In light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic we have decided to shift the 2021 Western Conference on Safety from the spring to the fall of 2021 in order to increase the possibility of covid being resolved.
2020 Western Conference on Safety Was Cancelled.
(and its a big BUT)
The 2021 Western Conference on Safety will be held
October 25 & 26, 2021 at Hyatt Regency Vancouver.
(Think of it as the 2020 Western Conference on Safety Version 2.0 LOL)
We have now completed over 95% of all 2020 Western Conference on Safety refunds. The few remaining refunds are for organizations or people that we have questions for, but not been able to reach. If you believe you are still due a refund but haven’t received it yet we ask that you contact us either via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 604 233-1842.
So far we have refunded or credited just about 50% of all delegates. We have been focusing first on people who registered to attend the conference and will be moving next to exhibitors and sponsors. Given the current COVID-19 restrictions and the challenges of reaching people we are very proud to have gotten to this many folks. We are continuing to work on the refunding process, but ask your patience as we handle this complex and time-intensive process. We are currently on track to have everyone refunded or credited within 30 days of the conference cancellation. Thank you for your patience and your understanding and we look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Western Conference on Safety. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.
At 3:45pm today, March 12, 2020, The British Columbia Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry and the Provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix, directed that all gatherings of more than 250 people be canceled. The 2020 Western Conference on Safety is a gathering of over 1100 people. Accordingly, and as directed, the 2020 Western Conference on Safety is now cancelled.
Full refunds will be issued to everyone who has paid a conference delegate registration, or a tradeshow booth, or a sponsorship fee to the Pacific Safety Center Ltd to participate in the 2020 Western Conference on Safety.
More information on this will be posted shortly.
Currently there are lots of Full Conference seats (ie: you want to attend both Monday & Tuesday) and One Day Tuesday Only seats available BUT if you were planning to attend only Monday April 6/20 by buying a One Day Monday Only seat these are now Sold Out. There continues to be good availability for nearly all optional post conference courses.
Amazing that’s how its doing! The trend of lots of people registering early continues. Last year at this point we had 96 people registered (out of the total of 900 available seats) and this year there are already over 210 registered. An amazing growth of over 100%, due in part we think, to the conference selling out for the last 9 years in a row. In 2019 it did so over 3 weeks prior to the start date, surprising us but disappointing many would-be attendees. Will this trend continue? Only time will tell but if you want to ensure your seat, you may want to register sooner than later.
WOW, people are registering for the 2020 Western Conference on Safety faster than they ever have before. So far registrations are running more than 100% ahead of last year (when the conference sold out 3 weeks before its start date). It is early in the registration process and there are still lots and lots of seats available but if the current pace of registrations continues we expect the conference to be sold out by the early registration deadline of March 2. If you are planning on attending we suggest you don’t delay and register as soon as reasonably possible.
We are pleased to announce that WorkSafeBC has once agreed to be a Gold Level sponsor of the 2020 Western Conference on Safety. This will be their 25th year sponsoring the conference and their sponsorship has helped to make this conference the second largest of its type in Canada and the largest in Western Canada.
Our offices will be closed December 24 to January 3 for the holiday period. We look forward to working with you in 2020. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone and thank you for a great 2019.
Always professional, thought provoking and top quality conference.Janet WallaceRecreation & Culture Coordinator, North Vancouver Recreation & Culture
The conference was organized, educational and entertaining!Jessica EllWestbank First Nation
Absolutely loved it! Whether it's your first time or repeat conference attendee, there's something for everyone.Susan SalameCrime Prevention Programs Facilitator + Joint OH+S Committee Member, City of Burnaby/RCMP
Good Learning, Good Fun. Great People.Ward FlahertyAlberta Pacific Forest Industries