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.

How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

Join Small Business BC (SBBC) on Tuesday, October 5, from 1-3 p.m. PDT, to learn more about search engine marketing and analytics for your website. The online session will be facilitated by Warren Thompson, co-founder of Ollo Metrics. Find more information and register on the SBBC website.  

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

Introduction to Sustainability for Tourism Businesses

Presented by GreenStep Solutions, this webinar will provide businesses and organizations in the tourism sector with a wealth of information regarding sustainability, including how to start incorporating changes to make your operations more sustainable. Learn more about the free session, which will take place Tuesday, October 5 at 10 a.m. PDT, and register on the GreenStep Solutions website.

Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

KCR Community Resources is hosting a two-part, virtual Diversity & Inclusion Workshop, which "introduces and explores the topics of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion and why they matter in 2021." The first day of the workshop takes place October 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT, while the second day takes place at the same time on October 13. Find more information and register for this free workshop on the KCR website

TIAC Member Talk

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) members are invited to join the organization's President and CEO, Beth Botter, for a discussion about TIAC's "post-election priorities and action plan." The online event takes place on Tuesday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT. Visit the TIAC website for more information. 


Unicorns.LIVE has a couple of live-streamed programs taking place this week:

  • On October 5 and 12, tune in at 6:30 p.m. PDT for Two-Spirit Tea with Ella and Simma. The topics for the two shows are Thanksgiving (from an anti-colonial perspective) and Queer Representation in Movies, respectively.
  • The Black Phone podcast sees three Kelowna locals come together to "challenge controversial topics with the goal of progress." The next edition, Thanksgiving, will air on October 11 at 6:30 p.m. PDT. 

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