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

Cowi 400

Pbx 400

Stantec 400

Sponsor S

Aelogo 400

Hatch 400

Metrix 400

Mm 400

Thurber 400

Mel 369

 Sponsor B

Klohn 400




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 the 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 Luise Weber-Steinhaus, ACEC-BC Marketing Coordinator, luise@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.



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

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: YP2018

Alternatively, you can sign in using a social media account. Once you're signed in, you should be taken directly to 2018 YP Conference!

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:  Retooling for the Information Age Workplace
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. Innovative New Technologies
10:55 a.m. Global Business Delivery
11:20 a.m. The Human Side of Project Delivery
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Pecha Kucha 1: Planning for Population Growth - Modernizing the Expo and Millennium Lines for another 1 Million Residents
1:20 p.m. Pecha Kucha 2:  Three Pillars of Sustainability
1:26 p.m. Pecha Kucha 3: Improving Environmental Outcomes
1:32 p.m. Panel Discussion with Presenters
2:30 p.m. Health Break
3:00 p.m. Managing Early Career Professionals
3:20 p.m. The Skills Gap
3:40 p.m. How to Grow (or not grow) Your Company
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.