Hello and welcome to the information page for the Past Wrongs, Future Choices (PWFC) 2024 Banff Symposium.

Please bookmark this link for updated news and itinerary for the 2024 Banff Symposium.

The partnership is able to provide, at no cost to you, accommodation at the Banff Centre for Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, 2024 and meals beginning with lunch on Friday, November 15, and concluding with a refreshment break in the afternoon of Sunday, November 17, 2024.

This arrangement is based on double occupancy. Unless you have indicated a preferred roommate, we will assign you to shared rooms. If you require single occupancy, please indicate on your email reply. There is an additional charge for single occupancy that is the responsibility of the attendee. The partnership will invoice you after the conference.

The partnership can also provide a travel subsidy of up to $400 CAD for symposium participants travelling from Canada or the US and up to $1,000 CAD per participant travelling from other international locations. If you have access to institutional travel funds, we encourage you to use these to fund your own flights, so that we can provide additional support to students, postdocs, and members without institutional resources.


Please plan to fly in and out of Calgary International Airport. The partnership will provide a charter bus to the venue on Friday morning and return on Sunday afternoon.

Accommodations pre and post symposium are the responsibility of the participants as is ground transportation if not using the charter bus.

Please consult directly with project manager, Michael Abe if you need assistance with flight and accommodation arrangements. We are working on contracting a host hotel near the Calgary Airport for preferred rates and charter coach pick up and drop off.

Please find the current draft schedule for the symposium. It will be updated regularly leading up to the symposium. The final itinerary will be distributed to attendees in early November.

Updated: April 23, 2024

Friday, November 15, 2024
Main Session KC 301 Breakout
KC 302
Breakout KC 306
7:00 AM
8:00 AM Out of town guests meet at xx Calgary hotel near Calgary Airport PWFC crew set up Kintsugi with Brian and Annie
8:30 AM Out of town guests board PWFC charter bus to Banff
9:00 AM PWFC crew set up artist exhibits
10:00 AM
Out of town guests arrive Banff Centre and check-in
11:00 AM
Lunch, with introduction of Book Workshop
12:00 PM
1:00 PM Book Workshop Session 1:
2:30 PM PM Break
2:45 PM Book Workshop Session 2:
4:15 PM PM Break
4:30 PM Book Workshop Session 3:
5:45 PM Rest and Relaxation
6:30 PM Gala Dinner, Welcome to all attendees, introduction of artists and the exhibition
Saturday, November 16, 2024
Main Session KC 301 Breakout
KC 302
Breakout KC 306
7:00 AM Breakfast (7:00-8:00 AM)
9:00 AM Book Workshop Session 4:
10:15 AM Teacher Resource Archives Exhibitions Film Artists Group Non-cluster activity
12:15 PM Lunch: Integration Board Meeting
1:30 PM Collaborative workshops A, B, C
3:30 PM PM Break
3:45 PM Performance Art Presentation
5:45 PM Rest and Relaxation
6:30 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Artist Performances
Sunday, November 17, 2024
Main Session KC 301 Main Session KC 301 Main Session KC 301
7:00 AM Breakfast (7:00-8:00 AM)
9:00 AM Teacher Resources Archives Exhibitions Film Artists Session Non-cluster activity
11:00 AM AM Break
Whole group summary thoughts and conclusions; Next steps on the Book Project
12:30 PM Lunch (Governance Board Meeting)
1:00 PM Concluding Session – Next steps on the Project
PM Break
Final Words from Project Directors
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
5:00 PM PWFC shuttle departs Banff for Calgary.
7:00 PM PWFC shuttle arrives and drops off at Calgary airport and xx hotel