Numerous local, provincial, and national organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the webinars and events you can attend in the weeks ahead.
TOTA Carbon Training Workshops
On Thursday, March 4, from 10-11:30 a.m. PST, the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and GreenStep Solutions will host the first of two workshops focused on carbon training, providing tourism businesses with information on how to measure their carbon footprint and determine how to reduce emissions and save money. Click here for more information, including details on the follow-up workshop to be held on March 25, and to register.
International Women’s Day (IWD)
There are several online events being held in honour of International Women’s Day:
- International Women’s Day Panel: How Women are Driving Change in Business
Presented by Small Business BC
Wednesday, March 3, 1-2:30 p.m. PST
- Speaker Series: International Women’s Day
Presented by Women in Leadership Foundation
Monday, March 8, 12-1 p.m. PST
- Women of the Okanagan: An Interactive Virtual Tour
Presented by Kelowna Museums Society
Monday, March 8, 7-8 p.m. PST
- Connecting to Capital: Meet Your Funding Match
Presented by Women’s Enterprise Centre
Wednesday, March 10, 9-10:30 a.m.
- The New Art of Selling: IWD Edition
Presented by Small Business BC
Wednesday, March 10, 1-2:30 p.m. PST
BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference
The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) and the BC Hotel Association (BCHA) will be co-hosting the first BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference from March 8-11. The theme for the virtual event is Mission Possible, with each day’s presentations, keynotes, and panel discussions focused around one of four key areas: outlook, collaboration, growth, and innovation. There will also be a full day of complimentary workshops offered on Friday, March 12. Access the full agenda and purchase tickets on the conference website.
A Conversation with WorkSafe BC
As part of the OK We Got This initiative, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and WorkSafeBC are teaming up to host a webinar on Thursday, March 11, from 12-1 p.m. PST. Guest speakers from WorkSafeBC will provide attendees with information on the organization's work and resources, including COVID-19 support. Learn more and register online.
Destination BC (DBC) Industry Calls
Join DBC’s bi-weekly industry calls for industry-specific updates related to COVID-19. The next call takes place on Thursday, March 11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. PST. Email email@example.com to register.
2021 Culinary Tourism Webinar Series
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) have partnered to host a series of complimentary online webinars focused on culinary tourism development:
- Attracting Culinary Tourists
Friday, March 12, 9 a.m. PST
Hosted as part of the BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference
- Multisensory Experience Development
Tuesday, March 16, 10 a.m. PST
- Partnering for Success
Thursday, March 18, 9 a.m. PST
For more information on the series, including future webinar dates, click here.
Labour Market Forum
Tourism HR Canada will be presenting its annual Labour Market Forum virtually from March 15-18, 2021. The free event will feature speakers from across the industry presenting on a variety of topics centred around four pillars: Skills, Supply, Sentiment, and Strategy. Visit the event website for the full schedule and to register.
OKGN Angel Summit Finale
Join Accelerate Okanagan on Thursday, March 18, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. PST, for the finale of the OKGN Angel Summit, where six finalists will present their pitches to participating investors. Arlene Dickinson, known for her role on CBC's Dragon's Den, will also be speaking as part of the event. Find out all the details and purchase tickets 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.