What: The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education annual conference:

CNIE affiliated institutions are comprehensive, blending academic, professional and vocational cultues through both face to face and distance delivery modes, serving a vibrant and diverse student population. The confluence of these diverse elements has created synergy and innovative learning opportunities.

 Through this conference, we provide an avenue to explore and discuss the innovative learning that can arise when various elements come together. Explore your own confluences of spaces, places and cultures and the creativity they bring to the learning process.

For a report of last year’s CNIE conference in Ottawa, click here

Where: Beautiful Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia, (near) where the mighty Thompson and Fraser Rivers meet. Thompson Rivers University, the home of BC Open Learning, is the host.

When: May 13-16, 2014

Who: Keynote speakers include:

How: Registration does not yet appear to be open. For more details go to: http://www.tru.ca/distance/cnie.html The cost by taxi from Vancouver though is $750 (I know, I’ve done it), so I suggest you fly in or take Via Rail (highly recommended if you have the time and money)

Call for proposals: Click here for details, but the deadline fo abstracts is February 14, so get cracking

View from Kamloops airport, winter
View from Kamloops airport, winter


  1. Thanks for helping to spread the word about the CNIE conference! Really looking forward to a conference that is close to home (for me). I cracked up at your comment about taking a taxi!


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