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34th Annual Disability Resource Network of B.C. for Post-Secondary Education Conference

On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, I am pleased to invite you to the 34th Annual Disability Resource Network of B.C. for Post-Secondary Education Conference 

The DRNBC Conference brings together disability resource professionals and students representing colleges, universities, polytechnics and partner organizations from across B.C. and beyond. This conference provides an opportunity to hear presentations from innovative thought leaders, exchange ideas and help contribute to community building and advancing partnerships within the field. The two-day annual conference is designed to offer opportunities for networking with community members, educators, and employers servicing students with disabilities, as well as students themselves.
 
Date: Tuesday May 23rd and Wednesday May 24th, 2017
 
Time: Day 1: 7:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.  Day 2:: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(see webpage for a more detailed schedule of events)
 
Location:
Vancouver Community College, 250 West Pender St., Vancouver BC. 
 
Registration:
Click here to visit the DRNBC website for more information and to register: http://drnbc.org/annual-conference-2017/
Early bird registration is available until April 15th
 
Accommodation:
A discounted guestroom rate of $159 per night (plus taxes) is available at the 
Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre if booked before April 23rd. 
(limited discounted guestrooms available, so book early!)
 
Enquiries:
Please contact Dana Higgins, Conference Planner, drnconference@outlook.com
 
Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues, students and friends who you think would benefit from attending!
 
This year’s theme Where to Next? Navigating Post-Secondary Transitions investigates how we react and adapt to changing environments. Students transitioning into, through and out of post-secondary environments go through rapid transitions and can often feel that they are expected to figure it out on their own. Rapid change can lead to feelings of vulnerability, anxiety, isolation, ambivalence and other new areas of emotional terrain as students learn to navigate their own path. Transitions can be especially difficult when students face additional barriers, disabilities and challenges. Other members of the community, including staff, faculty, service providers, government, and families, encounter transitions and change as they strive to keep their knowledge and practices current in an ever-evolving field. 
 
Join the conversation! Follow us on Twitter: @DRNBCConference and Facebook using the hashtag #WhereToNext
 
Sincerely,
 
Brittany Sully
Chair, DRNBC Conference Committee
drnconference@outlook.com
http://drnbc.org/annual-conference-2017/



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