57th NorthWest Mathematics Conference

Whistler, BC, Canada

October 18-20, 2018

Featured Speakers





Conference Committee


The BCAMT is proud to present the 2018 edition of the NorthWest Mathematics Conference in beautiful Whistler, BC! The conference will be taking place at the Chateau Fairmont, Four Seasons, and Westin hotels.

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Printed Program (PDF)

View our program on Sched.

Please note: All sessions are on a first-come first-served basis. Most of our meeting rooms are very large so we are hopeful that you will get into the sessions you would like to. In the rare case that a session is full, we are confident that there are other excellent options for you to attend.

Featured Speakers:

Check out the featured speakers' bios and sessions here.


A limited number of registration gifts are available to the first who register.

Registration type Early Bird
(on or before Sept 30, 2018)
(Oct 1-14, 2018)
BCTF Member on contract, WSMC, PSCTM, and OCTM $180 $195 $205
Non Members / Independent School / Other $195 $210 $225
BCTF TTOC / CUPE Para-educator / Pre-service teachers $85 $100 $110
Retiree $80 $100 $110
Breakfast Keynote on Saturday morning with Annie Fetter (sold out)

Online registration is available at on-site prices by clicking here.
Note that no lunch is included with registration at this point as catering numbers are already set.

General Schedule

Thursday, Oct 18 Friday, Oct 19 Saturday, Oct 20
2:00-5:00 Mini-workshops
7:30-9:00 Welcome & Opening Keynote with Tracy Zager
8:30-4:15 Workshops
5:00-6:00 Ignite!
7:00-8:20 Breakfast keynote with Annie Fetter (sold out)
8:30-11:15 Workshops
11:30-12:30 Closing Keynote with Nat Banting


The conference sessions will be taking place in the following three hotels. A shuttle will be running back and forth all day Friday between the Chateau Fairmont and the Westin.

All of our reserved hotel blocks are now sold out. Fortunately Whistler has tons of places to stay!
Click on the Tourism Whistler logo below to access their reservation page.
To decide on a location you may want to view this map of the Whistler village.

For more information on hotels, contact Sam Muraca.


Whistler is a travel destination with many things to see and do.

For those traveling into the Vancouver area by air, there are shuttle services from the YVR Vancouver International Airport into Whistler and back.

Transportation and Activities through Tourism Whistler
Transportation through WhistlerRides

For those driving, Tourism Whistler has information on parking options here.

Conference Committee

Chair: Marc Garneau
Site: Sam Muraca
Program: Janice Novakowski
Program: Chris Hunter
Registration: Mike Pruner
Registration package: Jen Barker
Hospitality: Sandra Ball
Exhibitors: Deanna Lightbody
Treasurer: Jen Carter
Webmaster: Josh Giesbrecht

See you in Whistler!

You can now view our program in Sched! See below.

View the 2018 Northwest Mathematics Conference schedule & directory.