IMAGE-square-IAHLA-Conference-2018-04IAHLA 2018 AGM and Conference

Building Our Sector
Institution-Building for Aboriginal Institutes

June 14-15, 2018, Richmond, BC
Sheraton Vancouver Airport

The Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA) Annual General Meeting and Conference offers networking opportunities and showcases a range of practices to support the growth of Aboriginal post-secondary and adult education institutes in British Columbia.

Our theme this year, Building Our Sector – Institution-Building for Aboriginal Institutes, will bring together educators and administrators from IAHLA institutes and partners from across the province.



Registration Guide – a flyer for easy sharing

Registration is free to employees and students of BC Aboriginal-controlled post-secondary or adult education institutes that are IAHLA members in good standing.

IAHLA will reimburse travel and accommodation up to $1000 for one representative per IAHLA institute. Following the AGM and conference, the IAHLA Board will make a determination if participants can be fully reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses, pending additional funding.

* Registrants will be contacted for workshop selection once the workshop schedule is finalized.

Schedule (draft)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am Traditional Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 am Keynote Address
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Indigenous Language Revitalization in BC
11:00 am Language Fluency Degree Workshop
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Language Fluency Degree Plenary
2:45 pm IAHLA Annual General Meeting
4:30 pm Closing


Friday, June 15, 2018

8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am Traditional Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 am Keynote Address
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Panel Discussion:  Building Our Sector
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm PSE Review Plenary
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Workshop Sessions
4:30 pm Closing

Call for Workshop Proposals

IAHLA welcomes workshop proposals that showcase effective practices that will enrich Aboriginal-controlled institutes and their partnerships, resulting in greater student achievement.

Call for Proposals Flyer

Workshop Application Form  (Word Version)


A room block is available at the conference venue, the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC.

Reservations: 1-800-663-0299 quoting “IAHLA Conference” or use the booking link

Book by May 17, 2018 for the negotiated rate of $219+tx.

Parking:  Register your license plate for complimentary parking

Membership and Proxies

IAHLA is the representative organization for a wide variety of Aboriginal-controlled adult and post-secondary educational institutes across BC.  To check your institution’s IAHLA membership status and authorized (voting) representative, please contact Sarah Lefebvre Email.  To assign voting privileges to someone other than the authorized representative, complete the proxy form (coming soon) and submit it by June 1, 2018.

Conference Photo Gallery