The 7th Annual Alberta GSA Conference will be held on Saturday November 17th, 2018, at Jasper Place High School on Treaty 6 land in Amiskwaciy Waskahikan (Edmonton) Alberta. Doors open at 9:00am and the conference ends at 4:10pm. Bring a digital (phone) or physical printed copy of your ticket with the QR code visible to make registration go faster!

Make sure you sign-up for the workshop types that fit who you are! Workshops are divided by different grades, and whether they are for just students, just teachers, or both. Check the workshop audience in the description when you sign up! There will also be a French workshop available each block, thanks to our partners at Francophonie Jeunesse de l’Alberta! Workshop attendees who have registered for workshops will be given priority if the workshop is full.

Almost all workshops in Block 1 will repeat again in Block 2. Block 3 will be activity & arts-based!
BLOCK 1: 11:10am - 12:20pm
BLOCK 2: 1:35pm - 2:45pm
BLOCK 3: 3:00pm - 4:10pm

The Chill Zone will be a quiet drop-in room available to hangout, do crafts, get tarot readings, and/or speak with a counselor if needed. Located in the STAR Program room (next to Room 183) the Chill Zone will be available during Block 1, 2, and 3.

The Smudge Space will be a drop-in gathering space and/or sharing circle where folks will be able to smudge and come together in community. Located in Room 128, the Smudge Space will be available during Block 1 and 2.

The entire conference takes place on the 1st floor with the exception of the cafeteria which is down a flight of stairs next to an elevator.
Washrooms will be all-gender with stalls and are wheelchair accessible.
An ASL Interpreter will be available for the keynote presentation as well as other workshops as needed.
There may be smudging in certain workshops, if you have severe allergies to smoke please inform the Workshop Ambassador so that a dry smudge can be performed instead.


Kate Duncan

Kate started her training at Edmonton School of Ballet 14 years ago and is currently a student in ESB’s Teacher Training Program. She has completed a one year Certificate in Pedagogical Studies and Dance Teaching from the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School, a Jr. Grades Teaching Course from ESB, and she is now aspiring to do her Cecchetti Associate teaching exam in 2019. She has trained in a wide variety of styles including Cecchetti, RAD, and Vaganova ballet styles, as well as jazz, lyrical, modern, creative movement, hip hop, acrobatics, national dance, and character. With this she has obtained courses in motor skill development, improvisation, and dance in the classroom, which she incorporates into her creative movement classes. In addition to teaching Kate also takes on choreography projects with musicians and theater groups in Edmonton. She is very excited to share her love of dance with all of her wonderful students!

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, November 17

3:00pm MST