PIBC 2021 Annual Conference
June 15th - 18th 2021
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM PST

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click here to visit the PIBC Annual Conference site for full conference information, preliminary programs & schedules, speakers information as well as fees and registration. We look forward to seeing you online June 15 to 18, 2021!


PIBC's 2021 Annual Conference will be held June 15th to 18th online from Whitehorse, Yukon. The tagline for this year’s conference is planning North of Normal.

Physical distancing, the closure of public buildings and local businesses, the climate crisis and Black Lives Matter protests; people's ability to operate, communicate, and go about their daily lives have been disrupted in 2020. The evolving response to this new reality has significantly changed most of our relationships within Yukon and BC communities and with our neighbours.  

To mitigate social, environmental, and economic fallout, it is more important now than ever for industry, communities, First Nations, and governments to come together to ensure that planning and community-building continue to protect the 
land, support livelihoods, and strengthen our connections to one another and the places we live.

This conference is about planning North of Normal; it’s about planning in wilderness communities, storytelling, First Nations-led planning, and building healthy communities.

As northerners, we have often found unusual ways to tackle our problems and, at this conference, we want to focus on planning that is North of Normal with the following themes:

- Planning for the New Normal
- Living with Nature
- Planning Stories
- First Nations Planning
- Building Healthy Communities

Visit the PIBC 2021 Annual Conference site for the latest updates.


Jessie Hemphill - PIBC 2021 Keynote SpeakerJessie Hemphill - Indigenous Planner, Facilitator & Teacher

Jessie Hemphill (Gwa'sala-‘Nakwaxda'xw Nations) is a partner and senior planner with Alderhill Planning Inc. She teaches Indigenous planning at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Island University and her passion is to strengthen Indigenous communities through planning, empowerment and dialogue while advocating for women, youth and Indigenous peoples.


Charles L. Marohn, JrCharles L. Marohn, Jr. - Founder and President, Strong Towns

Charles Marohn, named by Planetizen as one of the Ten Most Influential Urbanists of all time, is the founder and president of Strong Towns. He is also a professional engineer, land use planner, author and host of the Strong Towns Podcasts. Charles has presented Strong Towns concepts in hundreds of cities and towns across North America.



Thank you to our partners for generously supporting the #PIBC2021 Annual Conference! There are limited opportunities available to sponsor and become a partner at our signature annual event. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to reach and highlight your organization to professional planners across BC and Yukon. Click here to learn more about the #PIBC2021 Annual Conference sponsor & partnership packages.


Young Anderson



Yukon Land Use Planning Council


Lidstone & Company


Carvello Law


Urban Systems









Kobayashi+Zedda Architects

City of Whitehorse


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