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2014 > Hello, World!

2014 BCLA Conference

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC March 31 to April 2, 2014

On Site Events

Monday, March 31st

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – President’s Welcome & Trade Show Opening Reception

Generously sponsored by: CUPE BC

Immediately following the keynote address, all delegates are invited to celebrate the opening of the BC Library Conference 2014 Trade Show at the President’s Reception. This is a chance to say hello to the representatives of companies and organizations who do business with, and support, libraries. The Welcome Reception is hosted by Gwen Bird, BCLA President. Meet up with colleagues and friends at the first social event of this year’s >Hello, World! conference.

Hors d’oeuvres provided. No-host bar.

Price: This event is free for delegates registered to attend the full conference and free for exhibitors arriving on Monday.

Location: Harbourside Ballroom, Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel

Tuesday, April 1st

8:00 – 9:00 am – Newcomers Breakfast

Generously sponsored by:  CVS Midwest Tape

Are you a new librarian, a new library staff member, or a student? If so the Newcomers Continental Breakfast is an excellent opportunity for you to join other new conference attendees and meet with the BCLA Board of Directors, the BC Library Conference Planning Committee and other Library Directors for a continental breakfast and some social discussions about the library community. This is a chance to network with established library members, to get to know more about the library community, and to find out more about your chosen profession.

Also visit the Newcomers Tips page!

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Tuesday conference, intended for new librarians. Continental breakfast, limited to 75 registrants.

Location: Tuscany Room, Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel

 

10:30 – 11:15 am – Coffee & Tea in the Exhibits

Generously sponsored by: Gale, Cengage Learning

Your first opportunity of the day to spend time with our vendors.

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Tuesday conference and exhibitors.

Location: Harbourside Ballroom, Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel

 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch in the Exhibits

Generously sponsored by: United Library Services

Lunch will be available in the exhibits for those who would like to get to know our vendors.

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Tuesday conference and exhibitors.

Location: Harbourside Ballroom, Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel

 

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm – Ice Cream Break

Generously sponsored by: Whitehots Canadian Library Services

Grab and ice cream, talk to the vendors, and get re-energized for the remaining sessions of the day.

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Tuesday conference and exhibitors.

Location: Harbourside Ballroom, Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel

 

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm – Afternoon Cheese Sampling & Cash Bar

Generously sponsored by: iSchool@UBC: The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies

A great opportunity to meet and network with the vendors of the 2014 BC Library Conference.

Domestic cheese display- assorted cheeses served with artisan breads and crackers. Cash bar.

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Tuesday conference and exhibitors.

Location: Harbourside Ballroom, Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel

 

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Evening All Delegate Social

Generously sponsored by: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

After full day of conference sessions, top off the day with an evening of networking, catching up with old friends, and making new ones. Hors d’oeuvres provided. No-host bar.

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Tuesday conference (please select this option on the registration page)

Location: Tuscany Room, Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel

 

Wednesday, April 2nd

9:30 – 10:00 am – Coffee & Tea

Generously sponsored by: Library Bound

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Wednesday conference and exhibitors.

Location: Harbourside Ballroom C, Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel

 

12:15 – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break

Lunch is on your own, not provided by BCLA.

 

2:45 – 3:00 pm – Coffee & Tea, Lemonade & Iced Tea

Generously sponsored by: ProQuest

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Wednesday conference and exhibitors.

Location: Harbourside Ballroom, Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel