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Over the last two decades, the York Region District School Board’s Quest Conference has brought together members of the educational community from around the world. Recent themes have included important topics such as equitable and inclusive schools, deep learning in a digital world, and mental health and well-being  – all focused on learning together to improve student achievement and well-being.

Today, the Quest Conference attracts over 1000 participants including students, teachers, support staff, school and system leaders, parents, community members, school trustees, and government members. More than just an event, the Quest Conference provides opportunities for participants to investigate, dialogue, and reflect together. Most importantly, the Quest Conference motivates carefully considered and innovative action as those attending return to their respective roles in education.

Previous speakers include the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, the Honourable Romeo Dallaire, Michael Fullan, Will Richardson, Dr. Carol Campbell, Rick Hansen, Dr. Avis Glaze, Pinball Clemons, Stephen Lewis, Peter Mansbridge, Ratna Omidvar, Margaret Trudeau, Dr. Jean Clinton, Kevin Lamoureux, and many others.

Be a part of the conversation at #YRDSBQuest. You can also check out the Quest Journal and learn from conference presenters, educators, and scholars.