CASAE National Conference 2008
Mary 23, 2008 From the Desk of Shauna Butterwick
Hello everyone: With just a little over a week before the
conference starts, we wanted to give you some information that we hope will
help you enjoy your time at UBC at and the CASAE conference. For UBC maps and
information about keynote speakers etc. please go to the CASAE conference
The first stop when you arrive at UBC is to go to the Congress
Registration office that is located in the Walter Gage Conference centre,
5959 Student Union Blvd (northeast corner of the campus). Once you pick up
your Congress registration package there, please make your way to the
Mathematics Building, 1894 Mathematics Road (directly behind the Koerner
Library) where we will have the CASAE conference. The CASAE registration
desk is located on the second floor. We will open this desk on Saturday
May 31st from 3 to 6pm.
Thereafter registration will be open each morning starting at 8am (Math
Building, second floor). There will be a map at the Congress registration
centre on the designated CASAE bulletin board directing you to the Math
Building. We will have signs posted to direct your way. It is about a 5
Memorial Lecture: On Saturday, May 31st CASAE registrants
are invited to join the First Memorial Buttedahl Lecture that will be held
in the Choi building, 1855 West Mall (a few minutes from the Math
Building). There will be time to mingle and meet people starting at 6pm;
the lecture will be from 7 to 8pm with a reception following.
Speakers: The conference officially opens on Sunday June 1st
with an opening plenary from 9 to 10:15am in Math 100. After welcome
remarks and notices from your conference co-chairs, Dr. Linde Zingaro will
give a keynote address. See attached flyer for more information about her
talk. There will be a second keynote speaker on June 1st from 5 to 6pm given by Dr. Paul
Bouchard; this keynote will also be held in Math 100; see attached flyer
for more information. Following Dr. Bouchard’s talk there will be a
reception, hosted by the Canadian Council of Learning, on the first floor
of the Math building. We will also have a Closing Plenary on Tuesday June
3rd from 11:30 to 12:30 also held in Math 100.
and Book Launch: during the June 1st lunch hour 12:50 to
1:30pm, there will be a launch of a Special Issue of the Canadian Journal
for the Study of Adult Education (CJSAE) on Work and Lifelong Learning (Volume 20, No. 2) as well as a
book launch for the recently published The
Future of Lifelong Learning and Work D.W. Livingstone, K. Mirchandani
and P. H. Sawchuk (Eds). 2008, Sense Publishers.
Program: There are a total of
12 concurrent single paper and roundtable sessions held from June 1 to 3rd.
Each concurrent session lasts 50 minutes and there are between 5 and 7
concurrent sessions during each time period. There are also two symposia
which will last 1 hour and 50 minutes. Presenters are responsible for
managing their time and concluding their sessions according to the program
schedule. There is a 10 gap of time between papers. Please see attached
for the latest version of the program.
Posters will be displayed in the hallway on the second floor of the Math
building outside the classes where the sessions are held. Poster
presenters will set up their posters over the lunch hour (after the
Journal and Book launch) on June 1st and will be at their
poster stations for questions from 2 to 2:50pm June 1st (first
session after lunch). Posters will remain up during the remainder of the
& Rooms: All our sessions, except for the Buttedahl Lecture on
Saturday May 31st (held in the Choi building, room 120) and the
joint panel session with CSSHE and CSSE on June 3rd 10-11:15 (held in the Geography Building, Room
100) will be held in the Mathematics building in the following rooms: 100,
102, 103, 104, 105, 202, 203, 204, 225. There is an elevator but only up
to the first floor. Floor maps of the Math building will be in your
Lunch: Each morning June 1, 2 & 3 there will be a continental
breakfast provided (coffee, tea, juice, muffins/scones/croissant, fruit)
from 8 to 9am. Coffee will be refreshed mid morning and mid afternoon each
day. Sandwich lunches are provided on June 1st (part of a
journal launch in Math 100) and June 2nd (for those attending
the CASAE AGM in Math 100). All coffee and food will be served in the
hallway on the first floor of the Math building. Water will be available throughout
the conference on the first floor next to the coffee.
Banquet/Dinner: The dinner will be held at the Enigma Restaurant on
Monday June 2nd, 4397 W. 10th Avenue with cash bar
starting at 6:30pm and dinner at 7pm. A map with directions will be
provided in the CASAE registration package. For those who have not bought
tickets yet, we are able to sell tickets ($45) until June 1st
(before the conference you can contact Roweena Bacchus at email@example.com; once at
the conference, Roweena will be at the registration desk). To look at the
menu, please go to the CASAE conference website.
We have been conscious of trying to reduce the “footprint” of this
conference. To that end, we have created a CD for the proceedings
(abstracts will be part of the conference package). We ask that
registrants deposit their coffee, tea, lunch remains in the marked bins –
we hope to recycle most of the paper plates, knapkins and food through
UBCs excellent composting unit which will take everything except plastic.
We have ordered water fountains to reduce the amount of plastic bottles.
All the cutlery is made of biodegradable corn starch and plates, cups and
bowls are made of sugar cane fibre. To help reduce waste we encourage you
to bring your own coffee mugs.
and weather: Vancouver at this time of year can be both warm and sunny
as well as cool and wet so bring your umbrella, raincoat and dress in
If you have any other
concerns or questions about the conference, please don’t hesitate to your
conference co-chairs: Shauna Butterwick (firstname.lastname@example.org) and John
We have a wonderful and inspiring collection of
papers, roundtables, symposia, and posters to stimulate dialogue and contribute
to the scholarship of adult education. Enjoy your stay.
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