BIABC + IDA Pacific Northwest 
Regional Conference 2021

2021 ONLINE Agenda Outline

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Monday, May 3, 2021

8:00 - 8:25 a.m. Welcome from the BIABC President - Teri Smith, David Downey President and Chief Executive Officer, IDA & Trade Show/Networking Open

8:25 - 8:30 a.m. Opening Blessing from Tawx’sin Yexwulla, (Aaron Nelson-Moody)

8:30 - 8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks from the Honourable Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

8:40 - 9:25 a.m. Opening Keynote sponsored by American Express

Downtown Retail Amidst and Beyond COVID-19: The Emergence of a New Paradigm (ED)

Michael Berne    DOWNLOAD PowerPoint    WATCH the session

9:25 - 9:45 a.m. Networking Break & Tradeshow
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions #1

  1. Downtown Retail Amidst and Beyond COVID-19: The Emergence of a New Paradigm (ED)
    Michael Berne - Continue the discussion from the keynote session
    Not Recorded
  2. Equity, Diversity, and Placemaking: An Expert Panel (OM)
    sponsored by Strathcona BIA

    Expert Panelists: 

    Tł'akwasik̕a̱n Khelsilem, Squamish Nation & Vancity Board of Directors, 

    Tammy Tsang, AndHumanity Co-Founder & Principal

    Krystal Paraboo, Vancouver Mural Fest & Black Strathcona Resurgence Project


    Theodora Lamb, Executive Director, Strathcona Business Improvement Association
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10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Networking Break & Tradeshow

10:50 - 11:35 a.m. Breakout Sessions #2

  1. Wait! What? We can do that? ~The Power of Partnerships, Laurey-Anne Roodenburg, West Quesnel Business Association, Katherine Benny, Northern Development Initiative Trust & Colleen Van Mook, Prince George BIA  (SS)
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  2. Collaborative Marketing Campaigns - Leveraging funds and creative minds,
    Jane McFaddedn, West 4th BIA & Michelle Barile, Executive Director, West Broadway BIA (MC)
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11:35 - 11:40 a.m. Wellness Minute - join us on the main stage for a guided session with Eda Ertan, Movement & Wellness Coach

11:40 - 12:25p.m. Keynote sponsored by BIABC Employee Benefits

Thriving together: Building resilience and anti-fragility in an uncertain time (OM)

Lisa Gibson    WATCH the session

12:25 - 12:55 p.m. Lunch on your own, Networking Break/Tradeshow
12:55 - 1:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions #3

  1. Community Safety and Well-Being Plans and BIAs, Dr. Felix Munger (SS)
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  2. Healthy selves, healthy communities: Practices to support resilience and anti-fragility, Lisa Gibson (OM)

1:40 - 1:45 p.m. Wellness Minute

1:40 - 2:00 p.m. Networking Break & Tradeshow

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions #4

  1. Take Control of the Unexpected, Andrew Richardson, Managing Director, Simplified Risk Management Inc. (OM)
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  2. Influencer Marketing, Ashly Anderson, Tampa Downtown Partnership, Erica Chang, Marketing, Milwaukee Downtown, Jazmine Reyes, Downtown Tempe Authority (MC)
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3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  Enjoy your Time Winery's 'Evolve White Effervescence' & Networking

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Best in The West Awards, sponsored by Star Illuminations

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Charles Gauthier - Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

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Tuesday May 4, 2021

8:00 - 8:30a.m. Tradeshow & Networking Open

8:30 - 8:40a.m. Morning Remarks from the BIABC President - Teri Smith & Ken Kelly, IDA Canada

8:40 - 9:25a.m. Keynote sponsored by Desert Planters by Equinox Environmental

City of North Vancouver: Leading the Economic Recovery Charge (ED)

Mayor Linda Buchanan, City of North Vancouver

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Handout - Roundtable Report

9:25 - 9:40a.m. Networking Break & Tradeshow

9:40 - 10:25a.m. Breakout Sessions #5 

  1. Marketing With an Edge - Downtown Victoria Takes us back to the 80s, Jeff Bray, Executive Director, DVBIA (MC)
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  2. COVID’s Immediate and future impact on Transportation and mobility (OM), Jason Schrieber, AICP, Senior Principal, Stantec's Urban Places
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    Ben's PowerPoint

10:25 - 10:30a.m. Wellness Minute

10:30 - 11:15a.m. Breakout Sessions #6

  1. Power of Data, James Anderson, Research and Data Analyst, Downtown Vancouver BIA & Edward Yu, Sales Consultant, Environics Analytics (ED)
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  2. Digital Transformation: Key to business success & resiliency, Terence Sawtell, Founder & Strategy Director, Goatsocial & Bonnie Burnside, Manager, Downtown Surrey BIA (ED)
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    Bonnie's PowerPoint

11:15 - 11:30a.m. Networking Break & Tradeshow

11:30 - 12:00p.m. Keynote 

Relations First, decolonizing practices for BIAs

Ta7taliya Michelle Nahanee
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12:00 - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch on your own, Networking Break/Tradeshow

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions #7

  1. Making space for people, Cherie Klassen, Executive Director, Old Strathcona Business Association (PL)
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  2. SMART (SURREY Mobilization & Resiliency Table) and CHART (Children & Youth At-Risk Table) are proven multi-agency situation tables to assist vulnerable people in getting the supports they need, and to lower situations of acutely elevated risk in Surrey’s business areas and beyond.  (SS)
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1:15 - 1:20 p.m. Wellness Minute - join us on the main stage for an ENERGIZER with Tammy Skomorowski, Registered Counsellor, Meditation & Spiritual Life Coach, and owner of True S3lf: Wellness for Mind, Body & Spirit

1:20 - 2:05 p.m. Closing Keynote sponsored by Box Parklets

The Power of Collaboration: How BC’s BIAs and tourism industry can work together toward community recovery
Maya Lange, Vice President of Global Marketing, Destination BC

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2:05 - 2:30 p.m. Networking Break & Tradeshow

2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks Announcement  - Location of 2022 Conference 

**BONUS**  2:30 - 3:00 p.m. The Lobby - breakout rooms will be open to continue your conversations, say goodbye, etc (just like you would in the lobby of the hotel!)

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