The draft agenda for INVASIVES 2018 will be posted later this year following development by the Forum Planning Committee.


FEB 6, 2017




On the afternoon of February 6th, join the following sessions:

  • Building for Success on Aboriginal Lands Workshop (open to Aboriginal Organizations & Individuals ONLY)
  • Pre-Forum Aboriginal Partnerships Session (open to all interested parties)
  • Joint Strategic Planning Session (open to Staff & Directors of Regional & Provincial Invasive Species Organizations ONLY)

Feb 7, 2017

On the morning of February 7th, choose from the following optional pre-Forum workshops:

  • Local Government, Local Solutions Workshop (open to Local Government ONLY)
  • Applied Practices in Invasive Species Management


Feb 7 - 8, 2017

The Day One Forum Sessions kick off at 1pm with:

  • Welcome
  • Keynote: "Talking Partnerships" - Tim Readman, Stroke Recovery Association of BC
  • Session 1: Engaging the Public
  • Session 2: Partnering for Solutions with Industry
  • Posters, Nibble and Network

Day Two Forum Sessions:

  • "Planning for the Future" Breakfast
  • Keynote: "Tackling Invasive Species - Experiences from Europe" - Joe Caffrey, INVAS Biosecurity 
  • Session 3: Emerging Issues of Invasive Species
  • Session 4: Provincial Spotlight
  • Session 5: Speedy Sessions
  • Session 6: Moving Forward at the National Level
  • Closing Session: Future Directions 


Feb 9, 2017

Join the optional Post-Forum Workshop Series covering the following topics, taking place on February 9:

  • Knotweeds 
  • Fire Ants
  • Soil