Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology Conference (BEST 2018)

Keynote Speakers Announced

Dr. Andrew Furey
Founder and CEO of Team Broken Earth
Thursday Luncheon Speaker

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.

Tania & Martina Halik
Mother/Daughter team who skied from
Sqaumish to Skagway, Alaska 

Friday Closing Luncheon Speakers

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.

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Early Bird Registration Open until March 26
May 9-11, 2018 | Whistler, BC

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. REGISTER ONLINE

Call for Abstracts: Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting an abstract has been extended to February 7, 2018.
Presenters receive 50% off the conference registration price!

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