Feb. 20, 2017
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CALGARY — Over 1,200 middle and junior high school student leaders and their teachers will be inspired to action at the ninth annual My World Conference. This unique opportunity will allow students from over 42 CBE schools to learn from local, national and international organizers and activists. Student leaders will hear from and engage with an exceptional and impressive list of presenters speaking about local and global social justice issues.
Throughout the past eight years My World Conference has provided thousands of middle and junior high students the opportunity to come together to celebrate leadership and create change in the world. This year MWC 9 will celebrate Canada's 150th birthday since Confederation, and will host keynote and session presenters including Brian Keating, Alvin Law, Cowboy Smithx, Christian Hudson, Jean-Claude Munyezamu, Riley Good Eagle and Kate McKenzie.
My World Conference continues to inform the next generation of leaders to support communities near and far. Students are introduced to NGOs and non-profit organizations through workshops and information booths. The conference also celebrates our country's Indigenous roots and nations.
The My World Conference continues to inspire Calgary Board of Education students to act through inspiration, with compassion, and lead with their hearts.
Students will be available for interviews, along with teachers and organizers over the lunch hour.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
Time: Interview opportunities from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Calgary Genesis Centre - #10, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE