2017 Spring Chapter Conference

Distinctive Schools   Thursday & Friday, April 20 & 21, 2017
Distinctive Schools
Delta Hotels Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites
550 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

This Spring Conference is offered as a professional development program for school district staff, professional consultants and industry associates in school and facility management. Our goal is that each attendee will walk away from the seminar with an overview of recent initiatives for development and operations for schools.

Conference Program
Subject to change

Thursday, April 20, 2017
11:30 am – 2:00pm BC Chapter Executive Meeting Somerveil Room
(3rd Floor)
2:00 – 3:00 pm Conference registration and hotel check-in Delta Hotel
3:00 pm Buses Depart for Tour 1 – St. George's

Sponsored by VS America (Silver Sponsor)
3851 West 29th Ave
3:20 pm Presentation and Tour 1: St. George's Junior School
Presenters: St. George's Junior School; Sam Johnston, Director of Learning and Neil Piller, Director of Operations
4:30 pm Buses Return to Hotel
7:00 – 9:00 pm Meet and Greet Social Event at Delta Hotel Manhattan Room at Delta Hotel
Friday, April 21, 2017
8:00 – 8:45 am Registration and Buffet Breakfast Innes Thompson Room (2nd floor)
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome and Introductions
Patrick May, President BC Chapter
8:45 – 9:30 am Keynote Speaker
Brad Baker, Principal School District No. 44 (North Vancouver)
Creating A Learning Environment Through an Indigenous Lens
9:30 – 9:45 am Coffee Break
Sponsored by Centaur Products (Silver Sponsor)
9:50 – 10:30 am Presentation 1: Margaret Ma Murray Community School, Fort St. John
Presenters: Gregg Brown, Principal (KMBR); Doug Boyd, Assistant Superintendent of Special Projects (SD No. 60)
10:30 – 11:15 am Presentation 2: Prophet River School, Prophet River, BC
Presenter: David McIntyre, David Nairne + Associates
11:15 – 11:55 am Presentation 3: Facilities Impacts of Supreme Court Ruling
Presenter: Larry Paul, Secretary Treasurer (SD No. 23, Central Okanagan)
11:55 am – 12:15 pm Presentation 4: Ministry of Education Capital Program Update
Presenter: Michael Nyikes, Director Standards & Construction on Branch
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch and AGM
Sponsored by HCMA Architecture (Gold Sponsor)

Presentation 5 (during lunch): Pacific Northwest Region – Upcoming Regional Conference in Banff
Presenter: Ryan Bultena
1:30 pm Buses depart for Tour 2 Hotel Lobby
2:00 – 3:15 pm Presentation and Tour 2: Crosstown Elementary School
Presenters: Alvin Martin (Francl Architecture) and Noel McNally, Project Manager (VSB Rep)
55 Expo Blvd.
3:15 – 3:30 pm Buses depart for Tour 3
Refreshments on bus
3:30 – 4:45 pm Presentation and Tour 3: Lord Strathcona Elementary School
Presenters: Al Hepburn, Colborne Architectural Group and Noel McNally, Project Manager, VSB Rep
592 E. Pender Street
4:45 pm Buses return to hotel
5:00 pm Closing Social Event: Optional Brew Pub Gathering
Proceed on your own to brew pub for closing reception

Delta Rooms have been reserved for Thursday & Friday, April 20 & 21 at the:
Delta Hotel Vancouver Downtown Suites
550 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC

Conference room rate: $179 + taxes

Please reserve your room ASAP at 1.844.254.5048 and remember to advise that you are attending the A4LE Conference.
Booking deadline for conference room rate is March 20.

All registrations must be received no later than April 7.

By email: [email protected]
By mail: Spring 2017 Conference, c/o Yvonne Hartfiel
34 - 2665 Cape Horn Ave, Coquitlam BC V3K 6B8

Should you have questions, please contact Yvonne Hartfiel at 604 736 5329.

Click here to download the Conference Registration Form.

Registration includes conference, refreshment breaks, breakfast, lunch, Tours and the Meet & Greet Social on Thursday evening.

Get your peers involved if a non-member joins the Association this year, before registering for the conference, the conference fee is waived (free). Click here for the Membership page.

Member $199
Non-Member $250
Meet & Greet Only $35

Click here to download the Conference Sponsorship Form.

Due to the generous support of our sponsors, this conference will be a great event. If you would like to be a Sponsor, please contact Andrew Lowes 778.356.3336.

Sponsorship Pricing
Platinum $1,000
  • Recognition throughout the Conference
  • Recognition at Keynote Speaker
  • Signage prominently displayed next to podium
  • 2 complimentary conference registrations
  • Complimentary list of event attendees

Platinum Sponsorship Event (3 spots)
 Leading Conference Partners
Gold $750
  • Recognition throughout the Conference
  • Signage recognizing sponsorship event
  • 1 complimentary conference registration
  • Complimentary list of event attendees
  • Option to make a 7.5 minute presentation at meet and greet, and display a banner or promotional material at the venue throughout the conference

Gold Sponsorship Event (please choose one)
 Thursday Evening Meet & Greet
 Friday Morning Breakfast
Friday Lunch Taken
 SchoolsNEXT Design Competition
 20 under 40 BC Professionals
Silver $500
  • Recognition throughout the Conference
  • Signage recognizing sponsorship event
  • Complimentary list of event attendees

Silver Sponsorship Event (please choose one)
Registration & Administration Taken
Thursday Tour: St. George's Taken
 Friday Presentation: Margaret Ma Murray Community School
 Friday Presentation: Prophet River
 Friday Morning Nutrition Break
 Friday Tour: International Village
 Friday Tour: Strathcona Elementary
 Friday Brew Pub & Appetizers
Bronze $250
  • Recognition throughout the Conference
  • Complimentary list of event attendees

Bronze Sponsorship Event
 Conference Supporter

All sponsors will be given recognition throughout the conference.

One standard 3' wide tradeshow banner or 3' wide board on an easel is permitted.

Thursday Meet and Greet – all sponsors will be given space for their banner to be displayed at this event.

Friday – Platinum sponsors will have their banners at the podium/presentation area. Gold and silver sponsors will be given area to the side of the presentation area. Bronze sponsors will be situated to the back of the room.

We will place a table near the banners for sponsors to place one piece of literature, be it a brochure, catalogue or flyer. Only one piece and a business card, but can be a high quantity.

All sponsors will be given a list of attendees.

All sponsors will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves and their company at a point during the conference to talk about what you do and how your company improves educational facilities/ learning environments. No PowerPoints. This is designed to be brief, each sponsor will have up to 2 minutes to do their introduction.

This is not a tradeshow, but an opportunity to network, speak to the group and expose your company with a sign/ banner and the one page of literature. We will be flexible and accommodating wherever possible and our goal is to give you extra value for your sponsorship commitment.
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