BEST 2020

Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology
May 6 - 8, 2020 • Fairmont Chateau Whistler 

Join us for the seventh annual Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology (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.

Register now! You don’t want to miss out on the “BEST” opportunity to network and learn about the current environment industry in BC.

Early Bird Registration Ends March 15!

Registration for BEST 2020 is now open. Click the registration tab at the top of the page.

Call for Abstracts Now Closed.

Thank you to all who submitted an abstract. We will post the program in early March.


For information about BEST, email:

Whistler, BC

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

The location for BEST 2020 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 2020.

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 2020 Conference” or group code ‘'0520BEST_001” in order to receive the group rates.

Conference rates will extend from May 2 - 12, 2020, should you want to go early, or stay on after the Conference.

For delegates looking for things to do while in Whistler, visit Tourism Whistler's website at

2020 Conference Speakers

Chantal Hébert

National Affairs Columnist
Chantal Hébert began her career in Toronto as a reporter for the regional newsroom of Radio-Canada in 1975 before moving on to Parliament Hill for Radio-Canada. She has served as parliamentary bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse. She is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and holds honorary doctorates from Bishop’s,York University, the University of Western Ontario and Concordia University. In 2006, she received the Hy Solomon award for excellence in journalism and public policy, as well as York University’s Pinnacle Achievement Bryden Alumni award.

Eric Termuende

Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
Eric Termuende is a small-town guy with big ideas. A seasoned keynote speaker and best-selling author, Eric has been on hundreds of stages all over the world speaking about workplace culture and one-degree shifts that build communities at work. Having built and sold two companies and surveyed and interviewed thousands of people, Eric brings a fresh perspective to workplace culture and the future of work. Eric has a deep understanding of the next generation of work and how to attract and retain the right talent. His best-selling book, Rethink Work, has become a must-read for today’s leaders and as a renowned keynote speaker, Eric travels the world sharing his insights and tips about talent, teams, and employee engagement.

Conference Registration

BEST 2020

Registration now open!

Early Bird Registration (Ends March 15) • 

BCEIA Member Rate


Non-Member Rate


Government 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.

All registration rates are exclusive of GST.

BEST 2020 Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our BEST 2020 Conference Sponsors!
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, email

Gold Level Sponsors

Opening Reception (Wednesday)

Thursday (Off-Site) Reception

Silver Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsors

Conference Notebooks

Thursday Keynote Luncheon

Friday Keynote Luncheon - Available

Breakfast - Thursday

Breakfast - Friday


Conference App

Drink Tickets - Wednesday

Drink Tickets - Thursday

2020 Exhibitors

  AGAT Laboratories
  Bureau Veritas Laboratories
  CARO Analytical Services
  Clean Harbors
  Coastline Technologies Inc.
  Drillwell Enterprises
  Earth Drilling
  ECO Canada
  Element Materials Technology
  Envirogreen Technologies Ltd.
  ERIS - Environmental Risk Information Services
  GeoScan Subsurface Surveys Inc.
  Geotech Drilling
  GroundTech Solutions Ltd.
  Iron Creek Group Inc.
  McCue Engineering Contractors
  Mud Bay Drilling (2015) Ltd.
  Omega Environmental Drilling
  On Track Drilling
  Rice Earth Sciences
  Summit Earthworks Inc.
  Trace Associates Inc.

Additional Optional Activities for BEST 2020 Delegates

Golf at the Whistler Golf Club!

Check back for details!

Mountain Bike Ride

Core6 Environmental would like to invite BEST 2020 participants to join us for a mountain bike ride on Whistler’s fabulous trails. We’ll ride at noon on Wednesday, May 6th.  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. The ride will be on Intermediate (blue square) rated trails, where you can expect to encounter trail obstacles such as roots, rocks, and ladder bridges, and a dual suspension mountain bike is recommended. Post ride rehydration and refueling will be in the Mallard lounge! Please use common sense and caution when riding, and ride within your ability level. The organizer bears no responsibility for the condition of trails, or for potential injury or damage to equipment. All participants ride at their own risk. By participating in this activity, riders agree to this disclaimer. For more information, or to sign up, contact Tom Hudson at Core6 at



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