2017 Convention Information

2017 Convention Program details are available below. Please note that some information may change. A final program booklet will be provided on-site.

General Registration Information
Student Registration
Resolutions Procedures
Nominations & Elections
Special Assistance
Transportation Discounts
Keynote Address: Terry Milewski
Monday Pre-Convention Sessions/Tours
Tuesday Forums
Plenary Sessions
Provincial Participation
Additional Functions
Convention Clinics & Workshops

General Registration Information

The following are included with the delegate registration fee:

  • Welcome Reception (Tuesday)
  • Coffee Services (Wednesday - Friday)
  • Continental Breakfast (Wednesday - Friday)
  • Workshops (Thursday)
  • Convention Clinics (Tuesday - Thursday)

The following events have additional fees:

  • Pre-Convention Sessions / Tours (Monday)
  • Forums and Forum Lunches (Tuesday)
  • Partners and Guests attending Welcome Reception (Tuesday)
  • Area Association Lunches (Wednesday)
  • Delegates Lunch (Thursday)
  • Annual Banquet (Thursday)
  • Partners Program (Wednesday - Thursday)

Registration Policies

Pre-convention sessions and forums will be held on September 25 and 26 and are not included in the registration fee. Please register for these events separately.

The refund policy is as follows:

  • 100% refund if cancelled in writing by August 11
  • 50% refund if cancelled in writing between August 12-25
  • No refund thereafter

Early bird pricing is available until August 11. An extension in Early Bird pricing until August 25 is applicable to members only. Register early to get the best rate! 

Registration closes September 15 at 4:30 pm. There will be on-site registration as space permits.

Local governments may pay with a cheque following their online registration. All other registration payments must be made with a credit card at the time of registration.

If you have any questions regarding Convention Registration, please contact convention@ubcm.ca.

Student Registration

Are there youth in your community interested in local government? UBCM’s Convention Committee is pleased to offer a special student rate for the first time at this year’s UBCM Convention. The student rate is set at $160, and covers attendance for all business sessions running from Wednesday, September 27 to Friday, September 29. UBCM members are encouraged to share this information with their youth councils and committees. 

At the 2015 Convention members supported a resolution to encourage more youth to become involved in, and aware of, local government issues. Interested students can register online (add hyperlink) by identifying that they are “students” on the registration form drop down box. Please note that this fee remains in effect up to the close of registration on September 15. Also, please note that valid student ID will be required when picking up your registration package.

On-site Registration Information

Lobby, Vancouver Convention Centre, East

Convention Registration Services

Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday  7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Partners Program Desk

Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Special Assistance

UBCM staff will do their best to assist with any special needs that delegates may have during Convention week. Please send requests via email to convention@ubcm.ca. Our main Convention venues are wheelchair accessible.


Transportation Discounts

The 2017 UBCM Convention will be held September 25-29 in Vancouver, BC. If travelling by air to Vancouver, use the codes below to receive a discount on your airfare.

Air Canada

When booking your flight, quote or enter the Promotional Code 6A8VN461 for a 10% discount. Discount is valid on flights flown between September 18 to October 6. Click here to book online.

Harbour Air

When booking your flight, quote or enter the Promotional Code UBCM09-17 for a 20% discount on flights flown between September 22 and October 2.  Discount valid on goGold and goFlex fares only and cannot be paid for with TurboBucks, Airbucks or combined with any other offers or promotions.  Proof of Convention registration will be required upon check in.  Reservations can be made over the phone at 1-800-665-0212, by e-mail at reservation@harbourair.com or click here to book online. 


When booking your flight, quote or enter the Promotional Code UBCM17 for a 40% discount on Full Fare flights flown between September 23 and October 1. Reservations can be made over the phone at 1-800-665-4354, or click here to book online

Pacific Coastal Airlines

When booking your flight, quote or enter the Promotional Code UBCM17 for a 20% Discount.  Discount available at time of booking. Valid for any one way or return flight to Vancouver, from September 23 to October 7.  Click here to book online or call 1-800-663-2872.


When booking your flight, quote or enter the Promotional Code VVR03 and the Coupon Code 8IOPEGY for a 10% discount off Econo fares and 15% off Plus base fares. Valid on flights flown from September 18 to October 4.  Click here to book online.

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