Our 44th Annual Conference a Huge Success

Mirrors in Dance and Drama: A Journey to Identities has come to a successful close. Workshop resources are now available in the Teaching Resources section, and will be open to all visitors until December 1st, after which time, they will only be available to CODE members. 

After three days of learning, sharing, networking and reconnecting, the 44th Annual CODE conference drew to a close on Sunday. We hosted over 150 delegates from around Ontario and from as far away as British Columbia, Saskatchewan and England. From inspirational talks from our keynotes, Luca Lazylegz Patuelii and Lynn Fels, to performances by Rhythm Works, Dandelion Dance, Propeller Dance and Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre, we were treated to a fantastic display of Drama and Dance. 

Heartfelt thanks go out to Gisele Paquette, this year's conference chair, as well as her tireless committee:
Adrian Black
Brooke Charlebois
Abigail Fontaine
Jennifer Goodine
Julia Gutsik
Clyre Lyndley
Sandra McNeill
Anita Mitra
Sarah Papoff
Robert Poirier
John Thomas
Michael Wilson

Ron Dodson, a longtime CODE member and Past President, was outstanding as usual in providing registration logistics. Thank you. 

Thanks also go out to all our workshop presenters, and trade fair participants. 

Conferences such as these do not run without volunteers, and it is thanks to Michael Wilson and his students from the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Education. Your help was invaluable in making the conference happen. 

Finally, we have to recognise all of the delegates, without whom this conference would not be possible. It is all of our collective energy and experience that make this annual conference great. 

Planning is well under way for the 2015 CODE Conference, scheduled to take place October 23rd - 25th in Mississauga at the Delta Meadowvale. Co-chairs Daniel Lalonde and Jeff Newberry are already hard at work planning and organizing a low-out conference to celebrate our 45th Annual Conference. If you want to be part of the organizing committee for 2015, contact Dan and Jeff directly.