Creative, Curious & Courageous Mathematicians—MCATA Conference

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Educators from all corners of Alberta are invited join the Mathematics Council of the ATA for the annual fall conference, "Dare to be: Creative, Curious & Courageous Mathematicians", October 19-21 in Calgary, Alberta. This event is dedicated to inspiring and equipping mathematics educators with innovative strategies, pedagogical insights, resources, and ideas to foster creativity, curiosity, and courage in their students' mathematical journeys.


Early Bird Registration (until September 23, 2023) 

MCATA members: $425
Non members: $460

Late Registration (after September 23, 2023)

MCATA members: $460
Non members: $500

Included in the registration is a full breakfast on Saturday, lunch on Friday and Saturday, along with coffee breaks both days.

Please note that cancellations will be accepted prior to Oct 10, 2023 and are subject to a $25 administration fee.

After October 10. 2023. no refunds will be made available, however delegates would be permitted to send a colleague in their place.

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Speaker Proposals Wanted!

MCATA is pleased to collect speaker proposals for the 2023 MCATA Conference occurring on October 20-21, 2023, at the Delta Calgary Downtown by Marriott. Join keynotes Pam Harris and Graham Fletcher for a great weekend of learning, networking, and general math awesomeness!

UPDATE: Presenters may choose between a $200 discount on conference registration or a $200 honorarium.

MCATA is soliciting proposals for two kinds of presentations this year: standard 50-minute sessions and submissions for math playground facilitators.

  • 50-minute sessions should be engaging, interesting, and relevant to the conference theme of Dare to be: Creative, Curious, and Courageous Mathematicians. 
  • Math Playground proposals should be hands-on activities which participants can pop in and out of. Think, science fair for math teachers! Bring your favorite hands-on activity, low-cost manipulatives, or most exciting problem-string to get teachers engaged and talking. Anticipated audience participation time is approximately 5-10 minutes. Math playground facilitators will be responsible for interacting with small groups at their tables as they engage with the activity. This is an excellent low-stress opportunity to participate in the conference.

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Pam Harris

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Graham Fletcher

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