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Disrupt & Transform

BC Library Conference 2016

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC,
May 11-13, 2016

On Site Events

We have  several opportunities to network within the conference at the On Site Events. These are included in the applicable conference registration fees.

Wednesday, May 11th

5:00 – 5:30 pm
Cash bar opens prior to the opening of the keynote.

Location:  Elmbridge room foyer.

7:00 – 9:00 pm
President’s Reception
Generously Sponsored By: CUPE BC

Immediately following the keynote address, all delegates are invited to celebrate the opening of the BC Library Conference 2016 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 Caroline Daniels, 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.

Price: This event is free for delegates registered to attend the full conference and free for exhibitors arriving on Wednesday. If attending, please select the option on the registration page on Eventbrite.

Location: Minoru Ballroom

Thursday, May 12th

10:15 – 11:00 am
Java Jolt Coffee & Tea Break in the Exhibits

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Thursday conference and exhibitors. All registered delegates are automatically included in the breaks, there is no need to select on Eventbrite.

Location: Minoru Ballroom

12:15 – 1:45 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 / Thursday conference and exhibitors. All registered delegates are automatically included in the breaks, there is no need to select on Eventbrite.

Location: Minoru Ballroom

2:30 – 3:15 pm
Ice Cream Break in the Exhibits
Generously Sponsored By: Whitehots Inc. Intelligent Library Solutions

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 / Thursday conference and exhibitors. All registered delegates are automatically included in the breaks, there is no need to select on Eventbrite.

Location: Minoru Ballroom

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Afternoon Appies in the Exhibits

Your last chance to mix and mingle with the vendors while enjoying some snacks and a glass of wine (cash bar).

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Thursday conference and exhibitors. All registered delegates are automatically included in the breaks, there is no need to select on Eventbrite.

Location: Minoru Ballroom

6:30 – 8:30 pm
Evening All Delegate Reception
Generously Sponsored By: BC Libraries Cooperative

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 / Thursday conference. If attending, please select the option on the registration page on Eventbrite.

Location: Elmbridge Ballroom

 Friday, May 13th

8:15 – 9:00 am
Coffee Break

Grab a coffee or tea on your way to your first session of the day!

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Friday conference. All registered delegates are automatically included in the breaks, there is no need to select on Eventbrite.

Location: Westminster Foyer

10:15 am – 10:30 am
Caffeine Fix Coffee Break

Refill your coffee and tea to sustain your caffeine fix for the morning!

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Friday conference. All registered delegates are automatically included in the breaks, there is no need to select on Eventbrite.

Location: Westminster Foyer

2:45 – 3:00 pm
Pre-Keynote Pick-me-up

We celebrate the end of another successful conference – grab a snack and a drink before we sit down to listen to our Closing Keynote. Cash Bar will be open.

Price: Free for delegates registered for the full / Friday conference. All registered delegates are automatically included in the breaks, there is no need to select on Eventbrite.

Location: Minoru Ballroom