We regret to inform you that we have made the careful decision to cancel both the UBC Leading Edge Conference and Pre-Conference Seminar due to the COVID-19 developments. We wish to thank the many speakers and organizers who had offered their time and expertise to these events, as well as the support of the many registrants who had hoped to participate and learn together.
We will be in touch with other opportunities to connect and learn together in virtual formats in the near future.
For those registered for these events, reimbursements will be issued and we will follow up with you directly. Please contact us with any questions.
The way we learn, teach, and lead in education settings is changing. Join us—on the leading edge—to engage in deep conversations with diverse international education leaders, storytellers, and researchers from around the globe.
Our keynote speakers
A diversity of perspectives and rich dialogue by education leaders from across the globe.
Accommodations available at UBC Vancouver Campus and Downtown Vancouver.
MEET OUR HOSTS
Laura Tait is Tsimshian from Prince Rupert and her mother is from the village of Lax Kw’Alaams. She was born into the Eagle Clan. She is currently an Assistant Superintendent in the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Vancouver Island University, a B.Ed. from Malaspina University-College and a B.A. from the University of Victoria. She is involved in a number of district and provincial educational initiatives in Instruction, Assessment and Aboriginal Education and she is passionate about educational reform, especially as it pertains building inclusion for all.
Nicole Davey was born and raised in northern British Columbia and is proud to have been able to return to her community as an educator. Nicole earned her Master’s Degree in Multi-disciplinary Leadership through the University of Northern British Columbia and most recently completed the Transformative Educational Leadership Program at the University of British Columbia. Nicole is passionate about equity and quality in education and supporting learning at all levels. As the principal of Walnut Park Elementary School, she is curious about how to create optimal learning environments for children and adults that engage both the mind and the heart.
Thank you to conference partners and sponsors