2021 Schedule


Monday, April 19, 2021

Registration Open – 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Optional Tours – 7:30 am to 2:30 pm

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Registration Open – 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Optional Tours – 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
Presenter and Moderator Orientation – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Opening Ceremonies – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception – 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Registration Open – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Morning Plenary – 8:30 am to 10:15 am
Morning Break – 10:15 am to 11:00 am
Concurrent Breakout Sessions – 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Break for lunch (on your own) – 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Afternoon Break 
– 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions – 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm
No-Host Dinner Program – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
International Dance – 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Registration Open
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Morning Plenary
8:30 am to 10:15 am

Morning Break
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Break for lunch (on your own)
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
4:15 pm to 5:45 pm

No-Host Dinner Program
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Friday, April 23, 2021

Registration Open
8:00 am to 12:15 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
8:30 am to 10:00 am

Morning Break
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
10:45 am to 12:15 am

Closing Ceremonies
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Farewell Luncheon
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

All events, with the exception of the optional tours, will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

Note:  If you plan to participate in the optional tours on Monday, April 19 or Tuesday, April 20, make plans to arrive in Vancouver and check in the day prior since buses will depart the hotel early the day of the tour.  If you will be attending Global Leaders meetings or Working Group meetings, note that these begin on Monday or Tuesday, so make plans to arrive in time to attend.