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The World Assembly of the International Council of Adult Education will take place from June 11 to 13 2015 and will be followed on Sunday, June 14 by the Annual General Meeting of the Council. An overview of the program is listed below. The Assembly`s sessions will create a connection between the international movement for adult education and the concerns of social movements and organizations in Quebec and Canada.

The Assembly will provide many forums for discussion and interaction, particularly through concurrent plenary sessions and group meetings, as well as thematic discussions and complementary events on issues relating to the Education Post-2015 agenda and its implementation.

The official opening on Thursday evening will highlight the cooperation between the women's movement and that of adult education in the context of combating exclusion. On Friday morning, there will be a discussion of the Education Post-2015agenda as it faces the challenges of climate change. In the afternoon, there will be dozens of workshops organized by organizations here and abroad allowing discussion and interaction on the concerns of these groups, in the context of the Assembly`s themes for the event and the Education Post-2015 targets.

The final day, Saturday June 13, begins with a plenary entitled Voices in Dialogue, which aims to create an intergenerational dialogue on global issues concerning the development of the right to education and lifelong learning.



  When and where

  From June 11 to 13, 2015 on the campus of the University of Montreal, 3200 Jean-Brillant.

  Official Opening

The official opening will take place on Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Place Laurentienne, 3200 rue Jean-Brillant. It will be followed by a first plenary on the issue of Aboriginal and excluded women and the importance of women's role in popular education.


Plenary activities will be translated into three languages: English, Spanish and French. Some of the workshops and activities will have simultaneous translation services and most will offer English-language whisper translation.

  Thursday, JUNE 11 Friday, JUNE 12 Saturday, JUNE 13 Sunday, JUNE 14

8:00 – 9:30


8:00 – 9:30

Registration for the

General Assembly of ICAE on Sunday

8:00 – 9:30 



10:00 - 17:30


in front of the main auditorium

at 3200 Jean-Brillant Street.

8:45 – 9:00


9:00 – 10:30

Introduction to thematics and the workshops

8:45 – 9:00


9:00 – 10:30

Plenary - Panel

"Voices in Dialogue"

9.00 - 12:30
ICAE General Assembly
11.00 10:30 – 11:00 Break 10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:30


Think globally, act locally, to create the world we want - a conversation between Greenpeace and the ICAE

Guest speaker - Patrick Bonin, Greenpeace Canada

11:00 – 12:30

Block 3 : ICAE workshops
and self-organized activities

13.00 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

13:00 – 16:30


Popular Education

City Tours

with L'Autre Montréal :

Montreal – a Patchwork Quilt: from the first immigrants to today’s cultural communities

There will be two tours on this theme, one in English and one in French. A maximum of 45 seats per tour will be available, allocated on a first-come basis. We suggest a voluntary contribution of $10.

The tours will start at 13:30 (1:30 pm) at the 3200 Jean-Brillant .

14:00 – 15:30

Block 1: ICAE workshops
and self-organized activities

14:00 – 15:00

Five Simultaneous
Thematic Assemblies

14.00 - 19.00
ICAE General Assembly
16.00 15:30 – 16:00 Break 15:00 – 15:30 Break
(Preparation of Thematic
Assembly Reports)

16:00 – 17:30

Block 2: ICAE workshops
and self-organized activities

15:30 – 17:00

Closing Plenary

Reports from the Thematic Assemblies /
Final Declaration


20:00 – 22:00

Public Plenary Session: 

Women, Natives and the Decolonization of Education

World Women March 2015