We are pleased to announce the dates of the 2018 Adult Basic Education Association of BC conference. Planning is underway and we would be delighted to see you at the conference. Please save the dates for:

ABEABC Conference
April 26 and 27, 2018
at Harrison Hotsprings Resort and Spa

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.

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 2018 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

2018 Conference Information


Tiffany Shepherd, Psychologist: “The Psychology of Sleep & Wellness for Educators”
Jan Unwin, Ministry of Education: “Continuing Education & the New Curriculum in B.C.”

Call for Workshop Proposals,

Conference Registration Information


ABEABC 2018 Conference Reg Form


Register Online and search for ABE.


Our special hotel rates at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort are $134 to $164 per night as follows:
$134 = 1 Queen, MAIN HOTEL
$144 = 2 Queens or 1 King, WEST WING
$154 = 2 Queens or 1 King, WEST TOWER
$164 = 2 Queens or Bedroom Cottage with 1 Queen, EAST TOWER

Accommodation Discount Booking Deadline: (Independent of conference registration) – please reserve your own accommodation at the Harrison Rseort and Spa by April 8th. Please check out the Harrison Hotel and Spa at Call 1-800-663-2266 (press 2) to make your own reservations. Ask for the ABEABC Conference Block Booking prices.

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:

  • 2017 – Harrison Hot Springs – Looking Around – Looking Forward, Exploring Possibilities and Bright Ideas
  • 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)