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.

BC Museums Week

This year's theme for BC Museums Week, which takes place May 17-23, is #MuseumAction. Follow the hashtag and visit the BC Museums Association website for resources and to view online programming that is taking place throughout the week.  

Virtual Conversation & Coffee

The Greater Westside Board of Trade is welcoming MP Dan Albas for a virtual coffee discussion, focused on the current business climate in the region. The event will take place from 10-11 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 18. Click here to register. 

Behaviour-Smart Thinking for the Travel Industry

The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) will be hosting an online session at 9 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 19, with guest speaker, Milena S. Nikolova, PhD, who is an expert in behaviour and travel. Register online to join in and learn more about how behaviour-smart thinking can help us prepare for and deal with the challenges that lie ahead during COVID-19 recovery.

Future of Travel: Sunnier Days Ahead

On Wednesday, May 19, Travelweek is hosting an online conference, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST to discuss travel trends with travel agents and industry professionals, including Destination Canada CEO, Marsha Walden. Register online for this free event.

Essential Leadership Traits for Business | Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Crystal Henrickson

Accelerate Okanagan (AO) is hosting their next AMA session on Wednesday, May 19, with their Executive in Residence, Crystal Henrickson, co-founder of the Talent Collective and a Certified Career and Leadership Coach. Join in from 12-1 p.m. PDT as Crystal shares her insight on essential leadership traits and answers questions about leadership. The session is free for AO members and $17.78 (incl. fees & taxes) for non-members; register through Eventbrite

Rediscovering Chinatown – Asian Heritage Month with UBC

On Thursday, May 20, Kelowna Museums and UBC Okanagan will be presenting a virtual tour of the Okanagan Heritage Museum, with a focus on the history of Kelowna's Chinatown. The story will be told in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Registration for the free event, which takes place from 7-8 p.m. PDT, can be completed online

Build Your Business Webinar Series

Two sessions remain in the Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC)'s four-part series, which provides entrepreneurs with practical skills and strategies that can be used to build their business:

Sessions take place from 10-11:30 a.m. PDT at a cost of $25 per session. For more information and to register, visit the WEC website.

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.