CANCELLED - College of Applied Biology 2020 AGM & Conference

April 2, 2020 - 9:00am to April 3, 2020 - 5:00pm


Paradigm Shifts and Partnerships: Opportunity, Momentum, Growth

Early bird rates expire March 13, 2020 but you can save on your registration by booking right now!

The College’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference will be held on April 2-3, 2020 at the Manteo at Eldorado Resort in Kelowna, BC.

Conference registrations are available for the Thursday seminars only, the Friday plenary only and for both days' sessions.

The College is pleased to present the following discussion topics during the Friday April 3 Conference plenary:

Session 1 | 9:30-10:30am: Implementing the Professional Governance Act: Challenges and Opportunities
A discussion regarding the implementation plan for the Professional Governance Act -- including what to expect for 2020 – and how it will affect the work of natural resource practitioners.

Session 2 | 10:30-11:30am: Indigenous Relations - UNDRIP and Professional Reliance
A review of the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and how it will apply to the various statutes that govern the natural resource sector. Legislation focussed.

Session 3 | 1-1:45pm: Approaching Diversity in Resource Management
A panel that will illuminate how various cultural biases are consciously and subconsciously perpetuated in a professional setting, with attention paid to some biases that occur most in the natural resource sector.

Session 4 | 2:15-3pm: Indigenous Relations – Growing a New Paradigm
An exploration of how to incorporate Indigenous title and rights into the work and relationships undertaken by natural resource practitioners, and not in a manner that equates to simply “ticking a box.”

Session 5 | 3-3:45pm: Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation into Decision Making
An in-depth panel that addresses how challenges attributed to climate change should be factored into decision making. The panel will feature experts on wildfire, flood and climate damage.

Check the College's Conference website often to see which speakers will be participating in the panels!