The draft agenda for the INVASIVES 2019 Forum and AGM follows below and is available here in PDF.


Feb 4, 2019: SIDE-BAR MEETINGS

1:00 pm

Concurrent Meetings

  • Indigenous Workshop (open to Indigenous organizations and individuals only)

  • Joint Strategic Planning Session (open to Staff & Directors of Regional & Provincial Invasive Species Organizations only)

  • Local Government Meeting (open to local government staff and elected officials only)

“Nibble and network” Reception

Attendees of the Concurrent Meetings are invited to mingle and network while enjoying some delicious nibbles

5:00 pm

RECEPTION ADJOURNMENT

6:30 pm


Feb 5, 2019: INVASIVES 2019 FORUM - DAY ONE

REGISTRATION OPEN

7:30 am

8:30 am

 

welcome and opening

The Honorable Doug Donaldson, M.L.A., Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (invited, TBC)

8:45 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Australia’s Evolving Biosecurity – Integrating the Environment into an Agricultural-based System; Andrew Cox, Invasive Species Council of Australia

Session 1 - Industry & Invasives

9:30 am

Refreshment Break

10:45 am

Lightning Talks

A series of dynamic, rapid fire presentations.

11:05 am

12:00 pm

Lunch break

1:30 pm

speedy session

This concurrent session features multiple hosted tables focusing on high interest topics. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue and make connections during this high energy session.

Refreshment Break

3:00 pm

Session 2 - Engaging the Public

3:20 pm 

Closing Comments & Adjournment

4:35 pm

4:45 pm

FARM TO FORK Evening Reception

Browse invasive species poster displays, network and enjoy live music while experiencing some of our province's top cuisine.

Evening adjourned

7:00 pm


Feb 6, 2019: INVASIVES 2019 FORUM - DAY TWO

REGISTRATION OPEN

6:45 am

Breakfast

Attendees will have the opportunity to network and informally provide input on themed topics.

7:15 am

8:30 am

Day Two WELCOME

8:35 am

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and Highlights of 2018

Brian Heise, Invasive Species Council of BC

9:20 am

Session 3 – Invasives and Climate Change

Refreshment Break

10:35 am

Session 4 - Federal, Provincial, Local Government & INDIGENOUS NATION Spotlight

10:55 am

Lunch Break including Together in Action Awards

12:00 pm

Session 5 - Concurrent Presentations on Invasive Species

1:30 pm

2:45 pm

Refreshment Break

Session 6 - HOT TOPICS

3:05 pm

CLOSING COMMENTS

4:30 pm

FORUM ADJOURNMENT

4:45 pm


Feb 7, 2019: INVASIVES 2019 FORUM - Day Three

AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES WORKSHOP (lunch provided)

Interested to know the latest approaches and ideas to tackle aquatic invasive species in BC?  Join us for a full-day Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop, hosted by the ISCBC and Government of BC.  We will delve into best practices, priority species, what's planned for 2019, what we're doing right and what more needs to be done!  Expect to hear about species such as flowering rush, goldfish, parrots feather and, of course, invasive aquatic mussels.
 

8:30 am - 3:30 PM