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Another One for the Record Books dates for 2019 Set.

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The 2018 Western Conference on Safety is now over. While we are still compiling the results from the delegate evaluations the buzz was extremely positive. While the conference has now sold out for 6 of the last 7 years, the regular and group registration categories sold out over 3 weeks before the conference itself and that’s a new record. Over 1200 people participated in the conference over the 4 days of conference sessions, safety tradeshow and post conference courses.  Thank you to all the speakers, exhibitors, volunteers, staff and all our wonderful attendees. The 2019 conference runs Monday April 8 and Tuesday April 9, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.  Registrations for the conference will open November 1, 2018 with tradeshow sales opening in early September (date to be announced).

Last Minute Tips for The Conference

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Getting excited? We are! Looking forward to seeing you all there.  Here are 3 last minute tips.

  1. If you are driving to the conference you may want to consider taking Skytrain or Canada Line instead. The Burrard Street Skytrain Station is located right next door to the Hyatt Regency Vancouver (the conference venue) and the Canada Line Vancouver City Centre Station is only 2 blocks away. With car parking both expensive and challenging Skytrain and Canada Line are an easy, quick and economical ways to get to the conference.
  2. If you can or will be downtown between 3pm and 6pm on Sunday April 8/18 stop on by the Hyatt Regency 3rd floor foyer and pick up your delegate package. That way you avoid the lineup at the conference registration desk on Monday morning. On Monday the Conference Registration Desk opens at 7am for you early risers.
  3. Avoid the peak Monday morning 8:10-8:30am check-in time at the conference registration desk by arriving outside those times. The Safety Tradeshow opens at 7am on Monday morning and we’ll have the coffee on for you.

SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT (except for 2 post conference courses)

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The 2018 Western Conference on Safety is now completely sold out. The only space available is in one of the following 2 post conference courses. 1) Supervisor Safety Training Course on Wednesday April 11/18, 2) Overflow Fundamentals for Joint Health and Safety Committees Course being held on Thursday April 12/18 and 3) the Consulting Skills for OH&S Professionals 2 day course held Wednesday April 11 and Thursday April 12/18.  ALL OTHER SPACES both in the conference and in the post conference courses ARE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT.

Only 1 Week to Go

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The Western Conference on Safety starts in 1 week. Getting excited? We are! Looking forward to seeing you all there.  Here are a couple of last minute tips.

  1. If you are driving to the conference you may want to consider taking Skytrain instead. The Burrard Street Skytrain Station is located right next door to the Hyatt Regency Vancouver (the conference venue) and with car parking both expensive and challenging Skytrain is an easy, quick and economical way to get to the conference.
  2. If you can or will be downtown between 3pm and 6pm on Sunday April 8/18 stop on by the Hyatt Regency 3rd floor foyer and pick up your delegate package. That way you avoid the lineup at the conference registration desk on Monday morning. On Monday the Conference Registration Desk opens at 7am for you early risers.
  3. Avoid the peak Monday morning 8:10-8:30am check-in time at the conference registration desk by arriving outside those times. The Safety Tradeshow opens at 7am on Monday morning and we’ll have the coffee on for you.
  4. Bring your list of the sessions you want to see with you. It will ease your conference experience by making it easy to remember what you wanted to see.

Status Update: Only a Few Seats Left.

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As of today, March 21, 2018 the following seats are still available at the 2018 Western Conference on Safety
Full conference Seats (Monday and Tuesday) Only 15 Seats Left
Single Day – Monday Only –  SOLD OUT
Single Day – Tuesday Only – 25 Seats available
Post Conference Course Status
PC-1 Fundamentals for Joint Health & Safety Committees Course SOLD OUT Overflow Course added on Thursday April 12
PC-2 Supervisor Safety Training Course: 5 Seats left
PC-3 Accident/Incident Investigations Course: 4 seats left
PC-4 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Course: 1 Seat left
PC-5 Consulting Skills for the OH&S Professional Course: 4 Seats left
PC-6 Fundamentals for Joint Health and Safety Committees Course: 10 seats left. (this is the overflow course just added and running Thursday April 12)

Registrations Running 28% Ahead of Last Year

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With just over 2 months to the start of the 2018 Western Conference on Safety registrations are running 28% ahead of last year. Its still early in the registration timing but so far registrations are roaring in well ahead of predictions and we are hearing from those people who are registering that the 2018 agenda is the best yet!

WorkSafeBC Joins 2018 Western Conference on Safety as Gold Level Sponsor

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WorkSafeBC Joins 2018 Western Conference on Safety as Gold Level Sponsor. We are pleased to welcome back WorkSafeBC as a gold level sponsor of the 2018 Western Conference on Safety.  WorkSafeBC has been a sponsor of the conference since inception in 1996 and its help and support has helped make the conference the second largest OSH conference in Canada and the largest in Western Canada.

2017 Western Conference on Safety is now in the record books.

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With more than Thank you to the more than 1200 conference and post conference course attendees, exhibitors, speakers and volunteers it was the second largest Western Conference on Safety ever and the 2nd largest OSH conference in Canada. We are hard at work doing all the “after-conference” paperwork and giving our staff some hard earned time off. We will soon be starting on the 2018 conference coming April 9-10 and be posting more information on it as it becomes available. In the meantime, enjoy your summer!