BCAB Postponement AnnouncementPostponement FAQ

BCAB 73rd Annual Conference

May 8, 2020
River Rock Casino Resort Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.

Dear all,

We have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the BCAB 73rd Annual Conference due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. This decision was taken after close monitoring of the rising global risk assessment by the World Health Organization and of the increasing number of travel restrictions.

We recognize the need to care for the health and welfare of our participants and of the host community. This need along with the State of Emergency declared by the Province of BC and the ban of mass gatherings of 50 or more people, this is the right decision at this time.

As we continue to monitor the situation, we will explore all options for postponement and updates will be provided as soon as they are available.  At this time we hope to host our next conference in 2022.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.

Stay safe and healthy in the meantime.


BCAB 2020 Organizing Committee

Postponement FAQ


What is the status of BCAB 2020 Conference?
BCAB 2020 has been postponed for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why has BCAB 2020 been postponed?
The BCAB 2020 Organizing Committee have put the health and welfare of participants and the local host community at the forefront of its decision making. The increasing risk assessment regarding the spread of COVID-19 and the travel restrictions that are changing daily led us to take this decision.

Will there be a BCAB 2020?
BCAB 2020 was postponed.  The 2019 awards were done virtually.  The 2020 awards will be virtual. Please stay tuned for updates.


Is it still safe to travel to even if BCAB is not being held this year?
The decision to travel is your choice and you are responsible for your personal safety abroad. Please check the Public Health Agency of Canada website for the latest information.

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