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YLG Cascadia Regional Conference: The 21st Century City

July 22, 2016
July 23, 2016
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Terminal City Club
837 W Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6 Canada
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YLG Cascadia Regional Conference: The 21st Century City – July 22nd and 23rd, 2016

Join us this July, as ULI BC’s Young Leaders Group hosts the 2016 Cascadia Regional Conference (#Cascadia2016) on Friday July 22nd, and Saturday July 23rd! Through exciting project tours and provocative panels, we will explore the similar challenges and opportunities that face Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland as they undergo rapid growth in a constantly changing urban and economic landscape, and come into their own as modern 21st Century cities.

Agenda – Friday, July 22, 2016

8:30am Registration
9:15am Keynote Address

MarkGilbreathFor this year’s keynote address, we are excited to host Mark Gilbreath, Founder and CEO of LiquidSpace. LiquidSpace is a new online platform that offers a network for office space, where startups and growing teams connect directly with real estate owners, operators, and companies that have space to share.

Mark is an experienced serial entrepreneur and a respected voice in the real estate technology community. He has spent 25+ years in the technology space with roles ranging from design engineer to CEO. Mark recently gave the keynote address at the annual ULI Europe Conference, where he discussed the role if disruptive technologies in the real estate industry.

11:00am Panel Discussion – Challenges and Opportunities in 21st Century Cascadia


Cllr. Raymond Louie Acting Mayor City of Vancouver


Marc Josephson Vice President, Development Grosvenor Americas


Lisa Abuaf Central City Manager Portland Development Commission


Gabriel Grant Principal Spectrum Development Solutions







Lunch & Networking
1:30pm Tours BeginTour 1 Friday copy


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5:30pm Social

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 Agenda Saturday, July 23, 2016

9:30am – 12:00noon Tours

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1:00pm Brewery Tour

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*Tours are limited in capacity, therefore, we ask that you register for one tour for each day only pending space availability.  Brewery Tour on Saturday, July 23rd is optional, but we encourage everyone to participate. We will meet at Steel Toad at 1pm (97 2nd Ave East).

Registration Details

ULI Member: $115
ULI Non-member: $155
Student Member: $80
Student Non-Member: $120

*All fees are in CDN funds. Registration includes full conference agenda, socials and tours (one per day, plus additional Brewery tour on Saturday, July 22nd).
**Breakfast and lunch are provided on Friday, July 22nd (valued over $75 per person). Friday social atop 745 Thurlow includes one complimentary beverage and light canapés. A cash bar is also available onsite.
***If you are unable to attend the conference and wish to attend the social on Friday, July 22nd atop 745 Thurlow, please click here for more information on registration for the social only.

Download a registration form here. Be sure to select your tour option for each day (one per day only. Brewery tour is an additional optional tour on Saturday).
*To register for the tours, please select “optional ticketed events” during the online registration process to choose your tour options. Optionally, you can register via phone at 1.800.321.5011 or by emailing customerservice@uli.org with you completed registration form and note your selection options for tours.

**Please note there is a dress code in effect at Terminal City Club. Business Casual (No runners, no shorts, no t-shirts. Men are required to wear a collared shirt.)  Additionally, please also note that the use of cellular telephones is limited to the private telephone rooms located on each floor of the club in addition to the meeting rooms.

Space is limited, be sure to register early!

Registration Deadlines:
Phone/Fax/Online: July 20
After July 20th, there will be a 20% increase to registration fees.

 Thank you to our Cascadia Event Sponsors:


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Thank you to our Cascadia Social Sponsor:




Check out the photos from our conference and tours on ULI BC’s Facebook page here.


If you are requiring accommodations while in Vancouver for the conference, please visit here for a list of hotels in the downtown vicinity.

About the Conference

The YLG Cascadia Regional Conference brings experts from across the Cascadia region (British Columbia, Washington and Oregon) to address the most current topics in real estate.  Held in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland on a rotating basis, the purpose of the conference is to bring together attendees and speakers from the Cascadia region to explore how our regional identities overlap or differ.

Why Attend?

  • To hear experts from each city debate the pros and cons of their city’s approach to development
  • To tour local projects that showcase innovation, architecture, planning and urban design in the respective cities
  • To meet peers from all major Western cities, and catch up with friends from past conferences
  • To engage in peer-to-peer sessions to explore a variety of topics
  • To tour local projects that showcase new innovations
  • To take in the evening attractions that each cities neighborhoods have to offer

Click here to view a list of attendees.

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