2024 Conference

River Rock Casino Resort

The 2024 Conference for the Association will be taking place May 26 to 29, 2024 at the River Rock Casino Resort.

Keynote Speakers

WANEEK HORN-MILLER has always lived for what she believes. From fighting for Indigenous rights to her iconic cover in TIME magazine as the first Mohawk woman to compete in the Olympics, she’s persevered through it all with resilience and strength.

Throughout her life, Waneek Horn-Miller has always stood up for what was right—as a mother, an activist, an athlete, and an entrepreneur. This has entailed hard choices, pain, and sacrifice. But this commitment has also made her one of Canada’s most inspiring figures. Previously, she assumed the role of Director of Community Engagement for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. By connecting the commission to victims’ families, as well as the public, she provided a recognizable and trusted face to an incredibly important initiative: one that seeks justice, raises awareness of violence against Indigenous women, and furthers the dual tasks of healing and reconciliation.

 

MICHELLE CEDEBERG has captivated audiences across North America with her empowering and humorous messages about how to set worthwhile goals, get energized for success, and live a bigger life.

As a certified and in-demand speaker, author, coach and consultant, she believes that personal and professional success is directly influenced by how well we harness the physical, mental and emotional capacity we each have within us. She enthusiastically calls on science to help people boost that capacity, gain clarity, build confidence and develop the discipline to create the life and career they want.

 

 

 

Banquet Dinner Entertainment

GREAT CANADIAN DUELING PIANOS was formed in 2018 and has quickly become Canada’s favourite piano party people.

Great Canadian Dueling Pianos operates on a single philosophy – the music you want to hear, delivered with charisma, cheer and musical prowess. No other act incorporates its audience in such an interactive fashion, and with a repertoire from Broadway to Britney, Liszt to Lizzo, no two shows are ever the same.

 

 

Delegate Registration

The annual conference is a four-day education and networking event starting out with a tradeshow portion, followed by informative keynote and breakout sessions, and social events.

View the draft event agenda. Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

Member Registration

Public Registration

Hotel Booking

The Association has worked with the River Rock to offer special room rates if you book through the link below.

Book a Hotel Stay

Alternatively, you can phone the hotel at 604-247-8900 or the toll-free line 1-866-748-3718, or email rrcreservations@gcgaming.com.

RIVER ROCK CASINO RESORT
8811 River Road
Richmond, BC  V6X 3P8

The River Rock is a mere 10 minutes by car from the Vancouver International Airport. It is easily accessible by taxi or by the Canada Line Skytrain that departs directly from the airport, which is only a 7 minute train ride. Depart the Skytrain at the Bridgeport Station and you will see River Rock from the platform.

Tradeshow Package and Registration

The tradeshow will be held in the Show Theatre at the River Rock Casino from Sunday, May 26 to Monday, May 27, 2024.

View the Tradeshow Package

Register for a Booth

Call for Sponsorship

The event is typically attended by 150-200 delegates from across BC, and provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your organization. We are still searching for Partner, Supporter, and Companion level sponsors.

View the Sponsorship Package

Become a Sponsor

We greatly appreciate the support of our title sponsor BC Hydro, presenting sponsor Fortis BC, banquet sponsor GHL, and the support of CHBA-BC, PSD Citywide, BCABD, HRAI, Stewart McDannald Stuart, and InteriorTech.

Thank you to everyone involved in making last year’s event a success. View the 2023 Conference webpage.