February 14, 2019

BLS Events in Vancouver

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. This is an excellent opportunity to make new friends and explore a beautiful city each day before programming begins. The Health Club meets each day of the Meeting at 6:00 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour. Sponsored by: Gowling WLG LLP.

DIVERSITY NETWORKING RECEPTION

Kick off the meeting at this popular reception that celebrates the Section’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The reception will be held on Wednesday, March 27 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Waterfront, in the Waterfront Ballroom, Lobby Level, and is free to all Meeting registrants. Sponsored by: Lawson Lundell LLP

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. The Breakfast is held on Thursday, March 28 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. in West Level 1, Room 116 & 117. 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. The Speed Networking event takes place on Thursday, March 28 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in West Level 2, Rom 223 & 224. Sponsored by: Dentons

YOUNG LAWYERS LUNCHEON

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. The Luncheon is held on Thursday, March 28 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in West Level 1, Room 114 & 115. The ticket cost is $15. 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. The Reception is held on Thursday, March 28 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in West Level 2, Ocean Foyer. 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! The Welcome Reception is held Thursday, March 28 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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. The Reception is held Thursday March 28 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Waterfront, Waterfront Ballroom, Lobby Level. Sponsored by: Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

SECTION LUNCHEON 

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. The Luncheon is held on Friday, March 29 from 12:30-2:15 p.m. at West Level 1, Ballroom B. Tickets are $75.

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. This event takes place on Friday, March 29 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at West Level 2, Room 221 & 222. 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! The Section Dinner is held on Friday, March 29 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

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 on Friday March 29 from 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at Oceanview Suites 1-4, Gallery Level. Sponsored by: Mogan Daniels Slager LLP