I have the privilege of attending and speaking at the 2016 iteration of the uLead Summit, a gathering hosted by the Alberta Teachers Association. This summit is considered one of the top education leadership conferences in the world and I am grateful and humbled by the opportunity to be part of it.
For the past day and a half I have explored the town of Banff and the surrounding countryside. It is stunningly beautiful and I particularly enjoyed my excursion to Lake Louise and the drive along the Bow River Parkway which winds its way through the peaceful and beautiful scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Lake Louise was still frozen over so I didn’t get to experience the stunning colours of this glacial lake in their full glory. However, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there and will forever hold the memory of that visit in my memory.
There is much more I could write about the town of Banff and the exquisite surrounds but I’ll leave further exploration up to the readers of this blog and encourage you to either visit in person or virtually online. What I need to write about are my expectations for the conference and what I hope to gain from this experience.
Over 1100 delegates begin their summit experience today and I will join them in eager anticipation of a time of learning, networking and sharing of ideas. I hope to make some new connections, be challenged in my thinking and learn from research and best practice how to make an impact in my school and in the schools I work with.