Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference, The Horwood Conference

Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference 2020

"Moved by Meaning"

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario,

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019
Conference Dates: January 31 - February 1, 2020
Location: School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Building at 28 Division Street, Queen's University
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Angela James, Government of Northwest Territories, and Dr. John Telford, Camosun College

The Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference (aka The Horwood Conference) is an annual event organized by and for students studying outdoor and environmental education, health and physical education, outdoor recreation, adventure leadership, experience-based learning and/or related fields. It is hosted at Queen’s University each year and held on a weekend in February. Graduate, Undergraduate, B.Ed and College students attend the Horwood Conference to present oral or poster contributions on various research topics related to outdoor education, as well as share games and learning activities, lead a variety of workshops, and attend special invited lectures. Students can choose to simply register as a conference participant or complete the attached presentation proposal form and attend as a conference presenter.

The Conference Organizing Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the February 2020 conference. Proposals for paper presentations, posters, workshops, or creative projects will be accepted up until the submission deadline of December 15, 2019. Moved by Meaning is the theme of this year's conference—an open or general theme chosen specifically to encourage a wide range of submissions, diverse in both format of presentation and topics related to outdoor education.

The Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference is named in honour of Bert Horwood, retired Queen’s Professor whose work has had a significant impact on the areas of Outdoor and Experiential Education throughout North America. Originally from the Ottawa Valley, this former high school science teacher gained provincial recognition for his innovative approaches to teaching and leadership within the school system. An active presenter at professional events and contributor to many journals and books, Bert was appointed to Queen's Faculty of Education in 1968 as one of its founding members and was promoted to full professor ten years later. His research focused on aspects of students' experiences in education. These included students' learning on canoe trips, the Walkabout Program, and Integrated Curriculum packages.

Full conference details, including a fillable proposal submission form and registration information, may be found at the conference webpage at skhs.queensu.ca/news-events/skhs-annual-conferences-and-seminars/horwood-conference/

You can find us on Twitter @CanOEConf and Facebook at @HorwoodConference.

We look forward to receiving proposals and hope you will be able to join us at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in February 2020.