Save the Date: May 10-14, 2023 | Vancouver and North Vancouver, BC

The FireSmart BC Virtual Symposium Shape

Key details

When: May 10-14, 2023
Cities: Vancouver & North Vancouver, BC
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Cost: Please refer to the cost table below

About the Summit

On May 10-14, 2023, join us for the Wildfire Resiliency and Training Summit; an important five-day gathering formally known independently as the FireSmart BC Conference and the WUI Symposium. Our week-long focus on community wildfire resiliency and wildland urban interface training will kick off with a three-day in person conference at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, where we will listen to captivating speakers who are leaders in wildfire resiliency. We will also share best practices as well as our collective experience and insights through informative workshops, and expert panels. This will be followed by two days of training exercises in North Vancouver for BC’s firefighting professionals.

Our theme for this year’s event is Partners in Progress, which recognizes that collaboration and partnerships are critical for keeping BC communities safe and building fire resiliency. We look forward to celebrating our existing partnerships and creating new ones through valuable networking opportunities. The event will include a full day devoted to bringing BC’s firefighters and FireSmart community together on May 12.

Formal invitations and registration details will be distributed in early 2023.

For budgeting purposes, tickets for the Wildfire Resiliency and Training Summit will be as follows:

Before March 15, 2023 After March 15, 2023
May 10 – 12 FireSmart Activities $400 $450
May 12 – 14 WUI Training $250 $275
May 10 – 14 Combined $500 $550

*Funding to assist local governments and First Nations with costs to attend the Wildfire Resiliency and Training Summit is available through the 2023 FireSmart Community Funding & Supports Program. Please refer to the 2023 Program and Application Guide for more information at https://www.ubcm.ca/cri/firesmart-community-funding-supports

We look forward to seeing you next May! To check out past conferences, click here.

Lynn Orstad Award

Nominate a woman in wildfire for the Lynn Orstad Award (to be presented at the Wildfire Resiliency and Training Summit 2023).