EECOM National Conferences are Canada’s largest, regular gatherings of environmental learning stakeholders, and provide unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities. Frequently hosted in national or regional parks and important conservation areas, these events often incorporate outdoor recreational activities as an integral part of the conference and provide conference participants with opportunities to explore and learn about different parts of our diverse nation and it’s natural resources. Hosted in partnership with local groups and organizations, this has been one way EECOM has successfully supported regional capacity building for environmental learning for over a decade.
EECOM 2018 Conference
October 18 – 21, 2018: Classrooms to Communities (C2C)
Cranbrook, BC Rockies
The theme for the 2018 Conference is Classrooms to Communities (C2C) which envisions learners and educators being deeply connected to place, community and planet, able to effectively communicate their stories of connectedness, and are taking responsibility to do so. This conference is for everyone involved in environmental education – after all, our classrooms are our communities and our communities are our classrooms…and we are all learners!
Ce rassemblement aura pour thème ‘De l’école à la communauté’, évoquant ainsi des participants connecté(e)s à la terre, aux communautés et à la planète. Ils et elles pourront échanger leurs histoires, leurs connexions et leurs connaissances. La conférence est ouverte à tous ceux et toutes celles impliqué(e)s dans l’éducation environnementale: les salles de classes sont des communautés, et les communautés des salles de classe, nous sommes tous et toutes des élèves de la planète!
May 18 – 21, 2017: See Change – Tides of Environmental Learning / Changement a l’horizon
Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Conference delegates explored how innovative learning inspires connection to nature, more sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods, resilient communities and a life-giving planet. Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia was our host, a thriving and progressive community rooted in traditional cultures, small farms and the spectacular natural setting of the Bay of Fundy.
EECOM’s 2016 Conference will provide educators with new hope and ideas, new tools and resources, and will look at the choices we can make to make this culture of change a reality. This conference is purposefully taking place in the Heart of the Turtle Mountains in the geographic centre of Turtle Island (North America). For three days you will be able to experience a place without boundaries. Situated on the 49th parallel, the International Peace Garden recognizes no boundaries – a perfect setting to “think outside the box”.
2015 Canmore, Alberta
2014 Ottawa, Ontario
2013 Victoria, British Columbia
2012 Waterloo, Ontario
2011 Regina, Saskatchewan
2010 Vancouver, British Columbia
2009 Montreal, Quebec
2008 Gros Morne, Newfoundland
2007 Kananaskis, Alberta
2006 White Point, Nova Scotia
2005 Huntsville, Ontario
2004 Vancouver, British Columbia
2003 Summerside, Prince Edward Island
2002 Montreal, Quebec
2001 Whitehorse, Yukon
2000 Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba
1999 St. Andrews, New Brunswick
1998 Ottawa, Ontario
1997 Vancouver, British Columbia
1996 Bragg Creek, Alberta
1995 Leslie Frost Centre, Ontario