WHAT IS QCE?
"Education needs to address the world around our learners but also the world within our learners."
- Sir Ken Robinson
Since its inception in 2002, the Queen's Conference on Education has evolved into the largest student-run annual conference at Queen's University. The conference is geared towards anyone who is interested in expanding, enriching, and evolving their viewpoints on education. Conference delegates include students from over fifteen other universities in Ontario as well as students and professors from NORD University in Norway.
QCE provides hundreds of conference delegates with the opportunity to explore a number of themes in the world of education through keynote presentations and interactive workshops which range from discussing current issues in the field of education to a focus on professional development and refining practical and related skills. The conference also provides the chance for delegates to interact and network with peers who are also interested in teaching in the future.
Each year, the executive team chooses a theme for the conference in hopes to share more about a specific subject that can impact all educators. Over the course of a weekend, QCE hopes to bring fellow future educators together into an environment of learning about oneself, others, and the workplace. During a delegate's stay in Kingston, they will experience two dynamic keynote speakers, a special lunchtime speaker, four engaging workshops and a banquet shared with fellow delegates.
This year, however, QCE will be held via Zoom. Although QCE will be different, it will still consist of engaging workshops, an inspiring keynote speaker and an interactive panel discussion.
QCE aims to provide a conference like no other and hopes to make it a milestone of all delegates' undergraduate careers.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our conference chair Esther, at firstname.lastname@example.org.