Sunday, November 5th
Surrounded by snow-topped mountains to the north, beaches to the west, and unique and welcoming communities to the southeast, Vancouver is a world-class destination for first-time and returning travelers. Take advantage of what the 15th CCBST host city has to offer with urban excursions and outdoor adventures. Please visit the Official Tourism website for British Columbia for more information: www.hellobc.com
Get to know more about Vancouver and the surrounding Metro Vancouver region. From colourful downtown neighbourhoods, to culturally diverse suburbs and mountainside districts, there’s plenty to explore!
Looking for something fun to do before the conference? Consider these:
ARCHITECTURAL TOUR OF THE CITY
Explore past and present architecture of Vancouver with the AIBC’s top-rated Architectural Walking Tour Program.
Through its walking tour program, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) offers stunning architectural perspectives of Vancouver neighborhoods. For locals and tourists alike these fun tours are a unique and engaging way to learn more about the built environment.
Sunday, November 5th
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Vancouver’s West End Tour
Meet Up Time: 2:00pm, Hyatt Regency lobby
Walk through a diverse mix of buildings and explore architectural influences that have shaped this area through the decades. From Queen Anne-style homes, to 70s style post-modern residential high rises, this tour has it all.
Tours operate rain or shine, please dress accordingly. Suitable footwear is recommended. Please meet your guide in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-683-8588 for questions. Tours are eligible for 1 Non-Core Learning Unit per hour for Architects and Architectural Technologists AIBC. You must notify the tour guide to collect LUs.
Please register here: AIBC Walking Tour ($10.00/per person)
Get to know Vancouver’s vibrant craft beer scene! We’ll whisk you away on a fun and informative craft beer adventure that includes 2 local craft breweries in 2.5 hours each located in a unique brewery district and neighbourhood of Vancouver. At each brewery you’ll go behind the scenes for tours at each location, be introduced to a wide variety of Vancouver’s finest craft beers and share laughs with fellow beer lovers.
Interested conference attendees please book here: Vancouver Brewery Tours ($55.00)
Note: this tour is not available on our public calendar so attendees will need to use this link, then select November 5th in the calendar. The rest is simply fill in the blanks. You will get an email confirmation a few minutes after booking with details as below:
Sunday, November 5th
Departure/Meet Up Time: 2:00pm
Pick Up Location: Hyatt Regency 655 Burrard St, Vancouver. Please meet in the hotel lobby by 2:00pm.
Drop Off Location: Hyatt Regency 655 Burrard St, Vancouver. Return time is 4:30pm.
Landsea Tours and Adventures
Landsea Tours & Adventures specializes in year round daily scheduled tours to Whistler, the North Shore and Vancouver. We provide boutique style tours on mini-coaches. We are proud of our TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as our Gold certificate from Green Tourism Canada.
Landsea Tours would like to offer a 10% discount to the Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology delegates (and for up to one travelling companion) as a direct savings on all of our tours in daily operation from November 3 to November 12, 2017.
Landsea has created a conference discount code (unique to this conference: CCBST2017) for delegates to use when booking online in order to recognize their discount. Additionally this conference code may be used when booking over the phone with our reservation team: 1-877-669-2277 or 604-255-7272. To avoid abuse of this offer, proof of relation to the conference may be requested.
Vancouver City Highlights Tour ($80.00)
Vancouver Delights Tour ($130.00)
Whistler & Shannon Falls Tour ($145.00)
Steamworks Meet and Greet
Please join us Sunday evening from 5 to 7 pm at Steamworks for appetizers and drinks as a special welcome to the 15th CCBST! Steamworks is a local brewery housed in a historic building dating from 1905 in the heart of the Gastown neighbourhood. Featuring a rare steam powered micro-brewery on site and a 300 year old fountain as one of its many bars, Steamworks is home to some of the finest views of the Burrard Inlet and North Shore mountains. No need to pre-register for the event, but please note we have a maximum capacity of 125 people and will go on a first-come first serve basis.
Steamworks is located at 375 Water Street, and is within a 10-15 minute walk from the Hyatt Regency Hotel, or 1-stop away on the Expo Line skytrain system.
This event is included in your CCBST registration when registered for the full 3 days.
Monday, November 6th
OPENING PRESENTATION BY DR. KIM PRESSNAIL
34th Floor Reception
Professor Kim D. Pressnail is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. He obtained his undergraduate Civil Engineering degree in 1976 and then went onto become a lawyer in Ontario in 1981. He later went back to engineering and obtained his PhD in Building Science at the University of Toronto in 1991 under the guiding hand of Professor John Timusk. He has been teaching Building Science within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering since 1990. His research interests include the design and construction of low-energy buildings. Passionate about all of his pursuits, he is particularly passionate about seeing that the next generation of engineers, understand the need to make the part of the world that they can influence better – better for the present generation, but most importantly better for future generations as well.
Tuesday, November 7th
DINNER GALA WITH MC ERICA SIGURDSON
34th Floor Reception
Erica Sigurdson has charmed and joked her way into the top of the Canadian comedy world. In addition to being twice nominated for a Canadian Comedy award, she regularly contributes–both in writing and performing–for CBC Radio’s The Debaters, The Current, and Definitely Not The Opera. Fun, quirky, and right-on-point, Erica shows us how to see–and embrace–the humour in everyday life.
In addition to having performed at every major comedy festival in Canada, Erica was part of a select group of comedians chosen by CBC to travel to Afghanistan to shoot the television special, Stand Up In Kandahar. She has also written for numerous television and radio shows, including The 21st Annual Gemini Awards, for which she won a Leo Award for Best Comedy Screenwriting.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER COLIN ANGUS
Julie and Colin deliver an engaging and entertaining account of the two years they spent circumnavigating the globe by human power, focusing on strategies they used to foster teamwork. It doesn’t get more stressful than living, eating, and working within the confines of a rowboat for months on end and this dynamic duo will share their strategies for fostering harmonious and productive dynamics. They dissect the essential components of effective teamwork including conflict resolution, motivation and communication.
World Class Adventurer, Bestselling Author & Filmmaker
Colin Angus is a leading adventurer, bestselling author and Canadian filmmaker. He was awarded National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year award for being the first to circle the world exclusively by human power, and was listed by Outside Magazine as one of the world’s top 25 bold visionaries. Angus’s success in achieving the seemingly impossible relies on a unique strategy he has developed for increasing human potential. He is the author of four books, and his films have been aired around the world on National Geographic television.
Wednesday, November 8th
Annual General Meeting for Members
CLOSING PRESENTATION BY TERRY PETKAU
Director, Housing Innovation & Safety – HFHC
Terry joined Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) in 1999 managing Special Projects and Sustainable Building Resources and more recently as Director, Housing Innovation & Safety providing leadership, resource and support for Habitat Affiliates across Canada. Terry has also served as President Carter’s personal House Leader in a number of occasions during the annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Terry has also led a number of Habitat for Humanity volunteer build teams internationally and in remote parts of Northern Canada. Prior to joining HFHC, Terry spent 30 plus years in the residential construction industry including 14 years with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in Technical Services and Social Housing program delivery.
Terry is a proud new grandfather and shares this wonderful stage in life with his wife Audrey Voth Petkau who is sole owner of a global tour development company based in Waterloo called TourMagination.
About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 56 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than
70 countries. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.
Circle Craft Christmas Market
For those staying in town after CCBST concludes you can check out the annual Christmas Market held by Circle Craft, a co-operative of BC and Canadian artisans showcasing a variety of their work. You can find wood-turners, glassblowers, sculptors and potters, clothing and jewelry designers, toy-makers, and many more. This market is the go-to destination for special and unique hand crafted gifts for your family and friends (and yourself!). Please enjoy the two complimentary admission tickets in your attendee tote!
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: November 8th to 12th, 2017
For more information on exact times and more info click here.