Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Location: Stanley Milner Library, Edmonton [map, parking, transit info]

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8:30 am - 9:00 am


9:00 am - 9:15 am


Welcome and opening remarks

Location: Library Theatre

9:15 am - 10:30 am

Opening Keynote: Cory Doctorow

Location: Library Theatre

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Breakout discussion groups & Coffee [provided]

Location: TBA

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Q&A with Cory Doctorow

Location: Library Theatre

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch [not provided]

Nearby lunch locations

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

A: Heather Zwicker
Location: Edmonton Room

Reading Edmonton
This presentation talks about different ways of perceiving and composing the city of Edmonton with particular attention to a new collaborative project called Edmonton Pipelines. Pipelines aims to tell new stories about Edmonton by using the interactive possibilities of online mapping platforms like HyperCities and WorldMap. Its site-appropriate title stands for individual projects, or "pipelines," which fall within the overarching rubric. Examples include "Rossdale," an experiment in conceptually mapping the city’s oldest zone; "Dis/Integration," a photo essay about the Camsell Hospital; "Vertical Suburbia," a collection of crowd-sourced narratives from Terwillegar Towne and other suburbs; and "Past Futures," an investigation of what happened to city plans from the past. Edmonton Pipelines is multimedia and seeks to engage both scholars and citizens who are interested in building maps and telling stories about Edmonton.

B: Phil McRae
Location: Library Theatre

The Radically Changing Landscape for Educating Children and Youth - Trends and Trajectories for Alberta
Education systems around the world are in the midst of a period of 'transformation' unlike any other time over the last 100 years. Phil will highlight five significant trends that will change the landscape of Alberta schools over the next two decades. This presentation is also intended to open up a discussion as to how this will impact our learning contexts, classrooms, students, communities and society.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Coffee [provided]

Location: Centennial Room

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Closing Keynote: Patsy Aldana
Library Theatre

Loving To Read
Let's make reading a national priority for Canadians: the National Reading Campaign. Patsy Aldana, Chair of the National Reading Campaign talks about the proposed public engagement campaign and the National Reading Plan and describes how we can all be involved in this initiative that is built around reading for joy and civic engagement.

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Concluding remarks and thank yous

Location: Library Theatre