Special Event and Conference Planning

Initiating and organizing major conferences and public events can be a daunting task. So why start from ground zero and leave much of the event planning to chance?

We can take the worry out of planning, organizing, and running events in a polished, professional, and cost-effective fashion. We make it much easier to establish a theme, identify speakers, and develop a winning, engaging conference, symposium, or public education program.

We bring much experience to the formidable challenge of initiating, planning and coordinating national, regional, or local public events. Our Director is widely known for his role in initiating and organizing major professional development conferences, lively public issues forums, dynamic youth conferences, and news-breaking media conferences.

Our Lead Consultant is a seasoned planner of education forums, conferences and webinars. He has, since the early 1980s, founded and organized dozens of successful ventures, including the first Canadian researchED Conference (November 2017), and the lively Public Forum on “Re-engineering Education.’ cosponsored with AIMS, at Halifax Central Library in March of 2018. Dr. Bennett is well known for his Ontario and Quebec initiatives, such as the first Ontario Conference of Independent Schools (CIS) ’90 Conference (November 1990), the Education Reform public forums of the Ontario Coalition for Education Reform (1992-94), and the Historica Summer Institute for Canadian Secondary School History Teachers (Montreal, 2001-2003). In January 2007, Paul initiated and chaired the first Parent Public Forum and Professional Development Day program of the Atlantic Conference of Independent Schools (ACIS) Professional Development Conference (Halifax, NS). 

Paul established and chaired a national committee responsible for organizing the first Canadian researchED Conference on November 10-11, 2017 at Trinity College, University of Toronto. Since 2017, Dr. Bennett has coordinated the planning of the regular national conferences of researchED ( Peel Region/Ontario 2018, and Vancouver 2019). Along with many strategic planning workshops and educational leadership sessions, he has also organized numerous public media conferences in Toronto, Montreal, Fredericton, and Halifax.

Since the recent pandemic, Schoolhouse Institute has branched out to organize and convene Zoom Meetings, Webinars, and online conferences in 2020 and into 2021.  

You can count upon Schoolhouse Consulting to make your special public event happen – in real time or on the web!

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