2017 OAGEE Fall Conference Event

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OAGEE Fall Conference 2017

Geography: Embracing Our World






Conference at a Glance

Where? St. Andrew’s College in Aurora, Ontario

When? Friday, November 10, to Saturday, November 11, 2017

What? Our theme, “Geography: Embracing Our World,” acknowledges the inclusive perspective exemplified by geographers when observing and interpreting our physical and cultural landscapes. Forty-six presentation and workshop sessions will include the themes of inquiry-based and modern learning, global citizenship, equity and indigenous issues, geospatial technology and digital applications, and giant maps. Remembrance Day activities will be incorporated into the schedule. Field Trip participants on Friday will learn about viable, sustainable housing at The Archtype Sustainable House found at The Living City Campus of the Kortright Centre for Conservation.

Field Trip participants on Friday will learn about viable, sustainable housing at The Archtype Sustainable House. Two semi-detached houses at The Living City Campus of the Kortright Centre for Conservation serve as models of the next generation of green homes. Participants will experience a sample educational tour to discover how such housing designs can minimize ecological footprints and improve people’s quality of life. Kortright is a sustainability education centre owned and operated by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).









Speakers? Guest speakers embody this year's theme through the diversity of their careers and achievements.

Teddy Syrette, a queer-Indigenous activist and artist, will provide Friday morning’s opening keynote address and host a workshop in a later session.
Richard Scott, a senior planner with Parks Canada involved with the new Rouge National Urban Park initiative, will speak after Friday evening’s banquet and award presentation.
On Saturday morning, Tanya Talagaan investigative reporter and author, will share insights from her work as a journalist.






Food? Breakfasts, break snacks, Friday lunch and the Friday evening banquet are included with registration. To assist in conference planning and budgeting, please confirm your attendance at the Friday banquet (tentatively scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m., followed by a keynote speaker) during session registration. Note that the conference organizers do not need to be informed if your plans change.

Exhibitors and Activities? Many exhibitors, anchored by major sponsor Esri, will be stationed in a central location on Friday. A variety of recreational activities will be offered after Friday evening’s banquet and guest speaker. OAGEE’s Annual General Meeting will be held during Saturday’s hot buffet breakfast. Please ‘Bring Your Own Device' to applicable sessions.

More Info? Visit the Fall 2017 Conference section of the OAGEE website (www.oagee.org) for online registration, conference schedules, session and field trip details, keynote speaker information, conference updates and contact information.

Registration? Early bird registration fees of $220 increase to $260 after October 15 (reduced rates for student-teachers). After initial registration, follow instructions in a subsequent invoice email to enter your conference ID number to sign up for specific sessions.

Accommodations? Preferred accommodation has been arranged with the Best Western Voyageur Place Hotel in Newmarket (905-895-2131 or 1-800-575-0601, OAGEE-SAC group booking; www.newmarkethotel.com).

Our planning committee of public, Catholic and independent school teachers look forward to enjoying the conference with you in early November. See you in Aurora!

Sincerely, The OAGEE Fall 2017 Conference Planning Committee