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Alberta Rural Education Symposium 2019--Rural Schools and Communities: Partners in Action
Presented by: Annie McKitrick, David Irvine, Dr. Jody Carrington, Dr. Lars K. Hallstrom, Minister's Panel Discussion, Ministers' Reception
Sunday, March 03, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday, March 04, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Location:
Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre 17700 - 87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
About the Session:

The theme for ARES 2019 is, “Schools & Communities - Partners in Action”. This year's symposium will focus on informing and assisting education and municipal leaders in the creation of partnerships that will mutually benefit both the local school and the community. The recently updated Municipal Government Act contains a new mandate regarding the creation of Joint Use and Planning Agreements (JUPAs) between school divisions and municipalities. Our 2019 symposium will assist education and municipal leaders in starting this important work. We know that so much more can be accomplished when ministries work together, sharing resources and expertise.

Sunday evening Ministerial Panel: Minister of Education, David Eggen, and Minister of Municipal Affairs, Shaye Anderson, will be accompanied by one other Minister yet to be named, to provide information on the work of government to support rural Alberta communities. Time will be available to pose questions to the Minister’s in attendance. Following the Minister's Panel, a Minister's Reception will allow participants to engage Ministers and MLA's in one on one conversations.

The Agenda will be posted on the ARES website www.albertaruraleducation.ca

If you are booking a hotel room at the Fantasyland Hotel, call 780-444-3000 or toll free 1-800-737-3783 and please state that you are attending the Alberta Rural Education Symposium or mention the code #7933241 to obtain the negotiated rate. Unbooked rooms will be released to the public after February 1st, 2019.

About the Presenter(s):
Minister's Panel Discussion

Sunday evening:

Education Minister Eggen and Municipal Affairs Minister Shaye Anderson will be accompanied by a panel of Ministers to provide information on the work of government to support rural Alberta communities. Time will be available to pose questions to the various Minister’s in attendance.


Ministers' Reception

Following the Ministers' Panel, a Ministers' Reception will allow partiipants to engage Ministers and MLAs in attendance in one on one conversations.

Annie McKitrick

Monday morning:

Annie McKitrick is the MLA for Sherwood Park and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education.  She has a BSc (Ecology) from McGill and M.Ed and diploma in public-sector management from UVic.

Dr. Lars K. Hallstrom

Monday morning:

Dr. Hallstrom is the Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities, and an award-winning professor in two departments at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Jody Carrington

Jody is a passionate believer in the power of the relationship in our classrooms, where some of the most important work on the planet takes place. This becomes especially true in our rural communities where sometimes our educators become the safest place for our babes to “land”.


David Irvine

Tuesday morning:

David Irvine is an international speaker and best-selling author.

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place.
Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: March 04, 2019
Cost: $400.00
Focus(es): Leadership
Grade Level(s): K-12
Audience: Administration
Rural Ed