Challenge & Change Conference

2021 Conference Cancelled

We are saddened to have to report that after a lot of thought and discussion, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 conference. The COVID-19 pandemic
shows no sign of abating in time, and unlike other PSAs who hold their conference in October, and who have been told definitively by the BCTF that any conference held
then must be virtual, we are in the untenable position of not knowing whether we have to have a virtual conference or if we can hold our traditional gathering. It was not possible, both logistically and financially, to plan for two entirely different conferences, and pick one at the last minute once the situation became clear. Rest assured that we are hard at work planning for 2022, and look forward to seeing you then. Stay safe!

2023 Conference Workshop Proposals

We typically book conference presenters 18-24 months in advance. If you would like to submit a workshop proposal for the February 2023 conference, please click on the button below to begin the process.

Submit 2023 Workshop Proposal

2020 Conference 

Our 33rd annual conference is now history, and 488 of you enjoyed the great lineup of sessions Karen Gadowsky put together once more, starting with Ivan Coyote as Keynote, and nearly three dozen other sessions covering a wide variety of topics.

Thanks to all of you who downloaded the conference app and allowed us to get the bulk of our sessions evaluated electronically, instead of by paper. It not only saves a tree or two, but also saves an immense amount of work totalling up things by hand. Watch for more app improvements next year.

We look forward to seeing you in February, 2022.

2020 Conference Highlights

Have a look at a few of the photos from the conference. Once again Chef Lori Pilling and the incredible kids from the Delta Secondary Cafeteria Program did an amazing job catering the Schmooze! Thanks also to Namoorsh Ready and the student bartenders from The Gathering Place. You did a fabulous job for us once more. And finally, thanks to the 99.999% of you who graciously signed our newly required alcohol waiver. And to that one crabby guy who didn’t want to do it, thanks for venting and finally capitulating!  

Future Conference Dates

We are pleased to announce that we have secured the following conference dates, all of which will be held at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre.

  • 2021 Cancelled due to pandemic uncertainty

  • 2022 February 17-18

  • 2023 February 16-17

  • 2024 February 15-16

  • 2025 February 13-14

Previous Conference Brochures

Want to see what the conference lineup was in previous years? Click on the pictures below to download a copy of a brochure from the last four years.