2019 Young Professionals Conference


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May 23rd & 24th, 2019 

We are excited to present our 3rd Annual YP Conference for young professionals with a focus on non-technical skills, such as business development, team building, communications and networking. This year’s conference theme is Increasing Your Impact: Adding Value to Your Company, Clients and Industry.

The ACEC-BC Young Professionals Group is hosting the conference to provide young professionals with the opportunity to network and further their training in non-technical skills. The conference includes an interactive networking social on Day 1 (May 23rd, 2019) with networking games and participation by senior managers of ACEC-BC member firms. Day 2 (May 24th, 2019) will showcase the conference programming, with topics ranging from adding personal value, setting yourself apart, emotional intelligence, personal brand, and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). It will include keynotes, an interactive session and panel discussions. The conference concludes with a reception and dinner.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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Suppliers, contractors, agencies, service providers, engineers, geoscientists, technicians and technologists will gain valuable recognition as conference sponsors. Click here for the sponsorship guide.

Registration Now Open!

 Ypconf19 Thumb Registration is now open! Click here to download your registration form. Once completed, please email to Maddy Jamieson, Marketing Coordinator, maddy@acec-bc.ca. Or, register online by clicking here.

Preliminary Program  

CONFERENCE APP: Our conference app is now live! Please download the app prior to the event date by clicking the button below.


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Instructions on how to download the app:

  1. Search 'Whova' in the App Store on your iPhone or in Google Play on your Android phone.
  2. Install the app on your phone and register using your business email address and create a password.
  3. Next, you will be prompted to enter the invitation code: YP2019 (Please do not share this invitation code with people who are NOT attendees of the event).

Alternatively, you can sign in using a social media account. Once you're signed in, you should be taken directly to 2019 YP Conference!

Day 1: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Location: St. Regis Bar & Grill, 608 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver
5:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
5:30 p.m.  Conference Kick-Off
6:00 p.m.  Networking Game
7:00 p.m. Networking
9:30 p.m. End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, May 24th, 2019
Location: Terminal City Club, 837 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6

7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m.  Conference Welcome  
8:40 a.m.  Morning Keynote: Tyler Waye - Adding Personal Value
9:55 a.m. How to Add Value Early in Your Career
10:15 a.m. Health Break
10:45 a.m. Pecha Kucha: Early Adopters; Industry Involvement & Internal Contribution
11:20 a.m. Panel Discussion: Setting Yourself Apart
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Interactive Session: Tyler Waye
2:15 p.m. Health Break
2:45 p.m. Mentoring/Coaching/Sponsorship
3:05 p.m. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
3:25 p.m. Emotional Intelligence
3:45 p.m. Health Break
4:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: Personal Branding & Loyalty
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks/Summary
5:15 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner & Closing Keynote

We are Accredited

Acquire 8 Professional Development Hours (Verifiable) when you sign up for the YP Conference

The event also qualifies as an CPD activity as outlined in the ASTTBC guidelines.