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NILD Canada Annual Conference 2020 | Ancaster, ON

April 25

20/20 Vision:
Enhancing Cognitive Skills for Maximum Learning


Saturday April 25, 2020 (8:30am – 4:30pm) 

Conference Sessions 

Registration begins at 7:30am

Saturday April 25, 2020 (6:00pm – 9:00pm)

Fundraising Dinner Banquet & Conference Sessions

Registration begins at 5:30pm


As we approach this new decade, we anticipate the growth of educational neuroscience and its implications in our classrooms and therapy sessions. The theme for our 2020 conference reminds us that by implicitly enhancing cognitive skills, our students’ brains will be changed!

Keynote Speakers: 

Dr. Kristin Barbour, EdD, Executive Director, NILD US

Dr. Christina Belcher, PhD., Redeemer University College



Dr. Kristin Barbour         Dr. Christina Belcher



Redeemer University
777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON L9K 1J4


  • Regular Rate: $285 
  • Registered Therapist/Associate Rate: $265  
  • Save $45, register by March 27! Use code “earlybird” at checkout to save $45!

Cost includes Saturday conference, Refreshments, Lunch and, one ticket to Saturday’s Fundraising Dinner Banquet & Silent Auction


Bring guests for SATURDAY NIGHT’S DINNER BANQUET for the Special Guest Rate of $50/person. More information below. 



Registration deadline is April 10, 2020. After this date please inquire at info@nildcanada.org.



Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton has reserved a block of rooms at a special reduced rate for our conference attendees.

  • Rooms start as low as $169.00/night.
  • Cut off date for the reduced rate is March 22, after which rooms will be subject to availability. 

For more information and to book your room, click here for reduced rate for NILD Canada 


Pre-Conference Courses April 23-24, 2020:

Rx 4 Math II

Search and Teach

Register for the conference and course together and receive a $75.00 discount off the course!


Schedule & Brochure:

2020 Conference Schedule and Workshop Topics 

Conference Brochure


Dinner Banquet with Featured Speaker:

Dr. Kristin Barbour, EdD, Executive Director, NILD US


Hors d’oeuvres

3 Course plated dinner

Special music performance with live ensemble

Activity stations

Exciting raffles

Silent action

And more…


Event starts at 6:00pm. No ticket required if you are registered for the conference.

Registration deadline for guests is April 10, 2020. After this date please inquire at info@nildcanada.org.


Conference Speakers:

Dr. Kristin Barbour, EdD, Executive Director, NILD US

Kristin recently completed her EdD at Johns Hopkins University in the Mind, Brain, and Teaching specialization. Her dissertation focused on developing educational therapists’ knowledge, efficacy beliefs, and instructional practices related to developing a growth mindset in students with learning disabilities. For 15 years, Kristin has provided national and international educational workshops on research-based instructional practices to develop students’ thinking and learning abilities.




Dr. Christina Belcher, PhD., Redeemer University College

Christina Belcher is a Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Education at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario. She has formerly worked in New Zealand, Australia and Trinity Western University in British Columbia in Teacher Education. She is active on many committees and boards involving educational issues, where she strives to bring wonder, truth, justice and reconciliation to academic study. Her areas of interest are worldview, higher education, culture, children’s literature, and diversity in education.



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