Conference Host:

Welcome Reception: May 9, 2018 

The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre is pleased to co-host the CASC 2018 conference Welcome Reception with Two Rivers Gallery!  Showcasing their MakerLab 2RG, a gathering place for all makers, the gallery will have a diversity of makers on hand at the reception to help conference go-ers make and take all sorts of fun stuff! 

Time: 6:00 pm PST 

Location:  Two Rivers Gallery

Suggested Attire:  Casual Dressy

Way Late Play Date: May 10, 2018

Join us Thursday night for a special CASC 2018 version of our Way Late Play Date – Prince George formal (aka Lumberjack style!)!  This is our 19+ night out at the museum – drinks, dancing, DJs and games!   Test your team work and your skill with our games, and try your hand at a real logger sport! 

Time: 5:45 pm PST

Location:  The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre

Suggested Attire:  Casual - Don’t forget your plaid!

CASCADE Awards Gala: May 11, 2018

 Join us as we recognize the outstanding people, programs and exhibits in Canada's science centres, museums, aquariums and planetariums! Learn more.

Guests will enjoy live entertainment from: 

Kym Gouchie - An Indigenous roots singer/songwriter from Lheidli T'enneh, Prince George, BC. Kym fearlessly leads her band Northern Sky, featuring some of Northern BC’s finest musicians, as they create compelling and stunning live performances of her heartfelt songs that serve to elevate the human spirit. Photo Permission: Britt Meierhofer. Kym Gouchie on iTunes.


Saltwater Hank - Born in Prince Rupert, BC and a member of the Gitga’at community, Tsimshian folk artist Saltwater Hank resurrects stories of the land, loss and absurd circumstance and shines them through a sepia lens, witnessing ageless characters with hearts and lives on the line. 

Time: 6:30 pm PST 

Location:  Coast Inn of the North

Suggested Attire:  Cocktail / Black Tie Optional