Keynote Speakers Announced

Cristina Mittermeier
Marine Biologist and Award-Winning Photographer 

Thursday Luncheon Speaker

Cristina is a Mexican-born marine biologist and photographer specializing in conservation issues surrounding the ocean and indigenous cultures. As a writer and a photographer for the past 25 years, her work centers on the delicate balance between human well-being and healthy ecosystems. Cristina will explore the concept of responsible earth stewardship through the ways of life of four communities and their individual relationships with water:  the Kayapó in the Amazon; the Inuit of Greenland; the First Nations people of British Columbia; and native Hawaiians.

Tania & Martina Halik
Mother/Daughter team who skied from
Sqaumish to Skagway, Alaska 

Friday Closing Luncheon Speakers

It took five and a half months and 2,300 kilometres, but they did it. Martina Halik and her mother Tania completed a cross-country ski trip from Squamish to Skagway, Alaska, traversing the entire length of the Coast Mountains. It’s a feat that has only ever been accomplished once before. Their presentation will detail the five and half month-long ski traverse and will feature their challenges, close-calls, failures and successes throughout the epic adventure.

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Early Bird Registration Open until March 26
May 9-11, 2018 | Whistler, BC

The British Columbia Environment Industry Association’s BEST Conference attracts environmental professionals every May for two days of technical sessions, networking opportunities, and a sponsor exhibition.  Conference registration includes a welcoming reception, technical sessions, keynote presentations, an off-site networking reception, and all meals and coffee breaks. REGISTER ONLINE

Call for Abstracts: Deadline Reminder

The deadline for submitting an abstract is January 26, 2018.
Presenters receive 50% off the conference registration price!


Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities will open in later this month