Join the IBSC Annual Conference Exhibitors in the Lower Great Hall at St. George’s School. Make sure you schedule time to visit with one of our nine great exhibitors, chat with local indigenous artists, stop by for a free 15-minute massage sponsored by St. George’s School, or visit the Bookstore just off the Great Hall. We look forward to seeing you there!
Exhibitor Hours are:
Sunday, 26 June: 12:00 NOON – 3:00 PM
Monday, 27 June: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday, 28 June: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 29 June: 8:30 AM – 12:00 NOON
Jericho Integrated Health Clinic
Health and wellness practitioners are in the Lower Great Hall, Monday, 27 June, and Tuesday, 28 June, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM to provide 15-minute consultations, compliments of our host school. Services available include Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, and Medical Diagnosis.
The Light of Knowledge by Alexander Clifton Ridley
Alexander Clifton Ridley is an internationally renowned Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) artist, who was born and raised in the Pacific coastal village of Hartley Bay, which lies south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. It is the land of salmon and the white Spirit Bear.
Ridley designed the The Light of Knowledge print for the 2016 IBSC Annual Conference. You can find the print on the conference bag, water bottle, and volunteers shirts.The print was inspired by the thought that education shines a light shared by youth all over the world. Knowledge pushes aside the dark that comes from ignorance about others or the universe and helps to create a global citizenship for all.
Ridley belongs to the Eagle clan and is still fluent in Sm’algyax, which is his first language. He has family connections in other First Nations’ communities in British Columbia and Alaska. Having lived and fished on the BC coast most of his life, his love of the sea and the “bush” is reflected in his art.
He has been carving since the 1970s and worked with master carvers from K’san in the early 1980s. He uses several different media, including wood, paint, and precious metals, in both traditional and nontraditional ways.
Kidsbooks, Vancouver’s premiere bookstore for kids and those who care about them, are on-site throughout the conference so you can peruse and purchase books by keynote speakers and on the conference themes. Drop by the on-site store during conference hours in the Lower Great Hall. Kidsbooks can ship your purchases home to make your travel easier.