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Opening Reception

Sunday, November 26

Join us for the Opening Reception and stroll through the Vancouver Aquarium, home to thousands of amazing ocean species and aquatic life. In addition to being an incredible experience and a leader in environmental sustainability practices, the aquarium is a centre for marine research, ocean literacy education, climate activism, conservation, and marine animal rehabilitation. Located in Stanley Park, buses will be available to shuttle attendees to and from the venue. This event is included in your registration.

Explore the Aquarium

Exhibitor Reception

Monday, November 27

Make the most of CBIE2023 and join us for a networking reception in the exhibit hall on Monday afternoon! Catch up with colleagues, make new connections, and explore our diverse exhibitors while enjoying some light snacks and drinks. No tickets are necessary – just bring your conference pass!

Excellence Awards Ceremony & Reception

Tuesday, November 28

CBIE recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of international education with the annual Excellence Awards. Spend an evening honouring colleagues at the awards ceremony and continue the celebration with a cocktail reception that will follow. This event is included in your registration.

Entertainment will be provided by the David Caballero Quartet and the Arts Umbrella Dance Company.

David Caballero Quartet: David Caballero is an up and coming young bass player in the Vancouver Jazz community playing with local legends as well as international touring artists. His playing is deeply rooted in the jazz tradition while also offering his own modern take on older repertoire. Joining him in his quartet will be pianist Max Huberdeau, Ethan Birnie on tenor saxophone and Arvind Ramdas on drums. The 4 of them have a long history of making music together, having all met while studying in Capilano University’s highly regarded Jazz Studies program, where they honed their musical prowess.

Arts Umbrella Dance Company: Sophisticated, dedicated, and inspired. The Arts Umbrella Dance Company (AUDC) is a pre-professional repertory company based in Vancouver, BC. The company rehearses and performs new, innovative works by leading North American and European choreographers.

Arts Umbrella Dance Company is proud to present excerpts from their annual holiday performance Mixed Nuts, a modern and engaging twist on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, bringing together a flavoursome assortment of dance styles for an extra-special holiday treat. You can see the full length performance of Mixed Nuts at the Vancouver Playhouse December 15th-17th.

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B Braindate

CBIE2023 is a fantastic space to meet great people and learn new things, but how do you spark those meaningful conversations? It all starts with a Braindate! Join one-on-one or small group conversations to share knowledge and connect deeper through intentional conversations, on topics created by you, in our Braindate lounge.

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