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Summer Pro-D Conference

              COTA Summer Institute 2023


The COTA Summer Conference is August 28th - 30th, 2023 at George Elliot Secondary. We are well into planning for our Summer Institute and are inviting applications to facilitate sessions. Click here     Call for Presenters to apply to presentDeadline for submissions is May 26th, 2023. 

Keynote: Multi award-winning Poet Laureate Ahmed Ali, better known as Knowmadic, is a community organizer, public speaker, actor, musician and youth worker. He has dedicated his time empowering diverse communities around the world. Ahmed is co-founder of Edmonton’s only spoken word collective: Breath In Poetry. With over 15 years of experience in public speaking and stage performance, Knowmadic will provide a sense of confidence and contribute to the success of any event. His experiences as a refugee, in addition to his background in community building and the arts, Knowmadic has built a refreshingly  unique and positive approach to whatever he does.

COTA members must complete a PDP if they are not attending the COTA Conference. Click here to access the Self-Directed Professional Development Plan (PDP) form. Deadline for submissions is May 26th, 2023.

Contact Barb Huva at or 250-860-3866 should you have any questions.




Here's a snippet from last year's conference:

The COTA Summer Conference "Think Globally, Learn Locally" is August 29th -31st, 2022. We will be in person at George Elliot Secondary (some sessions are off-site).                                           ***Please plan to carpool as parking is limited*** 

August 29th: Keynote 8:30-10, Session 1: 10:30-12, Session 2:  1-2:30 

August 30th and 31st: Session 1:  8:30-10, Session 2:  10:30-12, Session 3:  1-2:30                         

Note: there are some 3 day, 2 day and full day sessions as well as a few with different start or end times. 

Session descriptions: COTA Summer Conference 2022 Sessions and Descriptions 

Registration begins June 15th and continues until August 26th. 

COTA Members: no charge                      SD#23 CUPE members: no charge 
UBCO Students: $35 (UBCO covers)       All Others: $70/full or part day