2024 NOIIE Symposium

2024 NOIIE Symposium
Connections + Community: People, Practices, Promises

Registration is NOW OPEN for our annual NOIIE symposium!

2024 NOIIE Symposium Flyer (online version – with links)
2024 NOIIE Symposium Flyer
(print version – no links)

Dates & Times

May 10th
7:30am – 8:30am PT (Breakfast & Registration)
8:30am – 4:30pm PT (Symposium)

May 11th
7:30am – 8:30am PT (Breakfast)
8:30am – 12:30pm PT (Symposium)

Fees & Registration

Cost: $425 + GST
*We do not offer daily rates 


Register early – space is limited. Registration closes April 30th or when all spaces are filled. Please note, we do not issue reimbursements after April 30th.

* Online registration is through Delta School District with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Visa debit card.
* International guests, please note: Due to a glitch in the registration system, for Province please enter BC and a generic postal code (V1V 1V1) so that you can register. Having trouble registering online? Please contact us. Registration is for the full Symposium. Daily rates are not offered.


Westin Wall Centre (Airport)
3099 Corvette Way, Richmond, BC


We have a limited room block with a discounted group rate of $249+tax at the Westin Wall Centre (Symposium venue). Book early if you wish to stay here. Deadline to book discounted rooms is April 8th or until sold out. Please do not book and hold rooms you intend to release later.

Online: 2023 NOIIE Symposium Room Booking
Phone: 604-303-6565 (indicating “2023 NOIIE Symposium”)
Email: reservations@wallcentre.com (indicating “2023 NOIIE Symposium”)

Once the room block at the Westin is full, please see a list below of additional accommodation options in close proximity to the Symposium venue. Please note, schools and districts often qualify for a government rate.

River Rock Resort (10 minute walk)

Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport (11 minute walk)

Days Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport (8 minute walk)

Hampton Inn by Hilton Vancouver/Richmond Airport (7 minute walk)

Versante Hotel (7 minute walk)


Skytrain: The Aberdeen Station or Bridgeport Station are both about a 15 minute walk from the Symposium hotel. There is also additional parking at the Bridgeport Skytrain Station.
Parking: Paid parking at the Symposium venue is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

A Little Sneak Peek…

  • Lori Burger (SD 52) & Tashi Kirincic (SD 37), Symposium Hosts
  • Inuit culture & throat-singing with Lynda Brown & Heidi Metcalfe of Siqiniup Qilauta (Sunsdrum)
  • Melissa Larkin & D’Ari Lisle, Co-founders of Darkspark
  • Leona Prince (SD 91), Award Winning Educator, Author, Speaker
  • Jo Chrona & Catherine Macgregor, NOIIE Indigenous Transitions: Impact 
  • Debbie Leighton Stephens & Roberta Edzerza (SD 52), Language Revitalization
  • Learn about Lyfta in action
  • Table Talks, Network Reads, Breakout Sessions
  • And Much More!

NOIIE Symposium Presenters

Lori Burger

District Vice Principal of Indigenous Education, Equity and Excellence (SD 52)

Lori Burger is from the Nisga’a Nation, from the community of Gitlaxt’aamiks in the Nass valley. She is Giskaast (Killerwhale), from the house of Wisin xbiltkw, and Cree from Treaty 6 territory in Saskatchewan on her mother’s side, as well as settler heritages on her father’s side. Lori is committed to uplifting Indigenous voices and passionate about Indigenous representation both professionally and personally. She cares deeply about Indigenous representation and reconciliation learning, and is actively involved in evaluating Indigenous literatures and resources for use in the K-12 public school system. She has worked with the Association of Book Publishers of BC Indigenous Books for Schools and the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) on authenticating First Peoples resources.

Lori has been involved in Indigenous education for over twenty years in roles spanning from Support Worker to Teacher, to Vice Principal and District Administration. Lori is currently the District Vice Principal of Indigenous Education, Equity and Excellence in School District 52 in Prince Rupert. Her personal and professional focus has been, and continues to be, equity and Indigenous Education for all.

Tashi Kirincic

Coordinator of Inclusive Literacy Practices, Secondary Schools (SD 37)

Tashi Kirincic is a teacher-leader in the Delta School District, located on the traditional territory of the Tsawwassen and Musqueam People. She is passionate about cultivating and sustaining spaces where teachers can connect, get curious about teaching and learning, and work together to create powerful and inclusive learning environments. Tashi is the Coordinator of Inclusive Literacy Practices for Secondary Schools in Delta. She received her Masters of Language and Literacy Education from the University of British Columbia and is a graduate of UBC’s Transformative Education Leadership Program.

Keynote Speakers

Coming Soon…

We greatly acknowledge and thank our NOIIE sponsors, who help make the 2024 Symposium possible:

* The header image is used with the permission of Learning Alternatives (SD68). Check out their case study here