Holiday Inn South, Red Deer, AB


April 27 & 28, 2018


30 Hotel Rooms have been reserved for our group at the Holiday Inn Red Deer South, Red Deer, AB.  These must be booked by March 1st, 2018 after which they will be released to the general public.  Call directly at 1-403-403-348-8485 or book online.

The price, including taxes, is $132.11. There are options for 1 king bed or 2 queen beds.


Registration is available on-line or by mail.

Important information:

Early bird fees are available until March 22nd.

A draw will be made after March 22nd and one lucky registrant will get their registration for free! Members of the Executive, Conference Committee and Board are not eligible for the draw.

The Red Deer Branch is offering a $100 subsidy to the first 10 students to register for the full conference. Note that only student members of AHEA are eligible. Also, these students are not eligible for the free registration draw.

NOTE: Cancellation policy - cancel on or before 30 March 2018, refund of registration fee minus a 20% administration fee. After 30 March 2018 - no refunds.

Conference Program:

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Friday April 27

12:30 – 1:30

Pre-conference workshop: Professional Advisor Training Workshop [for PHEcs interested in being a Professional Advisor]   (1 PDU)


Registration of full conference and/or Friday-only participants.


Welcome - Conference Chairs

2:15 - 3:30

SUE McGREGOR  - Being a Professional (Understanding the depth of being a Professional and adhering to a Professional identity) (1 PDU)


Coffee break and networking (Set-up for Poster Session)

3:45- 5:00

Poster Session
Human Ecology staff and students, AHEA members and their community affiliates, will present posters showcasing research/projects related to AHEA's conference theme. The session provides a chance to learn about the innovative work in our field and network with your colleagues.


Free time for people to check into hotel, etc.

6:30- 8:00

Dinner & Awards

Saturday April 28

8:00 - 8:30


Registration for Saturday Participants

Non-members who will not be attending the AGM may register until 9:45

8:30 - 9:45

AGM  (2 PDUs)

9:45 – 10:00

Welcome Remarks


LYNN KIRKLAND – Moving Beyond the Illusion of Collaboration– Lecture & Workshop  (2 PDUs)



1:00  - 2:00

CHRISTA HENDERSON Towards Reconciliation Together:  Contemporary Actions and Opportunities (learn more what is happening in Alberta towards reconciliation) (1 PDU)

2:00 – 3:00

SYMA HABIB Food Insecurity in Alberta (1 PDU)

3:00 – 3:15


3:15 – 4:15

SUE McGREGOR – The Three Cs of Professional Learning (Understanding how Professional Home Economists and Human Ecologists acquire ongoing development through learning connected to their professional practice.) (1 PDU)

4:15 – 4:30

Thank-yous and Goodbyes

Invitation to Conference 2019 – Announcement of Chairs

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