April 27/28

Harrison Hot Springs


Looking Around – Looking Forward: Exploring Possibilities and Bright Ideas

The primary activity of the ABEABC focuses on excellence in professional development by inviting people working in the ABE/ESL fields to share their best practices and research at our annual conference.Adult basic education – whether delivered in secondary, post-secondary, First Nations, community, or Corrections programs – is a growing and ever- changing field in the use of technologies, course structures and program development.

This year’s theme “Looking Around – Looking Forward: Exploring Possibilities and Bright Ideas” offers the opportunity for you to share your innovative programs and best practices.

INVITATION: Practitioners and researchers involved in the field of Adult Basic Education are invited to submit proposals for 90-minute presentations applicable to ABE and ESL learning and reflecting the 2017 Conference theme in the following areas:

  • Innovative teaching methods and program development
  • Student assessment and portfolio use for student evaluation
  • Using technology in the classroom and online for students and instructors
  • “Universal Design”- creating inclusive environments for all students
  • Topics and issues arising in today’s classroom that support professional and personal development

Practical, innovative and interactive workshops are encouraged.


Conference Information

Keynote Speakers

Call for proposals

Conference Registration Information

ABEABC Conf registration 2017

HHS Hotel Information

The primary activity of the Adult Basic Education Association of BC focuses on excellence in professional development. Each year a conference is held in the spring to bring together instructors from around the province.

In recent years we were at:

  • 2016 – Harrison Hot Springs – Building Bridges: Creating Structures for Success
  • 2015 – Harrison Hot Springs – The Kaleidoscope of Adult Learning: Our Shifting Perspective
  • 2014 – Harrison Hot Springs – Taking Back the Dream: Working Together to Support Adult Education In the Face of Change
  • 2013 – Harrison Hot Springs – The Education Jigsaw: Fitting Adults into the Puzzle
  • 2012 – Harrison Hot Springs – Life is a Highway: Connections and Crossroads
  • 2011 – Harrison Hot Springs – Transitions & Transformations: Embracing Change
  • 2010 – Harrison Hot Springs – Inspiring Skills for Success
  • 2009 – Prince George – Culturalizing the Curriculum
  • 2008 – Victoria
  • 2007 – Chilliwack
  • 2006 – Kamloops
  • 2005 – Merritt
  • 2004 – Castlegar
  • 2003 – Richmond
  • 2002 – Prince George
  • 2001 – Victoria
  • 2000 – University College of the Cariboo (Kamloops)