Thank you to everyone who attended BEST 2018 in Whistler. The record number of delegates, our sponsors and exhibitors, the increase in abstracts, the outstanding keynote speakers and two networking receptions all added to the success of BEST 2018.
The Call for Abstracts for BEST 2019 is now underway. Click the link at the side of the page.
PDF versions of the 2018 presentations (those which we have permission to post) are available for downloading. See the Speakers tab.
Download the 2019 Call for Abstracts
4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
The location for BEST 2018 is once again the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Experience the Chateau Whistler’s luxurious hotel and golf resort located at the base of Blackcomb mountain in Whistler, British Columbia.
We have secured special conference rates for attendees at BEST 2018. You can find those rates by following the link below.
Conversely, you may call the in-house Reservations Department at 1-800-606-8244 to make your reservation. Please identify yourself as being part of the “BEST 2018 Conference” or group code ‘'0518BEST_001’ in order to receive the group rates.
Conference rates will extend from May 8 – 12, 2018, should you want to go early, or stay on after the Conference.
Dr. Andrew Furey was shaken upon hearing of the devastation caused by the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, killing over 200,000 people. Haiti was in desperate need for help, so along with his wife Dr. Allison, and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Will Moores, Dr. Andrew travelled to Haiti to do everything possible to help those affected. Out of this mission, Team Broken Earth was born. Dr. Andrew put together a group of Canadian physicians, nurses, and physiotherapists to provide aid in Haiti for the long term. Over the years, Team Broken Earth has expanded across Canada and continues to help those suffering in Haiti, and more recently, in other countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.
It took five and a half months and 2,300 kilometres, but they did it. Martina Halik and her mother Tania completed a cross-country ski trip from Squamish to Skagway, Alaska, traversing the entire length of the Coast Mountains. It's a feat that has only ever been accomplished once before. Their presentation will detail the five and half month-long ski traverse and will feature their challenges, close-calls, failures and successes throughout the epic adventure.
May 9 - 11, 2018 • Fairmont Chateau Whistler
BCEIA Member Rate
*The government rate is open to employees of a national/federal, state, provincial, or local government entity, including public higher education institutions. Attendees registering under the government rate may be required to provide proof of government employee status in order to receive the discounted rate.
Conference registration includes: welcoming reception, two days of programming, off-site networking reception, and all meals and coffee breaks.
|5||Bionera Resources Inc.|
|25||Canada Colors & Chemicals Ltd.|
|17||CARO Analytical Services|
|3||Coastline Technologies Inc.|
|2||Envirogreen Technologies Ltd.|
|15||Exova Canada Inc.|
|10||GeoScan Subsurface Surveys Inc.|
|4||GroundTech Solutions Ltd.|
|7||Iron Creek Group Inc.|
|14||The Langley Concrete Group|
|21||McCue Engineering Contractors|
|16||McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.|
|20||Mud Bay Drilling (2015) Ltd.|
|12||Omega Environmental Drilling|
|6||On Track Drilling|
|18||Rice Engineering & Operating Ltd.|
|22||Summit Earthworks Inc.|
On behalf of the 2018 BEST Conference organizers, Maxxam Analytics is once again coordinating a non-tournament style golfing event for conference delegates at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course on Friday, May 11th. Tee off times start at 2:00 PM, following the closing keynote luncheon.
Maxxam is pleased to be subsidizing the green fees this year. A BEST Conference rate of $54/per player has been secured after Maxxam’s contribution, which includes the cart rental. Clubs may be rented at an additional cost.
Space is limited for these rates!
If you are interested, please complete the online pre-payment form by clicking the link here: https://fairmont-chateau-whistler.golfems2.com/event/2018-bceia-best-conference. Logistical details will be provided upon registration.
If you have any questions, contact Aron Weir at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1.604.639.8419.
Core6 Environmental would like to invite BEST 2018 participants to join us for a mountain bike ride on Whistler’s fabulous trails. We’ll ride at noon on Wednesday, May 9th. The ride will begin promptly at 12:00 pm, and the group will meet in front of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel and ride from there to the trail head. You should be comfortable riding for 2 to 3 hours on technical single track trails and have at least an intermediate level of fitness and bike handling skills. Post ride rehydration and re-fueling in the Mallard lounge! The organizer cannot warrant that the trails we will ride are safe and we bear no responsibility in this regard. Please note that mountain biking is inherently dangerous and you may encounter trails with difficult terrain. Please use common sense and caution when riding. The organizers bear no responsibility in the event of injury or death. By participating in this ride “I agree to this disclaimer”. For more information, or to sign up, contact Tom Hudson at Core6 at email@example.com.