Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology Conference (BEST 2019)

From May 8 – 10, 2019, the British Columbia Environment Industry Association is hosting the seventh annual BEST Conference at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Join other environment industry professionals for 2 days of technical sessions focusing on contaminated sites management, in-situ remediation, water treatment, First Nations perspectives, PFAS, and more. BEST sponsors will be showing their products and services at the trade show, and there will be numerous opportunities for delegates to network, including two outstanding receptions.

Conference Program Just Released!

This year’s program has just been announced! Please visit for the full details.

Early Bird Registration Ends March 15th

Register now! You don’t want to miss out on the “BEST” opportunity to network and learn about the current environment industry in BC.

Early Bird Registration Fees



Registration Now Open for the Pre-Conference Workshop

Pre-Conference Workshop (BEST Delegate) $75 
Pre-Conference Workshop Only   $100



EQ: Tackling the Powerful Possibilities Environmental Professionals Can Achieve by Growing and Mastering their Emotional Intelligence
The environmental industry is a multi-disciplinary sector comprising scientists, engineers, and other professionals from a wide range of technical backgrounds. Technical expertise has been essential to the success of this growing sector.

ECO Canada’s labour market research indicates soft skills as a frequent gap most employers identify in their staff. Technical competencies may be needed to gain employment, but soft skills are essential in keeping a job and career growth.

BCEIA and ECO Canada are partnering up to address this gap and are pleased to offer a half-day Soft Skills Pre-Conference Workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 8. The topic for this year’s workshop will be on Emotional Intelligence (also known as EQ) tackling the powerful possibilities environmental professionals can achieve by growing and mastering their Emotional Intelligence. Details at: