Have fun and get business done at GLOBE Forum.
We’ve created unique networking events for conference delegates to mix and meet while playing tourist in Vancouver.
Here’s what happened March 14-16 that was included with the Delegate Pass:
Tuesday, March 13
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Innovation Expo, Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building)
This reception kick-started the event and set the stage for the next three days. Delegates could 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.
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
The Walrus Talks Energy
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre (East Ballroom)
Seven speakers for seven minutes each explored the new energy economy, our collective impact, and paths to a sustainable future. Cocktail reception followed. Open to all Conference delegates. Find more information here.
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 focused 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.
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 was 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
Tickets were complimentary but limited.
12:45pm – 2:15pm
Location: Crystal Pavilion, Lobby Level, Pan Pacific Hotel
Our most popular GLOBE event, and a full house every time.
GLOBE Movie Night
An Inconvenient Sequel
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Room 2, MR Level, VCC
“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:
– Blue Grouse
– Central City Brewers & Distillers
– Doan’s Craft Brewing Company
– Lohin McKinnon Single Malt Whisky
– Queensborough Small Batch Gin
– Red Racer
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 brough Vancouver’s finest street food operators together offering quick, affordable, and delicious lunch options.
Feastro – voted one of Vancouver’s Top 10 Food Trucks, Feastro featured 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 offered 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
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 curated a spectacular exhibit of some of the stunning nature photography Paul’s 4 million Instagram followers already enjoy.
Ann Thinghuus Painting Exhibition
Meeting Room Level, Vancouver Convention Centre
Ann’s beautiful works of Abstract Expressionism evoked joy and serenity. Large scale, edge-to-edge compositions and rich colours were a feast for the eyes. A must-see – annthinghuus.dk.
Vancouver Convention Centre Concourse
Rod Boss, Magician, performed an amazing show that lead you on an emotional roller coaster filled with an unbelievable display of interactive magic and outrageous humor.
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.
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.
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 spinned 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 were 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.
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 made 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 performed near the Information booth and at the Women in Sustainability Luncheon