Call for 2021 Annual Conference Presenters

The 2021 Call for Presenters is now open. Individuals interested in presenting sessions on topics of interest to professional engineers and geoscientists should complete the submission form below by Friday, May 14, 2021 for full consideration.

2021 Conference Program

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is seeking presenters for its Continuing Education (CE) sessions for its 2021 Annual Conference. The Continuing Education sessions will focus on 4 core areas of learning, including: technical, ethical, regulatory, and communications and leadership aligned with the new requirements of the CE Program. This year, industry professionals across British Columbia will gather virtually over two days of learning, networking, and idea exchange on October 27–28, 2021.

The practices of engineering and geoscience are constantly evolving, whether through updates and changes to regulations, codes and standards; the development of new techniques and technologies; the creation of entirely new industries and areas of practice and changes in societal values or the need to respond to new environmental and security threats. Continuing education supports registrants in their effort to stay current with these changes and maintain their competency. 

This year we are seeking submissions that will focus on supporting registrants in maintaining their competency to fulfill their duty to protect the public and the environment with respect to the practices of engineering and geoscience. Reinforcing knowledge in key technical, ethical and regulatory areas of focus with innovative topics and current case studies that provide best practices and practical knowledge to engage and inspire delegates on issues impacting the professions.

With presentations that reflect the challenges, successes, and innovations around the professions of engineering and geoscience, the conference will bring together engineers, geoscientists, technologists, faculty, government representatives, industry leaders, students, and other members of the community for two full days of professional development and networking. 

We are seeking individuals from diverse backgrounds, and we are committed to providing a conference experience that respects and celebrates diversity.

Sample topics from the 2020 Annual Conference included:

  • Interrupting Unconscious Bias in a Time of Disruption, Building Inclusive Workplaces (Diversity and Inclusion Stream)
  • The New Language of Leadership (Management Stream)
  • Steep Creek Hazard Assessments (Engineering and Geoscience in the Resource Sector Stream)
  • The Future of Solar and Storage (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Stream)
  • Writing with Impact: Being Concise yet Persuasive (Emerging Professional Stream)
  • Overcome Your Resistance and Leverage the Power of Networking (Better Business Stream)
  • Case Studies of Infrastructure Monitoring Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) (Structural Engineering Stream)
  • New BC Environmental Assessment Act (Environmental Engineering and Geoscience Stream)
  • Lessons Learned Working with Local Governments: A Panel Discussion (Municipal Engineering Stream)

Please note presenters must be available on either Wednesday, October 27 or Thursday, October 28, 2021. If your proposal is accepted, we will notify you of the presentation date and time when confirmed.

Continuing Education Submissions

Presentations are 45 minutes in length. All presentations must include time for questions and answers. Individuals interested in presenting sessions on topics of interest to professional engineers and geoscientists should complete the submission form below by Friday, May 14, 2021 for full consideration.

Presentations for the purpose of promoting or selling specific products, services, or providers will not be considered.  Presentations should be educational and tailored to registrants of the organization.  For more information, please email [email protected].

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Note: Please keep the bio to a maximum of 100 words. As it would appear in conference promotional materials.
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Note: The conference organizers reserve the right to edit the title for clarity and brevity. Please keep the title to a maximum of  10 words.
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Note: Maximum 100 words outlining the presentation content. If your presentation is accepted, this description is intended to be used as part of the conference promotional materials. The conference organizers reserve the right to edit the description for clarity and brevity.
 
 
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Note: Please include 3-6 SMART objectives. Maximum 100 words outlining the presentation content. If your presentation is accepted, this description is intended to be used as part of the conference promotional materials. The conference organizers reserve the right to edit the description for clarity and brevity.
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Note: Please either paste your CV into the box below or upload a file.

 
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Professional References

Note: Please provide the name and contact information for 2-3 references. References must be able to attest to speaker's expertise on the proposed topic and / or your presentation style and skills.
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Speaking Engagements

Note: Please provide 3 prior speaking engagements on the proposed topic.
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*Please Note: Engineers and Geoscientists BC is a not-for-profit organization and no honoraria will be paid for presentations. Engineers and Geoscientists BC conference provides speakers the opportunity to share their expertise, knowledge and experience, and to network with industry professionals and colleagues.

Presentations for the purpose of promoting or selling specific products, services or providers are prohibited. Presentations are to be educational and tailored to the engineering and geoscience professions.
 

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance to the 4 core areas of learning and chosen stream;
  • Topics that keep registrants current in maintaining their competency to fulfill their duty to protect the public and the environment;
  • Relevance and content specific to professional engineers and professional geoscientists;
  • Clarity of the proposal (what will you be presenting and how);
  • The degree to which the presentation is based on responsive and innovative practices;
  • The degree to which the presentation is engaging and can be effectively delivered in a virtual platform;
  • Practical takeaways for the audience; what will you provide them to add to their own practice (models, templates that can be implemented, etc.)

Important Notes

  • You give permission to Engineers and Geoscientists BC to make an electronic copy of your presentation available to conference delegates.
  • You give permission to Engineers and Geoscientists BC to make your presentation available on-demand after the conference on the Engineers and Geoscientists BC website for a specified period after the conference.

 

 

If you would like a copy of your submission form, please print screen or copy/paste to a separate document prior to clicking on Submit.

All those who express interest will be contacted by July 2021. Should you have any questions, please contact [email protected].