Numerous local, provincial, and national organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events to provide learning and networking opportunities and to facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the upcoming webinars and events you can attend.

Introduction to Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle Platform

BC tourism businesses and organizations are invited to join the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) on Thursday, August 12, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT to learn more about the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle Platform, which can assist in developing and executing a Sustainable Tourism Plan based on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Those interested can learn more and register online.

Steps to Setting up Your Online Store

On Tuesday, August 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. PDT, Small Business BC (SBBC) will be hosting a free webinar to provide businesses with information on setting up and optimizing their e-commerce offerings. Find more information and register online

To learn more about other upcoming webinars and sessions offered by SBBC, visit their website. Tourism industry stakeholders can take advantage of Destination BC's partnership with SBBC to access educational resources for free

Goal Setting & KPIs for Success with Robert Scott

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce's next Business Smarts webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 17, from 9-10 a.m. PDT. Join guest speaker, 2M Performance Measurement Specialist, Robert Scott, to learn more effective goal setting and how to measure and analyze data to gauge success. Learn more and register on the Chamber website

Trep Café

Each Tuesday, from 12-1 p.m. PDT, Okanagan coLab hosts Trep Café, an "informal meeting for entrepreneurs, startups, and small business owners." Learn more and register online for upcoming sessions. 


Unicorns.LIVE has several upcoming live-streamed programs:

  • On Thursday, August 12, Brave Era Creator's Journey, hosted by Okanagan coLab co-founder, Shane Austin, will welcome You Are Collective's co-founder, Rebecca Steinhubl, to discuss what it is like to be a Creator. 
  • The Black Phone podcast sees three Kelowna locals come together to "challenge controversial topics with the goal of progress." The next edition,COVID-19...2 Years Later, will air on Monday, August 16 at 6 p.m. PDT. 
  • On Tuesday, August 17, tune in at 6:30 p.m. PDT for the next edition of Two-Spirit Tea with Ella and Simma, where they will discuss all things travel related.
  • Episode 7 of Wellbeing Wednesday, taking place on August 18 at 8 p.m. PDT, will focus on self-love languages. 

To see more of the upcoming virtual events, visit the Unicorns.LIVE website. 

Assistive Technology Services Webinar

On Wednesday, August 18, from 12:30-1 p.m. PDT, join this free webinar to learn about the WorkBC Assistive Technology Services Program and funding for assistive technologies in BC. The webinar is offered weekly, on Wednesdays, until the end of October. More information, including a link to register, is available online.

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.