October 2018
2018 VAC Symposium Program Finalized


The 2018 Value Analysis Canada Symposium is almost here!

Soon, Value Analysis professionals from across North America, as well as partners in industry and government, will gather together in Edmonton, Alberta for this year’s symposium, which will run from October 17-19.

Preparations are in their final stages, and the symposium program has been finalized. The symposium will feature 16 presentations over two days, including inspiring keynote presentations from three of the leading lights of Value Analysis:

  • Dr. Simaan AbouRizk, University of Alberta professor and former NSERC/Alberta Construction Industry Research Chair,
  • Renee L. Hoekstra, SAVE Executive Vice President, and
  • Martyn Phillips, SAVE International Director of Global Affairs

The presentations will broadly follow the theme of this year’s Value Symposium: Value in the West. Case studies from Western Canada-based projects will be featured alongside academic presentations, putting the spotlight on the innovative professionals and projects in Canada’s western provinces.

The symposium will begin with the Presidential Reception the evening of Wednesday, October 17. The Presidential Reception will be followed the next night by the Awards of Merit Gala. A wide-ranging panel discussion, just prior to the closing address, will conclude the program on Friday, October 19.

The full program along with all other symposium information, including the Awards of Merit, sponsorship, registration, and much more can be seen at www.valueanalysis.ca. Click on “More Details” under the symposium’s banner on the main page to view full information. Registration is still open. To complete your registration and reserve a spot for you and your group please visit valuesymposium2018.eventbrite.ca.

The Symposium will be held at Edmonton’s Sutton Place Hotel. Sutton Place will hold a bloc of rooms for attendees. To book one of the reserved rooms, use the Group Code “VAC2018” when booking. Reservations must be made prior to October 3, 2018. The Sutton Place Hotel can be contacted at 1-866-378-8866 or www.suttonplace.com.

We look forward to seeing you all in Edmonton this October for three days of celebrating and highlighting the essential role Value Analysis has played in key projects in Western Canada, and across the country and the world!