BIABC + IDA Pacific Northwest

 Regional Conference 2016

Program / Agenda

NEW! Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)

Sunday, April 10

1. Executive Development for BIA
9:00am -12:00pm  (Registration in advance; $75)
Hear the results of the ground-breaking IDA research on the top qualities and traits of the top performing CEOs/Executive Directors in our profession. Then, take those characteristics and apply them your career track: what skills are you missing, where can you get them, how and when can you make a lateral or upward move and where to focus your skill development.
Presenters: David Downey, President & CEO, IDA, Washington, DC; Tony Kirschner, Partner, Davies Park Executive Search, Vancouver, BC

2. Chinatown – Gentrification vs. Evolution?
1:00 – 4:00pm  (Registration in advance; $25)

North America’s third-largest Chinatown by population with its roots in the late 1800’s, the area remains a life-long home for many residents. However, with the influx of trendy bars and restaurants reclaiming historic spaces, residential re-development has followed. Grappling with criticism and push-back to the area’s gentrification, an active and committed host of young social-change and business innovators have emerged to help guide the area’s transition. Only a stone’s throw from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Chinatown is as complicated and interesting a neighbourhood as they come. 

Mobile Tours


Monday, April 11

10:00am – 1:00pm

Part I: Food Tourism: Food Trucks: Eat ‘Em Up   Session Full
1:30 – 4:30pm (choose one)
1. Sole Foods: Feeding the Soul of a City
2. Emergency Operations Centres: BIA’s in the Nerve Centre When Disaster Strikes
3. Bikeshop: If you Build Bike Lanes, Will They Come?
4. A Healthy City: Putting Two Feet Forward   Session Full
Tuesday, April 12

A Case Study: The Perch Project on Private PropertySession Full
1:30 – 4:30pm (choose one)
1. At the Water’s Edge: Connecting to Vancouver ‘s Seawall
2.  Part II: Food Tourism: Mix, Cook, Repeat  Session Full
3. Mental Health & Homelessness: The Vancouver Approach    Session Full


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