Event Schedule

Day 1

April 1st — Malaspina Theatre
  1. 6:00pm - 6:45pm

    Networking & Registration

    Vaccine passport and one piece of photo ID required for entry.

  2. 6:45pm - 7:00pm

    Introductions & Formal Welcoming

    Our opening ceremony will include a Traditional Welcome by a VIU Elder and introductions from our VILC hosts.

  3. Guest Speakers
    7:00pm - 8:45pm
  4. Opening Keynote Speaker

    Nelson Soh - Best Selling Author & TedX Speaker

  5. Connection to Earth Speaker

    Sarah Dafoe - Plant Consultant & Herbalist

  6. Connection to Culture Speaker

    Seth Recalma - First Nations Engagement Coordinator, Moose Hide Campaign

  7. Connection to Self Speaker

    Nikita Paddock - Founder, I AM RESILIENT.

  8. Connection to Others Speaker

    Kate Haber - Canadian National Rower

  9. 8:45pm - 9:00pm

    Closing Remarks

    Closing remarks to learn about conference challenges for Day 2.

Day 2

April 2nd — Vancouver Island Conference Centre
  1. 9:00am - 9:30am

    Day 2 Check In

    Coffee, tea, and light refreshments available.

  2. 9:30am - 10:15am

    Morning Keynote Speaker

    Paul Underhill - Founder, Rumble Supershake

  3. 10:15am - 12:00pm

    Career Expo & Workshops

    Discover the various career opportunities on Vancouver Island and kickstart your career search.

    • Workshop #1: Career Building
      Vancouver Island University

    • Workshop #2: Community Volunteering
      Girl Guides of Canada

    • Workshop #3: Habit Forming
      Transition City Fitness

  4. Lunch
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  5. 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Co-Curricular Excursions

    Experience a unique excursion related to the conference sub-themes. Lunch will be provided.

  6. Break
    4:00pm - 5:30pm
  7. 5:30pm - 6:00pm

    Gala Doors Open

    Formal/business casual dress code. Vaccine passport and one piece of photo ID required for entry.

  8. 6:00pm - 6:30pm

    Closing Keynote Speaker

    Lanni Marchant - Olympic Athlete - Marathon / 10,000m

  9. 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Gala Dinner

    Multi-course dinner will be provided. Beverages available for purchase.

  10. 7:30pm - 8:15pm

    Connection CCR Speakers

    Students and alumni present Co-Curricular Record talks related to their experiences and the conference sub-themes.

  11. 8:15pm - 9:00pm

    Closing Remarks & Social

    Closing remarks from our hosts and the opportunity to socialize with other conference delegates, speakers, and presenters.