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Emergent Learning 2015

  • October 23, 2015
  • World Trade & Convention Centre
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia

Un-conference Manifesto

While we refer to this event as the Emergent Learning Conference, it is truly an UN-conference in every sense of the word. This is not an event that one person or a committee has planned and produced. Rather it has been created and curated by the community itself. We call upon Atlantic Canadian parents, educators, psychologists, physicians, students, government officials etc. to bring forth timely and relevant issues that need to be discussed. Literally, hundreds of people respond each year to this fresh approach. The resulting program is rich with presentations, workshops, and keynotes, covering a wide range of topics relating to the education of youth.

We then ask this same community to offer themselves up as jurors to evaluate and choose from these presentation proposals. Their goal? To come up with the most creative, original, and inspiring line-up possible. This community curation is what creates a rich program, filled with different perspectives and options on educating young people to be their most resourceful, healthy, confident, and creative selves.

Please join us, and find your voice at the conference as a presenter, juror, or delegate.

PresentersBEWARE !Final Round Submission DeadlineOctober 7, 2015

Jury Duty!Save the date October 8th-9th, 2015

We’ve made some exciting changes to our format for 2015. With our short format "BridgeTalks" Emergent presenters will take turns on the main stage delivering their ideas in the most engaging ways they can. Delegates will then have the opportunity to design their conference schedule around the presenters they found to be most compelling.

How will you choose to participate and make your voice heard? Here’s how you can participate and here’s how the UN-Conference portion of our event works*:

Presentation proposals should be submitted on this website. Presentations can take place in a classroom setting, lecture area, or yoga studio. Take care to create a compelling title, abstract, and bio, and relevant links as these will be the primary determinants of program selection. Multimedia technology is available if you choose to use slides, videos, and/or sound.
Comprised of members of our community, this group creates the UN-Conference program by rating and assessing all of the proposed presentations.
To become a juror simply register online before the presenter submission deadline. Limited to 30 people, sign up early to avoid disappointment. (Conference registration fees extra)
Once the submission deadline has passed you will be emailed special login information that gives you access to the online juror system. You will have access to all submitted papers and be able to review, rate, and even email presenters if you have questions.
Final Jury Session: October 8th-9th, 2015
Low stress. Sign-up, show-up, enjoy! But register early, seating is very limited and expected to sell out. The program will be revealed as various submission and review deadlines pass. Early registration discounts reward those who are brave enough to register before the full program is revealed!
* Any combination of the above is acceptable; we only ask that you refrain from rating your own presentation if you serve as a juror.