10 Vancouver business events to check out in February

Jan 21 2018, 6:22 pm

From Michelle Obama to the Small Business BC Awards Gala, here is our checklist of Vancouver business events in the city this February.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section and business section.

Michael John Unger on Creativity and Curiosity

  • What: CreativeMornings Vancouver presents Michael John Unger talking about the global theme of creativity and curiosity. Michael is the Program Coordinator at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre where he has been an astronomy educator for more than 11 years. He is also the co-founder of Nerd Nite Vancouver, an informal monthly bar lecture series now going into its fourth year.
  • When: Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 am
  • Where: SFU Woodward’s – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

U40 Networking Social

  • What: Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce U40 Leaders of Tomorrow help motivate young and emerging professionals to come together to network, share ideas and become leaders of Langley. Come and enjoy complimentary appetizers and a business card draw for prizes.
  • When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
  • Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: Earls Kitchen + Bar Langley – 600 – 6339 200 Street, Langley
  • Register: Online, Free

Rosewood Conversations with John Wood

  • What: An evening with John Wood, founder of Room to Read, for his Canadian book launch of Purpose, Incorporated: Turning Cause Into Your Competitive Advantage.
  • When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Rosewood Hotel Georgia – 801 West Georgia, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $40-$50

Shaping the Next Century: Building a strategic plan for the University of British Columbia

  • What: In his address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, UBC President Santa J. Ono will discuss UBC’s new strategic plan and what it means for the university and the community.
  • When: Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Park Ballroom – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $79-$158

Retirement Ready Panel

  • What: As you approach retirement or ponder how you’ll stop working, you have to ask yourself: Are you retirement ready? With the help of leading experts, the BIV Retirement Ready panel discussion will investigate how and when to retire and how to embrace what should be the triumphant years of a longer life.
  • When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: The Shangri-La Hotel – 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $59-$69

Empowered Entrepreneur Coffee and Talk

  • What: Leisa Cadotte’s uplifting story will teach you how to overcome obstacles and live with your glass half full. The funny accounts of the author’s chronic pain and illness will inspire attendees to see the possibilities after failure and how to turn them into opportunities.
  • When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 11:30 am
  • Where: Chances Maple Ridge – 22710 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
  • Tickets: Online, $5-$15

Lunch & Learn With Scott Friesen And Simpletivity

  • What: Through real-world examples and a healthy dose of humour, Scott Friesen will teach how to optimize to-do lists and organize schedules for maximum clarity.
  • When: Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 1:30 pm
  • Where: West Coast Seeds Ltd – Office and Warehouse (Yellow House) – 5300 34B Avenue, Delta
  • Register: Online, $10-$15

Michelle Obama

  • What: Former US First Lady and girls education advocate Michelle Obama is coming to Vancouver for a special event at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The night of conversation is organized by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
  • Time: 12 and 5 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online. $279.70 to $658.20. To request information about joining the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, click here: boardoftrade.com/membership.

Thrive Series: 3 major employment risks your business doesn’t know about and how to manage them.

  • What: This presentation will introduce you to three often-overlooked employment liabilities: unpredictable court severance awards, hidden employment standards liabilities, and the perils of “misclassifying” contractors.
  • When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Time: 7 am
  • Where: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Tuscany Ballroom – 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$50

Small Business BC Awards Gala

  • What: Small businesses are acknowledged for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their community and the BC economy. Join more than 600 small business owners, supporters, providers and government officials, for a night of networking and celebration.
  • When: Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 11 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Tickets: Online, $109

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