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Languages Canada 2020 Conference

13th Annual Conference
The Future in Focus


February 23-26, 2020
Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver BC

Preliminary Program

  • 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Board Meeting

    2019 Board members only


    5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    Junior and Pavilion Ballroom Foyers
    3rd Floor, North Tower

    Exhibitors Set Up


    7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Junior and Pavilion Ballroom Foyers
    3rd Floor, North Tower

    "Meet and Greet" and Early Registration

    Drop-in basis
    Snacks and light refreshments served


    Diamond Sponsor
    guard.me International Insurance

  • 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

    Breakfast
    Products and services exhibit area opens


    9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

    President's Report / Welcome

    Cath D’Amico

    • Welcome to Vancouver (TBA)
    • Introduction of Languages Canada Board, Conference Committee and Staff
    • Overview of Past Year’s activities 
    • Presentation of 2020-2024 Strategic Plan (Gonzalo Peralta)
    • Overview of Conference Program / Questions

    With simultaneous interpretation


    10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Refreshment Break


    10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Keynote Presentation

    Amy Baker, The PIE News

    Insights on the global language education landscape through the eyes of a journalist

    With simultaneous interpretation


    12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

    Lunch


    1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    Professional Development Workshop Session 1


    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Professional Development Workshop Session 2


    3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Refreshment Break


    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Sector Interest Group Meetings and Professional Development Workshop


    6 p.m. -

    Evening Free
    Various groups organized for informal dinners

  • 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

    Breakfast
    Products and services exhibit area opens


    8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

    Professional Development Workshop Session 3


    9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

    Professional Development Workshop Session 4


    10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Refreshment Break


    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Professional Development Workshop Session 5


    12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

    Lunch


    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

    Professional Development Workshop Session 6


    2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    Professional Development Workshop Session 7


    3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Refreshment Break


    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Professional Development Workshop Session 8


    6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Closing Reception


    Diamond Sponsor
    guard.me International Insurance

  • 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

    Breakfast (members only)


    8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Annual General Meeting and Elections (Members only)

    • Election of new Board / AGM
    • Confirmation of committee chairs
    • Review of committee priorities
    • Sector groups report back to membership
    • Strategic Plan and Budget approval

    With simultaneous interpretation


    12:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Board Meeting

    2020 Board members only