When: FRIDAY EVENING APRIL 27 AND SATURDAY APRIL 28, 2018
Where: 515 Cougar Ridge Drive S.W.   
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3H 5G9   
Phone: 403-287-1868  |  Fax: 403-287-3414   
Info@calgarywaldorf.org

FRIDAY EVENING APRIL 27 AND SATURDAY APRIL 28, 2018
About Keynote Speaker: Torin M. Finser, PhD
Torin M. Finser has his PhD in Educational Leadership and an MA in Education with Waldorf specialization. Dr. Finser was a Waldorf student himself, having attended Waldorf schools in the United States and Germany. He has been an educator for more than three decades (as a class teacher, subject specialty teacher, and teacher of teachers) and is an international speaker, consultant, advisor, and advocate for school renewal. Torin has served on the Board of six Waldorf schools, and he has served as General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America. Torin has for many years worked as an organizational consultant for a wide variety and number of schools, in the areas of leadership development, conflict resolution, organizational and group dynamics, mentoring, and teacher development. He has led workshops and conferences on healthy school relationships; stress transformation; individual, school and community renewal; and the arts and foreign languages in the curriculum. Dr. Finser is the author of ten books, including School as a Journey; In Search of Ethical Leadership; School Renewal; Organizational Integrity; A Second Classroom: Parent-Teacher Relationships in a Waldorf School; Finding Your Self: Exercises and Suggestions for Teachers; Leadership Development; and most recently Education for Nonviolence: The Waldorf Way.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY APRIL 27, 2018
6:45 pm Registration Opens
7:15 to 9:00 pm Evening Keynote Talk by Torin Finser
SATURDAY APRIL 28, 2018
8:15 am Registration Opens
9:00 am Morning Keynote Talk by Torin Finser
10:45 am Break
11:15 am Morning Workshops
12:45 pm Lunch
2:15 pm Afternoon Workshops
3:45 pm Break
4:00 pm Wrap-up with Torin Finser


Note: With the exception of babes in arms, this conference is for adults only, please.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION
The conference is limited to 150 participants on a first come, first served basis. Note, we are now offering online registration only, starting February 1st..

Register before March 18th for our Early Bird Prize Draw – a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Pixie Hut!

Conference Fee (includes lunch and light snacks)
$105 per person by April 17th
$130 per person after April 17th

Gateways registration is only available online. Registration starts February 1st at: calgarywaldorf.org/gateways.html

Payment must be made online at: calgarywaldorf.org/gateways.html

Waldorf-inspired toys, books, and supplies will be available for purchase from the Pixie Hut during registration times, and at snack and lunch breaks.

LODGING
If you require lodging during your stay in Calgary for the Gateways Conference please let us know. We can let you know of nearby hotels or discuss the option of billeting with a Calgary Waldorf School family of faculty member

CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information, please email gateways@calgarywaldorf.org, or phone 403-287-1868 ext. 148

LOCATION OF CONFERENCE
515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW.
The Calgary Waldorf School is located in the south-west neighbourhood of Cougar Ridge.

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