Social Events

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Our social events will help you to connect with colleagues, reflect, take action and innovate – all within Vancouver’s urban oasis.

Opening Reception and Silent Auction

Sunday, April 30, 6:00 pm, Location: The Westin Bayshore

Kick off the conference with some live music in a relaxed atmosphere as you participate in a silent auction and mingle with fellow delegates. Proceeds benefit the Canadian Evaluation Society Educational Fund (CESEF).

(Ticket included in your conference registration)

Morning Exercises

Monday-Wednesday at 6:10-7:00 am, Meeting Point: The Westin Bayshore lobby

Take action and start your day with a RUN or BIKE around Stanley Park.

Unwind and reflect on the previous day’s presentations at a guided morning YOGA session.

(Photo courtesy of Vancouver Tourism)

CES-CESEF Student Case Competition Awards

Monday, May 1, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm, Location: The Westin Bayshore hotel

You are invited to a reception where the winning team for the 2017 CES-CESEF Student Case Competition will be announced.

(Ticket included in your conference registration)

Soirée in the Park

Monday, May 1, 7:00 pm-late, Location: Vancouver Rowing Club

Join us for a Soirée in the Park at the Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park with stunning views of downtown Vancouver and just a 15-minute seawall walk from The Westin Bayshore hotel. The evening will include a selection of West Coast inspired canapés, risotto bar chef station, and live entertainment.

Regular Ticket: $50

Student Ticket: $35

Vancouver Rowing Club - Photo
(Photo courtesy of Vancouver Rowing Club)

Networking Space & Science World KEVA Set-up

Monday-Wednesday, Location: The Westin Bayshore hotel

Connect and innovate at the Networking Space. On Monday and Tuesday afternoon, the Space will feature a Science World KEVA station, where you can work together to harness the ingenuity of your imagination by creating unique structures.

Dine Around Town with Evaluators

Tuesday, May 2, 6:15-9:00 pm, Meeting Point: The Western Bayshore lobby

Join various CES hosts who will introduce you to some exciting Vancouver restaurants, showcasing local and sustainable options.

Sign-up sheets and further information will be available at the conference registration area. Prices will vary by restaurant.

Hospitality Suite

Tuesday, May 2, 9:00 pm–late, Location: The Westin Bayshore hotel

Join colleagues for drinks, snacks and prizes at the late-night hospitality suite!

Self-guided and Group Activities

Wednesday, May 3, 1:00 pm, Meeting Point: The Westin Bayshore lobby

Visit Grouse Mountain or the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Free daily shuttles here and at Mountain Shuttle.

Connect with conference attendees at a Craft Beer Tasting Tour.

If you are interested in these tours, please contact Beth to reserve your space. Sign-up sheets will also be available at the conference registration area.

(Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor)