South Western Alberta Teachers' Convention Association
Our Theme is
Learning Today. Leading Tomorrow.
Our 117th Annual Convention will be held at the
University of Lethbridge
February 18 & 19, 2016
Important Notice to all attendees!
Displays will now be located around the track in the First Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness.
Thursday Morning Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Ed Dixon
Our Friday Keynote will be
Phil McRae Ph.D.
For Information click here.
Hungry!! Try these food outlets
A reminder that your yellow ATA Membership Card is your entrance to all sessions at convention. This allows our chairpeople to know that you are a teacher from our region or a paid attendant. This practice ensures that our teachers have access to the sessions that best respond to their professional development needs. If you happen to forget your membership card, you can always pick up a "nametag" at the SWATCA office on Thursday morning in AH 100. Bring a paystub or your ASEBP card in order to receive your nametag.
Note There will be NO SHUTTLE service this year. Enjoy your Cardio Workout!
Tweeting about this year's SWATCA? Add us @swatca and use the tag #swatca.
Alternate PD options for the 2016 convention are NO LONGER AVAILABLE
these were considered from Sept. 2015 to December 15, 2015
Please follow this link for more information on the regulations.
All attendees are reminded that SWATCA is a closed convention open to ATA members only. Persons wishing to attend SWATCA who are not currently ATA members are required to contact the ATA to arrange membership.
Question: Are teacher assistants/educational assistants/spouses of teachers/children of teachers eligible to attend teachers’ conventions?
Answer: No. Conventions are closed events designed for ATA members who hold the highest level of membership available to them and for a few invited guests. Central office and school administrators do not have the authority to direct teacher assistants or educational assistants to attend teachers’ conventions. (taken from the ATA website)