Conference Schedule & Venue Information

The conference program, a detailed version of the concurrent session schedule, and an ‘at-a-glance’ version of the conference schedule, are available to download here.


About the Venue

Pre-conferences took place in the Education Building of the University of Saskatchewan Campus. The conference took place primarily in the Bowl and the Arts Building of the University of Saskatchewan campus. Click here for a full map of campus, click here for a zoomed-in map of conference activities, and click here for information about parking.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019


The deadline for booking accommodations was April 9, 2019. There are several hotels within walking distance. 

Wondering what to do in Saskatoon? Click here to learn more about our beautiful city!


Thursday, May 9, 2019


Check out the descriptions of the amazing pre-conferences we planned, and to see meeting places and times for the pre-conferences.


Time Activity (See the pre-conference webpage for meeting locations)
May 8-9 Boreal Forest Eco-Tour
8:30am-5:00pm Helping Environmental Education Associations Build their Capacity – An EECOM Leadership Summit
9am-1pm Mapping out a Strategic Path to Advance Ocean Literacy in Canadian Classrooms and Communities
10am-12pm Sustainability Education Policy Forum
12pm-4pm Project WET Canada 2019-2021 Implementation Strategy Workshop
1:00pm-2:30pm University of Saskatchewan Campus Sustainability Walking Tour
1:00pm-4:00pm Relational Healing, Climate Change, and Indigenous Land-based Learning
2:30-4:30pm Conference Registration Opens in Upper Place Riel (map)
4:30pm Picnic Social (map)
6:00pm-10:00pm Brewing Beer Naturally


Friday, May 10, 2019


Check out the descriptions of our field trip options.

Many thanks to our Golden Eagle sponsor, the University of Saskatchewan Environmental Programs for their sponsorship of Day 1 of the conference!

Time Activity
7:00-8:00 Exhibitor Set Up in Upper Place Riel (map)
8:00-9:00 Conference Registration Sign In & Coffee in Upper Place Riel (map)
8:00 am Exhibit Fair Opens in Upper Place Riel (map)
8:30-10:15 Opening Ceremony: Recognition of Territory & Welcome

Conference Keynote Address:

Tim Swinehart, “Teaching for Climate Justice and Student Action”

Neatby-Timlin Theatre (Arts 241)

10:15-10:30 Room Change
10:30-11:30 Concurrent Sessions and Workshops #1
11:30-1:00 Lunch & Poster Session in Garry Room, Marquis Hall
12:00-1:00 Five Senses Mindfulness Walk with Barret Miller! (map)
1:30 pm Exhibit Fair Closes
Field Trips (Meeting locations will be posted on the field trip webpage soon)!
1:15 – 5:30 Collaborative, Sustainable Approaches to the Way We Live and Grow: Combined Tour of Radiance Cohousing and the Askîy Project’s Garden
1:15 – 4:00 Interpretive Tour of Wanuskewin Heritage Park
1:00 – 5:00 Brightwater Science, Environmental and Indigenous Learning Centre
1:00 – 5:00 Stand Up Paddleboard River Tour
1:00 – 4:00 An Afternoon with Ecojustice
1:15 – 4:00 Tour of the Meewasin Valley’s NorthEast Swale
1:15 – 4:00 Diamond Willow Walking Stick Workshop
1:15 – 4:00 Bird Walk with Trevor Herriot (map)
1:15 – 3:30 Classroom Visit (Early Learning)
1:15 3:30 Classroom Visit (Elementary)
1:30 – 4:30 Education Sweatlodge at Linklater Lodge
7:00 pm Official Welcome Event:  Wine and Cheese & EECOM Award Ceremony with Troy Hudson & Broken Horse at Remai Modern Art Gallery



Saturday, May 11, 2019


A big thank you to the University of Saskatchewan for their sponsorship of Day 2 of the conference!

Time Activity
7:00-8:00 Rise & Shine Yoga in the Bowl with Hot Yoga on 20th (map)
7:00-8:00 Exhibitor Set Up (if needed) in Upper Place Riel
8:00 am Exhibit Fair Open in Upper Place Riel
8:00–8:30 Sign in & Coffee in Upper Place Riel (Coffee also available outside Neatby-Timlin Theatre, Arts 241)
8:30–9:15 Conference Keynote Address:

Sheelah McLean & Sylvia McAdam, Idle No More

“IDLE NO MORE: The Next Generation”

Neatby-Timlin Theatre (Arts 241)

9:15-10:15 Exhibit Fair & Networking Space Official Opening (Information for Exhibitors) in Upper Place Riel
10:15-10:30 Room Change
10:30-11:30 Concurrent Sessions and Workshops #2
11:30-1:00 Lunch in Garry Room, Marquis Hall
11:30-1:00 EECOM AGM in Montcalm Room, Marquis Hall
1:00-1:45 Conference Keynote Address:

Eriel Deranger, Indigenous Climate Action

Neatby-Timlin Theatre (Arts 241)

1:45-2:00 Room Change
2:00-3:00 Concurrent Sessions and Workshops #3
3:00-3:15 Room Change
3:15-4:15 Concurrent Sessions and Workshops #4
4:15-4:30 Room Change
4:30-5:30 Concurrent Sessions and Workshops #5
6:00 pm Exhibit Fair Closes
6:30 pm SaskOutdoors 50th Birthday & Award Winners Event with Belle Plaine at Louis’



Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time Activity
7:00-8:00 Meewasin Valley Authority Trail Bird Walk with the Saskatoon Nature Society (map)
8:00–8:30 Coffee outside Neatby-Timlin Theatre
8:30-9:15 Conference Keynote Address:

Laurie Adkin, University of Alberta

“Universities, Climate Breakdown, and the Production of Knowledge for Post-Carbon Transition”

Neatby-Timlin Theatre (Arts 241)

9:15-9:30 Room Change
9:30-10:30 Concurrent Sessions and Workshops #6
10:30-10:45 Room Change
10:45-11:45 Concurrent Sessions and Workshops #7
10:45 am EECOM Board Meeting
11:45-12:00 Room Change
12:00-12:30 Closing Session

Neatby-Timlin Theatre (Arts 241)