Dr. Alan Davis, president and vice-chancellor at KPU, will be the opening keynote speaker at
Summit 2013 - Surging to the Future: Research-informed innovation in the Recognition of Prior Learning.
For immediate release
February 25, 2013
KPU president and vice-chancellor Dr. Alan Davis named opening keynote speaker for Summit 2013
(Metro Vancouver, BC) – Dr. Alan Davis, president and vice chancellor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), will be the opening keynote speaker at Summit 2013- Surging to the Future: Research-informed innovation in the Recognition of Prior Learning. The event will take place March 25-27, at the Coast Plaza Hotel downtown Vancouver.
Summit 2013 is a gathering of BC leaders and international experts in the field of learning recognition. Together they work to integrate the best of international policy and practice, to determine future directions for British Columbia’s Prior Learning Action Network (BCPLAN).
“This is going to be an important event where educational leaders, practitioners and researchers can meet to discuss the future of PLA in a digital age,” said Dr. Alan Davis. “Kudos to all those involved in bringing together key people from around BC and beyond.”
Continuing the momentum from Summit 2010: Recognizing Learning in BC: Charting a Pathway, Building a Network, organizers are looking forward to bringing world-recognized experts to join in the conversation. Also speaking at Summit 2013 is Dr. Judy Harris (professor, Thompson Rivers University) and Dr. Patrick Werquin (professor, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Paris, France). Presenters and attendees will strategize how to increase access to credentials and employment in BC through collaboration and innovation.
Summit 2013 is a partnership between BCPLAN and Thompson Rivers University’s Prior Learning International Research Centre (PLIRC) who came together to bring world-recognized experts to join the BCRPL (Recognizing Prior Learning) community. BCPLAN promotes increased access to post-secondary credentials and skilled employment through the informed recognition of the skills and knowledge adults bring to post-secondary institutions, to business, and to industries across the province.
For more information or to register for this three day event visit: summit2013.bcplan.ca.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.
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