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2019 EcoCity World Summit

We are pleased to announce that the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been selected to host the 2019 EcoCity World Summit,, the week of October 7, 2019. An academic portion including workshops and field trips is scheduled for October 7 and 8th, and the main summit program will be held October 9th to 11th. Below you will find a link to a short informative video about the conference and our winning bid. We are honored and excited to be the hosts for EcoCity 2019!

Since 1990, this globally focused conference has run every two years in such diverse locations as Melbourne, Australia and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and we are delighted to bring it to Vancouver in 2019. These conferences bring together over 1,000 delegates from more than 75 countries to discuss issues of urban sustainability. Our theme will be ‘Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities’.

The conference welcomes everyone who is passionate about living in ecologically sustainable cities including innovators and pioneers, designers and planners, policy makers and administrators, professionals and business people, real estate developers and green building experts, environmentalists and developers, and students and teachers.

There are several ways to get involved. You may want to register and attend as a delegate or submit an abstract to present. Our website offers details about registration, the Program at a Glance, and details on the sub-themes: Climate ActionCircular Economy and Solutions for Informal Development. Our call for abstracts will be opening September 2018. Follow us on TwitterFacebook,LinkedIn, or Instagram to join the conversation, #Ecocity2019.

Are you interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor at the summit? You can find out details at Morning and afternoon networking breaks will be in the Exhibit Hall, giving you great opportunities to meet and talk with delegates. We also have a variety of sponsorship options to increase your visibility and organization’s profile.

To speak with me about your ideas for participating in the conference, or to be added to our mailing list for updates, please email me at, and we’ll see you in Vancouver in 2019!