July 17-19 2018 @ Quest University Canada

Quest is hosting its first-ever Block Plan Conference to showcase and discuss our model of learning. For three days in July, we’ll gather on the beautiful Quest campus with
colleagues from around the world.

Along with keynote speakers, the conference will feature panels and workshops where
faculty and students will talk about a variety of topics—from the joys and challenges of
the Block Plan to how to teach different disciplines, and from the benefits of experiential
learning to how to introduce new faculty to this system.

 

I look forward to welcoming you to Quest University Canada this summer.
 George Iwama, President and Vice-Chancellor

Event Schedule

MIDDAY

WELCOME

  • Registration, room check-in, campus tours
PM

PLENARY SESSION

  • Welcoming remarks – George Iwama, Quest University Canada
  • “History of the Block Plan at Colorado College” – Tim Fuller, Colorado College
  • “Experiences from the First Block at Victoria University” – Andrew Smallridge, Victoria University
PM

STUDENT PANEL

  • “Joys and Challenges of the Block Plan”
EVENING

SOCIAL

  • Dinner in the cafeteria 
  • Evening hike or walk
AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • “The Block Plan in Academia Today” – David Helfand, Columbia University
AM

A QUEST CLASS: DEFINE YOUR QUESTION

  • Every Quest student articulates and owns a question that helps them navigate the learning experience. Experience a Quest class where you’ll do the same.
AM

WORKSHOP A

  • “Teaching Block Courses in Different Disciplines”
    or
    “Faculty Life on the Block Plan”
PM

WORKSHOP B

  • “Experiential Learning and the Block Plan”
    or
    “New Faculty and the Block Plan”
EVENING

SOCIAL

  • Dinner in the cafeteria
  • Hike or walk
AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • “The Block Plan at Quest: 10 Years of Start-up Lessons” – Quest Faculty
AM

WORKSHOP C

  • “Assessment and the Block Plan”
    or
    “Messaging the Block Plan”
AM

SYNOPSIS

  • Next steps & next meeting
MIDDAY

LUNCH & FAREWELL

Our Speakers

Tim Fuller

Colorado College

Glen Van Brummelen

Quest University Canada

David Helfand

Columbia University

Andrew Smallridge

Victoria University

Campus & Location

The Block Plan Conference will take place on the spectacular Quest campus, in Squamish BC. We acknowledge that the land on which we will gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh peoples. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work, learn, and live in this blessed territory.

GET DIRECTIONS

ON CAMPUS

Get the full Quest community experience and stay with us in one of our on-campus residences.

Condo-style units in the North & South Villages accommodate up to four people. Each condo has two bedrooms with two twin beds each, two bathrooms and a large common space. Wifi is included.

Conference rate: $141.50/night (payment due on arrival to campus)

OFF CAMPUS

Sea to Sky Hotel
Rate: July 16-19 $99/night, weekend $109/night
Book online or call 604.898.4874

Executive Suites
Rate: July 17-19 $209/night for a studio and $229/night for a one bedroom
Phone to reserve 1.887.815.0048 use code “Quest Conference”

Howe Sound Inn
Rate: July 16-17 $119/night, July 18-19 $129/night, July 20 onwards $145/night
Book online or phone 604.892.2603 and ask for corporate/BCAA rate

The Sandman Hotel
Rate: $154 (includes breakfast)
Email reservations@sandman.ca, call 604.848.6000 or toll-free 1.800.726.3626

Register

Do you have a promo code?

YES NO

Quest students, alum, staff and faculty please email Sue (sue.oconnell@questu.ca) for promo code.

Questions? Contact us.