BCLCA's Annual Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum

Annual Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum

Education and Information Sharing

The Ideas Forum is designed to provide BC Lodging and Campground Association members and guests with an inexpensive learning opportunity thanks to our sponsors and suppliers. It’s a chance to network with the sponsors, suppliers, fellow members and meet the volunteer board of directors. This is where ideas are discussed, knowledge is shared, and members’ questions answered!

2023 BCLCA Ideas Forum November 6 – 8, 2023 in Parksville

The theme is “Working Together for Our Success” and the event is Sponsored by WorkSafe BC, Signature Risk, Rona; Western Financial Group, First Data and Pathfinder Ventures. 

  • Day 1: Monday, November 6 – Campground, RV Park, and RV Resort Tour of three properties in the Parksville area, a presentation by BC Parks, Parks Canada and Recreation Sites and Trails followed by a tabletop marketplace from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Includes lunch and dinner.
  • Day 2: Tuesday, November 7 – IDEAS FORUM sessions 1 to 6 and morning keynote session at The Beach Resort, Parksville – includes breakfast and lunch, sessions all day and the BCLCA Annual General Meeting.
  • Day 3: Wednesday, November 8 – IDEAS FORUM morning sessions 7 to 9 and two keynote presentations at The Beach Resort, Parksville. Includes breakfast and sessions to 1:00 pm when the Forum wraps up.
80th Annual General Meeting November 7, 2023

The 80th BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 4:15pm followed by a Q & A cracker barrel. Only members in good standing can attend and vote at the BCLCA Annual General Meeting.

Speakers and Presenters (2023)

Quality speakers are sprinkled throughout the agenda talking on a number of topics affecting the day-to-day operation of your business.  The full speaker line will be posted in September 2023 but the link below has bios for those presenters committed to date.

Registration Details (2023)

There is a fee per person for BCLCA members and other businesses to attend.

Onsite Delegates: The cost is $199 plus GST per person for delegates from a BCLCA member businesses to attend.  The cost per delegate for non-members to attend is $299 plus GST per person. There are no virtual registrations as this is an in person event.

Meals: The per person registration fee allows the onsite delegate to attend all sessions, keynotes, tabletop trade show, refreshments and meals as advertised.  The registration fee does not include accommodation.

Virtual: No virtual registrations this year just onsite in person delegates only.  Covid is just a memory.

Exhibitor Marketplace and Sponsoring (2023)

For direct access to members, industry suppliers can attend the BCLCA Lodging & Camping Ideas Forum either as delegates $199 per person and/or as exhibitors.  BCLCA is hosting an onsite tabletop show on day one for three hours. The cost for suppliers to purchase a booth is $250 plus GST for members and $500 plus GST for non-members (which includes joining the BCLCA for one year). 

Sponsorships and speaking opportunities are also available to suppliers.

  • Signature Sponsor of Event – $2,500 plus GST includes delegate packages x 2, speaking and table top booth at the show
  • Partnership Member – $1,643.25 Plus GST includes a delegate package, becoming a sponsor and table top booth at show
  • Corporate Member – $846.75 Plus GST includes table top booth at show
  • Table Top Booth – $250 plus GST – must be an associate member or $500 plus GST which includes joining the BCLCA for one year as an associate member


To sponsor or exhibit contact Anne Philley at anne@bclca.com.