Confirmed Speakers

The BCSLS Annual Congress is our premiere event of the year, bringing together laboratory professionals, educators, and industry representatives from across the province and nationally.

  • This page is for confirmed speakers at the BCSLS Congress in Kelowna.

congress SPEAKER information

  • Speaker’s Expense form


      • Deadline for submission: October 15th. Send to Angie@bcsls.net

      • You will be reimbursed for the following expenses:

        • Transportation

        • Gas: if needed

        • Parking at the Hotel for one day.

        • Ferry costs (Car and one person)

        • Bus costs (return)

        • Flight (economy – only if pre-arranged with BCSLS)

        • Lodging: one night accommodation at the Coast Capri Hotel, plus tax for non-vendor speakers.

        • Meals: 1 day of up to $50.00 for incurred food and beverage expenses for non-vendor speakers. All speakers are also invited to have meals with the delegates on the day of their presentation.

  • speaker’s agenda

  • Where: Coast Capri Hotel - 1171 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6E8

  • What to do when you arrive:

    • Arrive AT LEAST 45 minutes early

    • Check-in and pick up your delegate bag at the Registration Table

    • Ask for me (Angie) and I will give you the information you need and get you set up and comfortable

  • Join us for lunch or the AGM (Saturday AM) or the Exhibitors reception (Friday)

    • RSVP deadline is Sept 27th

Presentation Options (Pre-arranged):   

  • Lecture - 50 minutes + 10 minute Q&A period, Double Lecture - 110 minutes + 10 Q/A, Workshop - 3 or 4 time slots

It is the expectation of BCSLS Congress 2020 that as a speaker you will work to meet the presentation submission deadline of ASAP  

Audience: BCSLS is a professional association of Medical Laboratory Technologists and Medical Laboratory Assistants working in public and private medical laboratories throughout British Columbia, Canada. The estimated number of attendees at each presentation can be anywhere between 15-70. We won’t have a more accurate estimate until one month prior, as delegates sign up for specific lectures they wish to attend.

Compensation (will need receipts if applicable):

  • A small gift will be presented by the Congress Committee in appreciation of the Speakers’ donation of time and expertise.

  • A one-day congress registration and lunch for the day you are presenting. You are welcome to join any of the other lectures that day.

    • Discount pricing if you would like to attend any other days.

  • If you are travelling from outside Kelowna:

    • One night’s accommodation at the Congress headquarters hotel.

    • 1 day meal allowance of up to $50

  • Basic Travel Expenses for Gas or Public Transportation

Speakers’ Responsibilities:

  1. Registering yourself as a Congress speaker

  2. Sending the following information to the BCSLS office (angie@bscls.net): Bio, title of presentation, Presentation description, AV requirements.

  3. Transportation arrangements.  We are hoping that you will be able to drive, skytrain or bus to New Westminster. 

  4. Accommodation arrangements

    1. If you are from out of town, please book your hotel right away, as there is only one decent hotel in New Westminster.  Book soon as rooms fill up fast. 

      1. https://www.bcsls.net/accommodation-1/

  5. Presentation submission deadline is September 25, 2020

  6. Submitting your expenses after Congress, no later than Oct 15, 2020. A BCSLS Expense form will be provided.

 Honoraria: A gift will be presented by the Congress Committee in appreciation of the Speakers’ donation of time and expertise.

Extra Comments: 

  • In the event of two or more speakers presenting a single lecture, accommodation, transportation and meal expenses will be paid for the equivalent of one speaker.

  • In the event of one speaker presenting two topics in one day then BCSLS will cover your expenses for 1 day.

  • In the event of one speaker presenting on two different days, BCSLS will cover two night’s accommodation if you need it.

  • SOCIAL EVENTS: You are welcome to join us at our social events on Friday and Saturday evening but you will need to purchase your ticket(s) separately on our social events webpage. You can however join us for free at the Exhibitor’s Reception on Friday by emailing Angie to let her know.

  • You will need to submit your full presentation (PowerPoint) to the office no later than September 25th.