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We are no longer accepting abstract submissions. 

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Q: What are the main themes and sub-themes for the conference?
The main theme of the conference is a "Celebration of Resilience". Related themes include the Truth and Reconciliation movement, Indigenous education and pedagogy, historical and contemporary issues regarding Indigenous education, strategies, contemporary movements, and future success in Indigenous education. 

Q: Where can I see a list of presentations at WIPCE?

The Workshop Descriptions page - it's a drop down menu under "About"

Q: I missed the deadline to submit an abstract. Can I still submit? 
No. Abstract submissions have closed as of October 31. Due to the high number of submissions we've already received we are unable to make exceptions. 

Q: Are there registration scholarship opportunities available? 
Yes. Click Here.

Q: Can children attend? 

Yes. Children 13 and under must register with a parent using the "Child Companion Tickets" which are $75 and valid for 1 day into the conference plus social activities.

Q: If I have booked accommodations for a group of people but only received 1 confirmation code can I use that to benefit from the hotel discounted rate on each registration? 


Q: My child is not 14 but he / she is 12, or 13, etc. can they register for the Young Leaders Stream?

No. The age restriction (ages 14 to 25) is very firm.

Q: I am a presenter but the workshop might conflict with my schedule. Can you accommodate?

No. We are unable to accommodate requests due to the high volume of individuals that will be attending the conference.  

Q: If I am not presenting can I still attend the conference?
Yes, please register online. 

Q: Are you offering travel stipends and/or hotel services?
Not at this time. 

Q: Are you accepting volunteers?
Yes. Please contact wipce2017@snpolytechnic.com to have your name put on the list to receive information as it becomes available. 

Q: What does the registration fee include? 

The registration fee includes coach bus transportation for community tours, community tours, lunch each day plus dinner during the closing gala, shuttle bus transportation from the hotels to the convention centre each day, ferry transportation to Toronto Island for the Opening Ceremonies, and Opening and Closing ceremonies. 

Q: How do I register as a vendor? 

The Vendor Application package can be found under "Market Place"

Q: How do I obtain a media pass?

Our Communications Officer is in the process of finalizing our media / press accreditation process. Email wipce2017@snpolytechnic.com to be put on the contact list. You'll be emailed when new info is available.