YP Conference

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May 31 & June 1, 2018 

We are excited to present our 2nd Annual YP Conference for young professionals with a focus on non-technical skills, such as business development, team building, communications and networking. 

CONFERENCE APP: our app will be made available in early May, please download the app prior to the conference at http://whova.com/download/ 

Sponsor P

 Mcelhanney 400

Sponsor G

 Binnie 400

Sponsor S

 Hatch 400

Sponsor B






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!

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The conference registration form also includes a preliminary program outlining the many great topics and speakers - alternatively, online registration and payment are now being accepted on the ACEC-BC Events calendar.

If you have any questions about conference registration, please contact Lia Spidlen, ACEC-BC Marketing Coordinator, lia@acec-bc.ca.



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Not sure how to pitch the value proposition to your firm? The Young Professionals Committee has developed a document that will help you explain why you should attend this conference.
Click here to download the YP Conference Toolkit.


Preliminary Program  

CONFERENCE APP: our app will be available in early May, please download the app prior to the conference at http://whova.com/download/ 

Day 1: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Location: St. Regis Bar & Grill, 608 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

4:30 p.m. Registration and Networking
5:20 p.m.  Conference Kick-Off
5:30 p.m.  Networking Activity
8:30 p.m.


9:30 p.m. End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, June 1, 2018
Location: Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard St, Vancouver

7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:15 a.m.  Conference Welcome  
8:30 a.m.  Morning Keynote: Topic TBC
9:30 a.m. Diversity: What is the Goal for 15 Years in the Future?
10:00 a.m. Health Break
10:30 a.m. New Technology and What's Coming
10:55 a.m. Global Business Delivery
11:20 a.m. How Technology Impacts Project Delivery
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Pecha Kucha 1: Planning for Population Growth - Modernizing the Expo and Millenium Lines for another 1 Million Residents
1:20 p.m. Pecha Kucha 2: Sustainability and Going Green
1:25 p.m. Pecha Kucha 3: Environmental Resiliency
1:35 p.m. Pecha Kucha 4: TBA
1:45 p.m. Panel Discussion with Presenters
2:30 p.m. Health Break
3:00 p.m. Managing Millenials
3:20 p.m. The Skills Gap
3:40 p.m. Dealing with Growth (and letting go)
4:10 p.m. Health Break
4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Succession Planning - Internal Growth vs. Acquisitions - How is Business Changing
5:15 p.m. Wrap Up
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour
6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:45 p.m. Dinner Keynote: Reflecting on 15 Years Ago - Lessons Learned to take to the next 15 Years

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.