2018 Spring Chapter Conference

April 19 & 20, 2018
New Horizons in Modern Learning
Civic Hotel, Surrey, BC

Our 2018 Spring Conference is offered as a professional development program for school district staff, professional consultants, and industry associates in school and facility management. Our goal is that each attendee will take away from the conference an informative overview of recent initiatives for the design, development, and operation of schools.

Conference Program

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11:30 am – 1:30 pm BC Chapter Executive Meeting
1:30 – 2:00 pm Registration
2:00 pm Bus departs to Salish Secondary School – SD #36
2:30 – 3:15 pm Presentation on Salish Secondary
3:15 – 4:15 pm Tour of Salish Secondary
4:15 – 4:30 pm Bus to Surrey Central – SFU Campus and Snack
4:30 – 5:00 pm Presentation on SFU Surrey Campus
5:00 – 5:45 pm Walking Tour of SFU Surrey Campus
5:45 pm Return to Hotel – Walking
6:45 – 9:00 pm Registration, Meet and Greet Social Event
7:30 pm Sponsor Presentations
9:00 pm Bar Closes
FRIDAY, 20 APRIL, 2018
7:30 – 8:00 am Registration and Learning Credits
8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast and Platinum Sponsor Presentations
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome and Introductions
8:45 – 9:45 am Keynote Speaker – Dr. Breithecker, Health and Kinetics Scientist
9:45 – 10:00 am Coffee Break
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Presentation – Research on Learning Spaces
Dr. Lennie Scott-Webber
12:00 pm Sponsor Presentations
12:15 – 12:50 pm Lunch
12:50 pm Regional President – Philip Riedel
1:00 – 1:30 pm A4LE BC Chapter Annual General Meeting
1:30 – 4:00 pm Workshop – Reflections on Teams, Time and Space
Nick Salmon, Collaborative Learning Network
4:00 – 4:15 pm Coffee Break
4:15 – 5:00 pm Ministry of Education Presentation
5:00 pm Closing Remarks


Dr. Dieter Breithecker, MA | Health and Kinetics Scientist

“Bodies in Motion: Designing Healthy School Environments”

Dieter Breithecker Dr. Breithecker is head of the Federal Institute on the Development of Posture and Exercise in Germany, and a member of “Ergonomics for Children & Educational Environment” (ECEE), a technical committee of the International Ergonomics Association.

Dr. Breithecker has published widely on the subject of Ergonomics for Children and Human Workstations. As an international expert he has presented throughout Europe, Asia, Indonesia, North and South America, Australia, and Saudi Arabia.

He is emphasis in research comprises the following issues:
  • Living environments need space for movement
  • The effect of lacking movement on mental and physical functions
  • Relative and behavioral preventive measures at workplaces, school, and office


Dr. Lennie Scott-Webber, NCIDQ, AIA Affiliate [AIA/CAE]

Lennie Scott-Webber “Dr. Lennie” is a leading thinker on the evolution of what we know about learning, the learner and the learning place. Passionate about the unanswered solutions that leave students behind in their learning, she has pioneered research strategies addressing how the built environment impacts student engagement factors and learner success, and has designed future-focused, evidence-based design applications for 20+ years. Currently, she is the Owner / Principal of INSYNC:: Education Research + Design. She is also acting as the Education Research Leader for DLR Group’s K12 Education Practice. Formally: the founding Director of Education Environments Globally for Steelcase Education; tenured, full-professor and chair of two design schools [Canada & USA]; Director of the iLAB Research Center, Radford University; professional interior designer, author, published researcher, national and international speaker.


Civic Hotel
13475 Central Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 1Y8
Phone: 604.951.3331

Please call the hotel directly to book a room. 

Pricing is subject to hotel availability.
A block of rooms has not been reserved specifically for our conference attendees.

Civic Hotel


Member: $150 USD / $199 CAD
Non-Member: $190 USD / $250 CAD
Guest Ticket for Thursday Social Event-Meet and Greet $25

Credit Card Payments:
PLEASE NOTE: Credit card charges will be in US Funds and converted to CDN by your CC company.

Check Payments:
Please mail checks to:
Yvonne Harfiel
c/o A4LE BC Spring Conference
#200 - 1985 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J 4Y3 Canada


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