Numerous organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events, while also starting to bring back in-person events, to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the upcoming events you can attend.

Scaling for Success Workshop Series

The final session of the Scaling for Success workshop series, Imposter Syndrome: Owning It & Moving Forward, takes place on Tuesday, November 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST. The session, presented by Women's Enterprise Centre (WEC), is open to everyone and offers pay-what-you-can options.

Small Business BC Live Education

Small Business BC (SBBC) has several upcoming webinars including: 

Click the links above or visit the SBBC website to register and to view additional upcoming webinars.

For information on how to access these and future education webinars, along with additional SBBC resources, free of charge, visit Destination BC’s website.

Student Work Placement Program Info Session

Organizations in the arts and culture sector are invited to join the Cultural Human Resources Council to learn more about their Student Wage Subsidy Program, which will support organizations in the sector to hire student talent. The free info session will take place virtually on Tuesday, November 23, at 1 p.m. PST. Registration can be completed through Zoom

Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx)

The virtual AgEx conference takes place November 24-26, 2021, with a variety of content focused on the theme, The Challenge of Change. The conference runs from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST the first two days, then 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. PST the third day. Visit Farm Management Canada's website to view the full conference agenda and to register. 

Young Professional Coffee Social

Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Collective's next coffee social is back in person! Network with other industry professionals at Rustic Reel on Wednesday, November 24, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. PST. Advanced registration is required as there are only 24 spots available. Admission is free and open to professionals of all ages; the session will include coffee and snacks. Visit the OYP Facebook page for more details and to get tickets. 

Navigating Support for Indigenous-led Businesses

In this virtual fireside chat-style session, hosted by Innovation Canada on Wednesday, November 24, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST, Indigenous entrepreneurs can hear "insights and perspective on the journey to starting, building and growing business in Canada" from a number of industry leaders and learn more about identifying "government and private sector programs and services that might be right for their business." Registration for the free session can be completed through Eventbrite

How to Create a Sustainability Action Plan

Join GreenStep Solutions on Wednesday, November 24, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PST to find out how your business can incorporate sustainability into your day-to-day operations. Click here to learn more and to register for this Zoom session.

First Steps to Creating a More Equitable, Inclusive and Diverse Workplace

The next session in TIABC's Wednesday Webinar Series will provide attendees with the opportunity to "learn more about the practical steps tourism and hospitality employers can take to embrace the principles of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity." Visit TIABC's website to learn more and to register for the session, which takes place on Wednesday, November 24, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST. 

WECafé: Supercharge Your Website: How to Turn More Traffic Into Leads or Sales

On Thursday, November 25, at 10 a.m. PST, HPX Media's Owner, Kris Trudeau, will provide attendees with insight on how to have a successful website that leads to conversions. Participants can also submit their website for the chance to have it reviewed live during the virtual session. Visit the Women's Enterprise Center's website for full details and to register. 

Onboarding Student Talent

The Interior & Northern Work Integrated Learning Initiative (INWIL) is hosting another session in its Employer Education Series, this time focused on successful onboarding when working with students. The free virtual event takes place on Thursday, November 25, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. PST. Learn more and register through Zoom.

Zero Waste Valley Climate Hackathon

Join Accelerate Okanagan's virtual hackathon on Thursday, November 25, to engage with other participants through a Design Thinking process to come up with answers to the question: How might we accelerate our region to become a Zero Waste Valley by 2030? The session is open to everyone and takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by team pitches. Click here to learn more and to register. 

2021 Tourism Congress

The Tourism Industry of Canada (TIAC) is hosting the 2021 Tourism Congress from November 30 to December 1. The congress is taking place in Ottawa and while registration for in-person attendance is already sold out, industry members can still register to join in virtually. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from industry leaders, gain insight into the future of tourism, and network with colleagues from across the country. Visit TIAC's website for more information. 

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