Volunteer Futures & BCACG SYMPOSIUM 2019

26 Sep 2019 @ 8:00am PDT
27 Sep 2019 @ 3:00pm PDT

Event Details



Join BCACG & Volunteer BC - at VOLUNTEER FUTURES  & BCACG SYMPOSIUM 2019. We have combined our events to offer a cost-effective conference known for its inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and relevant sessions with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and volunteers from across BC. Join us to learn more about the Community Gaming Grant, volunteer engagement and more.

Registration fees include: All sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee & refreshments.

Everyone is welcome! Volunteers, staff, board of directors, volunteer coordinators and from general public wanting to learn more about volunteerism and non-profit/charities sector can attend. Sign language interpreters are available making this event accessible for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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Thursday September 26 - 8:30 - 3:30 PM

Friday, September 27 - 8:30 - 3:00 PM

Virtually every time we have a tough decision to make as a leader, courage is required to shift from merely thinking about the right thing to do, to actually doing it. This fast-paced, interactive keynote will help you come to grips with how to access the courage you already possess . . . to lead regardless of the circumstances you find yourself in!

We are honoured to have David Gouthro, President of The Consulting Edge as the keynote at this year's Volunteer Futures & BCACG Symposium.

David’s keynotes and workshops leave audiences feeling renewed and ready. With 40 years experience in a wide range of public, private and not-for profit organizations in North America and beyond, his expertise is in helping people change they way they lead, manage, think, create and collaborate. All of this is in support of helping attain greater personal and organizational success. His presentations are lively, light-hearted, engaging, liberally sprinkled with humor and always relevant to his clients’ needs.

Website: http://www.davidgouthro.com

LinkedIn Profile: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/david-gouthro-74539


Stay tuned for more sessions & details!

Here's a preview:

Volunteer Management: Tech Tools to Train, Engage, and Inspire Volunteers

Creative Fundraising for Small to Medium Sized Organizations

Meet face-to-face with Community Gaming Grants Branch staff. Become informed about any updated program guidelines.

Clear Language & Design - Communicating More Effectively 

The Employers's Advisors Office - The 5 W's - How They Can Help You

Re-imaging Board Governance

When Volunteering Goes Bad


Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport

7311 Westminster Highway

Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

How do I book a room at special rate?

Executive Airport Plaza Conference Hotel is offering conference delegates a special rate of $189/night. Please call @ 604-278-5555 or 1-800-663-2878 and ask for the Volunteer Futures Special Room Rate and reserve your room via credit card.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Skytrain station/transit is a few blocks away from the hotel.

Buy your parking pass at the front desk and you must display it on your dashboard. Exact change is required.

Things to do

Discover Richmond. There are plenty of restaurants/shopping and other amenities in the area. Visit Tourism Richmond for ideas.

Our sponsorship package outlines exciting opportunities for you to become involved in supporting the event. Check out the Sponsorship Package.


Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Early Bird Member Rate (up to 5 people from your org)
16 Sep 2019
Members Only
Late Member Registration (After Sept. 16)
27 Sep 2019
Sale Opens 17 Sep 2019
Non-Member Rate 27 Sep 2019 $350.00
Daily Rate (Thurs or Fri) 27 Sep 2019 $200.00

26 Sep 2019 @ 8:00am PDT
27 Sep 2019 @ 3:00pm PDT

Google Calendar

  • Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport, 7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3, Canada


Please contact the organizer - 604-379-2311 or info@bcacg.com.


Is this event an eligible gaming expense?

The Gaming Branch is allowing organizations to use gaming funds to attend the Symposium. As with any use of funds, organizations are expected to demonstrate how the training contributes to program delivery. 

Travel expenses for volunteers to go to the BCACG Symposium are eligible to be paid from an organization’s gaming account. An additional $500 that may also be allocated from the gaming account.  It is to be used in any manner directly related to the BCACG Symposium.  For example, a paid employee of an organization may use the $500 towards travel and accommodation and/or any registration fees related to the Symposium.

Any questions email: executivedirector@bcacg.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, You may transfer your registration to someone else from your organization by September 20, 2019. Email - info@bcacg.com.


What is the refund policy?

No refunds after September 17, 2019. You may transfer your registration to someone else from your organization by Sept.20. Cancellations before September 17 will receive a refund, less a $75 administration fee per registration. Email info@bcacg.com.