Summer Seminar 2016


Our 7th annual Summer Seminar will be held at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC from June 19–22, 2016

The 2016 conference theme will be An Agent of Change

Background information about Summer Seminar


Summer Seminar provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together over 400 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields that comprise International Education in BC.

In addition to a full range of concurrent sessions, the conference agenda will include:

  • A range of networking opportunities
  • BCCIE International Education Awards Banquet
  • Plenary addresses 
  • Thought Leader Dialogues on special topics
  • First-timers' Social
  • Interactive pre-conference workshops on special topics

Don’t miss Summer Seminar in Kelowna, from June 18–21, 2017


Note: We look forward to trying out our new program schedule this year, which will include concurrent sessions starting early on the Sunday afternoon.



For more information on the conference, please contact




Please find below a series of key dates for BCCIE Summer Seminar 2016.

To receive regular updates on Summer Seminar activities and upcoming deadlines, please fill out our email subscription form and we will add you to our conference mailing list.

Summer Seminar 2016 Key Dates

Session Proposal Deadline

February 1, 2016

Early Bird Registration Ends

April 5, 2016

Award Nomination Deadline

April 22, 2016

Bursary Application Deadline

May 9, 2016

Online Registration Ends

June 5, 2016

Summer Seminar 2016

June 19–22, 2016

Online registration has now closed. For any questions about registration, please email If you have already registered, you can make changes to your registration by logging in here with the email address and password you received in your registration confirmation email. 

Delegates – Early Bird Full Registration (until April 5, 2016)
Includes all conference activities and Awards Banquet; excludes pre-conference sessions


Delegates – Full Registration (until June 5, 2016)
Includes all conference activities and Awards Banquet; excludes pre-conference sessions


Delegates – Full Registration (onsite)
Includes all conference activities and Awards Banquet; excludes pre-conference sessions


Delegates – One Day Registration

  • Sunday
    Includes all Sunday conference activities and Opening Reception; excludes pre-conference sessions
  • Monday
    Includes all Monday conference activities
  • Tuesday
    Includes all Tuesday daytime conference activities; excludes Awards Banquet

Student Full Registration
Full-time students are eligible for a discounted full registration pass; please note that if you register as a student you will not be able to represent an institution while attending the conference; includes all conference activities and Awards Banquet; excludes pre-conference sessions


Pre-conference sessions
Choose from one of two sessions on Increasing Outbound Student Mobility or Intercultural Best Practices.

$49 each

Includes all daytime conference activities and Opening Reception; excludes Awards Banquet and pre-conference sessions


International Education Awards Banquet Only



Refunds or partial refunds of Conference Registration and/or Pre-Conference Sessions fees paid, less a $75.00 CAD administration fee per individual, will be granted until May 19, 2016. Cancellation requests must be received in writing to on or before this date. After this date BCCIE is liable for all conference fees for each registered delegate; therefore, regardless of the reason for cancellation, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THIS DATE. 

Please note that your registration is non-transferable. Any name changes made on or before May 19, 2016 will incur a Name Change Fee of $35.00 CAD. NO NAME CHANGES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.