Creating A Legacy Together: A Conference for Global Citizenship

May 6, 2010 - 6:00am to May 8, 2010 - 6:00am

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About the Conference

Featuring the following keynotes:

  • Chris Turner, author of The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need
  • Craig Kielburger, founder of Free the Children
  • Geoff Green, adventurer, educator, and founder of Students On Ice

This is the annual conference of the GEOEC (Global, Environmental, and Outdoor Education Council of Alberta), which has partnered with several other groups, including ACEE and the ATA, to bring you this conference.  Teachers and educators from the non-formal sector are invited to attend this conference, which will be a forum to share, celebrate, and promote promising practices for developing engaged global citizens for the 21st Century. Workshops will be listed on-line within a month.

Thursday 6 May – welcome reception and Chris Turner keynote

Friday 7 May – Craig Keilburger keynote, workshops, and banquet with Geoff Green.

Saturday 8 May –  “The future of global and environmental education in Alberta – creating an Action Plan.”  Participants will help guide efforts to advance global and environmental education.  Saturday will end with a party and dance celebration featuring the fabulous band TR3!

Early Bird Registration: Ranges from just $150 (no meals) to $335 (includes all meals).

Accommodation: $129/night (single or double occupancy).  You can book your room by calling 1-800-263-3625, or visit (conference code is ‘geoec’).

…For more information about this conference, visit or e-mail [email protected]

More about the keynote speakers

Chris Turner is the author of the national bestseller, The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need, which the Globe & Mail named one of the best books of the year. Turner is also the author of the international bestseller, Planet Simpson: How A Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation. He writes a monthly feature on sustainability for the Globe & Mail.

Craig Kielburger is founder of (Kids Can) Free the Children, currently the world’s most influential international children’s organization with thousands of young people from more than 35 countries who participate in its activities. Among its many accomplishments, Free the Children has helped raise funds for the construction of more than 300 primary schools, portable water projects and health clinics and the distribution of medical supplies to families.

Geoff Green is a 40-year-old Canadian entrepreneur, adventurer and educator who has been leading expeditions and adventures from pole to pole for the past decade. A former school teacher, Green has skippered yachts; taught skiing in the Swiss Alps; was the first person to water-ski in both the Polar Regions; has been through the Northwest Passage three times; and led the largest ever expedition to Antarctica during the Millennium.

The Symposium is a collaborate initiative of the following groups:

  • Alberta Teachers Association (ATA)
  • Global and Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC) of the  ATA
  • Alberta Council for Environmental Education
  • Canadian Rockies School Division
  • Calgary Regional Consortium
  • UNESCO Associated Schools Network


Canmore , AB