ICLASP Knowledge Translation and Mobilization Writing Retreat
June 24-25, 2018
Coast Canmore Hotel
Just on the outskirts of the breathtaking Banff National Park
Join us for the inaugural International Association of Language and Social Psychology (IALSP) writing retreat in beautiful Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Canmore is the gateway to the Banff National Park, one of Canada’s national treasures in the heartstone of the snow-tipped majestic Canadian Rockies.
Nestled within this charming and scenic environment, we are taking the notion of retreat to heart. Our writing retreat offers the perfect balance of private writing time, inspirational writing facilitators, shared dining and refreshment, and a thought-provoking keynote address delivered by Janice Krieger, Director of the STEM Translational Communication Center at the University of Florida, Inspired Writing: Communication Approaches to Knowledge Translation. For those wishing to deepen the retreat component, we will have opportunities for mindful reflections, outdoor exploration, and yoga.
|Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Center; Alberta, Canada|
The purpose of this retreat is to gently guide participants toward writing practices that inspire them and move a writing project forward. Facilitators will guide participants toward greater awareness of their own translational knowledge goals and assist in goal-setting. Collaboratively, we will consider how we can flourish in the craft of writing.
Reserve Space at our Writing Retreat
Deadline May 15th, 2018
Space is Limited
To register, go to: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/ialsp/writing_retreat
Registration is open for the inaugural IALSP writing retreat! Writing retreat registration is hosted by IALSP on our Member Planet membership management page. Registration is listed first in U.S. Dollars. Register for the retreat, the hotel, and the optional food tour in one convenient spot!
If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Pitts,
President of the International Association of Language and Social Psychology (IALSP),
|Regular Registration||$125.00 USD (approx. $160 CAD)|
|Student Registration||$75.00 USD (approx. $95 CAD)|
Register for the Writing Retreat at: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/ialsp/writing_retreat
2 Nights’ Accommodation at the Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Center
|Shared Queen Room||$175.00 USD per person for 2 nights* (approx. $224 CAD)|
|Private Queen Room||$350.00 USD per room for 2 nights (approx. $448 CAD)|
|Superior Room: 2 Queen Beds – Coast Canmore Hotel
IALSP has reserved 10 double occupancy Superior Queen Rooms for our writing retreat. Prices above are for accommodation Sunday and Monday nights. If you wish to extend your stay, please call the Coast Canmore Hotel reservations team at 1-800-663-1144 and tell them you are looking to extend a room booking under the group name “IALSP Writing Retreat” or group code: CCM-GFC 3538. Please book before May 15th.
To reserve a room, please visit: https://www.coasthotels.com/hotels/ab/canmore/coast-canmore-hotel-and-conferencecentre/
* We can assign you a roommate or you can select your own roommate. If you If you wish to increase your occupancy, each additional person will cost an additional $20.00 CAD plus taxes and fees that can be paid at the Coast Canmore Hotel. Register by May 15th.
Canmore Walking Food Tour – Optional!
|Canmore Food Tour||$120.00 USD per person and open to all (approx. $152.25 CAD)|
|Extend our retreat into beautiful Canmore by joining us on the Canmore Food Tour on Monday. With four stops and starting right at our hotel, this customized walking tour is a perfect blend of walking, a narrated guide of the town, and dining with paired beverages. Vegetarians and vegans beware… although there are veggie options, the adventure is meat-heavy.
Note: max group size is 20, and you must be 14 years old to join and more than 18 to be served alcohol. Space is limited, so reserve now! Please reserve by May 15th.
Inspired Writing: Communication Approaches to Knowledge Translation
Keynote address to the ICLASP Writing Retreat
Janice Krieger (PhD)
Professor and Director of the STEM Translational Communication Center
University of Florida, USA
Many people enter academia inspired to engage in scholarship that makes a positive difference in society. Too often, scholars end up frustrated because they have difficulty connecting their research with the stakeholders that they believe would benefit from their research. By focusing on the co-creation of knowledge structures and value systems, translational communication bridges the gap between scholarship and communities of practice. When properly executed, principles of translational communication enhance the accessibility, understandability, and usability to various stakeholders. In her keynote address, Janice Krieger (PhD), Professor and Director of the STEM Translational Communication Center at the University of Florida, weaves principles of effective knowledge translation with inspired and effective writing practice in the context of language and social psychology. Dr. Krieger will discuss the key theoretical and methodological approaches underpinning the successful application of knowledge translation. Dr. Krieger will also lead a guided writing practice in which audience members will identify the inspiration for their research, focus on specific stakeholders that stand to benefit from their science, create a strategy for translating their knowledge for that audience, and design a writing practice that facilitates effective knowledge translation with key stakeholders.
IALSP Writing Retreat Tentative Itinerary
|Sunday, June 24th||10:00 am||Travel (on your own) to Coast Canmore Hotel (options will be made available; additional fee)|
|3:00 pm (about)||Walking tour of Canmore (optional)|
|5:30 pm||Check in – location TBA|
|6:00 – 8:00 pm||Welcome and dinner banquet at Coast Canmore Hotel (included)|
|Monday, June 25th||8:00 – 8:45 am||Continental breakfast (included)|
|8:45 – 9:00 am||Welcome and setting our intention for the retreat (Maggie & Kim )
Getting to know participants and conveners
|9:00 – 10:00 am||Keynote address: Janice Krieger
Director of the STEM Translational Communication Center at the University of Florida
Inspired Writing: Communication Approaches to Knowledge Translation
|10:00 – 10:15 am||Mini break & morning snack (included)
Find your group; say Hello!
|10:15 – 11:45 am||Writing groundwork
Group Facilitators guide participants through discussion and activity to identify and set goals.
Group I Facilitator: Maggie Pitts, IALSP Immediate Past-President, University of Arizona
Group II Facilitator: Liz Jones, IALSP President, Griffith University, Brisbane Australia
Group III Facilitator: Catherine Brooks, Director of the Center for Digital Society and Data Studies, University of Arizona
|11:45 – 12:45 pm||Lunch (included)|
|12:45 – 2:45 pm||Independent writing
Participants retreat to a personal writing space to work on goals set during groundwork session
|2:45 – 3:00 pm||Coffee break (included)
Refresh and check in with writing group to provide support, encouragement, and advice
|3:00 – 3:30 pm||Revisit and reassess writing goals with group and facilitator|
|3:30 – 4:15 pm||Independent flash writing session|
|4:15 – 4:45 pm||Final check in with group and facilitator
Establishing next goals & accountability partner
|5:00 – 7:00 pm||Optional Canmore Food Tour (additional fee) or Dinner on your own|
|Tuesday, June 26th||7:30 – 9:00 am||Mindful closure – yoga @ Elevation Place (optional, TBA)|
|On your own||Return to Edmonton or Calgary (options will be made available, additional fee)|