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Wednesday, March 29th

Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science (1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, British Columbia)

4:00-4:30PM: Onsite Registration

4:30-5:30PM: Opening Plenary,  Featuring: Simone Balog (UR Global, World Bank and GFDRR) & Natinas Rampanen (Ahousaht First Nation)

5:30-6:30PM: Ignite: 5 minute lightning presentations by theme session representatives

6:30-8:30PM: Welcome Reception


Thursday, March 30th

Location: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, ICBC Concourse (580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia)

8:00-8:30AM: Onsite Registration

8:30-9:30AM: Keynote: Beyond Death, Dollars and Downtime: using indicators to highlight risk reduction opportunities

9:30-10:00AM: Refreshment Break

10:00-11:30AM: Technical Theme Sessions - Part I

11:30AM-12:30PM: Lunch

12:30-1:30PM: Keynote Panel: Fast-tracking Resilience from Idea to Reality: bridging the gaps between policy and finance, Moderated by Alex Kaplan (SwissRe &100RC), and including Councillor Andrea Reimer (City of Vancouver) and Bill Adams (Insurance Bureau of Canada)

1:30-3:00PM: Technical Theme Sessions - Part II

3:00-3:30PM: Refreshment Break

3:30-4:30PM: Knowledge Exchange: Overview of insights and actionable strategies gained from technical sessions for disaster and risk reduction in the Georgia Basin, Moderated by Susanna Haas Lyons

5:00-7:00PM: Social & Networking Evening / EERI-BC AGM: Rogue Gastown (601 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC)


Friday, March 31st

Location: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Asia Pacific Hall (580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia)

8:00-8:30AM: Onsite Registration

8:30-9:30AM: Keynote Panel: Scales of Governance: what are the resilience challenges and opportunities from the perspective of federal, provincial, regional and local government representatives?, Moderated by Gord Hoekstra and including Sue Olsen (Public Safety Canada) and Becky Denlinger (EMBC) 

9:30-10:00AM: Refreshment Break

10:00AM-12:30PM: Resilience by Design challenge: Navigating Pathways between Knowledge and Action

12:30-1:30PM: Lunch

1:30-330PM: Policy Dialogue: Prioritizing recommended policies for disaster risk reduction in the Georgia Basin and next steps

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