Burnaby Festival of Learning

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It’s a free city-wide festival with everything from social media workshops and business talks to storytelling, science, Star Wars, gardening to gaming and more! The Burnaby Festival of Learning (May 4-11) features a week-long series of free events for individuals, families and young (and not so young) learners, all designed to fulfill your desire to #LearnGrowThrive.

Burnaby Festival of Learning

Burnaby Festival of Learning

Where: Venues throughout Burnaby
When: May 4–11, 2019
Tickets: All events are FREE!

Festival Highlights

Enjoy a variety of events happening throughout Burnaby, including performances, lectures, discussions, and tours. Here are a few event highlights:

PechaKucha Night
Saturday, May 4, 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Chocolate’s Local and Global Impact: Two sides of a tasty coin
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Burnaby Public Library,
Tommy Douglas
Racing Readers
Monday, May 6, 2019
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown
Embark Learning Garden Workshop: Growing & Eating Well
Thursday, May 9, 2019
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Future of Work: The Importance of Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown
Future of Work: Impact of Automation
Thursday, May 9, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
What is A Dementia-Friendly Community?
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Brentwood Community Resource Centre
Tech Expo!
Friday, May 10, 2019
12:00pm to 4:00pm
SFU Café Scientifique: The Science Behind Viruses and Treatments
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown
The Gaming Stadium: Esports Day
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00am to 8:00pm
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
Science Rendezvous and International Astronomy Day
Saturday, May 11, 2019
11:00am to 3:00pm
SFU Burnaby
Finding Cantonese Culture in the Diaspora: A Queer Femme’s Journey
Saturday, May 11
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Burnaby Public Library,
Bob Prittie Metrotown

Check out the full event schedule here »

Now in its 4th year, the festival is co-presented by SFU and the City of Burnaby in partnership with BCIT, Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table, Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Burnaby School District, MOSAIC, and Tourism Burnaby.

Follow along on social media #LearnGrowThrive on Facebook and Twitter for more info.

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