Professional Development for Educators

Notice of Deferment – IOP 2020, May 2, 2020, Postponed until May 2021

Conference postponement for one year due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic.

Given current circumstances and keeping the health of all as the key concern, the IOP Conference Planning Committee is postponing IOP 2020.

All proposals submitted for IOP 2020 will be considered for presentation at IOP 2021. In January 2021, you will be asked if you wish to continue or withdraw your submission.  If you choose to continue you will have the opportunity to revise and to upload an updated version of your submission.  In addition, there will be an opportunity for additional submissions from new presenters from January – March, 2021.

If you have already registered for IOP 2020, you will receive a full refund.

Thank you all for your understanding and patience at this extraordinary time. We look forward to seeing you at IOP 2021.

IOP 2020 Planning Committee

23rd Annual IOP Conference

Investigating Our Practices

Saturday, May 2, 2020

UBC Vancouver

IOP 2020 Conference Theme:
Education Transformed!

Teaching is demanding and complex work, made more difficult if we try to do it in isolation or without sharing and exploring our understandings together. In order to better understand and improve our practice, many of us engage in classroom, program or institution-based investigations focusing on the what, the how and the why of our practice.

Every year, UBC hosts the Annual IOP Conference where practicing teachers, university educators, graduate students and student teachers from different educational contexts (schools, universities and colleges) come together to share their questions, investigations and understandings about their practice.

The IOP conference stresses dialogue among participants; presentations are intended to provoke and inform discussion. The final session of the conference will include large-group facilitated discussions on the most prominent conference sub-themes as identified by the presenters and participants.


Call for Proposals opens: Friday, January 10
Proposal Submission deadline: Monday, March 9
Presenters Notified: Friday, March 13
Presenters must confirm their acceptance by:  Friday, March 27
Early bird registration deadline: Monday, April 6
Registration closes: Friday, May 1


View Photos from 2019 IOP Conference


This annual conference is offered by UBC Faculty of Education and the BC Teachers’ Federation.