Reflect, Rebuild, Renew

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Our world and the world of our students has changed immensely since CODE's last conference. We have navigated unprecedented times encompassing social and personal change. Recognizing the impact this has had on our practice and and our students, we honour the disruption - pedagogical, social and otherwise - of the past few years through a virtual conference.

UNMUTE! CODE 2021, an exciting one day drama and dance conference for artists and educators, reflect deeply on the power of drama and dance to build connection and to imagine new ways of being together. It will also look forward to new innovations, ideas, and practices that will meet the challenges of changes in the field of education.

In a thrilling day featuring a keynote speaker, workshops, a virtual marketplace, and networking, new teachers and arts veterans alike will develop tools to bring back to their students.  As we work with and learn from exciting artists and educators, UNMMUTE! CODE 2021 will leave you inspired, motivated and wanting to learn more.

In this, our 51st conference year, CODE remains a place where teachers come to learn in a safe space that encourages creativity, questions, and collaboration. UNMUTE! CODE 2021 will be an incredible day of not just professional development, but a ton of fun!

We look forward to welcoming you virtually for the 51st annual CODE Conference.  It will be a day you won’t soon forget!

Conference Highlights

Opening Keynote: TBA
Dynamic Workshops:

Sign up for the pathway that best suits your needs and you will get the chance to partake in four workshops that will leave you with material to bring back to your classroom. Our presenters have created workshops focusing on culturally responsive drama and dance practices, keeping the A in STEAM, creating artistic performances for virtual platforms, and revisiting the foundations of drama and dance education. These presenters come with a wealth of experience that will be inspiring to learn from and work with. For a breakdown of our workshops, click on the track of your choice!

Track A - Foundations in Drama and Dance
Track B - Elementary Drama and Movement
Track C -
Secondary Drama and Movement
Track D - French Language Drama and Dance

Virtual Marketplace:

Connect with vendors and find new resources to enhance and add to your existing programs through our digital platform. Stay tuned for vendors who will be attending! Vendors will be highlighted on our social media and YouTube channel leading up to and during the event.

Time Event
9:00-9:20 Welcome/Call to Action
9:20-9:50 Opening Keynote
10:00-11:15 Workshop 1
11:15-11:25 Move & Groove Break
11:25-12:40 Workshop 2
12:40-1:20 Lunch Break & Virtual Marketplace
1:20-2:35 Workshop 3
2:35-2:45 Move & Groove Break
2:45-4:00 Workshop 4
4:00-4:15 Closing Remarks/Feedback Survey
Conference Fees

Conference fees include admission to the keynote and workshops. We always compensate our presenters for their time and expertise in developing and delivering their workshops.

CODE Members: $50
Please note that your CODE membership must be active at the time of the conference.

Non-Members: $75
Want to become a member to enjoy a discount? Register here!

Students/Retirees: $25
Students must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate/graduate studies programs.

Register for UNMUTE! CODE 2021 Now

For any questions please email the 2021 Conference Co-Chairs:
Cheri-Anne Byrne  cheri-anne.byrne@code.on.ca
Tessa Lofthouse tessa.lofthouse@code.on.ca