CAA Spring Conference and Annual General Meeting
May 1-5, 2017 - Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
The information below is preliminary. More detail will be added to this page as it becomes available. Last Updated March 27, 2017
Registration will open April 3, 2017
Please ensure to book your hotel rooms sooner than later. If booking at the Ramada Inn and Suites,
make sure to mention you are a CAA member for discounted rates!
At the 2016 AGM, the CAA introduced online registration with a long-term view to charge modest cost recovery for events during the Spring Conference Week. In an exit survey of last year’s Spring Conference attendees, 67% of respondents supported a fee of $40.00 or greater for the case studies and research sessions alone. With this perspective, in 2017 we are introducing a modest registration fee:
• $50 for members
• $100 for non-members
This covers the CPD sessions on Wednesday May 3 and the Case Studies and Research Sessions on May 4 & 5.
For context, in past years the CPD fee alone was higher than this year’s fee. By comparison to other conferences, the ISSW 2016 Breckenridge fee was $667 CAD and the single day rate was $247 CAD.
Bring Your Case Study to the 2017 CAA Conference
Learning based on shared information is the premise for this gathering. We rely on each other to expand our understanding and generate best practices. Whether you're a multi-decade veteran or early in your career, please consider sharing bold new projects, novel aspects of practice, research, techniques, or programs with your fellow practitioners.
- All CAA members are reminded that presenting at the conference in addition to attending counts towards your CPD. See the CPD policy for details
Please contact Kristin Anthony-Malone if you are interested in presenting.
CAA Service Award Nominations
The CAA has a long tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a significant commitment to avalanche safety in Canada. Please email your nomination along with a short description of why you think that person merits recognition.
Deadline for nominations is Monday, April 3. Send to Kristin Anthony-Malone.
Continued Professional Development Seminars
Setting Up For Success - Business Risk Management Basics for Independent Practitioners and Small Operations
Presentations by experts in TASARM and insurance, as well as presentations from WorkSafeBC to help independent practitioners and small businesses successfully navigate options and opportunities.
Advanced Risk Management – Exploring a Decade of Experience
Since 2008, Avalanche Practitioners have been adapting concepts from ISO 31,000, the CAA’s Level 3 Applied Avalanche Risk Management Course and most recently TASARM.
Break out of your silos - join fellow advanced risk managers for a workshop exploring best practices.
Member Offer - **Order Online Before March 30**
This year's member offer comes from one of our Sponsors, Arc'teryx. The Atom SL Hoody is a superlight version and is significantly different from the previous Atom LT Hoody. Featuring our CAA logo and available in 5 different colours, you do not want to miss out! $145 + tax and shipping.
Save on shipping by picking up at the conference Member Social on May 2 or at our Revelstoke office after May 8. Apply the promotional code PICKUP to remove the shipping charge.
Orders can be placed until March 30 through our online store.
WorkSafe BC Blasting Exam
WorkSafeBC will be hosting a Blasting Exam during the Spring Conference. It will be held Monday, May 1st, 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Sandman Inn - Studio 3. You can book your spot with Sylvia at WorkSafeBC 604.276.3090.