Schedule

  • EDNet and Registration – Wednesday, May 27
    For Inclusion BC Organization Members & Conference Registration
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    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Executive Directors' Network Meeting
    Inclusion ​BC ​is ​pleased ​to ​have Tony Shumpert, Vice President of Supply Chain Operations at Savers/Value Village and Bernie Schneider, Director of Business Development from Kirk Marketing speak as well as ​Doug ​Cartan to ​​deliver ​a ​seminar ​on ​Accountability-Based ​Management ​during ​the ​meeting. ​
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Pre-Conference Registration
    Come to the Sheraton Wall Centre to register in person, pick up your conference bag and get a tour of the 2015 Conference venue!
  • Day One – Thursday, May 28
    Opening Day, Art Exhibition & Welcome Reception
    Alec Dan
    08:45 - 09:30
    Welcome
    We will open the conference with a traditional welcome by the First Nations Musqueam Leader Alec Dan and the Coastal Wolf Pack Dancers. Our Co-Hosts will welcome our delegates.
    shane koyczan
    09:30 - 10:00
    Keynote Performance
    Hear award-winning Canadian poet, author and performer Shane Koyczan perform selected pieces of his impressive and award-winning portfolio.
    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Exhibition
    The Keep Moving Don’t Stop Exhibition area is where attendees can connect with technologies, products, service organizations and entrepreneurs who have set up shop to discuss their services, products, ideas, and stories.
    10:30 - 12:00
    Workshop Sessions
    9 concurrent breakout sessions
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    Lunch
    1:30 - 3:00
    Workshop Sessions
    9 concurrent breakout sessions
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Exhibition
    The Keep Moving Don’t Stop Exhibition area is where attendees can connect with technologies, products, service, organizations and entrepreneurs who have set up shop to discuss their services, products, ideas, and stories.
    barbara collier
    3:30 - 4:15
    Keynote Presentation
    This presentation will share findings from a Canada-wide project that defined the communication barriers that people can experience; what communication access means for people who have different types of communication disabilities and what community businesses and organizations need to do in order increase access to their goods and services. It will describe a range of resources that can be used to inform people about their communication access rights and to educate businesses and organizations about how to make their services communication accessible.
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    4:30 - 5:30
    Creative Growth
    Vancouver gallery director Lee Plested of The Apartment, talks with Tom di Maria, Director of Creative Growth in California about this successful art center that is launching careers of artists with developmental disabilities. The conversation will then open up to a larger discussion about inclusive arts programming involving community living agencies and public galleries.
    5:30 - 7:00
    Welcome Reception
    Join us as we welcome delegates to the 60th Anniversary Conference. Featuring live music, hors d'oeuvres and canapés in the Pavillion Ballroom, this is a wonderful time to mix and mingle.
  • Day Two – Friday, May 29
    Plenaries, Performances and Panels, Dinner & Dance!
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    08:30 - 09:10
    Keynote Presentation
    This presentation will include Dan Habib's experiences as a father, filmmaker and inclusion advocate.
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    9:10 - 9:30
    Keynote Presentation
    BC's Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond presents a keynote on the advocacy work her and her office do to ensure that every child and youth in British Columbia has the right to be healthy, safe, educated, and to be heard.
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    9:30 am - 10:00 am
    Keynote Performance
    If you haven't heard the music, seen a Sean Forbes live show, or seen his music videos yet, you're in for a treat! Sean's presentation will be followed by a performance from this ground-breaking, one-of-a-kind deaf hip-hop artist.
    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Exhibition
    The Keep Moving Don’t Stop Exhibition area is where attendees can connect with technologies, products, service, organizations and entrepreneurs who have set up shop to discuss their services, products, ideas, and stories.
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    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Language, power and a social movement
    This Panel will discuss the evolution of language in our social movement and how it empowers us or not.
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    Lunch
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Workshop Sessions
    8 concurrent breakout sessions
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Exhibition
    The Keep Moving Don’t Stop Exhibition area is where attendees can connect with technologies, products, service, organizations and entrepreneurs who have set up shop to discuss their services, products, ideas, and stories.
    3:30 - 5:00
    Workshop Sessions
    8 concurrent breakout sessions
    ten souljiers
    6:00 - 11:00
    Dinner & Dance
    Join us for a jazz trio during dinner and a dance with Vancouver's hottest party band, Ten Souljers, comprised of three horn players, five vocalists, and the best rhythm section in the city of Vancouver. There WILL be dancing - and lots of it!!!

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