Challenge & Change Conference

2019 Conference

Our 32nd annual conference has now come and gone. Quieter than 2018, we still had 433 registered (and nearly 40 cancellations due to the abominable weather). The nametags/schedules were a hit, as were all the gift certificates we gave away! We had a few glitches with the conference app (and we are addressing those so the issues don’t happen again), but we were surprised and delighted that 71% of you downloaded the app and checked it out. Thanks to everyone who persevered and evaluated their sessions electronically. It saves us a ton of work behind the scenes, (tabulating paper evalutations is very labour-instensive!).

Rest assured, we are already hard at work on 2020 and will post more information here as it becomes available. 

2020 Conference Workshop Proposals

We finalize our conference workshop sessions approximately 9 months in advance which requires our call for workshop proposals to be at least 18 months prior to each conference, so our  2020 workshop lineup is firming up nicely. If you would like to submit a workshop proposal for the February 2020 conference, please click on the button below to begin the process.

Submit 2020 Workshop Proposal

Conference highlights

Have a look at a few of the photos from the conference. Once again Chef Lori Pilling and the amazing kids from the Delta Secondary Cafeteria Program did an amazing job catering the Schmooze! Thanks also to Namoorsh Ready and the student bartenders from The Gathering Place. You did a fabulous job for us once more. 

Future Conference Dates

We are pleased to announce that we have secured the following conference dates, all of which will be held at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre.

  • 2020 February 13-14

  • 2021 February 11-12

  • 2022 February 17-18

  • 2023 February 16-17

  • 2024 February 15-16

Previous Conference Brochures

Want to see what the conference lineup was in previous years? Click on the pictures below to download a copy of a brochure from the last four years.