BEST 2017 Conference

Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology Conference (BEST 2018)

Early Bird Registration Now Open!
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 Extended to February 7, 2018
Presenters receive 50% off the conference registration price!

Papers and presentations are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Air Quality
  • Technology / Management / Consulting in the Clean Energy Sector (Wind, Solar, Tidal)
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Construction and Municipal Infrastructure
  • Emergency Spill Response
  • Contaminated Sites Innovative Technologies/Practices, Case Studies, Lessons-Learned
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Environmental Assessment & Permitting
  • Environmental Law & Case Studies
  • Environmental Policy Initiatives
  • First Nations Consultation & Partnerships
  • Large Projects – Mines, Dams, Road Infrastructure, Terminals, Industrial Properties
  • Sustainable Business Practice Case Studies
  • Upcoming Major Project Updates and Successes in Western Canada
  • Urban Planning / Design / Environmental Sustainability


Upcoming Environmental Industry Events

17th Annual Environmental Cup Hockey Tournament – Save the Date!
April 27-29, 2018 | Planet Ice Delta | Delta, BC

12 Team Tournament Format – Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities opening soon!

Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) 71st National Conference
“Our Common Water Future: Building Resilience Through Innovation”

May 28 – June 1, 2018 | Victoria, BC

“Our Common Water Future: Building Resilience Through Innovation” will bring water resource professionals and others together to help chart the path to that safe, sustainable and resilient water future.  We will learn from each other’s experiences and share our innovative ideas for building a common water future. More Information

Call for Abstracts
Deadline for Abstracts: January 31, 2018
Submit online at:

The 9th Annual Canadian Water Summit – Knowledge to Practice: Applying Science, Policy,
and Research to the Blue Economy
June 20, 2018 | Vancouver, BC

Growing Canada’s blue economy requires smart people who are thinking and innovating, but also transferring that knowledge into practice. Mark your calendar for this major industry event.
More Information 

Canadian Environmental & Engineering Executives Conference
September 19 to 21, 2018 | Vancouver, BC

The Canadian Environmental & Engineering Executives Conference is the only annual platform for the industry’s corporate executives to meet, network, discuss key issues and benchmark industry trends.  Participants from across the country will enjoy networking events and receive an industry benchmarking report. Panel sessions have been designed to reflect key topics of current importance to the industry.  More Information

Canadian Ecotoxicology Workshop: CEW 2018
September 30 – October 3, 2018 | Vancouver, BC

Formerly known as the Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW), CEW is Canada’s predominant annual meeting in the field of ecological toxicology and related disciplines.  It provides the opportunity to share information on current and emerging topics of regional, national and international importance related to contaminants in ecosystems, both aquatic and terrestrial. Participants include students, academics, government scientists and regulators, environmental consultants and industry representatives. More Information