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Alberta Rural Education Symposium 2019--WEBINAR ONLY
Presented by: Annie McKitrick, David Irvine, Dr. Lars K. Hallstrom, James McKee, Minister's Panel Discussion
Sunday, March 03, 2019 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, March 04, 2019 | 8:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Session Location:
About the Session:

Only Keynote presentations and Panel Discussions will be available during this webcast.

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


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.


James McKee

Monday A.M. Keynote:

James McKee is the Director of Research in the Communications and Public Engagement branch of the Government of Alberta.

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.

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 3 FULL business 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 three FULL business 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: February 25, 2019
Cost: $50.00
Focus(es): Leadership
Grade Level(s): K-12
Audience: Administration
Rural Ed