About Science Council Conferences

The ATA Science Council provides a world class conference every year, offering sessions and workshops for science teachers of all grade levels. Many sessions are given by the top educators from this fine province of Alberta so they have a great working knowledge of the Alberta Curriculum. We often feature high profile Canadian keynote speakers such as David Suzuki, Bob MacDonald, Chris Hadfield and many others providing science educators with knowledge and inspiration to take right back into the classroom.



Conference 2019

Conference 2019 will see biologist Dr. Malu Celli and Canadian science journalist Bob MacDonald as the keynote speakers in Canmore, Alberta.


Joint Conference 2018


Conference 2017


Conference 2016

Conference 2016 was held in Banff on November 17-19, 2016. The keynote speakers were Hayley Wickenheiser and Dr. Maria Sirois.

Joint Conference 2015

Conference 2015 was held in Edmonton on 13th to 15th October 2015. This conference will be a joint presentation by the Math and Science Councils. The keynote speakers will be Chris Hadfield and Steven Strogatz.

Conference 2014

Conference 2014 was held at the Banff Centre in Banff on November 13th to 15th November 2014. The keynote speakers were Anthony Zuiker - creator of CSI, Adam Kreek-the Olympic Medalist and meteorologist Richard Zurawski. 

Conference 2013

Conference 2013 was held in Edmonton on November 14th to 16th November 2013. 

Conference 2012

Conference 2012 took place in Banff on November 15th to 17th.

Keynotes  Bill Nye The Science Guy, and George Kourounis.

Conference 2011
Conference 2011 was held in Lake Louise, October 20th to 22nd.  Set in the beautiful Chateau Lake Louise, sessions were engaging and exciting.  Delegates returned to schools with new ideas and energy.

Keynote speakers were Joe Schwartz and Dr. Jane Goodall.



Conference 2010
Conference 2010 was held in Edmonton. It was our 50th Anniversary, and many came to celebrate with us.  Here are some photos from the event. Keynotes:  Jay Ingram and John Acorn




Conference 2012 tookplace in Banff, November 15th to 17th.