These events are free to all meeting registrants, unless otherwise noted by a ticket price.
Daily (Thursday – Saturday)
BUSINESS LAW HEALTH CLUB | GET GOING WITH GOWLING WLG! Start your day with a guided scenic run or walk through Vancouver alongside your fellow meeting attendees. All Health Club participants will receive a water bottle. Sponsored by: Gowling WLG LLP
YOUNG LAWYER TRACK PROGRAMS | The Young Lawyer Track is a curated list of programs that have been specially identified to ensure that introductory, overview, or basic level programming is provided for lawyers new to the profession. Young Lawyer Track programs and events are open to all Spring Meeting attendees.
LAW STUDENT TRACK PROGRAMS | The Law Student Track is a curated list of programs and events that are of interest to law students. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the Business Law Section Law Student Institute programs on Thursday afternoon.
Wednesday, March 27
DIVERSITY NETWORKING RECEPTION | Kick off the meeting at this popular reception that celebrates the Section’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Sponsored by: Lawson Lundell LLP
Thursday, March 28
FIRST-TIMER BREAKFAST | All first-time meeting attendees are invited to this special welcome breakfast. Meet with Business Law Section Chair, Vicki Tucker, and committee leaders to gain insight on navigating the meeting.
Sponsored by: Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
LAW STUDENT SPEED NETWORKING | Lawyers and law students are invited to participate in this popular event that connects law students with established business lawyers for short networking sessions. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is not a job fair.
Sponsored by: Dentons
YOUNG LAWYERS LUNCHEON | (TICKETS: $15)
Debunking the Myth of the Entrepreneurial Lawyer Key Note: Leigh-Anne Buchanan, Esq.; Venture Café; Miami. Join us for an interactive luncheon keynote to learn how entrepreneurial lawyers are poised to navigate and excel in such an uncertain landscape.
Sponsored by: American Arbitration Association
ICEBREAKER RECEPTION | Whether you are a young or experienced lawyer; a new or long-time Section member; or a first-time or return meeting attendee; we invite you to attend this reception to meet new colleagues before the Welcome Reception.
Sponsored by: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
WELCOME RECEPTION | After the first day of meetings, join us at Oceans 999 at the Pan Pacific Hotel to enjoy stunning waterfront views and the mountains beyond. It’s a great place to connect with others before heading off to the evening committee events!
SWEET ENDINGS DESSERT RECEPTION | Wind down with desserts, coffee, and cocktails at this reception hosted by the Women’s Business Law Network Subcommittee of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. This event celebrates women in the Section and the profession.
Sponsored by: Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Friday, March 29
SECTION LUNCHEON (TICKETS: $75) | Attend the Section Luncheon to network with fellow attendees and celebrate Section initiatives. During the Section Luncheon, the recipients of the National Public Service Awards, the Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award winner, the authors and editors of recently published books, and outgoing Section Fellows are recognized. The National Hockey League Vancouver Canucks' General Counsel, Chris Gear, is scheduled to speak. He will share insights about sports law.
MEET THE BUSINESS LAW ADVISORS | All Section Spring Meeting attendees are welcome to join us to get to know the Section’s current Business Law Advisors over cocktails and snacks.
Sponsored by: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
SECTION DINNER (TICKETS: $150) | Ever want to see the Northern Lights? Join us as we pay tribute to the magical phenomenon of the aurora borealis at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Plan to swing amongst the stars with the Famous Players Band, featuring hits from the 1960’s through the current Top 40’s!
SECTION HOSPITALITY SUITE | Join us for a nightcap to mix, mingle, and chill at the Pan Pacific Hotel to wrap up the second full day of meetings and events.
Sponsored by: Mogan Daniels Slager LLP