Surrey Teachers' Association

2020 STA Convention

 May 1, 2020
  Surrey, BC

Welcome to the 2020 Surrey Teachers’ Association Convention.

At this time, we do not know how the STA Convention will be impacted by planned changes to schooling in the near future.  When we have concrete information, it will be sent to members, and those who have signed up to be notified when the site opens.

We are continuing to accept presenter applications for our Indigenous site and Excursions. We are also still accpeting Exhibitor applications for all sites. Our Primary, Intermediate and Secondary sites are currently full and we are excited to share this year's offerings with you.

You can view workshop titles and descriptions by clicking on the site tab and expanding the schedule.

At this time, the Indigenous site is scheduled to open by March 31st and registration for remaining sites will open April 2nd. If you click "Register Now" you will be notified when registration opens.


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Keynote - Ryan McMahon


  • Ryan McMahon

    Ryan McMahon is an Anishinaabe comedian, writer, and media maker from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 Territory. Ryan talks, yells, and writes for a living.

    In 2012, McMahon became the first native comedian to ever record a mainstream comedy special with the CBC, when he recorded, “Ryan McMahon - UnReserved.” Since then, he’s recorded a handful of other specials and tours independently around North America with his irreverent and nuanced storytelling comedy style.

    When not standing on a stage trying to make strangers laugh he’s usually yelling into microphones making podcasts. McMahon’s podcasts (Thunder Bay, Red Man Laughing and Stories From The Land) have garnered millions of downloads globally. Thunder Bay, a podcast deep dive into the legacy of colonialism on a small city in Canada, was named to dozens of “Best Of” podcast lists at the end of 2018, including lists in the Globe and Mail, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

    McMahon is the CEO of the Makoons Media Group, an Indigenous media company committed to telling Indigenous stories to worldwide audiences.