Upcoming Environment Industry Events

BEST 2017 Conference

Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology Conference (BEST 2017)

May 10-12 , 2017 | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Whistler, BC
2017 Photo Gallery Now Online

BEST 2017 took place May 10th to 12th at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler, BC. Thank you to the sponsors, partners, presenters and exhibitors that helped make our fourth annual conference such a success!

Over 185 delegates attended two days of programming with sessions and panel discussions on a variety of topics, including:

  • Provincial Regulatory Sessions – BC Ministry of the Environment
  • Site Investigation/Remediation
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • First Nations
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Brownfield/Contaminated Sites Management
  • Legal
  • Municipal/Industrial Concerns
  • Emergency Spill Response
  • Remediation Technologies
  • Mining
  • Water Treatment

Visit the new BEST Conference website to download the 2017 Presentations!

Upcoming Environmental Industry Events


2017 RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites Regional Workshop: Shore and Underwater Contaminated Sites

June 6 to 7, 2017 | Richmond, BC

This workshop will provide a forum for the contaminated sites community to learn about technical, scientific and organizational innovations, and best practices for the management of shore and underwater contaminated sites. It will offer a unique opportunity for the public, private, and academic sectors to meet and exchange new ideas and information with colleagues and industry representatives from across the country and abroad. Learn More

EMA of BC Environmental Managers Award Gala

June 15, 2017 | Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Point Grey

The 2017 EMA Awards Celebration event will be an evening dedicated to recognizing and celebrating extraordinary achievements in environmental management by our members, including presentations of Award Plaques to member organizations and project owners, and Trophies to individual environmental managers.

For more information and assistance contact Pamela O at info@emaofbc.com.

Maxxam Analytics Science Summit

June 22, 2017 | Burnaby, BC

Maxxam Analytics Science Summit will feature a full day of speakers sharing a broad range of perspectives on the Stage 10 (Omnibus) amendments to British Columbia’s Contaminated Site Regulations (CSR), including:

  • Soil Vapour Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Soil Relocation
  • Challenges in Sampling and Analysis

This event is eligible for professional development credits and includes presentations, breakfast, lunch and networking breaks throughout the day. Registration

7th Annual SABCS Conference on Contaminated Sites

September 28, 2017 | Vancouver, BC

The Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in British Columbia (SABCS) is pleased to announce the 7th annual Conference on Contaminated Sites. The emphasis of this year’s conference will be on practical applications of emerging science, research, development and technology in contaminated sites. Speakers will be drawn from industry, government and academia. More Information

Technical Workshop – September 27
Provisional Workshop Theme – ‘Innovative Methods in Site Investigation and Evaluation’

7th Annual Zero Waste Conference

November 1, 2017 | Vancouver, BC

Eliminating waste and creating value are essential pillars in a new way of doing business and developing policy – a new norm of addressing waste in every sector of our lives. The 2017 Conference will showcase on a global and local scale how we can:

  • reimagine linear systems of production and consumption with waste prevention and the circular economy in mind
  • advance organizational change and collaborate across sectors to develop new solutions and approaches
  • embrace new ways of thinking, innovation, and disruption to address barriers and intractable problems
  • benefit from this emerging opportunity – whether you are a business, government, or community sector leader Registration

Western Canada Cleantech Forum

November 29-30, 2017 | Winnipeg, MB

The Forum will consist of morning plenary sessions, and keynote speakers, including Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon, author of Carbon Shift: How the Twin Crises of Oil Depletion and Climate Change Will Define the Future and Terry O’Reilly, Host of CBC Radio’s ‘Under the Influence’. The program will also include a pitch competition for cleantech products and services, and concurrent technical sessions.