Attend Super Conference October 20-21, 2017
Vancouver, BC

Registration is now OPEN.

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Registration for Super Conference includes:

  • Two full days overflowing with interactive, inspirational and highly applicable professional learning opportunities created by 25 BC PSAs.
  • Over 30 remarkable keynote presentations on big ideas from every subject area, brain research, digital literacy, inclusion, and more.
  • Your choice from hundreds of sessions offered in a variety of formats, including lectures and hands-on learning opportunities presented at Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Vancouver, Telus World of Science, and Stanley Park Ecology Society.
  • Access to a massive Exhibitors Hall featuring the latest educational products and services.
  • Unlimited networking opportunities with nearly 6,000 BC educators and education.
  • Optional one-year membership to the PSA of your choice (additional charge).

October 20-22, 2016

Intersections 2016, the joint conference of the BCATA and CSEA/SCÉA was rich with art, ideas, and exchange.

Thanks to more than 70 hands-on, hearts-on and minds-on session presenters.

Special thanks to Keynote Speaker Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas  for inspiration, challenge, and the community mural project.

Thanks also to The Salish Weave Collection for providing teacher participation grants and the Indigenous Art and Education Panel with Butch Dick, Chris Paul and Angela Marston.

Special thanks as well to Rande Cooke for the exhibit, ‘Accumulation’, and to the many vendors and sponsors who supported this conference.

And, of course, thanks to the 250 conference participants from across BC and across Canada. Your energy and enthusiasm all weekend was a huge natural resource.

Finally, our deepest thanks to the high school students, preservice teachers, and colleagues whose cheerful volunteer efforts set the fabulous tone for two and a half very special days.

With very best wishes from your conference co-chairs,

Regan Rasmussen, BCATA
Michael Emme, CSEA/SCÉA


Back to the Studio

October 23-24, 2015

Hosted at Carson Graham Secondary -­ 2145 Jones Avenue, North Vancouver, BC and Artist for Kids Studios and Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art -­ 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC.

This event has now concluded.


  • Day One – Back to the Studio -­ The day began with a fascinating keynote address by celebrated Canadian artist Victor Cicansky, followed by a wide variety of hands-­on workshops designed for primary, intermediate and secondary teachers. The day concluded with evening social and awards presentation at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, with a fabulous view of the Vancouver skyline.
  • Day Two – Studio & Gallery Tours – delegates visited a selection of local artist studios and galleries, or participated in the Vancouver Biennale’s “Blue Trees Pigmenting Party” at Simons, Park Royal, with renowned artist Konstantin Dimopoulos.

What’s the Big Idea?”

February 20, 2015

The 2014/15 conference, located in Vancouver, was held at Granville Island the the Vancouver Art Gallery. Highlights included:

  • exploration of Granville Island;
  • a workshop and gala event at the Vancouver Art Gallery;
  • the Vancouver Biennale installations
  • workshops at Opus and other arts businesses
  • Keynote Address: Danielle Krysa

Draw Yourself In

The 2013 conference was be held in October, at Princess Margaret Secondary in Surrey. Check the conference website for more details.

Dualing Arts

Combined BCATA/ABCDE 2012-13 Conference

This conference was held in combination with ABCDE, the Association of BC Drama Educators, in October 18-20, 2012, at Clayton Heights Secondary in Surrey (7003 188 Street).

Further details to can be found on the conference website.

Visual Celebrations

BCATA Conference 2012

This conference was held on February 16-18, at Magee Secondary School in Vancouver. For an overview of this event, you can check out the conference website.

Pots, Paints & Pixels

BCATA Conference 2011

This conference of the BCATA was held in Salmon Arm, October 21-23, 2010. This event addressed the needs of studio arts teachers at K-12 levels, and provided a strand aimed at photo educators interested in learning more about digital photography. Keynote Speakers were Secwepemc Elder, Ernie Philip, and professional storyteller and photojournalist, James Murray. Our artist-in-residence was Lynda Faulks, who painted Ernie’s portrait. Giclee prints of this portrait are available from the artist. For more information, visit the conference website.