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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 500 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

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Sunday, June 17

4:30pm PDT

First-timers' Social
Whether it is your first time attending Summer Conference or you have joined us in the past, this event provides you an opportunity to connect with colleagues at all levels of experience and expertise in the International Education sector.

Join us for an afternoon of coffee, tea and desserts as we invite colleagues from different areas of the sector to speak about their experience in International Education and at Summer Conference. You’ll leave this event energized and with new connections that will prove valuable throughout the conference and beyond.

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Gold Sponsor
ICEF connects educators, education agents, work and travel professionals, and industry service providers to key markets and networks worldwide, supporting the growth and development of international education and global student mobility. Learn more about ICEF... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Salon 2

6:30pm PDT

Opening Reception
Establish new relationships and reconnect with colleagues from the sector over an evening of food, drinks and live music. Celebrate the kick-off of our 9th Annual Summer Conference in Vancouver, BC.

Please note only light hors d'oeuvres and small desserts will be served. Attendees will receive two complimentary drink tickets and are welcome to purchase additional drinks at one of the cash bars onsite.

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International Experience Canada / IRCC

Platinum Sponsor
International Experience Canada is Government of Canada program that allows Canadian youth - aged 18-35 - to work and travel in any of IEC's over 30 partner countries for up to two years, through the facilitation of work permits/visas.  Foreign youth from these countries may also... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Salon D
Monday, June 18

4:15pm PDT

International Partnerships Networking Reception
Join BCCIE in welcoming current and potential partners from China, Mexico, the Philippines and Vietnam and learn more about the partnership opportunities that exist in these markets. A number of representatives from higher education institutions, education associations, government agencies, etc. from these regions will be in attendance.

You will also not want to miss the follow-up event, International Partnerships B2B Speed Networking, which will take place the following day from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided; a cash bar will be available.

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Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →

Monday June 18, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
Stanley Park Foyer
Tuesday, June 19

2:00pm PDT

International Partnerships B2B Speed Networking
In follow-up to Monday's International Partnership Networking Reception, delegates will have an opportunity to register for a 15-minute speed B2B meeting with the institution(s) of their choice. A complete list of participating potential partners will be published in early June.

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Tuesday June 19, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Salon 2

6:30pm PDT

International Education Awards Banquet
Celebrate some of the outstanding achievements in International Education in BC, as we announce the winners of the annual BCCIE International Education Awards.

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University Canada West

Diamond Sponsor
Established in 2004, University Canada West is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver.Learn more about University Canada West.

Tuesday June 19, 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Bayshore Ballroom

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