Symposium Program

The week will be filled with technical workshops ranging from Bauer compressor technician certification, PSI and DAN courses, diving workshops covering tethered diving and coastal BC fish identification, and instructional workshops dealing with diving safety management by the Canadian Coast Guard, situational awareness, narcosis, and much more! Following the workshop opportunities as well as social and networking events, we will wrap up the week with the national DSO meeting, science symposium, poster session, and annual awards banquet. Additionally, we are offering a post-meeting field trip to the amazing Port Hardy! Space is very limited so register soon to take advantage of this opportunity.

Full Schedule



Networking Opportunities

Bubble Breaker
Thursday, October 10
7-10pm
Vancouver Aquarium

The main fundraising event for the AAUS Foundation, the Bubble Breaker, is held annually to support student scholarships and internships. The event typically employs a mix of fundraising strategies, including silent auctions, live auctions and raffles to raise money. Join us for this fun-filled event and win amazing dive gear, local products and trips all for a great cause!  This event is included for all symposium attendees (no registration additional required). If participants wish to bring a guest to the Bubble Breaker they should register themselves first and then complete a separate Guest registration to purchase a Companion Ticket for this events. 

Poster Session
Thursday, October 10
7-10pm
Vancouver Aquarium

Held in conjunction with the Bubble Breaker, the poster session is a great low-key way to showcase your research and science diving activities.  Come check out the Vancouver Aquarium while learning about our member organizations and their active research. If you would like to present a poster, please contact the AAUS office (aaus@aaus.org).  Attendance for the poster session is included with all registrations and/or a Bubble Breaker Companion Ticket.

2019  AAUS Awards Banquet
Friday, October 11 (Please note this year our banquet will be held on Friday night)
7-10pm
Vancouver Aquarium

Join us as we honor this year's award winners and hear from our keynote speaker in a beautiful venue!  This event is included for all Full Symposium attendees (no additional registration required).  If you are a Student Registrant or a DSO Meeting Only registrant and wish to attend the banquet, you must purchase a companion ticket.  If  Full Symposium participants wish to bring a guest to the Banquet they should register themselves first and then complete a separate Guest registration to purchase a Companion Ticket for this event.


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