Developing Minds 2021


* Please note: conference presentations will be recorded for livestreaming on the day. Video will be uploaded to the conference website after the event. 

Friday, February 26th, 2021

This conference will take place online. Draft schedule subject to change.



8:15am Check-in/Registration Virtual conference opens for networking  



Welcome to SFU 

Welcome and land acknowledgement 


Keynote - live presentation



Keynote Simona Capisani   Philosophy and Inclusive Pedagogy


Q&A for keynote


Coffee break    


PowerTalk Breakout Sessions


Moderated interactive sessions addressing PowerTalks and workshops to develop practical lesson plans


Panel summaries and reporting out from breakout sessions

Final Q&A



Summary and closing remarks    


Networking on virtual platform



12:00 pm

Conference closes    

Speaker and Breakout Sessions 

Breakout sessions - these are small group, interactive roundtables with other delegates, moderated by a speaker or conference team member and based around the materials shown below.

  • Breakout 1: Simona Capisani (keynote speaker) Philosophy and Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Breakout 2: Lara Campbell (Conference Organizer) exploration of keynote presentation
  • Breakout 3: Gillian Judson (PowerTalk presenter) Walking Classroom. 
  • Breakout 4: Calder Cheverie (PowerTalk presenter) Story-telling in maker-pedagogy
  • Breakout 5: David Barnum (PowerTalk Presenter) Rethinking Learning Environments: Community as Classroom. 
  • Breakout 6: Lori Villeneuve (PowerTalk presenter) Connection to land for a more authentic journey towards Reconciliation
  • Breakout 7: Discussion and sharing on experiential and place-based learning with a local knowledge holder
  • Breakout 8: Tiffany Muller Myrdahl (PowerTalk presenter) explore sense of place, safety, and belonging through mental mapping
  • Breakout 9: Sean Zwagerman (Developing Minds 2018) General discussion for developing practical strategies
  • Breakout 10: Paula Rosehart (Conference Organizer)- Exploration generated from Cheverie, Villeneuve and Barnum PowerTalks