BIABC + IDA Pacific Northwest 
Regional Conference 2021

2021 ONLINE Agenda Outline

This year's conference offers six areas of learning.

AD - Advocacy
ED - Economic Development
MC - Mktg & Communication
OM - Org Management
PL - Placemaking
SS - Safety & Security

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Tentative Schedule - Sessions Subject to Change - All Times PDT

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 (ED)

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

Michael Berne

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
  2. Equity, Diversity, and Placemaking: An Expert Panel (OM)

    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

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)
  2. Collaborative Marketing Campaigns - Leveraging funds and creative minds,
    Jane McFaddedn, West 4th BIA & Michelle Barile, Executive Director, West Broadway BIA (MC)

11:35 - 11:40 a.m. Wellness Minute

11:40 - 12:25p.m. Keynote (OM)

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

Lisa Gibson

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)
  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)
  2. Influencer Marketing, Ashly Anderson, Tampa Downtown Partnership, Erica Chang, Marketing, Milwaukee Downtown, Jazmine Reyes, Downtown Tempe Authority (MC)


3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Cocktails & 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 (ED)

City of North Vancouver: Leading the Economic Recovery Charge

Mayor Linda Buchanan, City of North Vancouver

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)
  2. COVID’s Immediate and future impact on Transportation and mobility (OM)

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)
  2. Digital Transformation: Key to business success & resiliency, Terence Sawtell, Founder & Strategy Director, Goatsocial & Bonnie Burnside, Manager, Downtown Surrey BIA (ED)

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

11:30 - 12:00p.m. Keynote 

Relations First, decolonizing practices for BIAs

Ta7taliya Michelle Nahanee

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)
  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)

1:15 - 1:20 p.m. Wellness Minute 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

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

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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