Our 6th annual Summer Seminar will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort in Whistler, BC from June 21–24. More information about the seminar is forthcoming, please subscribe for further updates regarding Summer Seminar.
This year's theme will be Global Responsibility and Institutional Mandate: Opportunity for Innovation.
Background information about Summer Seminar
Summer Seminar provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s international education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together over 300 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields that comprise international education in BC.
In addition to a full range of concurrent sessions, the conference agenda will include:
- A range of networking opportunities
- BCCIE International Education Awards Banquet
- Plenary addresses
- International Dialogue on International Education
- Thought Leader Dialogues on special topics
- A First-Timers Social
- Interactive pre-conference workshops on special topics
Don’t miss our next Summer Seminar in Whistler, from June 21–24, 2015!
Session proposals will be accepted until end of day February 2, 2015. Interested session chairs should complete the Session Proposal Form in full and provide as much detail as possible. The full list of concurrent sessions will be announced in Spring 2015. Please note that session chairs and session speakers are responsible for their own transportation, accommodation, and conference registration costs.
For more information on becoming a session presenter please refer to our FAQ sheet or email seminar [at] www.bccie.bc.ca.
To learn more about key dates, accommodation and travel information to Whistler, visit the links to the left. Check back in early 2015 to find details on our Seminar program.
Please note the 2015 full conference registration rate includes the Opening Reception and the Awards Banquet ticket.
All prices are exclusive of taxes.
Early bird registration is now open until April 6, 2015.
If you are currently registered as a delegate and would like to change your conference activities. Log in using your conference Access Key to update your registration.
BC and out-of province attendees
Early Bird Full Registration (Until April 6, 2015)
Regular Full Registration (Until June 7, 2015)
*Includes Opening Reception and Final Awards Banquet ticket.
|Onsite Full Registration||$900|
One-day Registration (onsite and online)
*Includes events during the day only. Tickets for evening receptions must be purchased separately.
Student Full Registration (onsite and online)
*Excludes Final Awards Banquet ticket
*Excludes Final Awards Banquet ticket
|Extra Opening Reception Ticket||$75|
|Extra Keynote Lunch Ticket (on Tuesday, June 23, 2015)||$90|
|Extra Final Awards Banquet Ticket||$90|
Please find below a series of key dates for BCCIE Summer Seminar 2015.
To receive regular updates on Summer Seminar activities and upcoming deadlines, please fill out our email subscription form and we will add you to our conference mailing list.
|Summer Seminar 2015 Key Dates|
Early Registration Opens
|November 19, 2014|
Session Proposals Open
|November 19, 2014|
Sponsorship Package Opens
|December 1, 2014|
Session Proposals Close
|February 2, 2015|
Early Registration Ends
|April 6, 2015|
Award Nominations Close
|April 20, 2015|
Bursary Applications Close
|May 1, 2015|
Online Registration Ends
|June 7, 2015|
Summer Seminar 2015
|June 21–24, 2015|
Every year BCCIE’s Summer Seminar attracts brilliant speakers from around our country and abroad to provide updates and inspiration on the International Education sector.
Announcing Keynote Speaker, Dr. Stephen Lewis
BCCIE is excited to welcome Dr. Stephen Lewis as the 2015 Summer Seminar keynote speaker.
Stephen is a Professor of Practice in Global Governance at the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. He serves as the board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which is dedicated to turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and he is the co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World in the United States.
The BCCIE Summer Seminar 2015 is expected to attract over 300 delegates from across Canada and abroad, including institutional and district leaders (Vice-Presidents, District Principals, Directors), senior government officials, NGOs, front-line practitioners and other key influencers in the field of International Education. The Seminar launch will be supported by a high-profile media campaign across electronic, social media and traditional communication channels.
Sponsors to the BCCIE Summer Seminar 2015 will have the opportunity to:
- Profile their organization to an influential audience of top practitioners and decision makers.
- Network with staff and others who act as a primary liaison with international students and their families, international institutions, agencies, government and supporters.
- Develop value-added partnerships with some of the leading International Education specialists in Canada.
This year’s conference will be held at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort Hotel, situated at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler.
Staying at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort Hotel
BCCIE is offering special conference rates with The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort Hotel at the rate of $175 during the nights of June 19–25, 2015.
Guests will be able to make reservations three days prior and three days after the group dates at the contracted rates based on availability.
To reserve your room in Whistler, visit resweb.passkey.com/go/bccie2015
Guests may also call the in-house reservations department at 1-800-606-8244 to make reservations. Callers should identify themselves as being with the BC Council for International Education or group code “0615BCCO_001” in order to receive the group rates.
Please note that as only a limited number of rooms are available, reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Special Offer at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport
For those who are in transit between Whistler and Vancouver, BCCIE is offering a special rate of $185 per night to stay at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel between June 18–26, 2015. Guests will be able to make reservations three days prior and three days after the group dates at the contracted group rates based on availability.
To reserve your room at YVR airport, visit resweb.passkey.com/go/bccouncint. Callers should identify themselves as being with the BC Council for International Education or group code “BCCO0615” in order to receive the group rates.
Getting to/from the Conference Hotel
Click to view on Google Maps:
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort Hotel Address:
4599 Chateau Boulevard
Canada V0N 1B4
Visit Whistler Blackcomb’s Plan Your Trip, to arrange your transportation.
From YVR - Vancouver International Airport
BCCIE maintains its commitment to the professional development of new, emerging International Education practitioners in BC. To encourage participation in this year’s Seminar by those who may not otherwise be able to attend the conference, BCCIE offers its conference bursary program. Bursaries will cover the full registration costs for BC educators. Please note that pre-conference workshop costs are not included and participants will still need to cover transportation and accommodation costs.
Please note: To be considered for a bursary, registrants must complete a Summer Seminar Bursary Application by May 1, 2015. Bursary recipients will be selected by committee and will be notified at the end of May.
For more information about the bursary program, please email seminar [at] www.bccie.bc.ca.
Nominations are now open for the 2015 International Education awards! Submit by April 20, 2015.
The annual BCCIE International Education Awards recognize the professionalism, dedication and efforts of an exemplary group of experts and practitioners in the field of International Education in British Columbia. Each year's winners represent a broad range of leaders from all parts of the sector and who represent the best and brightest in our province. Read about the 2014 Award winners here.
The BCCIE International Education Awards are decided by a peer committee and are awarded in the following categories:
1. International Education Distinguished Leadership Award
This award recognizes the unique and important accomplishments and contributions of an international educator or member of the community who has effected change and leadership in the field of international education in a senior leadership position or in service, who has `led from behind' and whose work will have a lasting impact.
2. Excellence in International Education Marketing Award
This award recognizes excellence and success in support of the education export sector in British Columbia and in the marketing of our world-class education system.
3. Rising Star in International Education Award
This award recognizes tomorrow’s leaders, our up-and-coming talent, and the next generation of leaders and practitioners in the field of international education.
4. Outstanding Program in International Education Award
Awarded to an institution, district or program to recognize high quality and highly creative programming in international education.
5. International Education Lifetime Achievement Award (Occasional)
This award recognizes the long-term contributions made and the far-reaching impacts realized over a career of commitment to BC’s international education sector.
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