2024 Outdoor Learning Conference

2024 Outdoor Learning Conference

You are invited to attend the 2024 Outdoor Learning Conference at the world renowned Banff Centre from May 9-11, 2024!

The overarching theme for the 2024 Outdoor Learning Conference is “Place and Pedagogy: Where Learning Happens”. This year’s Conference will continue to focus on Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Health and Wellbeing, and Environmental and Climate Change Education.

We will hear from experts in these fields through keynote presentations, panel discussions and hands-on, educational workshops. Take Me Outside, The Canadian Network for Environmental Education , Global Environmental and Outdoor Education Council, and the Outdoor Learning Store are proud to host this conference and hope that you are able to come and build community through inclusion, inspiration and ideas.

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Meals included with conference ticket:

  • Dinner Thursday
  • Breakfast and Lunch Friday (Do your own dinner in Banff, Friday night)
  • Breakfast Saturday


Banff Centre – Banff National Park, AB – Treaty 7 Territory


Thursday, May 9 – Saturday May 11, 2024


Early Bird Registration Until November 30th
$495 Early Bird / $450 Students


Call for Presentations – Closed for 2024

The Outdoor Learning Conference Program Committee invites educators, practitioners, professionals, students and allied organizations immersed in this work to submit presentation proposals relevant to evidence-based best practices, innovative programs, facilitation techniques, management issues, theories/models, research, and other strategies and resources that advance and develop our sector of outdoor learning within the education system.

The three main areas of focus for this Conference will be Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Health and Wellbeing, and Environmental and Climate Change Education.

The Program will be developed by a volunteer committee that will include representatives from the Conference Steering Committee, Take Me Outside’s Teacher Advisory Committee and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as a number of other key stakeholders. The outdoor learning sector is quite diverse in terms of the work we do and our hope is to have strong program content for everyone.

Who will attend this Conference?

A mix of both rural and urban educators, practitioners, volunteers, students and elected officials, including examples such as:

  • K-12 Educators
  • ECE Educators
  • Post-secondary Educators
  • System leaders
  • School administrators
  • Organizational practitioners/coordinators
  • Contract staff, consultants and strategic planners
  • Academics and researchers
  • Emerging leaders, students and new professionals
  • Community organizations and staff


Applications Closed

Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors

Partnering with us gives our delegates the opportunity to make real change in the lives of students, learners and educators in areas such as:

  • Equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives
  • Physical and Mental well-being
  • Outdoor learning
  • Environmental and Climate Change Education
  • And more!

Being a sponsor and/or exhibitor allows organizations to demonstrate their commitment to students and teachers learning outside on a national stage with a nationally recognized conference. It also offers organizations and businesses a chance to interact with more than 350 delegates in the education, health, active living, and environmental and climate change education settings.

Please take a look through the full sponsorship and exhibitor package. If you’re interested in one or both opportunities, please email Colin Harris at colin@takemeoutside.ca.

Either Colin or Jade will be in contact within 10 business days to follow up.

Apply to Sponsor and/or Exhibit



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