AGM & Conference

May 9 - 11, 2018
Whistler Conference Centre

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2017 Special Event: CivX


Dare to Share: Local Government & Collaborative Consumption

THANK YOU to all attendees, speakers and sponsors of CivX2017.  

We had a wonderful day filled with indepth discussions, debates and information on the sharing economy.


LMLGA and CivicInfo BC are pleased to invite you to CivX 2017 on Wednesday, April 12, in SFU Wosk Centre's Asia Pacific Hall in downtown Vancouver.

CivX events are an idea exchange for anyone within the BC local government sector. This year's event will focus on the shared economy and its benefits and challenges for local governments.

 Local government leaders in British Columbia are having to make big decisions regarding the future of the shared economy in their communities. This raises many questions such as:

  • How can local governments foster innovation and entrepreneurship within our shared economy, while protecting the rights of traditional businesses?
  • Should local governments impose policies to regulate the business activities of peer-to-peer platforms?
  • How can local government leaders leverage collaborative tools to gain efficiencies across their communities?

Join us for an innovative discussion with seven thought-provoking speakers and one panel discussion from both industry and government. Learn about shared economy projects and policies from municipalities and regional districts across British Columbia - and how your community can benefit from them.

Speakers Include: 

  • Michael van Hemmen, Public Policy Manager, Uber.
  • Surinder Bhogal, Chief Librarian, Surrey Libraries.
  • Mia Kohout, General Manager, Mobi Bike.
  • Dr. Victoria Lemieux, University of British Columbia, Blockchain@UBC Research Cluster.
  • Spencer Tickner, Director, Queen’s Printer of British Columbia.
  • Amy Robinson, Director, Loco BC.
  • A panel of industry, academic, and municipal experts discussing Airbnb and short term rentals.

Date:  Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Time:  8:30am - 4:30 pm (Doors open at 8:00 am)

Cost:  $199 + GST (includes lunch)

Registration: Register today at 


Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
580 West Hastings Street,  Vancouver, BC




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