Posted: 2 March 2020
Author: Pat Halewich, Community Learning Network
Found in: CALP Training
The Community Learning Network (CLN) is excited to launch online registration for the annual Literacy & Learning Symposium now live at: https://www.calp.ca/symposium/home/about-the-symposium.html
When? Tuesday, September 29 – Friday October 2, 2020
Where? DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton, 16615 - 109 Avenue NW, Edmonton
What’s on the Symposium 2020 Agenda?
Professional development and training for CALPs including:
CLN developed a new Symposium design and image around the theme: “Lenses on Learning” for Symposium Participants.
What’s in our sights? Let’s try to look and see beyond! As CALPs, we know that there are many lenses through which we and our learners look at and see the world around us. Let’s explore and focus with some new “Lenses on Learning”!
We encourage you to join us to reflect on…
The Learning Lounge is a chance for you to do some informal, guided connecting and networking with like-minded people. Each room will focus on a specific group that you can personally relate to.
Who’s your crew for connecting and networking? Are you…
This year we are very pleased to bring you two keynote presenters, who will encourage us to explore and focus through a “diversity lens” and a “digital lens”.
For fifteen years Tina Varughese worked with immigrants in her roles with the Province of Alberta’s immigration office as well as running her own successful relocation and settlement firm. She has been profiled in Alberta Venture Magazine as well as the Calgary Herald and is a contributing writer for the Human Resource Institute of Alberta’s Network magazine, Calgary Real Estate News, and Home to Home magazine. In 2018 she was named one of Canada’s 10 Notable Speakers in Ignite Magazine. She is the President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (Calgary) chapter.
Her interactive approach is insightful and her delivery is highly entertaining. She breaks down barriers to create a comfortable and fun space where people ask the questions they might otherwise be afraid to ask. Tina has been the face of diversity, literally, when she was chosen to be in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty representing beauty in diversity. With two kids, five fish and one husband, she resides in Calgary where she recently began hip hop classes.
Alexandra Samuel is an independent data journalist and technology writer, and the author of Work Smarter with Social Media from the Harvard Business Review Press. She is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, the CBC, JSTOR Daily and The Harvard Business Review.
Again this year, we’re inviting a range of organizations to participate in the showcase, to profile their organizations and services to help you make community referrals and connections. You’re invited to stop by their exhibitor booths to learn more.
Check out the Tab on the Symposium website: https://www.calp.ca/symposium/home/symposium-planning-tools.html
Again this year, CLN has prepared tools to help delegates better navigate beforehand and while at Symposium:
Again this year, CLN is providing a unique element to add to your peer-to-peer networking opportunities. While at Symposium if you are looking for a quiet and informal place to connect, share and learn from one another, but do not want to leave it to chance, come to the Fireside Chat room in the SilverBirch Conference Centre – Room #4. This living room format meeting place is a flexible space where you can engage in purposeful networking in a cozy, private nook. The Fireside Chat room will be open throughout the Symposium.
Again this year, CLN is developing a Custom Branded App. In September you will be invited to download our event app, which will provide all the information, activities and entertainment that you as an attendee need for a great event experience. Our customized app will have personal agendas, schedules, maps, and new and exciting ways to connect with other attendees and more. Once ready, you will need to search for the Symposium app in your respective app store and then download it!
Symposium 2019 - Carya Calgary staff - CALP PD Project - Gathering to Learn
For more information, please contact:
Events Specialist (Symposium Event Lead)
Community Learning Network