Wednesday, May 1, 2019

9 – 10:30 am

You are invited to join the Keynote by Island Pacific School’s Founding Head, Dr. Ted Spear as he kicks off Island Pacific School’s inaugural Equip and Inspire Student Conference. Dr. Spear’s keynote on cultivating ethics, values and humanity will be followed by a casual hour of socializing and networking for guests, as our students head off for their full day conference.

More about Dr. Ted Spear

Dr. Spear founded IPS in 1995 and has inspired countless students, parents and middle school educators for over twenty five years with his passion for excellence in education. Dr. Spear has extensive experience as an educator and administrator. We are excited and honoured to have Dr. Spear return to IPS for this very special event.

To learn more about Dr. Spear and his upcoming book on the future of grade school education, visit his website:

More about the Inaugural Equip and Inspire Student Conference

Through the course of the day, we plan to offer workshops and facilitated talks with mentors to both equip and inspire students to think of their future lives. While the day will encompass many of the the BC Career Education “Big Ideas” and “Curricular Competencies”, we hope to deliver a bigger message that cultivating personal values and ethics can support future choices. The Conference will begin with a morning keynote address by IPS Founding Head Dr. Ted Spear. The keynote will be followed by “Equip” Workshops that are centred on our mission to cultivate values, ethics and humanity. The afternoon will include an “Inspire” Speaker Series moderated by an IPS teacher.