32nd Annual RPL/PLAR Conference

May 22 – 24, 2024

Loyalist College, Belleville, ON

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Join us for the 32nd RPL/PLAR Conference hosted by Loyalist College in partnership with the International Indigenous RPL Collective.

This year’s theme, Challenging the Status Quo, is based on the belief that RPL is integral to innovative practices and policies that are crucial in meeting the challenges of a world that is in a constant state of turmoil. Our goal for this conference is to explore the power of RPL as an educational change strategy. When implemented holistically, RPL can be a key driver of innovative education and training practice. The growing diversity of our population and the far-reaching impact of technology demands that we re-imagine our approaches to the funding, delivery and evaluation of education and training for adults.

RPL positively embraces diversity. The work of the International Indigenous RPL Collective has demonstrated how RPL can be integrated with Indigenous teachings, customs and perspectives to recognize and validate the learning journey of Indigenous peoples within a cultural context.

The flexibility of the RPL process also enables it to play a significant role in workforce development and trades certification especially in the skilled trades where serious labour shortages exist.

In the opening plenary session, “RPL as an Educational Change Strategy: How are we doing”, four RPL practitioners will reflect on their experiences implementing RPL in a variety of settings over four decades. Panel members include Janice Brant, Maria Hueichaqueo, Rose Marie Reid and Mark Gallupe. Paul Zakos will chair the panel.

We hope that you will join us for this gathering to collectively strengthen and expand RPL and adult friendly practices.

Workshop Proposals
The conference aims to explore innovative practices, research findings, and success stories related to recognizing and leveraging prior learning. If you are interested in sharing your RPL experiences and/or practices, please complete the following form. A Call for Conference Presentations It will be appreciated if those wishing to make a presentation could complete the form by Friday March 15, 2024. If you have any questions about offering a workshop please contact Loyalist College cllae@loyalistcollege.com or Paul Zakos zakos@sympatico.ca

Hotel Information
The Hampton Inn Belleville is holding a block of rooms until April 22, 2024 at a special conference rate. To book a room, please contact 613-779-2000 and quote Group Code 90J, or book under the Group Name “Loyalist College & International Indigenous RPL Collective”. To book online with our special rate applied, please visit the Hampton Inn & Suites website.


Megabus Canada
Phone 1-866-488-4452
Email: customerservice@megabus.com

Website ca.megabus.com
Bus from Pearson International Airport Terminal 1 to Belleville, ON
Ave. Duration 2h 35m

Frequency 3 times a day

Estimated price $10 – $75

Adult Standard $35 – $75

Adult Advanced Booking

$10 – $60

Via Rail
Toronto Union Station to Belleville ON

Phone +1 888 842-7245

Website http://www.viarail.ca/

Ave. Duration 1h 44m Frequency Every 2 hours Estimated price $30 – $120

Economy Adult – same day booking $35 – $120 Economy Adult – Advanced Booking $35 – $90 Economy Escape Advanced Booking – Adult $30 – $50

Car Rental Toronto Pearson Airport

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for any inquiries, please contact cllae@loyalistcollege.com.