Planning Institute of BC

2018 World Town Planning Day - Celebrating the Profession
November 3, 2018 - 6:00pm - 11:59pm
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Pavilion Ballroom, 3rd Floor
1088 Burrard Street

Important Update:  The PIBC 2018 World Town Planning Day - Celebrating the Profession gala dinner event is now SOLD OUT. Thank you to everyone who registered to attend this year's event! 

Join us on Saturday November 3rd, 2018 - in recognition of World Town Planning Day and the Institute's 60th Anniversary - for this gala celebration and recognition of the planning profession in British Columbia and the Yukon. 

Gala Reception & Dinner:
The program at this 11th annual reception and dinner event will include featured speaker Larry Beasley FCIP, RPP, recognition of the admission of new Certified members (Registered Professional Planners), recognition of members who have held professional membership in the Institute for 25 or more years. The Honourable Selina Robinson, BC Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing will also be joining us. We are also excited to celebrate the admission of Gary Paget, Senior Policy Advisor with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing to Honourary membership, and recognize Beverly Grieve MCIP, RPP with the Institute's Life Member designation. 

PIBC 60th After Party! In celebration of the Institute's 60th Anniversary this year, we have added a fun after-party to our celebrations! You can register for the entire evening event, which includes the cocktail reception, dinner & presentations, and admission to the PIBC 60th After-Party at no extra cost (be sure to RSVP when registering). Or if you're unable to join us for dinner, you can register for the PIBC 60th After-Party only, at no cost (however pre-registration is required to attend).

Join Us!
Last year's event was a huge success, and provided a great opportunity for members, colleagues, students and friends to get together and celebrate the planning profession. Be sure to join us this year's even bigger celebrations!

Event Schedule:
6:00 PM-7:00 PM - Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM-9:45 PM - Dinner & Program
9:45 PM-Later - PIBC 60th After-Party

Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC, Pavilion Ballroom, 3rd Floor.

We want you to come help us celebrate! To help make that happen, we have drastically reduced ticket prices for this year's event! Prices start at $50 for students, $60 for PIBC members and their guests, and $90 for non-members and their guests. Click the 'Register' button at the top or bottom right of the page to register online & purchase your tickets.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Urban Systems for their generous support as this year's Premier Host Sponsor.

Sponsorship Opportunities! Raise the profile of your firm or organization by becoming a Sponsor. Other sponsorship opportunities also exist. Contact Sophie King at PIBC for more information. Tel: 604-739-8897. Email:

Coming from out of town? Attendees who require accommodations can book at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre hotel and reserve a room at a discounted rate until latest October 4, 2018, starting at $179/night plus taxes, subject to room availability, by contacting the hotel directly toll-free at 1-866-238-4218 (be sure to note the event “Planning Institute of BC” to get the rate), or online at: