April 5th & 6th 2024

Vancouver Island Leadership Conference

Beyond Boundaries

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Conference Theme

The Vancouver Island Leadership Conference (VILC) hosts post-secondary students across British Columbia for an event of keynotes and strength building workshops to inspire future leaders. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Beyond Boundaries’, the idea of pushing past our limits that we have set for ourselves, whether they are geographical, cultural, or intellectual, to foster innovation, growth, and progress. This theme encourages participants to look beyond conventional constraints and explore new possibilities for collaboration and development.

This year the VILC 2024 Organizing Committee has 125 seats available at a value of $125 per participant. Be sure to register as soon as possible to secure your seat at the conference. Limited sponsored seats are available on a first come first serve basis.


Friday, April 5th
Saturday, April 6th


5:30pm - 9:00pm
8:30am - 10:00pm


Nanaimo Museum
VIU + Coast Bastion Hotel

Conference Sub-Themes

Our Conference sub-themes of Diversity, Leadership, and Global Collaboration will each include a Power Speaker, Student CCR Speaker as well as an interactive excursion.


The subtheme of diversity emphasises the importance of transcending cultural, social, and personal barriers to embrace a wide range of perspectives and experiences. Beyond Boundaries, diversity encourages participants to recognize and celebrate the richness of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and ability. By fostering inclusivity and understanding, diversity enables individuals and organisations to tap into a broader pool of talent, creativity, and innovation. It challenges us to confront our own biases and preconceptions, encouraging growth and empathy as we learn from one another's unique backgrounds and viewpoints. Ultimately, diversity empowers us to break free from narrow-minded thinking and harness the full potential of collaborative endeavours.


In the realm of leadership, the concept of "Beyond Boundaries" prompts us to expand our horizons and redefine traditional notions of authority and influence. Leadership transcends hierarchical structures and geographical limitations, encompassing qualities such as vision, empathy, and resilience that can inspire positive change across borders. Beyond boundaries, leadership encourages individuals to step outside their comfort zones, take calculated risks, and adapt to diverse environments and challenges. It calls for inclusive and adaptive leadership styles that empower others to reach their full potential, regardless of cultural or geographical constraints. By embracing leadership as a dynamic and inclusive process, we can overcome barriers and drive collective progress towards shared goals and aspirations.

Global Collaboration

Global collaboration, within the framework of "Beyond Boundaries," underscores the imperative of working together across borders to address common challenges and pursue shared opportunities. It recognizes that in an interconnected world, no single individual or nation can solve complex global issues in isolation. Global collaboration transcends geopolitical divides and cultural differences, fostering partnerships and alliances based on mutual respect, trust, and cooperation. By breaking down silos and leveraging diverse expertise and resources, global collaboration enables us to tackle pressing issues such as climate change, public health, and economic inequality with greater effectiveness and impact. It invites us to embrace a spirit of openness and solidarity, recognizing that our collective well-being depends on our ability to collaborate and innovate across boundaries for the greater good of humanity.

Career Expo

The VILC Career Expo will provide students with the opportunity to explore different career paths through various booths and provide an opportunity for delegates to connect with employers. This career expo provides a platform for your organization to connect with local talent and to promote awareness of your organization and brand.

Want your business to be featured at the VILC career expo?

For profit organizations: $100 per booth
Non-profit organizations: are $50 per booth
Sponsor a Student Option: $125 per booth

This option provides you with a preferred booth at the Career Expo as well as sponsoring a student that will receive a company branded name tag of your organization. All sponsored seats are aimed to reduce financial barriers for students, and we appreciate your consideration, if this option is available for your organization.

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Countdown to VILC 2024

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Our Sponsors

Thank you so much to our community partners, without you this event would not be possible. 

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Friends of VILC