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Saturday, October 19, 2019  9am - 5pm

REGISTRATIONS IS NOW CLOSED - We look forward to seeing you in Stratford!

Missed this year's Conference Registration deadline but still want to attend? Email Conference Registrar to see if space remains. 

Mark your calendar for October 2020 when we celebrate

CODE's 50th anniversary at our three day Hamilton Conference!


Stratford Festival Theatre and The Normal School

55 Queen St., Stratford, Ontario, N5A 6V2


Teachers of drama and dance in Ontario are fueled by the passion of possibility! The beginnings of the Stratford Festival hold this passion of possibility in common with educators who challenge students to create, interpret, and question our world.  A beautiful Victorian town nestled in lush agriculture, boasting art, fine dining and beautiful scenery, Stratford is a great place to reseed your passion for Drama and Dance Education.

CODE-Upon-Avon is an exciting one-day conference for artists and educators that promises to reignite your enthusiasm and remind us of the importance of drama and dance to the lives of students who are indelibly touched by the work being done to build new generations of lifelong learners.

Start your day with a compelling welcoming address and move through an inspiring track of workshops. Enjoy opportunities to connect with other drama and dance educators and leave with tools and experiences that you can bring directly back to your students on Monday. We will hear from and work with some of Stratford’s most exciting artists and educators who are guaranteed to energize and motivate!

Now in our 49th year, CODE invites you to spend the day engaged in professional development that will leave you full of new ideas for your pedagogical practice while you enjoy a day of fun at the Stratford Festival, one of Canada’s most renowned Theatre Festivals.



Conference Highlights

Welcoming Address - Dan Chameroy

Following global recognition for his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Dan Chameroy opens the day with a welcoming address that celebrates his passion for drama and dance and the importance of these subject areas to education.


Network with each other as you peruse the trade fair with a wide range of educational opportunities and resources for you to take with you as you gaze over the Avon river in the Festival Theatre Marquee room.


Spend the day in dynamic workshops focused on a track that best suits you! Facilitated by Stratford artists and seasoned drama and dance educators from around the province, these workshops will provide you with new ideas and practical tools!

Track A: Elementary Drama
Track B: Secondary Drama
Track C: Dynamic Movement (All Divisions)

Promo Codes for Performances

Come for the conference and stay for one of Stratford’s incredible productions! When you register at the links below, you will receive promotional codes exclusive to CODE delegates providing you with a discount to Stratford’s evening productions October 17th - 19th, 2019.


8:30-9:00      Registration
9:00-9:30      Opening and Market Place
9:30-10:00     Welcoming Address: Dan Chameroy
10:10-11:40 Workshop 1
11:50-12:50   Lunch and Marketplace
1:10-2:40      Workshop 2
2:50-4:20      Workshop 3
4:30-4:50      Closing Address



Workshop Registration - Opens May 12th, 2019

Remember CODE Members: be sure to log in to the CODE website BEFORE you register.

Track A: Elementary Drama - REGISTER HERE!

Track B: Secondary Drama - REGISTER HERE!

Track C: Dynamic Movement (All Divisions) - REGISTER HERE!

Conference Fees

Conference fees include admission to keynote, workshops, and Marketplace as well as catered lunch, coffee break, morning refreshments, and a discount to Stratford's evening productions October 17th - 19th, 2019.

CODE Members: $99

Please note that your CODE membership must be active at the time of the conference.

Non-Members: $129

Become a CODE member today to get your conference discount, as well as access to hundreds of resources, partner discounts, and more!

Students/Retirees: $50

Students must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate/graduate studies programs.


EARLY BIRD PROMOTION: Register before August 1st, 2019 to be entered in a draw for TWO FREE TICKETS to a Stratford Festival Production!