4:45 – 5:30 pmRegistrationVancouver Convention
Centre East - Level One Foyer
5:00 - 8:00 pmConference Kick-off Event & ReceptionEast Meeting Room 8 & 15
7:30 - 8:30 amRegistrationVancouver Convention
Centre East - Level One Foyer
7:30 - 8:40 amBuffet BreakfastEast Meeting Room 8 & 15
8:40 - 8:45 amWelcome & Opening AddressEast Meeting Room 11 & 12
8:45 - 10:15 amSession 1
Engage Now! Take the Lead, Embrace
Change and Inspire Others
Presenter: Michelle Ray
East Meeting Room 11 & 12
10:15 - 10:30 amBreak
10:30 - 12:30 pmSession 2
From Chaos to Order: Improving
Project Delivery
Presenter: Pamela Hollington
East Meeting Room 11 & 12
12:30 - 2:15 pmBuffet Lunch & Market PlaceEast Meeting Room 1 - 3
2:15 - 3:45 pmSession 3
Communication and Influence through Change
Presenter: Susan Ricard-Greenway
East Meeting Room 11 & 12
3:45 - 4:00 pmBreak
4:00 - 6:00 pmMarket Place & ReceptionEast Meeting Room 1 - 3
6:00 - 8:30 pmBuffet DinnerEast Meeting Room 8 & 15

Special Events


Cocktails, Conversation & Creativity
Join us for the first gathering of the BCLMA 2018 conference. We’ve planned an ice breaker activity to kick-start your conference experience. Individuals will be grouped into small teams to collaboratively create a new product and pitch it (think Shark Tank + Dragon’s Den). A great opportunity to meet fellow delegates. No special skills required just some cocktails, conversation and lots of laughter. Prizes to be won.

Instagram Scavenger Hunt Contest
We’re having an Instagram Scavenger Hunt Contest for delegates throughout the BCLMA Conference. No prior experience or special skills required; we’ll provide instruction. Bring your fun attitude, a desire to win prizes and your phone.

Twitter HelpDesk
Need some help finding a conference location, decoding the agenda or have a question about the Instagram Scavenger Hunt Contest? If you have a conference-related question, we’re pretty sure we have the answer! Look for one of our Conference Volunteers (they’re the ones wearing the red sweaters) OR tweet us at @bclma and one of our Social Media Conference Volunteers will respond to your question through Twitter! Twitter HelpDesk is open 4:00 - 9:00 pm, Thursday, April 19 and 7:30 am - 7:30 pm on Friday, April 20.


Lunch Buffet in the Market Place | 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm | East Meeting Rooms 1 - 3
A working style lunch served cabaret style will give delegates and vendors a chance to meet. Obtain a passport and get a jump start on collecting stickers. You can finish visiting the vendors at the reception after the final session.

Market Place & Reception | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | East Meeting Rooms 1 - 3
Wander around the Market Place and chat with exhibitors while enjoying a drink, hors d’oeuvres and finish collecting a sticker from each of the exhibitors. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards.

At one of the booths, you’ll have a professional photo taken (head shot only) which will be sent to you via email, after the conference, for you to use on your LinkedIn page or any other social media site. These professional photos will be added to the members’ only directory on the BCLMA website.

Place your completed passport in the ballot box to be eligible for the prize draw at 5:45 pm. You must be present to collect your prize.

Conference Dinner | 6:00 - 9:00 pm | East Meeting Rooms 8 & 15
Dine with delegates and vendors in a casual, lively atmosphere.


April 19 - 20, 2018

  • 3 educational sessions
  • Two receptions, one breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks
  • Market Place Tradeshow
  • Special discounted room rate at the Pan Pacific hotel offered two days before and after the conference
  • Endless opportunities to build a network with other legal managers


Early Bird (until December 22, 2017) - $450
Member (after December 22, 2017) - $550
Non-Member - $650

Conference Information

Dress Code
The dress code is business casual throughout the conference.

Things to Remember
Business cards. Your smart phone. Coffee thermos and/or refillable water bottle.

Bringing a Guest
Your guest is welcome to join you at the conference Friday night dinner. Register your guest by purchasing a ticket and note any specific dietary restrictions on your registration form. All meals will be buffets and the dishes will be labelled.

Ready to Engage, Plan and Communicate?

We hope to see you! Register today!