Catholic Educators' Conference

Conference Information

SAVE THE DATE for our 39th conference coming up on February 14 & 15, 2019!

Please check our website in August for updated details and launch of registration.

  • Program

Please scroll through our image gallery to see photos from our 2018 conference. Click on the image to enlarge.

Thank you to all who attended our 38th Annual Catholic Educators’ Conference

SAVE THE DATE for our 39th conference coming up on February 14 & 15, 2019! Please check our website in August for further details and launch of registration.


The Catholic Educators’ Conference (CEC) is held each year to provide an opportunity for the spiritual and professional growth of Catholic educators, for the development of Christian community, and to provide leadership in the development of a dynamic, evangelistic school system.

Some CEC 2018 Highlights

Our two-day conference will once again be held at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre in downtown Vancouver.

DAY ONE will begin with Morning Mass and then an opportunity to listen to our Opening General Session speaker Fr. Rob Galea, who is currently serving in Sandhurst Diocese, Victoria after moving to Australia from Malta, his home country. He is a singer and songwriter with an international fan base. Fr. Rob’s passion is to draw others to the heart of God. He believes that music is an important instrument in helping people understanding the need for intimacy with God. Fr Rob has released seven music projects to date. In all this, whilst greatly appreciating his gift of music, he recognizes that before everything he is a follower of Christ, a priest and only then, a musician.

After a break with a visit to our vendors, attendees can select from among three breakout sessions – which include: Amy Burvall, a gifted teacher, and artist; Lee Watanabe Crockett, author and speaker on Global Digital Citizenship; and Roy Henry Vickers, Canadian First Nations storyteller and artist. Our day will end with a Social Hour in our Vendor Area.

DAY TWO, following Morning Prayer, is our 2nd General Session speaker, Sister Mary Madeline Todd, OP, a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia Congregation from Nashville, Tennessee. Sister Mary Madeline, Assistant Professor of Theology at Aquinas College, is an author, speaker and a regular contributor to the website for the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

Following the break, we will gather once again to listen to our Closing General Session speaker, Jonathan Doyle. Jonathan is a global speaker, author, and media creator. He has spoken around the world to over 300,000 people including keynotes to audiences of over 10,000. He cares deeply about helping people reach their potential, enjoy their work and live life to the full. Most recently Jonathan was the Keynote Speaker at the NCEA in St. Louis.

Our Conference will end as we celebrate the Eucharist at our Closing Mass.

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