For 25 years, the Association has held an annual Beginning Teachers Conference, which has proven to be a valuable opportunity for new teachers to network and learn from each other as they gain confidence in their new profession.


This Year’s Event

This year, the 26th annual Beginning Teachers Conference is being held virtually on September 24 and 25.

  • Friday, September 24, 2021 9:00am-3:30pm
    ATA Overview: Learn about what the ATA does for you as we share Association supports, services and resources. Followed by a variety of break-out sessions, there’s bound to be several that call your name.
  • Saturday, September 25, 2021 9:00am-12:30pm
    All About the Association and Specialist Councils: Break-out sessions with a variety of workshops, there’s bound to be several that call your name. Learn what the Association and specialist councils do and how they can benefit your career.



Registration is open to teachers in their first two years of classroom teaching and those teachers new to teaching in the province.

Teachers in charter, federal and private schools must be associate members of the Association to be eligible to attend the Beginning Teachers Conference. Information about becoming an associate member can be found here.


This is a no-charge event for ATA members. On-line registration is now open and can be accessed at:

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl O’Brien by email or 1-800-232-7208 (toll free in Alberta).


Resources for Beginning Teachers