The draft agenda for the INVASIVES 2019 Forum and AGM follows below and is available here in PDF.
Feb 4, 2019: SIDE-BAR 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
Feb 5, 2019: INVASIVES 2019 FORUM - DAY ONE
welcome and opening
The Honorable Doug Donaldson, M.L.A., Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (invited, TBC)
Australia’s Evolving Biosecurity – Integrating the Environment into an Agricultural-based System; Andrew Cox, Invasive Species Council of Australia
Session 1 - Industry & Invasives
A series of dynamic, rapid fire presentations.
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.
Session 2 - Engaging the Public
Closing Comments & Adjournment
FARM TO FORK Evening Reception
Browse invasive species poster displays, network and enjoy live music while experiencing some of our province's top cuisine.
Feb 6, 2019: INVASIVES 2019 FORUM - DAY TWO
Attendees will have the opportunity to network and informally provide input on themed topics.
Day Two WELCOME
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and Highlights of 2018
Brian Heise, Invasive Species Council of BC
Session 3 – Invasives and Climate Change
Session 4 - Federal, Provincial, Local Government & INDIGENOUS NATION Spotlight
Lunch Break including Together in Action Awards
Session 5 - Concurrent Presentations on Invasive Species
Session 6 - HOT TOPICS
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