celebrating 30 yrs!


edtech conference

May 9 & 10, 2024 - Gimli, Manitoba

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Photo Credit: Kirsten Thompson



You Aren't Burnt Out By Your Passion

How to integrate technology and reignite your enthusiasm

Kirsten Thompson is an educator, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and Google Level 1 Educator based in Mountain View School Division.

Her background in education technology integration, as well as software analysis, has placed her in provincial leadership positions where she serves as president of both the Manitoba Association of Education Technology Leaders (MAETL) and the Manitoba Association for Computing Educators (ManACE).

Her sessions are characterized by a perfect blend of passion and expertise, leaving audiences informed and inspired.

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Building Thinkers Through Innovation

Daphne McMenemy is an educator, author, speaker, and recent recipient of the Canadian Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence for her work with coding, robotics, and STEM integration. Her children’s book series, Gracie, draws from her classroom experiences of over 18 years, where she has empowered children to explore learning through innovative STEM approaches, Daphne's classroom expertise empowers hesitant learners, fostering confidence and active engagement. Committed to building relationships and inspiring students through creativity, she is much sought after international speaker and continues make an impact in classrooms across the continent.

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Andy Mckiel

St. James School Division

Richard Roberts

Troy Sigvaldason

River East Transcona School Division

Prairie Spirit School Division

Jennifer Borgfjord

Portage la Prairie School Division

Jason hurton

St. Paul's

High School

Katon frank

Pine Creek

School Division

John evans

Ryan hebert


Manitoba Education & Training (Retired)



About the organizers

Riding on the shoulders of giants, the RTW Executive Committee has thrived by building on the accumulated knowledge and experience of its dedicated members within the realm of Manitoba Education. This collaborative team, consisting of Information Technology Coordinators, Curriculum Coordinators, IT Directors, and Technology Implementation Consultants, has established a formidable legacy in the educational landscape. The synergy among these diverse roles contributes to the committee's robust capability to address the dynamic needs of the education sector.

United by a shared commitment to excellence, the executive committee takes pride in its longstanding history of collaboration, innovation, and service to Manitoba Education. Their collective expertise forms the bedrock upon which they construct and deliver impactful professional development opportunities, ensuring that educators across Manitoba benefit from the latest advancements and best practices in the ever-evolving field of education. Through their sustained dedication, the RTW Executive Committee continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape, ushering in positive change and fostering a culture of continuous learning within the province.

We hope to see you in Gimli!

30 Years of Riding The Wave

Technical and pedagogical leaders in education, it's time to share your insights! Shape the future of learning at Riding the Wave 2024. Submit your innovative session ideas and help us explore the latest trends in educational technology. Click on the "Call for Presenters" link to learn more and submit your proposal.

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Venue & Accommodations

May 9 & 10, 2024

Lakeview Resort - Gimli, MB


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