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April 23-25, 2004
(Bark Lake Leadership Centre, Haliburton, ON)

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CEEPS 2004 Participant Comments

We still think this conference is a must-attend event for all Canadian EE practitioners - but don't take our word for it...

Three CEEPS 2004 participants

“The most remarkable thing happened.  I saw one participant who came unsure of anything she could offer and wanting just to attend sessions, end up leading an incredible session.  She was fabulous, knowledgeable, insightful, humourous, and just shone.  And to think without the Virtual Space sessions she would not have the opportunity to share in a spur of the moment manner and all who participated would not have been given the opportunity to experience the learning that came out of that session.” - Catherine Kurucz, Thames Valley District School Board

“Excellent job - great weekend.  I learned so much and am excited to explore what I learned.” – Melanie Sedge, Trent University

“Virtual Space is a great (new) workshop format, guaranteed to meet your needs!” - Linda McKenzie, Project D.A.R.E.

What did you gain from your conference experience?

“Lots of neat activities, awareness of other programs, chances to share issues and solutions, met interesting folks, made useful contacts, and inspiration.” – Linda McKenzie, Project D.A.R.E.

“New ideas, perspectives to apply into my job.  Great spring refresher, re-focus, re-energize!” – Tina Newman, Kinark Outdoor Centre

“Met some great people and had some fantastic conversations!  I learned from the format and gained some new ideas.” – Kristy McKitrick, The Frontier Group

“New ideas re: activities, games, and methods.  A new appreciation for the types of programs being offered.  Contacts!”

What did you think of the Virtual Space Concept?

“The only way to go!  I have seen the process work two years in a row.  It satisfies participant needs, keeps motivation high, gets everyone involved, is truly experiential, and lends integrity to the whole conference.  I love it!  Experiential educators putting their theory into practice in a novel setting outside of leading programs.” - Catherine Kurucz, Thames Valley District School Board

“I like it.  It's a great way of getting what you need.” - Todd Lucier, Northern Edge Algonquin

What would you tell your peers and colleagues?

“The CEEPS conference provides an opportunity to learn whatever you need to learn from people in your field who are passionate about the same values as you are.” – Melanie Sedge, Trent University

“The Virtual Space concept is extremely useful and valuable, and the more practitioners that are able to participate, the more profound the experience will be!” – Karl Giesbrecht, Project D.A.R.E.

“Get off your butt and go make a difference.” – Belinda Clemmensen, Clemmensen Consulting

“This is the best conference you will attend, guaranteed!  It will inform your practice, support your vision, confirm your abilities, question your assumptions, and put you in contact with others undergoing the same experience!  Don't take my word for it, come and have the experience!” – Catherine Kurucz, Thames Valley District School Board

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