Conference Overview

The Peace River Branch welcomes you to Fort St. John!

This year's conference theme is  “Working Together: A Cooperation between Agrology and Industry”

In the Peace River Region industry is working to strike a balance with agriculture and environment.   

Thursday morning includes a Keynote of Early Risers on the Professional Reliance Review.  Morning professional development sessions includes a series of three panel discussions on land, re-vegetation and water use management.  Each panel includes a representative from industry, agriculture and environment.  Shellie English offers a talk on an Evironmentalist's Perspective on Industry Working with Agrologists.

Thursday afternoon at 1:30 pm is the BCIA Annual General Meeting.  

Thursday evening, enjoy a Pig Roast BBQ - Peace Region style. Held at the Lido Theatre (a refurbished theatre that now hosts every kind of event), this promises to be an entertaining evening. 

Friday is a full day field tour.  Choose between a tour of the G. M. Shrum generating station at the W.A.C. Bennett, or a tour of a pipeline revegetation project and a farm working with oil and gas, or a tour of local agricultural sites, including a permaculture ranch in the Peace Region. 

Want to get involved?  The Conference planning committee is looking for volunteers to help out. Contact admin@bcia.com

The conference is held at the Pomeroy Hotel at 11308 Alaska Road in Fort St. John.  Visit the hotel website at http://www.pomeroyhotel.com/  Group rates for the Pomeroy Hotel are available. Call at 1-250-262-3233 and give the group code BCIA05.

If you are coming by air to Fort St. John, there is a free shuttle between the airport and the hotel (dependant on your arrival/departure times) but you will need to reserve within one week of your flight by calling the hotel.  Schedules for for pickup at the airport and drop-off are available HERE

The Peace River region has a lot to offer.  Come visit and join us at the conference.   Here's a link to 10 Things to See and Do in the Fort St John area.

DOWNLOAD the Conference and AGM Brochure (PDF)