Call for Presentations

BCSSA 2019 Fall Conference
November 21st and 22nd, 2019
Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Transforming Education Together

The BC school system is one of the highest performing in the world, with many jurisdictions around the world showing interest in what we are accomplishing. The BCSSA Fall Conference is an opportunity to celebrate and continue to build our collective capacity toward the transformation of education across our province.

System transformation requires educators to address equity, diversity, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation, and the engagement of students and stakeholders. Relationships within districts, through networks and with our community, provincial and global partners have been essential to our change efforts.

The BCSSA recognizes that a great deal of transformational work is happening within the province and we would like to provide an opportunity to showcase these achievements at our 2019 Fall Conference this November.

We are, therefore, asking school districts to share their most innovative and engaging practices with their colleagues, so that we can continue to highlight and spread these most promising practices across our system.


The BCSSA 2019 Fall Conference at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver will have an audience of approximately 400-600 participants, including board of education trustees, superintendents, district staff, principals, vice-principals, teachers, parents, students, and ministry staff.


This will be a 60-minute concurrent session that will take place on either Thursday, November 21st or Friday, November 22nd. You may wish to provide an opportunity for audience discussion and engagement during the presentation. You can expect an audience of 30 - 100 people. These sessions will not be pre-registered, so the audience size is an estimate only.

A host will be assigned to each breakout session to introduce the presenter(s). You will also be provided a projector, screen and speakers. Any handouts or materials will be the responsibility of the presenter. You will also be responsible for sending a copy of your presentation to the BCSSA approximately two weeks prior to the event.


Criteria used by the professional development committee in the selection process:

1. Relevance and alignment to the conference theme
2. Explains why you/your district has chosen this path
3. Demonstrates leadership and collaboration
4. Regional representation
5. Demonstrates how the program/project is making a difference for student learning

Submission Process

Please complete and submit the form below. A subcommittee of the BCSSA professional development committee will review all submissions and determine those that are eligible for presentation. If selected, the session title and description paragraph that you submit on the form will appear in the conference program app. Please note that if you do not wish to submit a proposal yourself but you know of a worthy program in your community, feel free to recommend this opportunity to others.


The deadline for submission is 4 pm, Tuesday, August 6, 2019. The pro d committee is meeting in August to review proposals, so we are unable to extend this deadline.