Upcoming Environment Industry Events

BEST Conference

Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology Conference (BEST Conference)

The British Columbia Environment Industry Association’s BEST Conference attracts environmental professionals every May for two days of technical sessions, networking opportunities, and a sponsor exhibition.  Conference registration includes a welcoming reception, technical sessions, keynote presentations, an off-site networking reception, and all meals and coffee breaks.

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Upcoming Environmental Industry Events

26th Annual Environmental Slo-pitch Tournament – Takes Place This Saturday!
Saturday, August 18, 2018 | Bobolink Park | Vancouver, BC

The 26th Annual Environmental Cup Slo-Pitch Tournament, hosted by the BCEIA, takes place on Saturday, August 18th at Bobolink Park in Vancouver.  Come out and cheer on your favourite Environmental Professionals as they compete for the Environmental Cup. For more information, please contact .

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available


BCSEA Energy Connections 2018
September 15, 2018 | BCIT Burnaby Campus

BCSEA is partnering with BCIT and bringing citizens, industry, government and academics together to discuss the latest innovations in transportation at Energy Connections 2018.

As one of the largest sources of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in British Columbia, the transportation sector significantly impacts our health and environment. In a new era of political will, now is the opportune time to deeply examine BC’s transportation systems for opportunities to accelerate our shift to a sustainable energy future. More Information


Canadian Environmental & Engineering Executives Conference
September 19 to 21, 2018 | Vancouver, BC

The Canadian Environmental & Engineering Executives Conference is the only annual platform for the industry’s corporate executives to meet, network, discuss key issues and benchmark industry trends.  Participants from across the country will enjoy networking events and receive an industry benchmarking report. Panel sessions have been designed to reflect key topics of current importance to the industry.

Panel Session Topics:

  • Industry consolidation and M&A in the industry and its impacts
  • Industry commoditization due to supply chain management and procurement practices in Canada
  • Artificial Intelligence impact on the industry
  • Corporate risk management challenges related to finance, litigations and leadership in the changing labour pool
  • Employee empowerment, ownership transition and creating a sustainable corporate culture

The speakers have now been confirmed:

  • Eric Termuende- Conference Opening Speaker
  • Nik Nanos- Keynote Speaker
  • Andrew Gemino- 2nd day Opening Speaker

More Information


Canadian Ecotoxicology Workshop: CEW 2018
September 30 – October 3, 2018 | Vancouver, BC

Formerly known as the Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW), CEW is Canada’s predominant annual meeting in the field of ecological toxicology and related disciplines.  It provides the opportunity to share information on current and emerging topics of regional, national and international importance related to contaminants in ecosystems, both aquatic and terrestrial. Participants include students, academics, government scientists and regulators, environmental consultants and industry representatives. More Information


CWMA Annual Conference 2018 “Global Challenges – Local Solutions”
October 17-19, 2018 | Westin Bear Mountain, Victoria, BC

This year’s Coast Waste Management Association will bring together over 300 waste and recycling professionals to network and explore leading edge topics that affect the waste management, recycling and organics sector today. Learn More

This year’s featured guests are:

  • Dr. Judith Sayers was the elected Chief of the Hupacasath First Nation (located in Port Alberni, BC) for 14 years and the Chief Negotiator for 15 years. In her role as Chief, she focused on capacity building, sustainable development and restoring and rehabilitating Hupacasath territory. Judith is an adjunct professor to the Environmental Studies Department at UVIC.
  • Dr. Lisa Skumatz is an economist with more than 30 years of experience in solid waste policy and program design, evaluation, and modeling. Lisa is widely known for her expertise in “best practices” and quantities policy, program, and funding work, designed to identify effective and cost-effective sustainability initiatives. Lisa has published more than 150 well-cited papers and articles in solid waste, and has won two national “Lifetime Achievement” awards for her innovative work in solid waste (from SWANA and NRC).

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