What is QCE?
First off, the letters QCE stand for "Queen's Conference on Education", and as our name implies, we are a conference all about education! But, we are a bit more than that. Queen's Conference on Education is a two-day conference (Saturday, Sunday), that strives to inspire and inform future educators through two keynote speakers, and a wide variety of workshops. Not only do our workshops offer delegates ideas for becoming better educators, but impart valuable transferable skills that help develop leadership, presentation, and creative potential. QCE is completely student-run! The conference is headed by the QCE Exec. with the help of our wonderful volunteers.
When and where is QCE?
QCE 2020 will take place from Saturday, January 11th to Sunday, January 12th, and will be taking place at the Queen's Faculty of Education in Duncan McArthur Hall.
How do I register for the conference?
Registration for QCE 2020 will occur from November 4th until November 20th, 2019.
How do I know if I am an Internal or External Delegate?
Internal delegates are considered to be conference attendees that are enrolled at Queen's University and are currently in the Concurrent Education program. External delegates are considered to be conference attendees that are students from other universities and those of Queen's students who are not in the Concurrent Education program.
Please note that these designations vary slightly for bursaries (see the section below).
Am I able to get financial aid to attend QCE?
Yes! QCE tries to make itself as accessible as possible. Bursaries will be available soon. Applicants will be notified via email if their application has been successful. Bursary cheques will be distributed after the registration period has ended. Unfortunately, bursaries will only be offered to internal delegates who pay for the Concurrent Education Students' Associate annual fee.
What if I have a dietary restriction?
QCE is aware of the various dietary restrictions of our delegates whether these relate to allergies, religious obligations, or a conscious decision. To provide suitable meals to all of our delegates and to accommodate for all dietary needs, we have provided a section within our registration form for you to notify us of your needs. All meals served at QCE include kosher, halal, nut-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. If you have any further concerns or dietary restrictions please let us know either by emailing Sandie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jessica at email@example.com.
Help! I'm an external delegate, how do I get around Kingston?
Luckily for you, with the exception of the banquet that takes place on Saturday evening, the entirety of our Conference takes place in ONE building: Duncan MacArthur Hall, on Queen's West Campus.
Furthermore, the banquet takes place in the same venue, as accommodations have been booked: the Sheraton Kingston Four Points hotel. Please see our Travel Tips page for location details.
To travel to and from your hotel to Duncan MacArthur Hall, an approximately 10-minute trip, there are a couple of options. You can call a cab (Amey's Taxi provides good and quick service, and can be contacted at (613) 546-1111), or take Kingston Transit. Buses run from near the hotel, directly to Duncan MacArthur. You can use the Kingston Transit Trip Planner to help plan your morning and afternoon commute.