parallel sessions

A variety of parallel sessions on different topics will be available for participants to choose from at the conference that support the connection to the sub-themes.

Fostering allyship with traditionally underserved communities

Fostering allyship with traditionally underserved communities


Restructuring versus destructuring

Restructuring versus destructuring

 A full list of parallel sessions and descriptions will be available shortly.

Session Types

Parallel Sessions, Interactive Workshops, Ignite Sessions

 Interactive Workshops

Workshops offer a forum for discussion on a topic related to at least one of the convention sub-themes. They involve group-based activities such as discussion, brainstorming, sharing and mini-tutorials around key ideas. Interaction with and among delegates can be facilitated in the room using traditional or digital methods. 

Duration: 90 minutes

 Ignite Session

Ignite sessions are interactive and include several presentations related to a specific, common issue or topic related to at least one sub-theme. In each session, participants are asked to present 20 slides for 15 seconds each. This means individuals have 400 seconds (approximately 5 minutes) to present their topic. Presentations can include emerging practice, innovation or research that contribute to creating, fostering or maintaining anti-oppressive and anti-colonial environments in schools.

Duration: Each session will include a 5-minute question and answer period. Ignite sessions will have four presentations followed by a 15- to 30-minute informal plenary where participants will be able to discuss with presenters. Groups of presentations will be formed by the organizing committee based on commonality of issues. 

Once selected, participants for the Ignite Session will need to comply with the following guidelines:

  • 20 slides in PowerPoint and PDF

  • Slides must be animated to change every 15 seconds automatically