Local, provincial, and national organizations regularly host in-person and virtual events to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on various topics. Here are some upcoming events you can attend in the weeks ahead.

Young Professional Coffee Social

Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Collective's next coffee social is set for Wednesday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The drop-in networking event will occur at Accelerate Okanagan's lounge in the Innovation Centre. Admission to the event is free, though advance registration is recommended

Mayor Milsom's State of the City

On Wednesday, May 8, West Kelowna Mayor, Gord Milsom, will deliver a State of the City address. The luncheon will be held at the Cove Lakeside Resort from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Few tickets remain; learn more and register here

Tourism Kelowna AGM & Industry Forum

Tourism Kelowna's Annual General Meeting and Tourism Industry Forum is just around the corner, taking place on Thursday, May 9.

Tourism industry businesses and community stakeholders are invited to join our team at the Coast Capri Hotel for a day of programming, which includes information sessions, the AGM, and an industry social mixer. 

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now through Eventbrite.

Cultivating Authentic Leadership Conference

Tiger's Eye Advisory Group presents a two-day workshop on purpose-led leadership. More than 15 speakers will discuss a variety of topics as part of the conference, which takes place May 13 and 14 at Metro Hub. Learn more and register here

Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society & Kelowna WorkBC Centre Career Fair

Kelowna WorkBC Centre and Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society are hosting a career fair on Tuesday, May 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. All Central Okanagan job seekers are invited to attend the free event and meet area employers. Find out more and register here

Kelowna Chamber Speaker Series

The Chamber's next Speaker Series, presented by Okanagan College School of Business, features WeBC CEO, Shauna Harper. The luncheon event will occur on Wednesday, May 15, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. Tickets must be purchased by noon on Friday, May 10, through the Chamber website

UBC Okanagan Debates: Climate Change: Crisis or Opportunity?

The next UBC Okanagan Debates, taking place Wednesday, May 15, will tackle the following subject: "Be it resolved, cities should treat climate change as an opportunity to harness, not a crisis to manage." The debate will be held in the Kelowna Community Theatre from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets. 

Commerce ConneX

The Kelowna Chamber's next Commerce ConneX event, presented by Rogers Business, will occur on Thursday, May 16, at Rustic Reel Reel Brewing Co. from 5 to 7 p.m. Learn more about this networking opportunity and register through the Chamber website.

Small Business BC (SBBC) Live Education

Small Business BC (SBBC) regularly hosts live webinars and provides access to on-demand learning. Visit the SBBC website to see what's coming up and to find more information on accessing these and future education webinars, along with other SBBC resources, free of charge, on Destination BC’s website.

Upcoming Local, Provincial, and National Events

Have an upcoming event or webinar that would interest those in the tourism industry? Email us so we can include the information in our next roundup.