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IAHLA 2019 AGM and Conference

Successful Institutes Under a BC Tripartite Post-Secondary Education Model

October 17-18, 2019 | Richmond, BC
Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel

The Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference will bring together educators and administrators from IAHLA institutes across British Columbia. Our theme this year, Successful Institutes Under a BC Tripartite Post-Secondary Education (PSE) Model. This supports the work underway by BC First Nations and First Nations-mandated institutes to develop a BC Tripartite PSE Model which will include funding, policy, and program delivery, as well as mechanisms to ensure the public post-secondary system is responsive to the needs of First Nations learners.

First Nations-mandated institutes provide culturally-relevant programming in community which leads to higher success of the learners they serve. The BC Tripartite PSE Model is being developed with the recognition that they are a fundamental component of the post-secondary system in BC. This year’s conference will focus on identifying challenges of First Nations mandated-institutes and opportunities to better meet their needs through the Model.

Registration and Travel
Register by Friday, October 4, 2019.

Registration is free but space is limited.

IAHLA will reimburse travel and accommodation up to $1000 for one representative per 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.

Our venue is the Vancouver Airport Marriott, 7571 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC. Rooms from $229 + taxes

Book by September 24, 2019. Reservations: book online or call 1-877-323-8888 quoting IAHLA Conference

For guests staying at the Vancouver Airport Marriott, register your license plate when checking in. For those attending the conference but staying elsewhere, please give the registration desk your license plate number upon arrival. Parking is complimentary for all meeting attendees.  Register your license plate online.

IAHLA offers buffet breakfasts and lunches on October 17-18 with a variety of food options. If you have special dietary requirements or major allergies, please indicate them on your registration form.

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

With Us

IAHLA members are Indigenous institutes governed by Board members representing Indigenous communities, and they offer a broad spectrum of courses and programs.  We welcome new members and encourage members to stay in touch.