YP Conference

YP Conference 17 200


Leading from Where You Are

May 11 & 12, 2017 

This event is now sold out.

We are excited to present our inaugural 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 is now live, please download the app prior to the conference at http://whova.com/download/ 

Sponsor P

 Mcelhanney 400

Sponsor G

 Binnie 400

 Cowi 400

Kwl 400

Sponsor S

Amr 400

Aplin 400

Aelogo 400

Ch2m 400

Kison 400

Mel 400

Psp Canada 400

Stantec 400

Sponsor B

 Hatch 400






Sponsorship Opportunities

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Suppliers, contractors, agencies, service providers, engineers, geoscientists, technicians and technologists will gain valuable recognition as conference sponsors.

Update: currently the Wine Sponsor (Silver) and the Health Break Sponsor (Bronze) are available. All other categories are sold out.


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.




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 is now live, please download the app prior to the conference at http://whova.com/download/ 

Day 1: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Elephant & Castle, 385 Burrard St., Vancouver

4:30 p.m. Registration and Networking
5:20 p.m.  Conference Kick-Off
5:30 p.m.  War Game (a business strategy contest)
8:30 p.m.


9:30 p.m. End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, May 12, 2017
Location: Terminal City Club, 837 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:15 a.m.  Conference Welcome  
8:30 a.m.  Keynote: What is Leadership?
9:30 a.m. Relationship Intelligence™: A Key Leadership Skill
10:30 a.m. Health Break
10:50 a.m. Building a Successful Team
11:30 a.m. Leadership Panel: How to Set Yourself up to Succeed
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Major Project Presentation
2:15 p.m. Clear Communications: Cutting through the Mud
3:00 p.m. Health Break
3:30 p.m. Business Development: Getting back to the Basics
4:15 p.m. Health Break
4:30 p.m. Panel: A Day in the Life of a Leader
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Closing Keynote: Leading from Where You Are

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.