Annie Kidder – Friday Keynote Speaker #AdvoCon2019

We’re very fortunate to have Annie Kidder come west to be our Friday keynote speaker, and we hope you will be able to make it to Advocacy: Equitable Access to Education, our 4th annual conference held March 29th and 30th at the Civic Hotel in Surrey, BC.

Tickets available here:

Equitable Access to Education Conference

Annie is the Executive Director and a founder of People for Education, an independent, non-partisan, charitable organization working to support and advance public education through research, policy, and public engagement. People for Education leads dialogue about the purpose, value and future of public education; builds links among key constituencies both inside and outside the education sector; and provides evidence to advance public education’s promise, and to ensure that all young people have an equitable chance for long-term success.

Kidder regularly provides advice to policy-makers and government, and her writing on education has been published in a range of media. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including, in 2018, an honourary doctorate from York University. She has spoken at conferences in Canada, the United States, Europe, Africa and South America. She is regularly quoted in the media as an expert on education issues. She lives in Toronto.

Keynote: Using Evidence to Advocate for Students and for Public Education

Annie’s keynote will tell us what good evidence looks like and how to use it; the difference between advocating for your own child and advocating for system change; and how we could engage audiences outside education in this cause.

Why do we need strong public education now more than ever? How can we use evidence to bring about change? Is special education the “canary in the coalmine” exposing the stress in the system? Be inspired to act, and to build consensus about how public education needs to evolve.

You can read more about People for Education and their important work here:

https://peopleforeducation.ca/

And you can follow Annie on Twitter @AnnieKidder

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