Apparel Affinity Group

16th Annual AAG Conference

 Friday, June 11, 2021

Thank you for joining us for the 16th Annual AAG National Conference held virtually on Friday, June 11th, 2021!


The annual AAG conference for 2021 will be held virtually via Zoom.  The conference is scheduled for Friday, June 11th, 2021 starting at 8am (PST)/11am (EST).  As always, we have some great speakers lined up for you, and this year the conference all takes place on a single day with no need to travel!

AAG's 16th NATIONAL CONFERENCE Highlights Include:

  • Speakers discussing topics including inclusivity and diversity, Indigenous design, sustainability in the fashion industry, a panel on COVID pivots and shifts in the fashion industry, and much more
  • Meeting industry professionals from across Canada
  • Networking with peers
  • Exploring teaching and learning best practices and more!

Originally created by the Apparel Human Resources Council and now supported in part by the Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF), the Apparel Affinity Group (AAG) as a sub-committee of CAF serves the following mission: “… (to) provide teachers and administrators in Canadian fashion schools with a place and time to gather and work together to meet the challenges that await them, and carry out initiatives that will improve the design, production, and marketing curriculum of fashion and apparel training programs across Canada.
Since its inauguration in 2004, the AAG annual national conference has taken place on college and university campuses across Canada, hosted by member schools, to give all AAG members the opportunity to participate.  Each conference offers fashion instructors the chance to tour a thriving Canadian apparel industry destination in combination with sessions that include industry guests, colleagues, and graduates from a variety of post-secondary fashion programs offering courses in textiles, merchandising, design, marketing, and production.