Annual Conference

Annual Conference

The Classrooms to Communities (C2C) Provincial Conference convenes both school-based and community-based educators, as well as other community members, committed to place-based, community-connected learning. This annual conference takes place over the provincial PSA professional development day in October each year.

Next C2C Conference: October 24-26, 2019 – Vancouver

Proposed Future Conference Dates & Locations:

October, 16-18, 2020 – Northern BC

October 15-17, 2021 – Vancouver Island

October 21-23, 2022 – Kootenays


Feedback from Classrooms to Communities Conference participants: 

“I can honestly say that I have never been to a conference that in any way stacks up against the incredible event that you pulled off – it was an incredibly powerful and inspiring few days”.  – Participant
“I heard so many people say that this was one of the best conferences they had ever been to. It was the perfect mix of information, connection, and fun. When I think about what experiential, place-based learning should look like, talk about ‘walking the talk’ with this conference!” – Volunteer
“I struggle to describe to people how magical, transformative, challenging, beautiful, emotional and inspiring it was. Prior to the Classrooms to Communities Conference, I have never previously attended an event where indigenous people and culture were so interwoven.  It was so much more than indigenous strands, content, speakers but so much more authentic. This feels foreign to me and I don’t know how to start but am willing to learn”. – Participant


BC’s Minister of Education Rob Fleming voicing his support for environmental education and place-based learning as being a key piece of BC’s redesigned curriculum
ʔaq̓am Nasuʔkin (Chief) Joe Pierre taking the time to greet each of the 300 conference participants at the Opening Circle
Keynotes were greeted by a packed house with 300 educators across Canada participating
 Participants enjoyed over 100 sessions and workshops on outdoor and environmental learning