» Conference Schedule (may change)
Date: Thursday May 25 – Saturday May 27, 2023
Location: Downtown Chilliwack
|Regular (Mar 15)
Subsidized tickets are supported by our sponsor :
|Save The Date & Location Announcement
|November 30, 2022
|Hotel Reservations Open
|November 30, 2022
|Call For Submissions Deadline
|January 4, 2023
|Early Bird Registration Opens
|February 27, 2023
|Early Bird Registration closes
Heritage SLAM! Submissions Open
|March 15, 2023
|Deadline for Reserving Hotel Rooms
|April 24, 2023
|Conference Registration Closes
|May 17, 2023
|May 25 – 27, 2023
Heritage BC aims to promote an environment that is characterised by professionalism, collegiality, respect, dignity, and cooperation. Conference delegates are expected to uphold the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.
If you have questions about our Conference Code of Conduct, please contact us at [email protected]
Personal harassment or discriminatory conduct will not be tolerated. If you experience or witness harassment or discriminatory conduct, we encourage you to reach out to [email protected] or a person at the conference with a badge that identifies them as a member of the conference planning team. Heritage BC will carefully review all reports and take appropriate action.
Examples of Harassment and Discriminatory Conduct:
Examples that are NOT Harassment and Discriminatory Conduct:
The Government of Canada provides detailed information on harassment and a tool to guide conference delegates here.
Cultural Safety & Support Liaison
Heritage BC will introduce designated and identifiable Cultural Safety & Support Liaisons at the start of the conference. These individuals will be available to hold space and talk with delegates at any point to process sensitive situations and difficult emotions that may arise during the conference. Cultural Safety & Support Liaisons will be introduced to conference attendees and will be included on the conference website with a photo.
What to do if you witness harassment in the workplace
In any given situation involving harassment, bullying, or discrimination, there is a multitude of ways to respond or react. As a bystander, you have the power to create real-deal change. If you report an incident to Heritage BC, we will ask for the following information:
If you would like to discuss an incident directly with a Heritage BC team member, please contact us at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at 604-417-7243 ext. 103.
What to expect after reporting an incident:
If a conference delegate has been deemed to have violated the Code of Conduct, the following disciplinary action may be taken:
We looks forward to bringing together our members, partners, and an exciting array of speakers for this conference. Please be patient with us as we figure out a new way to offer valuable and enjoyable events while staying flexible enough to adapt to challenges and unforeseen circumstances. We really appreciate it!
It is our top priority to offer a safe and enjoyable conference for all and to send you home brimming with ideas and inspiration. In addition to following all local health orders and policies of our host venues, we are implementing additional safety measures to protect the most vulnerable among us. Should local health orders or policies change in a way that affects your registration (i.e. capacity limit decrease), we will be in touch with delegates about a change of plans.
If you are feeling ill (COVID symptoms or otherwise), please do not attend the conference. Please consider taking a rapid test before traveling to Chilliwack for the conference. The symptoms of COVID-19 have evolved, here is a look at a list of symptoms.
If you experience symptoms of illness during the conference, please inform the organizing team and return to your accommodation. If you develop COVID symptoms up to 10 days after you return home, please get in touch with us via email so we can inform other attendees of a possible exposure.
In the event of schedule changes (due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances), we will do our best to offer an alternate setup for sessions. This may include remote speakers, smaller panels or rescheduling sessions for a later date.
Should local health orders change drastically and in a way that affects your registration (i.e. capacity limit decrease), we will be in touch with delegates about a change of plans.
While we are not requiring delegates to wear masks, we encourage you to make the choice that is best for your health and safety. Masks and rapid tests will available on-site for all delegates and presenters.
What you can expect:
This conference will take place in person with a focus on live engagement and interaction between delegates, speakers and facilitators. This being said, will be recording our plenary sessions and select breakout sessions that we feel would be of value to members who cannot make it to the conference. The workshops and social events will not be recorded.
Following the conference, all delegates will have access to the recorded sessions. If you are not able to attend the conference, but are interested in certain topics, you can pay to download the recorded sessions as a package after the conference. Please be sure to follow our newsletter for further updates.
We also encourage Heritage BC members who cannot attend in person to follow us on social media as we share photos, ideas, and memories from the in-person event. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
80% refunds are available until May 8th, 2023. Registrations received after May 8th are non-refundable.
Delegates who are unable to attend Conference may transfer their registration to another individual by reaching out to Nathalie Picard, please email [email protected]. The original registration rate and any event tickets purchased will transfer to the new attendee. Transfers are possible up until May 23rd, 2023.
Members of the Planning Institute of British Columbia can self-report credits (CPLs) for attending any of the conference sessions.
Additionally, Heritage BC has identified sessions that we think local planners in British Columbia would be interested in attending. Find those sessions and the number of credits that you could receive by looking for the PIBC logo in our program schedule