2020 Fall Webinar Series

As BIAs all over BC abd Alberta start living in the new normal, it is important to continue learning from each other and from outside experts. The fall webinar series will combine learnings from members, other BIAs and field experts to support BIA staff and board members doing your important work. To register for any of the webinars, and receive a link, please contact Lori Baxter.


Post Pandemic Cities:

A Conversation with Brent Toderian

December 17, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

How will cities be different post-pandemic? From transportation to office spaces, street retailing to working from home - join a conversation with urban planner Brent Toderian on these and other issues as they relate to BIAs and your members.

Guest: Brent Toderian, Founder and Principal of TODERIAN UrbanWORKS.

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Events in the Time of COVID

December 3, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

A staple of any BIA, events bring people together in districts, showcase their businesses, get people to eat in their restaurants. What to do when it is against public health to congregate people? Learn from BIAs that kept their events alive and get a glimpse into the future from the City of Vancouver Public Safety manager of special events.

Speakers: Jordan Myers, Project Manager - Public Safety, Film and Special Events, City of Vancouver; Bonnie Burnside, Manager, Downtown Surrey BIA; Kendra Johnston, Executive Director, Downtown New West BIA; Colleen Van Mook, Executive Director, Downtown Prince George BIA

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Campaigns, Collaborations, Caring

Thursday, November 5, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

What happens when an idea is planted and tended through partnerships? An amazing campaign garden grows in all seasons - including Take Out to Help Out, Open with Care, and the upcoming Gift Big Shop Small. Find out what sparked the ideas, and how the ideas became reality, to benefit not just one BIA and its business members, but BIAs and businesses across the country. COVID-19 has presented challenging times for all, but by working together and sharing resources, the Vancouver BIA Partnership - like many of its business members - has been able to adapt, lean in and come out stronger.

Speakers: Jane McFadden, Executive Director, West 4th Ave BIA; Michelle Barile, Executive Director, Kits on Broadway

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