Conference News Feed

Top 10 things you need to know for EECOM 2018!

Here are the top 10 things you need to know for attending the EECOM 2018 Canadian Classrooms to Communities Conference:  
  1. What to Bring? Check out our list of the essentials. The weather will likely be hovering around zero in the mornings and we will be spending plenty of time outside, so please bring your warm outdoor clothing. Check out a few photos of the site that were just taken - it looks amazing this time of year!
  2. Delegate Map: See who is coming to #EECOM2018!
  3. Indigenous Participants: In recognition of the many Indigenous Peoples travelling into Ktunaxa amakis, please identify yourselves by responding to this email and let us know which First Nation you are coming from so that we may be able to acknowledge and make visible the many peoples, homelands, and waterways informing this conference. Please let us know if you will be in attendance at the Official Opening on Thursday evening (8:30pm).
  4. Ktunaxa Nation: Read more about the local land, language and culture:
  5. Transportation: Don't forget to sign up to join a carpool, share seats in your vehicle and get your carbon offsets! You can also find maps of the region, local area and venue here:
  6. Accommodation: If you don't have a place to stay, want to share, or are willing to share, sign up! Also, if you are local but want to stay out a bit later for the final night on Saturday, there are a handful of hotel rooms available for that night!
  7. Schedule: Check all the things you don't want to miss!
  8. Workshops/Sessions: Pre-registration is not required for workshops. You can just attend the workshops of your choosing when they are offered. We are emphasizing quality over quantity, so we are trying to keep workshop numbers to an average of 15 people each. If the workshop that is top of your list is full, you can rest assured that there are plenty more amazing options to choose from! Just check out this list:
  9. Field Studies: Do you recall which one you signed up for?
  10. And for our BC residents, don't forget to vote early in your municipal election! 
Thanks so much to our to volunteers, partners & supporters! We look forward to seeing you at #EECOM 2018!


In record time, EECOM 2018 Conference spots have been sold out!

It took less than a week, but in that time nearly 300 registrations came pouring in. Participants are from coast to coast to coast and are predominantly educators who works with communities, educators who works with K-12 classes, and elementary school teachers. These participants have indicated they are most interested in learning about Indigenous Perspectives, Place-based Learning and Sustainability Education. This summer we will produce a delegate map so that participants can see the breadth and depth of people who they will be able to learn, share and connect with in October.

If you missed registration, we invite you to click here to register your interest in attending the EECOM 2019 Conference – May 10-12, 2019. Those who register their interest will be given one week’s advance notice of the conference so they can secure their spot before general registration opens.


13 Field Studies Approved!

We are very pleased to confirm an AMAZING line-up of place-based field studies! Conference participants will have the opportunity to hop on a bus and head out for a half day on one of 13 excursions showcasing some fantastic places and programs across the local region. Sign up will take place during registration which opens MAY 15th.

Many thanks to all of the local organizations and individuals who have taken the time and effort to put together these incredible excursions for conference participants! Columbia Outdoor School, BC Parks, College of the Rockies, Columbia Basin Trust, Wildsight, ʔaq̓am Community - St. Mary's Indian Band, Walk With Ronna, Kimberley Nature Park Society, Mainstreams Environmental Society, East Kootenay Invasive Species Council - EKISC, Mount Baker Secondary School, Kootenay Trout Hatchery, Clear Sky Meditation and Study Center and the I.D.E.A.L. Society!

More information here: