The draft agenda for INVASIVES 2018 follows below. Please use this link to view last year's INVASIVES 2017 Forum & AGM - FULL PROGRAM.


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Meetings

  • Indigenous Workshop (open to all interested parties)
  • Joint Strategic Planning Session (open to Staff & Directors of Regional & Provincial InvasiveSpecies Organizations ONLY)

Concurrent Dinners

  • Indigenous Dinner with Speaker (open to open to Indigenous organizations and individuals only)
  • Joint Strategic Planning Dinner with Speaker (open to Staff & Directors of Regional & Provincial Invasive Species Organizations ONLY)

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm




Feb 6, 2018: INVASIVES 2018 FORUM - DAY ONE

9:00 am



Concurrent Workshops

  • Application of Best Management Practices Workshop
  • Local Government Meeting (open to Local Government ONLY

11:45 Am


1:00 pm



5:00 pm 



7:00 pm

Official Welcome, followed by Forum Sessions

  • Keynote Address - Adrian Cockle, Hootsuite
  • Session 1 - Pathways & Vectors
  • Session 2 - Industry & Invasives

Evening Reception

Browse invasive species poster displays, network and enjoy live music which you experience some of our province's top cuisine including sampling and prizes with Richmond brewery Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks.

Evening adjourned

Feb 7, 2018: INVASIVES 2018 FORUM - DAY TWO

"Planning for the Future" Breakfast

7:15 am

8:30 am



12:15 pm

1:30 pm

4:45 pm

Day Two Address, followed by Forum Sessions

  • Session 3: Concurrent Presentations on High Interest Topics
  • Session 4: Federal & Provincial Government Spotlight
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Together In Action Awards


FORUM Sessions

  • Session 5: Speedy Sessions
  • Session 6: Emerging Issues

Forum Adjourned

Feb 8, 2018: INVASIVES 2018 FORUM - Day Three

Concurrent Optional Workshops (Including Lunch)

  • Land Management and Development Workshop – ideal for local government, realtors and land developers
  • Early Detection and Rapid Response Boot CampCo-hosted by the Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group and ISCBC - Join this workshop to learn how to help detect and respond to current top priority EDRR species in the province of BC. Experts will present on a variety of aquatic and terrestrial species and the workshop will include including hands-on ID sessions for high-risk new or potential invaders such as Maltese star thistle, White nose syndrome, and Wall lizards.

9:00 am - 2:00 pm