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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 400 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

Please use the following keywords in the search function to locate your sessions of interest: K-12, PSE and Language.

*Times and descriptions are subject to change. 

Featured Speakers

avatar for Sue Gardner

Sue Gardner

Tiny Ventures
Founder and CEO


avatar for Yalda Ahmadi

Yalda Ahmadi

UNBC - University of Northern British Columbia
Marketing Manager

Susan Allan

University of British Columbia
Associate Director

Denise Amyot

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
President and CEO

Jane Antoniak

King's University College
Communications & Media Relations
avatar for Esther Brimmer

Esther Brimmer

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Laurie Brucker

A/Director, International Education and Intergovernmental Relations,...
avatar for Robert Buttery

Robert Buttery

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Head of International Relations
avatar for Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell

avatar for Enrique Chacon

Enrique Chacon

Vancouver Island University
Senior International Student Advisor
avatar for Rita Chen

Rita Chen

McMaster University
Master's Candidate

Sara Custer

The PIE News
avatar for Susan Danard

Susan Danard

The University of British Columbia
Managing Director, Public Affairs
avatar for Danielle Dilkes

Danielle Dilkes

CultureWorks ESL
Information and Educational Technology Specialist
avatar for Colin Doerr

Colin Doerr

BC Council for International Education
Director, External Relations

Patrick Donahoe

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Dean, Faculty of Academic & Career Advancement
avatar for Craig Engleson

Craig Engleson

TRU World
Manager, Student Services - Events, Activities, Housing

Kyra Garson

Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, TRU
Coordinator, Interculturalization
avatar for Patricia Gartland

Patricia Gartland

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

Jesus Gomez

British Council
E&E Business Development Manager
avatar for Daniel Guhr

Daniel Guhr

Illuminate Consulting Group
Managing Director

Treshia Gunardi

Fraser International College

Holly Hovland

Northwest Community College
Director of Student Development and Student Services
avatar for Laura Howard

Laura Howard

EAIE (European Association of International Education)
Immediate Past President
avatar for Kate Jennings

Kate Jennings

Vancouver Island University
Director, International Student Services
avatar for Aamera Jiwaji

Aamera Jiwaji

Vancouver Island University
International Recruitment Coordinator - English Language Centre & The...
avatar for Liz Johnson

Liz Johnson

CultureWorks ESL
VP, Academic and Student Affairs
avatar for Derek Lemieux

Derek Lemieux

Northwest Community College
Director International
avatar for Aireen Luney

Aireen Luney

Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training
Acting Director of Skills Immigration, BC PNP
avatar for Laura Marchese-Smith

Laura Marchese-Smith

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Study Abroad Advisor
avatar for Kari Marken

Kari Marken

University of British Columbia
Educational Designer

Randall Martin

BC Council for International Education (BCCIE)
Executive Director

Kelly McConnan

BC Ministry of Advanced Education
Executive Director, International Education
avatar for Sarah Mines

Sarah Mines

Vice President, Sales

Christa Ovenell

Fraser International College
Director and Principal
avatar for Colleen Packer

Colleen Packer

University of Calgary International
Manager, International Learning Programs
avatar for Ajay Patel

Ajay Patel

Vice President, External Development

Joenita Paulrajan

The University of British Columbia

Gonzalo Peralta

Languages Canada

Michael Poblete

IDP Education Canada
avatar for Laura Prada

Laura Prada

UBC Okanagan
Manager, Curriculum and Academic Programs
avatar for Philipp Reichert

Philipp Reichert

UBC Okanagan
Manager, International Programs and Services
avatar for Alex Reid

Alex Reid

Accelerate Okanagan
Community Manager
avatar for Laurie Robinson

Laurie Robinson

ICEF, Germany
Director of Marketing & Communications
avatar for Nicole Rogers

Nicole Rogers

Simon Fraser University
Government Relations Officer

Regina Saimoto

Northwest Community College
Regional Director, Eastern Region
avatar for Mami Schouten

Mami Schouten

University of Victoria
International Co-op Coordinator
avatar for John Shalagan

John Shalagan

JTS International Higher Education Consultancy
avatar for Elizabeth Shepherd

Elizabeth Shepherd

British Council
Research Director, Education Intelligence

Grant Sheppard

BC Ministry of Education
Director, International Education Branch
avatar for Shawn Silverstone

Shawn Silverstone

Coquitlam School District
Marketing Manager
avatar for Natalie Speranza

Natalie Speranza

TRU Adventure U Club

Heather Tobe

Douglas College
avatar for Sian Upton

Sian Upton

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Employer Liaison Officer

Mike Walkey

ELS Language Centers
Managing Director
avatar for Donald Wehrung

Donald Wehrung

Paragon Testing Enterprises
Paragon Testing Enterprises
avatar for Dawn Wilson

Dawn Wilson

St. Michaels University School
Director, Education Extension & International Programs