Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver, British Columbia

Presenters are sought for inclusion in the agenda of the CAPSLE 2019 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia from May 5 – May 7, 2019. This annual conference attracts experienced educators, lawyers, academics and others interested in the relationship between education and law, and more specifically in the practical application of the law in the education context.


  • Name, address, title of presenter and contact information including telephone number, fax number and email address;
  • Brief personal details (position held and institution/organization) or CV;
  • Title of proposed paper and a brief explanation as to how the paper will address the conference theme;
  • Brief summary of the proposal paper: 50-100 words
  • Checklist outlining the helpful, primary points participants will take away from your presentation

While all proposals for the presentations will be considered with interest, there are a few themes that are always of interest, as well as emerging contemporary themes:

  • Student issues, including collective and individual rights, students with special needs, Charter rights of students and educators;
  • Governance and funding issues;
  • Legal issues related to technology in education;
  • Competing interest of teachers and other education workers, employers, students, parents, funders, policy makers and communities;
  • Collective bargaining;
  • Duty to accommodate;
  • Schools as workplaces and a public resource;
  • Health and safety;
  • Educators as role models (personal and private lives of employees).
  • Managing and leading change in education
  • #metoo and the roles and responsibilities of education
  • Truth & Reconciliation and supporting Indigenous learners

We encourage presenters to promote opportunities for discussion and interaction between presenter(s) and participants.  

The program will include keynote/plenary sessions and approximately 35 concurrent sessions. Sessions are generally 75 minutes in duration. Individual, group or panel presentations are welcome. In keeping with CAPSLE’s mandate, we strongly encourage presenters to submit joint or panel presentations which will provide, for example, both union and management perspectives on any given topic. We also welcome submissions in either English or French, as well as those with a focus on post-secondary education.

Submitted papers will be considered for electronic publication in conference proceedings following the CAPSLE 2019 conference. Contributing authors to conference proceedings retain the copyright of their papers, but royalties directed to CAPSLE from Access Copyright will be applied to the CAPSLE Bursary Fund. 

An electronic copy of your paper will be required on or before March 31, 2019 for inclusion on the conference papers external drive.



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