We’ve created unique networking events for conference delegates to mix and meet while playing tourist in Vancouver.

Here’s What’s Happening March 14-16 that is Included with Your Delegate Pass:

Tuesday, March 13

Welcome Reception

8:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Innovation Expo, Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building)

This reception will kick-start the event and set the stage for the next three days. Delegates can mingle with exhibitors in the Innovation Expo and enjoy a fun night of live music and entertainment while connecting with friends old and new over delicious food and drinks.

Sponsored by:

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Wine generously provided by the Consulate General of Italy Vancouver.

Wednesday, March 14

Lunch & Learn – Mindfulness: A Tool for Leaning into Change During Innovative Times

Room 10

The Walrus Talks Energy

7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre (East Ballroom)

Seven speakers for seven minutes each explore the new energy economy, our collective impact, and paths to a sustainable future. Cocktail reception to follow.  Open to all Conference delegates.  Find more information here or on Eventbrite

Sponsored by:

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GLOBE Movie Night

Let There be Light
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Room 2, Meeting Room Level, Vancouver Convention Centre

The award-winning film about the race to harness fusion – often described as the holy grail of clean energy. The world’s richest countries are pooling resources to build the ITER, the most complex scientific experiment of all time. Meanwhile, private sector entrepreneurs backed by the likes of Jeff Bezos and Paul Allen are also racing to create fusion — only they want to do it much faster and cheaper. The film focuses on two brilliant scientists dedicating their lives to fusion, each taking a drastically different route, and features Vancouver fusion company General Fusion.

General Fusion’s Chief Technology Officer, Michael Delage, will give a Q&A following the film.

Watch the film trailer here

Popcorn provided!

GLOBE After Dark:  Bright Lights, Blue City

9:00pm – Late
Location: Vancouver Club, 915 W Hastings St.

Attire:  No jeans please (house rules)

Connect with fellow Conference delegates in one of Vancouver’s oldest, most prestigious venues in the heart of the business district. Using special lights and lasers, the Club will be transformed into an underwater wonderland feature DJ Pri’s liquid lounge set for a night of upscale and immersive fun.

Thursday, March 15

Women’s Networking Lunch

Ladies, tickets are complimentary but limited. Please sign up at the main registration desk on-site.

12:45pm – 2:15pm
Location: Crystal Pavilion, Lobby Level, Pan Pacific Hotel

Our most popular GLOBE event, and a full house every time.

Sponsored by:

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GLOBE Movie Night

An Inconvenient Sequel
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Room 2, MR Level, VCC

Popcorn provided!

“An Inconvenient Sequel” presented by the Delphi Group. “A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.” Run time: 98 minutes.

GLOBE After Dark:  A Night at the Sinclair

9:00pm – Late
Location: Sinclair Centre, 757 W Hastings St (corner of Hastings St. and Howe St., 1 block South of the Vancouver Convention Centre)

Let your hair down, and bring your dancing shoes to this late night party open to all Conference delegates.

Our feature beverage hosts include:
– AmoVino
– Blue Grouse
– Central City Brewers & Distillers
– Doan’s Craft Brewing Company
– Lohin McKinnon Single Malt Whisky
– Queensborough Small Batch Gin
– Red Racer

Sponsored by:

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Friday, March 16

Closing Town Hall

Ballroom B

Don’t miss our Closing Town Hall, a provocative, fully interactive audience discussion around the future of energy.

Sponsored by:

Food Truck Alley

Explore Vancouver’s thriving Food Truck culture!  Back by popular demand, and parked just steps from the VCC front doors, Food Truck Alley brings Vancouver’s finest street food operators together offering quick, affordable, and delicious lunch options. Skip the lines everywhere else and head to Food Truck Alley operating Wed – Friday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Rain or shine!

Feastro – voted one of Vancouver’s Top 10 Food Trucks, Feastro features daily creations like seafood tacos, fish & chips, fried oysters, prawn bisque, salads and more.

REEL Mac & Cheese – just like the name says, this food truck offers authentic, scratch made gourmet macaroni and cheese with playful movie-themed menus. Check out their Slumdog Millionaire, Run Fatboy Run, or The Breakfast Club – or all three!

The Reef Runner – Vancouver’s most popular Caribbean food truck originating from Commercial Drive’s iconic Reef Restaurant. Enjoy their home-made Jamaican Patties, meat/veggie/vegan Caribbean roties, or, our personal favorite, jerk chicken poutine. Yum!

Art and Music

Art Exhibits

Paul Nicklen
One of the world’s most highly respected and acclaimed nature photographers, Paul Nicklen is a Canadian filmmaker and marine biologist who has documented the beauty of our planet for over twenty years. As an assignment photographer for National Geographic, Paul’s evocative imagery has garnered over 30 of the highest awards given to any photographer in his field, including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the prestigious World Press Photo for Photojournalism. Paul recently founded Sea Legacy, a charity whose mission is to create healthy and abundant oceans.

As tribute to this year’s sub-theme around Oceans, GLOBE has curated a spectacular exhibit of some of the stunning nature photography Paul’s 4 million Instagram followers already enjoy.  View these in the main concourse on the way to the Innovation Expo.

Presenting Sponsor:

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Supporting Sponsors:

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Ann Thinghuus Painting Exhibition

Meeting Room Level, Vancouver Convention Centre

Ann’s beautiful works of Abstract Expressionism evoke joy and serenity.  Large scale, edge-to-edge compositions and rich colours are a feast for the eyes.  A must-see – annthinghuus.dk.

Live Music

Vancouver Convention Centre Concourse

Rod Boss, Magician, performs an amazing show that leads you on an emotional roller coaster filled with an unbelievable display of interactive magic and outrageous humor. Catch Rob at the GLOBE Welcome Reception.

Jillian Lebeck, Jazz Pianist & Vocalist, is one of the most dynamic and exciting new voices to emerge on the West Coast jazz scene in recent years.  Her influences are broad and diverse as she blends mainstream jazz with the sounds of the EDM, classical, and popular music, playing the Lobby of the Convention Centre.

Daniel Petersen, Jazz & Blues Guitar Wizard, is a full-time resident of Gabriola Island with two self-recorded jazz albums. His guitar musings remind listeners of the likes of John Scofield, Kevin Eubanks, and Stanley Jordan, with a silky smooth style and technically perfect execution; look for this soloist near the Information booth.

DJ Pri, Girl On Wax’s Top DJ and Music Director, is one of Vancity’s most sought-after DJs, with a TON of charisma, outgoing personality and widely respected turntable skills spinning tunes at the GLOBE Welcome Reception.

Scott Robertson Trio, Jazz Drummer Extraordinaire, plays timeless music from songwriters such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Duke Ellington, and will be in the Lobby of the Convention Centre.

Silk Road Music, Chinese Fusion, has been smashing stereotypes about Chinese music and taking Chinese instruments in new artistic directions for decades. Its pioneering musical fusions have merged Chinese folk and classical music with Brazilian, jazz, Celtic, Spanish, Arabic, Aboriginal and blues music. Check out this unique trio in the Lobby of the Convention Centre.

DJ Colette Trudeau says, “DJing combines my two favourite things – Music and People! There isn’t anything more exhilarating to me than helping create perfect memories through music.” She’ll be making those memories at GLOBE After Dark – Social Night at the Sinclair on Thursday night.

Louise Southwood, Classical Guitarist. “Louise’s playing is technically perfect, emotionally precise and easy to listen to, allowing (the listener) to experience the music fully and in a relaxed way” The Bermuda Royal Gazette. Louise will perform near the Information booth and at the Women in Sustainability Luncheon

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