My calendar for the next couple months just went from empty to exciting. I’ve got some great events coming up in Vancouver that I am really looking forward to.
1. Canadian Video Game Awards – April 20th, 2013 – Vancouver Convention Centre
Scott and I are lucky enough to get to attend as VIP again, thanks to Janine (my roommate from way back in first year of university). And this time she will actually be there!! This is more fun for Scott but I am also looking forward to the free wine, cool demos, and Canadian B-list (C-list?) celebrities.
2. Eat! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival – May 24th to 26th, 2013 – BC Place
Eat! Vancouver is back!!! This was one of my favourite events I have been to EVER! It only costs $14 if you buy your ticket online and is totally worth it. Last year Rosemarie and I ate so much we had to waddle home. We ate more than 50 samples! LOL.
There will be tons of vendor booths giving out free samples and if you still have room in your stomach you can buy appetizer-sized plates of food from local Vancouver restaurants for a couple dollars each. There will be a wine, beer and spirits tasting area, and this year there will also be a special area dedicated to gluten-free food. If you want to take a break from stuffing your face you can watch demonstrations and seminars by Food Network celebrities and chefs!
And when you leave you get a goodie bag filled with more samples and lots of coupons! If you love food, you really should go to this festival. (BTW, my spiel is a little long for this one because this year I get to attend as press! Go blog go!)
3. The Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting – June 8th to 12th, 2013 – Vancouver Convention Centre
This last one is a bit nerdy. The Society of Nuclear Medicine is the American professional association for nuclear medicine techs and doctors. Every year they have a big conference and this year we are so lucky because it is in Vancouver! AND students get to attend for free!! I think it will be along the same lines as the Society for Neuroscience conference I got to attend in 2007 and that means lots of posters, vendor booths, talks, and other science-y delights. It will be really interesting to see how far the rest of the world has taken nuclear medicine because Canada is actually very behind in it in a lot of ways. I am excited!