2013 IERG International Conference
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Announcing the 8th International Conference on
Imagination and Education
“Imagination . . . is reason in its most exalted mood.” William Wordsworth, Prelude, Book IV.
Learning: Wednesday, July 10th
through Saturday, July 13th, 2013 During the past decade engaging and developing the imagination has
come to the forefront as essential to building more educated, just, and
sustainable societies. This 8th International Conference on Imagination
and Education continues to build on growing interest around the world in
the role of imagination in teaching and learning not only in schools,
but also in a wide variety of educational settings that include museums,
outdoor and experiential venues, and new media applications such as
on-line games and social networks.
Imagination and Learning:
Wednesday, July 10th through Saturday, July 13th, 2013
During the past decade engaging and developing the imagination has come to the forefront as essential to building more educated, just, and sustainable societies. This 8th International Conference on Imagination and Education continues to build on growing interest around the world in the role of imagination in teaching and learning not only in schools, but also in a wide variety of educational settings that include museums, outdoor and experiential venues, and new media applications such as on-line games and social networks.This year, the IERG at Simon Fraser University again invites researchers, educators, practitioners, students, and policymakers to join us in continuing to shift the paradigms of theory and practice in education. We welcome proposals on a diverse range of research from our local and international community.
Share and discover ideas, strategies, and practical materials that will help you create a greater place for the imagination in your classroom.
10 th July
Pre-conference workshops: 09.00 am - 04.00 pm
Wine and Cheese Opening reception: 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
The reception begins at 07.00 pm on Wed. 10th. 2013, and will be held in the Segal Conference Room, at SFU's Harbour Centre, with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the beautiful North Shore Mountains and historic CP Rail Station.
Entertainment by: Pianist/vocalist, Shannon Thue - www.shannonthue.com.
11th - 13th July
Three Day Conference: on new theories, case-studies, and practical demonstrations about IE, LiD, IEE, and WSP.
July 11th. 9 a.m.
July 12th. 9 a.m.
July 13th, 9 a.m.
IERG Conference 2013 Program schedule (draft)
We would like to thank the confirmed speakers for agreeing to present at the IERG Conference 2013. We are convinced that your presence will enhance the experience of all who attend.
Please find our program with the schedule for your presentation/workshop and check the draft schedule for any errors.
Download/view Program schedule PDF
Conference to be held at SFU's Harbour Centre
This year the conference will be held at:
SFU's Harbour Centre at 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3
Harbour Centre houses SFU's downtown campus and offers excellent conference facilities for our use. Harbour Centre is located in Vancouver's historic Spencer building, at the corner of Hastings and Richards streets in the city’s Heritage District. Shopping, restaurants, hotels and entertainment facilities are all minutes away.A map of the Center is available here.
For more information about location and directions, please click here
Click here for Tourism Vancouver website.
Dinner Boat Cruise
July 12th, 2013 (06.00 pm - 10.00 pm) - Boarding Time: 05.30 pm
This year's dinner boat cruise will be on the authentic paddle wheeler the MPV Constitution. In the 1800s paddle wheelers plied their wares at rough and ready towns along the west coast from California to Alaska.
Enjoy a different view of Vancouver, and a wonderful catered dinner buffet as you cruise by the panoramic vistas, large waterfront homes, privately owned islands, wildlife and more. Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm are a true photographer’s delight!
The boat is berthed at Harbour Cruises Marina - #1 North Foot of Denman Street in downtown Vancouver.
For more information about the cruise, download the promotional poster (pdf).
See a map of the location here.
Delta Vancouver Suites - www.deltahotels.com
We are pleased to confirm special rates for our attendees at Delta Vancouver Suites as outlined below:
Delta Suite: SINGLE/DOUBLE $189.00/night
Deluxe Suite: SINGLE/DOUBLE $214.00/night
Signature Club Suite: SINGLE/DOUBLE $239.00/night
Callers must mention the group name “2013 IERG International Conference” to ensure they receive the appropriate rate and are included in the guest suite block.
Requests can also be made through Delta Hotels & Resorts web page at www.deltahotels.com.
We are as well pleased to confirm special rates for our attendees at the Four Seasons Hotel:
Standard room: $185 CAD/night
Preferred View King room: $215 CAD/night
Premier Corner Room: $235 CAD/night
Callers must mention the group name “8th International Conference on Imagination”.
See List of Conference Presenters and Abstracts: More info coming soon.
Other conference Information
2013 Conference Coordinator: Joeri Cant
If you have any questions about the IERG 2013 International Conference please contact: jcant |at| sfu.ca
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