IFEAT 2002 Vancouver – THE PACIFIC REUNION
The IFEAT 2022 Vancouver Conference will take place at the Westin Bayshore Hotel from 9th to 13th October 2022. For those who cannot attend in person, the event will be a hybrid and the Whova event platform and mobile app will once again be used for those wishing to join the Conference online. It will also enable both online and in-person delegates to network and meet up via the platform if they can’t meet in person in Vancouver. The platform will make it easy for all delegates to identify who is there in person and who is there online only.
The Conference venue, the Westin Bayshore Hotel, is a 4-star contemporary hotel with almost 500 well-appointed guest rooms, located along Coal Harbour on the edge of Stanley Park and its picturesque seawall. The hotel is 24 kilometres (15 miles) from Vancouver International Airport and is close to the many shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues of downtown Vancouver and nearby Robson and Denman Streets. Most rooms have a balcony with magnificent views of the harbour, mountains, and city skyline. Included in its many superior facilities is the largest ballroom in western Canada.
The IFEAT Conference will have speaker sessions from Monday to Thursday with the business session, including the Annual General Meeting and medal lecture, taking place on Tuesday 11th October in the plenary area. We have a fantastic speaker programme this year and and you can find out more here. All lecture sessions will be streamed live onto the Whova platform and they will also be available to watch later on demand to accommodate all time zones. An exhibition will also run from Monday to Thursday – both online and at the Westin Bayshore.
Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 Commonwealth Games, UN Habitat I, Expo 86, APEC Canada 1997, the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009; several matches of 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup including the finals at BC Place in Downtown Vancouver, and the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics which were held in Vancouver and Whistler, a resort community 125 km (78 mi) north of the city. Forestry remains Vancouver’s largest industry but it is also well known as an urban centre surrounded by nature, making tourism its second-largest industry.