Bonus Opportunities

Join us for several BONUS opportunities at this year's Symposium!

This year's Symposium includes several new opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors to mingle with delegates in a casual atmosphere, and get plenty of face time with delegates – all in addition to the Marketplace Expo!

Tuesday, April 28

Welcome Reception, sponsored by HDR  •  6:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us at the Welcome Reception, sponsored by HDR, ahead of the conference, to meet with clients, and to make new acquaintances. Delegates will be gathering at The Stickey Wicket (919 Douglas St, Victoria) to meet up early with friends and colleagues, and to pick up their registration packages. Light appetizers will be served, and drinks will be available for purchase.

Wednesday, April 29

Education Sessions  •  1:15 - 3:30 pm

We invite you to attend the afternoon educational sessions, alongside the delegates to have an opportunity to glean from industry professionals, and to learn about the topics that are of high priority for delegates.

Recreation + Parks Active Sessions  •  5:30 - 7:00 pm

Exhibitors and Sponsors are invited to ride, walk, and play along with Delegates, immediately following the Marketplace Expo Happy hour.

Please note:Space is limited and registration is required. Additional fees also apply.

Recreation + Parks Active Sessions include:

  • Tour de BCRPA, sponsored by Carscadden, Stokes, McDonald Architects Inc: This guided bike tour, led by the Pedaler, is open to everyone of all abilities. The scenic tour will end at Spinnakers Pub for an evening of networking. Each participant will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
    • Bike tour (with your own bike and helmet): $35
    • Bike tour (with bike and helmet rental): $50
  • From Rum Runners to Craft Brewers: A Different Look at Victoria's History and Culture Tour: Enjoy a guided walking tour about the rum runners' era of Victoria, woven into a compelling narrative about Old Town and Chinatown. Participants will be given the choice to end the tour at Spinnakers to meet up with the bike tour group, or continue back to the hotel.
    • Registration fee: $20
  • Disc Golf at Banfield Park: Join us for nine holes of disc golf at beautiful Banfield Park, hosted by Innova Disc Golf and AceRunners Disc Golf. Participants will be shuttled to and from the Victoria Conference Centre to Banfield Park, and will leave with a complimentary Disc Golf of their very own! Round-trip shuttle service is included.
    • Registration fee: $15

Thursday, April 30

Banquet & Dance, sponsored by MAIS Software Inc  •  6:30 - Midnight (Reception at 6:00 pm)

Mingle with delegates, dress-up for the Mad Hatter Tea Party theme, enjoy good food, and strengthen the connections you've made over the past few days. This is an evening of fun and festivities. Tickets are sold separately.