February Events Roundup

Attending events is one of the best ways to build your network, learn from industry experts and explore your interests! With the new year here, there are tons of opportunities for you to get out there and form new connections.

This year, one of our goals is to keep you as connected as possible to personal and professional development events in our community. Here are some events we’re excited for in this month’s roundup!


Intro to UI & UX Design


Curious about the UI or UX process and how to create a loveable brand experience? Join this event to learn more about these increasingly popular industry and how UI and UX work together to create amazing experiences for their brand users.

Who should attend: students in marketing, design or software development, aspiring UI or UX designers, individuals wanting to learn about online branding and active online engagement
When: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: RED Academy, 1490 W Broadway #200, Vancouver
Price: free!

Here-2-There 3.0: Your Climb to Mental Wellness


Approach the new year with new skills to better tackle an increasingly complex and stressful world. Community leaders will share their stories about mental health and coping mechanisms they’ve used to strengthen themselves.

Who should attend: individuals who want to learn more about mental health, mental health and wellness professionals, anyone on their journey to mental wellness
When: Thursday, Feb. 2, 5:30-10:00pm
Where: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W Hastings St., Vancouver
Price: $25 (includes $25 RYU gift card or $99 Innovative Fitness personal training session)

How to Fund Your Startup & Attract Seattle Angel Investors


With companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter, and Dropbox to name just a few, setting up shop in Seattle, it’s safe to say that the tech scene in Seattle is pretty established! Take part in this panel session, connect with Seattle based angel investors and startup experts and learn how you can tap into this scene!

Who should attend: entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, individuals interested in the Vancouver and Seattle startup ecosystem
When: Friday, Feb. 3, 5:00-6:30pm
Where: Launch Academy, 300-128 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Price: $10

UBC HRMC Presents: HR Leaders Conference 2017


Join UBC HRMC as part of the movement that is reinventing the future of organizations. Stand along the front of this positive change while learning and networking with some of the most impactful HR leaders in Canada. All schools and faculties welcome!

Who should attend: anyone studying HR, individuals interested in workplace culture and organizational behavior, startup and tech industry leaders, workplace innovators, students looking for networking opportunities
When: Saturday, Feb. 4, 9am-5:30pm
Where: UBC Sauder School of Business, 2053 Main Mall, Vancouver
Price: $15 for members, $20 for non-members

R.I.S.E. to the Top Youth Conference


Up and coming young professionals – look no more. This conference, tailored specifically for grade 9-12 students, provides training and discussion about foundational skills for success after graduation. Topics include financial literacy, coding, business communications, and social media.

Who should attend: high school students in grades 9-12, individuals looking for scholarship opportunities
When: Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Burnaby Neighborhood House, 100-4460 Beresford St., Burnaby
Price: free!

Funding101 Workshop


Kick the year off with a great financial foundation for your current or future business ventures. This workshop will educate entrepreneurs about raising growth capital and seeking investments.

Who should attend: fundraisers, entrepreneurs in the process of looking for financial support and pitching, aspiring entrepreneurs
When: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Codecore Bootcamp, 142 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Price: free!

Women Accessing Power: How to Advance in the Changing Workplace


YWCA Metro Vancouver is inviting purpose-driven, mindful professionals who are committed to leadership advancement for women in the workplace. Expect an evening of inspirational speakers, panel discussions and facilitated networking activities on various topics related to women in leadership.

Who should attend: professionals that believe in leadership advancement for women, corporate leaders, female professionals
When: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: YWCA Metro Vancouver, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Price: $15/person or $20 for two

Peacetalk #34 Talking About Racism in Canada


Over the last year, we were exposed to the lows of racial politics in what were considered progressive countries. In Canada, race is often an undisclosed topic that is talked about behind closed doors. How can we openly discuss racism while creating positive change?

Who should attend: individuals who want to make a positive change, community leaders, individuals who work with diverse teams, social leaders, professionals interested in addressing racial discrimination and promoting diversity and inclusion
When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: HIVE, 210 – 128 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Price: free!

Love + Tech


Curious about how technology is changing the world of traditional dating and romance? Don’t miss this chance to learn from industry experts on how tech has positively influenced how we connect and what the future may look like.

Who should attend: individuals interested in new technologies and how it affects human connection, aspiring tech professionals
When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:00-8:30pm
Where: RED Academy, 1490 W Broadway #200, Vancouver
Price: free!

Public Speaking Fundamentals – YWiB Speak Up!


YWiB provides a safe space for female professionals to learn about the backbone of public speaking. Elements such as the importance of appearance, posture, gesture and body language will be discussed in this first installment of the series.

Who should attend: upcoming female professionals, corporate leaders, individuals who want to improve their public speaking skills, public speakers
When: Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: L’atelier Vancouver Coworking, 319 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Price: $25 (Access to full series for $80)

Grow Your Brand on Instagram


Instagram is a social media platform that the world has witnessed build some of the greatest business brands there are today. Join BrainStation on this workshop to learn about how you can leverage the growing audience of Instagram to build your brand.

Who should attend: social media moguls, brand influencers, Instagrammers, aspiring and current small and large business owners, students studying Marketing, Communications, or Public Relations, individuals looking to build their personal brand
When: Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: BrainStation Vancouver, 1110 Hamilton St. #410, Vancouver
Price: $45

Inclusion Project: Youth Celebration & Short Film Screening


This slam-poetry session and premiere screening of a short documentary on community & youth immigration experiences is a celebration of the wonderful milestones that members of the Inclusion Project have achieved.

Who should attend: aspiring and current filmmakers, individuals wanting to learn more about social movements in the arts, slam poets, youth wanting to partake in the movement of anti-racism, artists, social justice workers, community educators
When: Friday, Feb. 17, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Broadway Youth Resource Center, 2455 Fraser St., Vancouver
Price: free!

Spring Showcase


Mingle with Spring alumni who have launched their own businesses and are looking for partners, collaborators, and conversations.

Who should attend: aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, entrepreneurs in the process of growth, individuals seeking job opportunities, social enterprises
When: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Codecore Bootcamp, 142 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Price: free!

Launch Talk with Gary Boddington – Blockchain 101


Blockchain was the buzz word of 2016, constantly making a presence when browsing both tech and non-tech sites. Learn about this technology that promises to disrupt and transform business sectors.

Who should attend: entrepreneurs, technology professionals, individuals interested in cutting edge technology
When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 5:00-7:30pm
Where: Launch Academy, 300-128 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Price: $20



Want to build connections in the tech industry? Join members of the BC Tech Community to watch live pitches and demos from select Technology Impact Award Winners and Finalists at BC Tech Association’s 3rd TechBrew of the season.

Who should attend: technology professionals, individuals interested in tech, entrepreneurs, investors
When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:00-8:00pm
Where: BC Tech Innovation Hub, 101-887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
Price: $35 for BC Tech Members, $65 General Admission

#SocialMediaYVR | A Panel Discussion on Social Media


Let’s talk social media and how you can make the most of your time spent on various platforms. Join expert panelists as they discuss anything revolving Social Media and many of the tips and tricks they’ve learned over the years that will help to build your brand; personal or for business! 

Who should attend: community managers, social media moguls, brand influencers, students studying Marketing, Communications, or Public Relations, individuals looking to build their personal and/or business brand
When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: BrainStation Vancouver, 1110 Hamilton St. #410, Vancouver
Price: $45

Keep in touch and let us know which events you end up attending! If we missed any, make sure to contact us and we’ll include it in our next update!


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