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Conference Schedule of Events

Schedule of events for 2018 


Thursday May 10, 2018



1:30–2:00 p.m.

Arrival at The John Freeman Walls, Underground Railroad Museum OR North American Black Historical Museum (students will be split in 2 groups)
     -   1:00 pm scheduled arrival for Windsor Schools to board bus and head to museum.

This event is to be arranged by the individual schools.  Costs related to the museum visits are not included in the cost per student for the conference. 





4:00—4:30 p.m.

Staggered arrival at the University of Windsor - Registration
Check into residence— Alumni Hall

Alumni Hall

Mini Mart

5:00 p.m.

Teacher chaperones meeting/ Student Ice Breaker session

Alumni Hall Lobby

5:30 p.m.– 6:20 p.m.

Dinner/ Welcome Address


Engineering Building

6:30 p.m.

Students organized into conference groups

Meet with student leader

Prepare performance (dance, musical, visual arts, etc)

Various Locations

8:00 p.m.

Student presentations

Essex Theatre

10:00 p.m.

Return to residence/home


Alumni Hall

11:00 p.m.

Curfew in effect



Friday May 11, 2018



7:30 a.m.

Conference Volunteer Meeting

Engineering Building

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast (with assigned groups)

Engineering Building

8:30 a.m.

Facilitator Meeting

Vanier Hall

8:45 a.m.

Proceed to Odette School of Business (with assigned groups)


9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Key-Note address

104 Odette

10:40 - 11:30 a.m.

University Campus Tour


11:40 - 12:20 p.m.

Facilitator Workshop One

Dillion Hall

12:30 – 1:20 p.m.


Engineering Building

1:20 – 1:25 p.m.

Group Photo

Dillon Hall

1:30 – 2:10 p.m.

Facilitator Workshop Two

104 Odette

2:20 - 4:30 p.m.

Windsor Police and Student Panels


4:40 - 5:00 p.m.

School Reports Preperation

104 Odette

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

School Reports

104 Odette

5:40  - 6:20 p.m.

Dinner (with asigned groups)

Engineering Building

6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Riverside Adventure (with assigned groups)

Detroit River
7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Closing Ceremonies Essex Theatre

8:50 p.m.

Return to Residence/ home (Toronto schools ONLY)

Alumni Hall

11:00 p.m.


 Alumni Hall






Saturday May 12, 2018


8:30 a.m.

Breakfast (Toronto schools ONLY)

Engineering Building

9:30 a.m.