Conference News

Thinking about hosting a THESA conference in your local? Be sure to chat with a THESA executive member at the conference or online to discuss this exciting opportunity!

2018 Conference 

THESA’s 2018 Conference is being hosted in beautiful Prince George, BC!  THESA is working on organizing coach buses from both the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan to transport THESA members to the conference.  More details to come.

 


 

Former Conferences

2017 SUPERCONFERENCE 

THESA participated in the 2017 Superconference!

2016 Conference

The 2016 THESA conference was held once again in beautiful Richmond, BC, on Oct 21st, 2016 this time at Richmond High School.  The theme of this year’s conference was “Home Economics: The PULSE of everyday living”.  This is an extension of the 2015 theme, “The Heart of Education”, and also plays on the UN’s declaration that 2016 is the International Year of Pulses.  The focus on a sustainable source of nourishment lends itself well to the philosophy of home economics, and spills over into the ethical and socially just view of everyday living that we embody in Textiles, Foods and Family Studies.  We were thrilled to have Ned Bell, Executive Chef at Four Seasons and YEW kitchens and passionate advocate for sustainable food, as our Keynote speaker and as a presenter!

Check out what participants shared online here or in the slideshow below.

 

 

2015 Conference

The 2015 THESA conference was held on October 23rd, 2015 at RC Palmer secondary school in beautiful Richmond, BC.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Home Economics: The heart of education.” Just as the kitchen is the heart of the home, Home Economics classrooms are the heart of the school. The skills and knowledge that students gain in Home Ec courses nourish their bodies, minds and hearts. Our students feel cared for and supported within this context.

Check out what participants shared online here or in the slideshow below.

2014 Conference

The 2014 conference was held at Charles Best Secondary School in Coquitlam. It was done in an edcamp style which was a new format for us. Check out what participants were saying about it online here or in the slideshow below.