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FACE Your Career Conference 2019

  • Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre (@ SFU Woodwards) 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4 Canada (map)

Building on 2018’s sold out conference, we are excited to create a bigger, better FACE Your Career Conference in 2019! With the guidance and expertise of our speakers and facilitators, participants will develop skills for leading change in the workplace and negotiating complex situations, and gain a deeper knowledge of workplace adversity and supporting diverse teams.


Collaborative Learning: Each speaker will be followed by interactive exercises, group discussions and immersive learning activities.


  • Championing Multi-Barrier Workers
    Kory Wilson - Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships at BCIT

  • Bringing Your Full Self to Work: Supporting Workplace Authenticity
    Shagufta Pasta - Consultant and Researcher, Seriously Planning

  • Being Heard: Advocating for Systemic Change
    Nadine Nakagawa - New Westminster City Councillor; Activist and Organizer

  • Harassment: How to Navigate Complaints and Create Safer Workplaces
    Sara Forte - Employment Lawyer and Educator, Forte Law

  • Aligning Your Leadership Style and Professional Goals with your Core Values

Note: this event is reserved for women-identified, transgender and non-binary individuals.

FACE acknowledge that the land on which we host this event, live, work and play is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

ACCESSIBILITY: Venue is located on the second floor of the building and is accessible by elevator. Cordova Street entrance (through the atrium behind JJ Bean) has a ramp, and the Hastings Street entrance is at street level - both have push-button accessiblity doors. More information on washrooms and seating coming soon.

REQUESTS FOR ASL INTERPRETATION must be received by September 5.

SCENTS: we request that participants refrain from using scents; however, we cannot guarantee a scent free space.
FOOD ALLERGIES: we hope to accommodate all food-based allergies via our caterers. We ask participants to refrain from bringing food that contains nuts; however, we cannot guarantee a completely nut-free space.

REFUNDS: Tickets are transferable if you cannot attend. Refunds are not available.