Building SustainABLE Communities is a highly acclaimed and hugely popular conference that draws delegates from all sectors to celebrate the move toward social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being. Information-sharing among sponsors, speakers, delegates, and trade show participants is interspersed with social and cultural activities to ensure meaningful and memorable outcomes.

Our 2013 event showcases training sessions with world-renowned leadership company FranklinCovey that support the four major themes: community climate action, food systems, transportation, and green economic development.

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The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its 6th Building SustainABLE Communities conference November 25th-28th in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Delegates from government, business, NGOs, and academia, along with students and members of the general public, will gather to learn from each other about accelerating the move toward more vibrant and resilient communities. Innovative and interactive opportunities for information-sharing amongst sponsors, speakers, delegates, and exhibitors will be peppered with social and cultural activities to guarantee more meaningful and memorable outcomes.

In keeping with its promise to build on the success of each successive conference experience, FOF is partnering with world-renowned leadership company FranklinCovey to deliver the first two conference/training days. You can register for the full four days, by the day, or the half-day.

November 25th, 2013
You’ll learn how to build trust and optimize working relationships with stakeholders from all sectors to help accelerate community climate action and healthy communities’ initiatives.

November 26th, 2013
You’ll explore ‘3rd-Alternative Thinking’ and discover how to apply it to food security and community climate action.

November 27th, 2013
Sessions include ‘Wisdom from Award-Winning SustainAbility Experts,’ and ‘Change at the Speed of Imagination,’ and will showcase successful strategies and adaptations in leadership, ‘degrowth,’ community planning, building design and construction, infrastructure, economic development, environmental protection, and arts and culture.

November 28th, 2013
Morning presenters explore the need to build sustainable communities using curiosity, creativity, communication, and collaboration. The afternoon features a number of workshops to address specific aissues such as transportation planning, public engagement, green economic development, healthy communities, zero waste, and water conservation.

For more info contact Joanne at 250-766-1777 or [email protected]


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To meet both your time and budgetary needs, BSC offers a number of registration options. You can register for the full conference, for single days, or half days. Please note that full-conference registrations can be shared among people from the same organization. There are also special rates for multiple delegates from one organization or community.

Conference Registration   –  Click here to register!

Please contact [email protected] for more information about these opportunities to optimize your investment.


Travel & Accommodation

Where to Stay


Featured Accommodation
The conference is at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort so that would be a great place to stay! The Delta Grand Okanagan has reserved 275 rooms for our 2013 Building Sustainable Communities Conference at a reduced rate of $137.00.

How to Reserve your Room:
Hotel Reservations  –  Click to book your room online!
Toll Free Reservations 1-888-890-3222

How to Get Here

If you are traveling by air, why not choose WestJet? A 10% rate discount is available to delegates who fly to Kelowna with WestJet. The code for these bookings is CC7065.

  • For WestJet delegates wishing to use this offer please call the WestJet Conference/Convention Department @ 1-877-952-4696. Hours are Monday to Friday 7:00am to 5:30 pm Mountain Standard Time.
  • The discount code CC7065 must be quoted at the time of booking. This is not a promo code which can be used on
  • The discount can only be applied to flex or plus fairs, not econo seat sales.
  • The discounted rates are available for travel up to 7 days prior and 7 days after the event. For travel outside of these dates, WestJet will offer the best available fare at the time of booking.
  • For further details please view the WestJet Convention Promise.

Offset Calculator

If you are traveling a long distant to come to the Building Sustainable Communities Conference this year, you might consider purchasing carbon offsets for your journey. Use the widget below to calculate the CO2 emissions created by your journey. Clicking on offset now will take you to the Offsetters website. Offsetters is a Canadian company based in Vancouver.

Exhibitor Opportunities

BSC Eco-Ex Trade Show
Showcasing your sustainable products and services.

BSC offers many opportunities for exhibitors to share their products and services. You would benefit from connecting with the foundation’s extensive audience of sustainability-minded individuals, organizations, and communities in the Okanagan Valley, throughout BC, and beyond. Together we can build your brand, your customer base, your credibility, and your bottom line, all while building more sustainable communities.

Exhibitor Opportunities


“Most useful and inspiring conference I have attended.”

“BSC has become one of BC’s premier conferences that consistently attracts leading thinkers and practitioners on a wide range of sustainability issues. When the big names and serious players show up regularly, you know there is substance to the meetings.”

“I felt like I was in the midst of a migration to open thinking and new ways of doing.”

“Thank-you for your obvious efforts to make this a relevant and showpiece conference.”

“Chock full of content!”

I left BSC with tons of new ideas, feeling like I could accomplish anything!”

“BSC offered a holistic program relating to key community issues and challenges from small scale to large. Its scope was both broad and deep offering “take-aways” for all who attended.”

“I loved the format, with lots of opportunities for interaction and networking.”

“This is a place where ideas are shared and spread.”

“The speakers and panelists were insightful and delved into substantive, topical issues.”

“BSC helps keep our community and particularly our local government staff motivated in our mission to become a more sustainable, green community.”

“This is a must-attend event for those who wish to gain a broad understanding of the sustainability paradigm, or those who are experienced and seeking inspiration and current initiatives from industry leaders.”



We have plenty of sponsorship opportunities for this wonderful experience!


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