We miss you and would love to gather virtually this year! In lieu of this year’s in-person Annual Fall Conference we are excited to host three virtual events throughout the weekend: a workshop, an open mic social, and our Annual General Meeting.
Workshop: Anti-Racism and Outdoor Education
A workshop with educators Anaya Lambert & Olivier Adrien, hosted by Shanshan Tian
Saturday, September 26th, 1-3pm.
We are grateful to have co-educators Anaya Lambert and Olivier Adrien facilitate an online workshop that will critically explore anti-racism and outdoor education – our ‘sphere of influence’ as outdoor educators and as an organization, navigating despair/hope in anti-racism work, including the real time unfolding of this curriculum, and will highlight actions and resources. This is an invitation to gather around work that is necessary and ongoing in COEO and all our communities.
From Anaya: “Because the systems we have inherited are built on structures of oppression (racism, misogyny, ableism etc) my team holds a complex analysis of some of the common barriers that show up repeatedly in the Outdoor Industry both for educators and for the youth we serve.”
This workshop will be held over Zoom, and will require registration through our website. Tickets will be sold on a sliding scale, by donation. We suggest a contribution of $25, or $5. All ticket proceeds will go towards paying our facilitators for their time and excellent work.
We are so grateful for these brilliant educators and to share this workshop with COEO. Participation will be capped at 90 and the recording of the workshop will not be publicly available after the event, so don’t miss it!
COEO’s Got Talent – Open Mic Social
Saturday, September 26th, 8-10pm.
One of the best things about COEO is the community, especially time spent at conferences sharing our talents around a campfire. While we can’t come together in person this year, we hope to connect with that community virtually through an open mic night!
If you are interested in performing please take a moment to sign-up HERE
Annual General Meeting
Sunday, September 27th, 10am-12:30pm
We certainly couldn’t have a conference weekend without everyone’s favourite event—the AGM! This year, please join us over Zoom from the comfort of your home to find out all that’s been happening over the past year and vote to approve the incoming Board of Directors. Please RSVP on the website if you plan to attend, as this is how we will be sending out the Zoom link for the meeting.