Finances
    • CALP-funded Family Literacy Programs
    • Coaching & Modeling Strategies
    • Community Capacity Building
    • Community Partnerships and Engagement
    • Digital Technology, Tools and Resources, Basic Digital Skills
    • English Language Learning
    • Essential Skills
    • Facilitation Skills, Instructional Strategies, Learning Activities
    • Foundational Learners and Learning
    • Human Resources
    • Inclusion, Diversity and Safer Spaces
    • Indigenous, Metis and/or Inuit Learning and Learners
    • Learner Support Services
    • Learner-Centered Assessment
    • Learning Disabilities, Learner Support Services
    • Mental Health & Learning Trauma-Informed Practices
    • Needs Assessment and/or Evaluation
    • Newcomer Supports for English Language Learners
    • Numeracy
    • Skills for Learning
    • Strategic Planning
    • Succession Planning
    • Tutor Training
    • Volunteer Recruitment and Retention
    • Workplace Literacy
  • Keynote Presentations including:

 o Opening Keynote: Kim Strobel
Topic: The Science of Happiness: Ignite Your Spark

 o Thursday Morning Keynote: Peter Felten
Topic: Relationships at the Heart of Learning

 o Closing Keynote: Lana Bentley
Topic: Let’s Spark Well-Being in 2023

Symposium 2023 - Who should attend?

Registration is for Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) staff, facilitators, instructors, volunteer tutors, board members, partners and system stakeholders. We welcome you all!

Symposium 2023 – Tips for planning to attend!

The Literacy and Learning Symposium is the CALP system’s premiere provincial PD event of the year! When you attend, you get practical, hands-on information, and gain knowledge of tools, strategies and tactics. These will enhance your ability to support learners, learn about new trends, and make all kinds of new connections to build your own community of practice.

To make planning and registration as easy as possible, we’ve put together a few tips to help you get started!

CLICK HERE for the link to the Symposium 2023 Tipsheet.


CLN is pleased to invite you to come join us to gather as a CALP community


SPARK: Learning. Connections. Inspiration. Curiosity. Innovation.

at the

Literacy & Learning Symposium 2023!


For more information, please contact:

Pat Halewich
PD & Events Specialist (Symposium Event Lead)
Community Learning Network 



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