Symposium Events Map [0.7 MB]

Icebreaker Reception

Wednesday Sept 20, 2017. 18:00 – 20:00

Location:Stanley Park Ballroom and Foyer, Level 2 of Conference Centre, Westin Bayshore Hotel.

Cost: ncluded with Symposium Registration and with Accompanying Persons Registration.

To welcome all the Delegates and give them a chance to mingle in a social setting, the Structural Engineers Association of BC (SEABC)and the Canadian Group of IABSE will host an Icebreaker Reception.

Come and join old acquaintances and meet new contacts while you enjoy canapes and beverages.

All Delegate, Young Engineer and Accompanying Person registration packages include two drink tickets. A cash bar will be available.

Important Reminder:Your complimentary drink tickets will be included with your Symposium Badge and registration package. Please make sure to visit the Registration Desk on the Ground level of the Convention Centre to collect your package before joining the Icebreaker Reception on Level 2.


Networking Social

Thursday Sept 21, 2017. 18:00 – 23:30 (Program until 21:00)

Location:Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar Waterfront Station, 601 W Cordova Street, Vancouver. 20 min walk or 5 minutes taxi from the Westin.

Cost: Included with Symposium Registration and with Accompanying Persons Registration

Meeting and interacting with one’s peers is vital for sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas and discovering new opportunities; especially for students and young Engineers. The Organizing Committee invites all participants, both young and old, to join us for a casual networking evening.

Canapes provided. 

Cash bar available. All Young Engineer Delegates will receive some complimentary drinks in their Symposium registration package.


Symposium Gala Dinner & After Party

Friday Sept 22, 2017.

Gala Dinner 18:30-22:00

After Party 22:00-01:00

Advance ticket purchase required for Gala Dinner.

$175 advance purchase for Delegates and Accompanying Persons, $200 after Sept 8, 2017  Sept 14, 2017.

Extra tickets for Guests, $200 advance purchase, $225 after Sept 8, 2017 Sept 14, 2017.

Note: All tickets are subject to availability. Tickets will not be available at the door. Pre-purchase by adding gala tickets to your registration package is recommended. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are having difficulty adding tickets to your package or wish to purchase Guest tickets.


Complimentary access to the After-Party with your Symposium Pass or Guest Ticket after 22:00.

Location:Level 3, Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver. Use entrance at Burrard Street. 15 min walk or 5 minutes taxi from the Westin.

This will be the networking and entertainment highlight of the conference. Come and enjoy panoramic views of the North Shore Mountains and Burrard Inlet while we enjoy a unique evening filled with live music and West Coast cuisine. Semiformal or Business fomal dress recommended.

Additional details coming soon.