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2017 BC Library Conference

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
April 19 – 21, 2017

On Site Events

We have  several opportunities to network within the conference at the On Site Events. President’s Reception, Evening All Delegate Reception, Coffee and Tea breaks, Lunch in the Exhibits are just a few of them. These are included in the applicable conference registration fees.

Wednesday, April 19th

7:00 – 9:00 pm
President’s Reception

Immediately following the keynote address, all delegates are invited to celebrate the opening of the BC Library Conference 2017 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 Daphne Wood, 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: Harbourfront Ballroom

Thursday, April 20st

10:15 – 11:00 am
Java Jolt Coffee & Tea Break in the Exhibits
Generously Sponsored By: United Library Services

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: Harbourfront Ballroom

12:15 – 1:45 pm
Lunch in the Trade Show

Lunch will be available in the Trade Show 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: Harbourfront Ballroom

2:30 – 3:15 pm
Iced Fruit Cali-Pops Break in the Exhibits
Generously Sponsored By: Whitehots Inc. Intelligent Library Solutions

Grab a cold treat, 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: Harbourfront Ballroom

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Afternoon Appies in the Trade Show
Generously Sponsored By: Library Bound Inc.

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: Harbourfront Ballroom

6:30 – 8:30 pm
Evening All Delegate Reception

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: Tuscany Ballroom

Friday, April 21st

8:15 – 9:00 am
Caffiene Fix Coffee Break
Generously Sponsored By: BiblioCommons

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: Cordova Foyer

10:15 am – 10:30 am
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: Cordova Foyer

2:45 – 3:00 pm
Pre-Keynote Pick-me-up
Generously Sponsored By: CVS Midwest Tape

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

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: Harbourfront Ballroom