2015 Creative Communities

2015 Creative Communities

BC Library Conference 2015

Wednesday Sessions

We are pleased to share the sessions taking place on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015. Registration is now closed.  For additional information, visit our Conference Pricing and Registration FAQ pages.

Please note, the opening keynote session and President’s Reception are open to delegates registered to attend the full conference only.

7:45 am – 3:15 pm

Location: Meet at the Sheraton Lobby

Full Day Library Tour – Visit the Off Site Events page for more details. Limited to 20 participants and must sign up during conference registration.

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Evolving Summer Reading Club – The BCLA Professional Development Institute presents its inaugural training Evolving BC Summer Reading Club. This event is intended to complement the BC Library Conference offerings. Registering for Evolving BC Summer Reading Club is independent of the BCLA Conference registration. For more information, visit: 

Your registration for the BCLA SRC Professional Development Training ($35/members, $50/non-members.) does not include registration for any other BCLA Conference event. Should you wish to attend any other event at the 2015 BCLA Conference, including the opening night reception and keynote, please register here.

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Cash bar open prior to keynote.

Location: Elmbridge foyer

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Opening Keynote – Veda Hille

Location: Elmbridge Ballroom

Veda Hille has been writing music, making records, and performing all over the place since 1992.  She is a classically trained pianist, art school drop out, performance curator, self-taught singer, theatre interloper, and independent artist.  She has released 13 albums, the latest being Peter Panties (a wild document of a legendary Vancouver theatre show, released 2013).  Veda’s work follows two streams: songs and records she initiates herself, and songs commissioned for theatre, dance, and special events.  A recent success is the musical Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata, written with Bill Richardson and Amiel Gladstone.  The show, based on craigslist ads, continues to tour after its premiere in 2011.  Other collaborations have resulted in video and music performances, electro acoustic experiments, rock songs for children, and an opera about pine trees.  She is currently working on an adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and recording her new album of love songs written in Berlin.  Above all, Veda aims to write songs that are distinct and precise and beautiful.  Songs about the natural world, human relations, mathematical theory: she turns her eye to the things that amaze her, and the results are interesting, odd, and amazing in turn.

7:00 – 9:00 pm

President’s Reception

Location: Minoru Ballroom

Generously Sponsored By: CUPE BC

Immediately following the keynote address, all delegates are invited to celebrate the opening of the BC Library Conference 2015 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 Heather Buzzell, BCLA President. Meet up with colleagues and friends at the first social event of this year’s conference.

Hors d’oeuvres provided. No-host bar.