Here at SCN we have chosen a buzzing location for your next conference, convenient to fly into from both Asia and Europe (remember to go over the pole) to strengthen our connections with colleagues from all over the world: Vancouver.
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, nestled between the Rocky mountains and the Pacific ocean, Vancouver combines the best in cosmopolitan shopping and dining with a relaxed, west coast vibe and an incredible array of outdoor activities calibrated to every pace.
Whether it’s strolling through the largest city park in North America (Stanley Park); sunbathing on long, secluded sandy beaches; sailing from one of the city’s marinas; swimming; scuba-diving; cycling; hiking or skiing (you can be on the slopes within half an hour from the city centre), Vancouver has it all – including the most equitable climate in Canada.
Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city ranked among the top-ten of the world’s most well-living cities for five consecutive years.Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, UN Habitat I, Expo 86, the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009; and the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics which were held in Vancouver and Whistler, a resort community 125 km (78 mi) north of the city.In 2014, following thirty years in California, the TED conference made Vancouver its indefinite home. Several matches of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup were played in Vancouver, including the final at BC Place.
Vancouver is the gateway to British Columbia, the emerging Okanagan wine region, and the Gulf Islands.
Believe me….you want to be there!