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The Lower Mainland LGA and CivicInfo BC hosted CivX 2019 on Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at SFU Wosk Centre’s Asia Pacific Hall on 580 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver.

CivX events are an idea exchange for anyone within the BC local government sector. The 2019 event focused on civic engagement. Speaker topic areas included “Using Technology to Connect Marginalized Populations”, “Encouraging Women to Get Involved in Local Government”, “Tips for Local Governments on Welcoming New Canadians” and “Engaging Young People/Youth & Sustainability”.

The event provided an innovative discussion with thought-provoking speakers and an interactive moderated workshop on creating inclusive and civil cities.

For more information please contact: Shannon Story, Executive Director at the Lower Mainland LGA at  sstory@lmlga.ca

Event Sponsors

Whistler Conference Centre Attendees

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EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Each year we welcome Elected Officials and those involved in Local Government to attend this 2½ day conference. This event includes a tradeshow along with keynote speakers, panels and presentations, a gala dinner and our annual AGM and resolutions session.

This years’ conference theme is Social, Natural and Financial Assets: Accounting for the Unaccounted.

The conference is your best opportunity to make connections across the region and ensure that what matters most to you finds its way into policy so that the communities and regions of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia continue to thrive.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Member pricing:

Early Bird (before March 31st): $400 plus GST and $75 for Annual Banquet
After March 31st: $500 plus GST and $85 for Annual Banquet

Non-Members: $700 plus GST and $85 for Banquet

Spouse Meal Package: $200 plus GST (banquet tickets sold separately)
The Lower Mainland Local Government Association appreciates that members often travel in their role as an elected official, resulting in time away from loved ones. In an effort to facilitate joint travel, we continue to subsidize a spouse meal package. This includes 4 coffee breaks, 2 receptions, 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts. Banquet tickets are sold separately at above-listed member pricing.

Sponsor/Exhibitor Additional Registration Package: $275 plus GST (banquet tickets sold separately)

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing on or before Friday, April 24th will incur a $50 administration fee. All cancellations after that date will not receive a refund.


Program Details


Accommodations

Delta Whistler Village Suites
Delta Whistler Village Suites

Hotel rooms at the Delta Whistler Village Suites can be booked at a discounted convention rate:

Rates

  • $159 for a standard guest room
  • $185 for a one-bedroom suite

To Book

Important: Please note that the first night room and taxes are non-refundable and due at the time of booking. The remainder of the room and tax is processed at the time of check-in.

The group rate is available May 5 – May 7, 2020, based on availability at the time of booking.


Conference Start & End Times

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

  • Pre-conference session begins at 2:00 pm. Pre-Conference Housing tour begins at 3:00 pm
  • The official opening begins at 7:00 pm.

Friday, May 8, 2020

  • The conference ends at approximately 2:30 pm

Most attendees arrive in Whistler on Wednesday afternoon and depart the Friday afternoon following the conference.


Sponsorship & Trade Show Participation

The Lower Mainland LGA is pleased to present the Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2020 Conference. Below you will find a link to the sponsorship package.  Returning sponsors will be given until January 10, 2020, to secure the same sponsorship as last year.

Allocation of tradeshow booth spaces will first be provided to returning sponsors followed by returning exhibitors.  New sponsors are welcome to the remaining trade show spaces on a first-come, first-served basis after January 10th, 2020.


Scholarships

The Lower Mainland LGA offers four youth from the Harrison Hot Springs, Pemberton, Whistler and Squamish areas an opportunity to apply for and secure a scholarship to attend the Annual Conference in May of each year.  UBCM also offers a scholarship to three youth from the Lower Mainland LGA area to attend UBCM. 


More Conference Details

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2020 Conference Sponsors


2020 Tradeshow Participants

BC Assessment
BC Council of Forest Industries and Wood WORKS! BC
BC Hydro
BC Infrastructure Benefits
BCLC
British Columbia Government & Service Employees Union (BCGEU)
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Canada Post
Canadian Association of Petroleum Products (CAPP)
CN
E-Comm 9-1-1
FortisBC
ICBC
Lafrentz Road Marking
PMH Insights
Shaw
Trans Mountain Expansion Project
TELUS
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

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