Event Experiences

Morning Activities

Wednesday, August 29
Sightseeing Bus Tour – Full!
Time:
Meet at 6:45 am; Tour from 7:00 – 8:30 am
Location:
Meet Vancouver Convention Centre Lobby
Registration Cost:
Complimentary 

Want to see the sights of beautiful Downtown Vancouver? Sign up for our complimentary Sightseeing Bus Tour!

Highlights of the Sightseeing Bus Tour include:
Gastown
Chinatown
Vancouver Harbour & the Olympic Cauldron
Stanley Park (including a scenic stop at the Totem Poles)
English Bay
… and so much more!
The Sightseeing Bus Tour is currently full. You can sign up for the waitlist and we will add attendees from the waitlist to the tour if openings become available.

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Thursday, August 30
5K Fun Run
Time: Meet at 6:45 am; Run from 7:00 – 8:00 am
Location: Meet at the Fly Over Canada Kiosk, in front of the Vancouver Convention Centre
Registration Cost: Complimentary – RSVP Required

Don’t forget to pack your running gear because the Open Source Summit Fun Run is on! Vancouver’s temperate climate and never-ending scenic views make it one of the best running cities in the world. Jog or walk along with an experienced guide as you visit and learn about Vancouver landmarks, history, neighborhoods and post-modern architecture, combining sightseeing with a workout.

This one hour morning run will take participants through a diverse cross-section of Vancouver’s downtown waterfront. We will see some of the Gastown classics like the famous steam-clock and Maple-Tree Square and we will also take you to Chinatown where our guides can show you a few off the beaten track hidden gems. This run is the perfect way to start the day – a solid workout with sightseeing mixed in.

Participants will be required to provide their own running attire and water.

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Friday, August 31
Morning Meditation
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 am
Location: Outside at the Digital Orca statue, Vancouver Convention Centre
Registration Cost: Complimentary – RSVP Required

Join us outside by the iconic Digital Orca statue at the Vancouver Convention Centre for a relaxing Morning Meditation! Bring your favorite yoga mat/towel or use one of the complimentary ones provided, and be sure to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.

Evening Events

Wednesday, August 29
All-Attendee Opening Reception
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2)

Celebrate the start of the conference Wednesday evening at Open Source Summit’s All-Attendee Opening Reception! The reception will take place at the Vancouver Aquarium where you can join your fellow attendees for a night filled with great food and drinks, networking, entertainment, and possibly a visit from Tux himself!

Not only is the Vancouver Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Canada and home to over 50,000 animals from all over the globe, but it is also an OCEAN WISE initiative whose main goal is to promote research, education, conservation, and to protect the world’s oceans.

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Thursday, August 30
Onsite Attendee Reception & Sponsor Showcase
Time: 5:10 – 7:00pm
Location: West Ballroom C/D, Vancouver Convention Centre

Join your fellow attendees after sessions conclude for drinks, canapes, networking and the opportunity to check out the latest and greatest sponsor products and technologies!

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Thursday, August 30
Partner Reception – Invitation Only
Time: 7:00–10:00 pm
Location: Pacific Yacht – Docked at Flight Centre located behind the Vancouver Convention Centre

Invited guests will gather aboard the Pacific Yacht for drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, and networking at the Open Source Summit Partner Reception. Attendees will be able to take in the scenic views of the Vancouver Harbor while mingling with fellow speakers, media, and select sponsors. During the reception, the Pacific Yacht will remain docked at Flight Centre so attendees can come and go as they please, and will take two scheduled 30-minute harbor cruises during the reception.

Puppy Pawlooza


Friday, August 31
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Ballroom Foyer, Outside of Ballroom D

Puppy Pawlooza is back by popular demand! We are excited to bring Puppy Pawlooza to Open Source Summit 2018 and have partnered with Pets and Friends to bring some of these amazing service dogs to interact with attendees Friday morning.

Pets and Friends provides free pet visitation to care and educational facilities in the Lower Mainland. Each year, our long-running (1982) and highly effective pet visitation program touches the lives of more than 15,000 people in over 200 healthcare and educational settings across the Lower Mainland.

Pets and Friends screens, coordinates, and provides an orientation for volunteer and pet teams to interact with people in an institutional setting. Pet visitation helps relieve stress, increase optimism, and address the basic human need for companionship (positive interaction, physical affection, and acceptance). Animals spark positive memories in former pet owners and provide depressed and withdrawn people with meaningful social contact. It also helps residents who have recently lost their independence to make the transition to facility living.

Date(s)

Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

Time(s)

During Lunch Daily

Who Should Attend

Anyone who looking to make new connections over a good meal!

About Meet & Eats

Sign up for a Meet & Eat experience and be connected with a variety of fellow Open Source Summit attendees for great conversation and even better company.

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Show Your Badge Discounts:

Open Source Summit is excited to partner with many local vendors to provide our attendees discounts on fun activities, food, transportation and more! Below you can find more information on these discounts!

Taste Vancouver Walking Tours

Enjoy strolling through a new city and discovering unique eats? Don’t miss out on one of Taste Vancouver’s Walking Tours where you can experience the best of Gastown, Little Italy, North Van LoLo, and more!

Use the code “LINUX” to receive 10% off your walking tour. Click here to book your tour now!

 

More discounts coming soon!

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