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Special requests must be received by February 12

Please select your top 3 choices. We will be using this information to determine the number of workshops and space required for each.

Please be sure to select 3 different options to ensure your best possible schedule for the day.


Early Bird Rate $80* Register on-line by February 10, 2016

$110* after February 10

* includes lunch, and refreshments. Please bring a reusable water bottle and/or coffee cup. Water dispensers will be available.

All conference materials will be provided on a complimentary memory stick. We welcome you to bring your laptop or other electronic devices.

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To help us decrease the check-in time, please make cheques payable to ‘VIP Conference’ and send to:

Vancouver Island Parent Conference
556 Boleskine Road
Victoria, BC
V8Z 1E8

Full Payment must be received by February 27, 2016.

VIPC Refund Policy 2016

Refunds can be issued (minus $10 fee) if requested before February 17, 2016

Tickets are transferable. Please contact us at for contact information, session choices and transfer authorization.

PACs and Coupon Code

Some PACs are paying the registrations for their parents. If this is true for you, please select 'PAC Payment' and input your school name in the box provided. If your PAC provided you with a code, select 'Coupon Code'.

Some district PACs are providing a limited number of complementary or discounted registrations. Please check with your school PAC to see if this option is available and request a coupon code to input below.

Enter name of school if PAC is covering your registration fee.

These are available for ECE participants. Certificates must be picked up after 12:45 p.m. at the info / book sale table on the day of the conference

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Yong Zhao

zhoa21.  What Changes Are Needed: Entrepreneur-oriented Education

As a follow up to his keynote address, Yong Zhao will focus on three key elements: student autonomy and creative opportunities; outcome-oriented learning; and resource building and globalization. He will recommend empowering our children by liberating their potential, capitalizing on their passion and supporting their pursuits. He will suggest that we must allow children the opportunity to engage in creating authentic products and learn what they are interested in, just in time, not just in case.

Rod Allen

allen2.  Getting Permission to Change Education

Change can be extremely difficult, especially in an institution as large as the public education system. Rod will talk about developing the social licence for change and how to build support from all education partners.

He will explain the difference between improving the current system and making fundamental change. He will talk about systemic challenges and solutions. Finally, we will hear about BC examples of the new framework in action and ideas about the use of technology in learning.


Jeff Hopkins

hopkins3.  21st Century Learning in Action

What defines the current paradigm in education? What key elements define the new framework? How do we use lines of inquiry to develop learning activities? How do we extract learning outcomes from learning activities? How do we make outcomes matter?

Jeff will answers these and other questions as he shares his experiences since founding the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry in Victoria. He will describe the structures we need to support the new framework and how to create them. He will share the learning power creating by treating children with respect and focusing on helping them take charge of their learning.


Shelley Moore

Moore4.  Inclusion Now and in the Future

Shelley will help us to understand how current knowledge and practice can make our classrooms a place where all children can learn. She will explain the benefits of a truly inclusive classroom and dispel various myths about inclusion.

She will discuss current methodology for changing teacher practice and provide some examples of inclusive classrooms. She will then explore how the new framework might result in finally achieving our stated desire that all students reach their individual potential.