Friday, May 23rd 2014
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 ~ 104th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia Canada

THE ASTTBC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & CONFERENCE takes place on Friday, May 23rd 2014, at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey, BC. This well-attended event conducts the business of ASTTBC, including a review of the Association’s previous year, and offers members, technology stakeholders and guests the opportunity to participate in career-related presentations, network, and connect with ASTTBC Council and Staff.

Our theme this year is TECHNOLOGY SIZZLES… to report on and enhance awareness of the efforts of ASTTBC on all matters pertaining to technology education and careers in British Columbia, across Canada and globally. This builds on the ask of ASTTBC in 2005 to provide leadership and strategic direction in meeting the growing demand for qualified techs.

ASTTBC Awards will be presented at the Luncheon, to recognize the leadership and innovation of technologists, technicians and technical specialists of BC who support the Association on contemporary issues and visionary activities.

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Special Early Bird Registration... Full Day @ $99 (for a limited time)
Online registration must be received by April 30, 2014 to qualify for the discounted rate


7:30 - 8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast & Meet Exhibitors
8:30 - 10:00 am AGM Business Session. Also availabe via webinar. Register here.
10:00 - 10:30 am 25, 40 & 50 Year Service Awards
10:30 - 11:00 am Networking Coffee Break, Meet Council & Exhibitors
11:00 - 12:00 Panel: Technology Skills in the Workplace
(see detailed description below)
12:00 - 2:00 pm Amrik Virk, Minister of Advanced Education, Lunch & Award Presentations
2:15 - 3:15 pm Panel: Building BC's Capacity
(see detailed description below)
3:30 pm Adjourn


Morning PanelTechnology Skills in the Workplace

Our experts will focus on the current and future need for technologists, technicians and technical specialists in applied science and engineering technology; issues we face in consideration of the current skills shortage; up-skilling to address training gaps; and our collective efforts to promote careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

This session is also available via webinar. Register here.


Kathy Kinloch, President, BCIT
Andrew Hay, PEng, Vice President, Education, Okanagan College
Allan Russell, PEng, President and CEO, McElhanney Consulting
Sid Siddiqui, PEng, Vice President, Stantec Consulting

Afternoon PanelBuilding BC's Capacity

This plenary session will address key issues and initiatives in various industries and their capacity to build British Columbia. Topics we plan to cover include: Transportation, Natural Gas Development, High Technology, Hydro Electric Power and Small Business.

This session is also available via webinar. Register here.


Garth Thoroughgood, Executive Director, Tenure and Geoscience Branch, Ministry of Natural Gas Development
Bill Tam, President and CEO, BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA)
George Hunter, CEO, Small Business BC (SBBC)
Ken Haertling, Chief of Security Officer, TELUS
BC Hydro Representative, Site C Dam

The Council of ASTTBC invites you to take part!


For guestroom reservations, please contact...

Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
phone: 1.888.627.8063
reservation access code: B36B0

ASTTBC recognizes and thanks our AGM 2014 Event Partners and Sponsors...

TELUS Lindsay Kenney, LLP Black Press BCIT Alumni Association BCIT APEGBC FORTIS BC APEGBC BCIT BCIT Alumni Association Black Press LINDSAY KENNEY, LLP TELUS FORTIS BC APEGBC Black Press BC Safety Authority BCIT Lindsay Kenney, LLP BCIT Alumni Association TELUS FORTIS BC APEGBC Black Press BC Safety Authority BCIT Lindsay Kenney, LLP BCIT Alumni Association TELUS