Join us next summer for a new annual institute location—Victoria. Although we have held annual institutes in Vancouver four times since 1983, we have never journeyed across the straits to British Columbia’s capital.
Situated on Vancouver Island, Victoria was established in 1843 by the Hudson’s Bay Company and incorporated as a city in 1862. It is the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest. Tucked against the mainland coast of British Columbia and the north shore of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, Vancouver Island occupies an area about the size of Holland. Victoria is known for having the mildest climate in Canada, where gardens bloom year-round. The city is easily explored on foot, and with 48 regional, provincial, and federal parks in Greater Victoria, it is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
The Institute opens with the General Session on Thursday morning. That afternoon and for the remainder of the conference, attendees can choose among the Mining, Oil & Gas, Water, Public Lands, Environmental, International, and Landman’s Sections. The program adjourns on Saturday at noon. Our annual Young Professionals Reception will take place on Wednesday evening, and we welcome all registrants and their families at the traditional Thursday evening reception.
Highly discounted hotel rooms are blocked at eight nearby properties, although two are already sold out. Click here for a map. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations promptly.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or run into any problems reserving rooms. We look forward to seeing you there!