Virtual Annual Conference to Focus on Education, Professional Development

Posted on August 5, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s annual conference has been rescheduled to take place Wednesday, October 21 to Friday, October 23, 2020—and will be conducted virtually. This year’s annual conference will focus on education and three days of professional development opportunities, and will include:

  • 40 sessions and more than 60 speakers;
  • 10 professional development streams: Engineering and Geoscience in the Resource Sector, Environmental Engineering and Geoscience, Municipal Engineering, Emerging Professional, Management, Regulatory Affairs, Structural, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Better Business, Diversity and Inclusion; and
  • keynote addresses from Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian woman and first-ever neurologist in space; Bob Joseph, founder and president of Indigenous Corporate Training; and Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, P.Eng, Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UBC.

The annual conference will include many of the features registrants have come to expect and value, including professional development sessions, topical streams, and keynote speakers. The virtual nature of the annual conference is ideal for professionals working remotely, and will also provide access and flexibility to registrants across the province—along with limiting the spread of COVID-19 by meeting the Government of BC orders to limit in-person gatherings to 50 persons or less.

More information, including the full schedule, steams, and keynote speakers, is provided at egbc.ca/conference. Conference registration is expected to be available in late August.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Annual General Meeting, also planned to be held virtually, is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020. For more information about the AGM, visit egbc.ca/agm.

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