Convened by Vantage Point September 28, 2018 l Vancouver, BC


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Registration includes the cost of conference, light refreshments, lunch and entry to the social networking event following the conference program.

Register for Vantage Point's not-for-profit leadership conference BOSS 2018!

Early Bird Price $210.00
  • BOSS 2018 tickets are non-refundable
  • Tickets are transferable until September 25, 2018 at 4:00pm PT
  • Registration opens at 7:30am



Presenting Sponsor


Community Sponsor


Partner Sponsors

            LOGAN HR is a sponsor at BOSS 2018

Fortis BC is a sponsor at BOSS 2018.


BOSS 2018

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BOSS: Building Organizational & Sector Sustainability

BOSS is BC's Not-For-Profit Leadership Conference
September 28, 2018 | Marriott Pinnacle Downtown | 

BOSS is back for its fourth year...bigger, better, BOSS-IER! Vantage Point's innovative 
one-day not-for-profit leadership conference will once again convene seasoned and emerging leaders, board members and volunteers in a shared space to develop competencies, skills and tools.

BOSS 2018 is a space for dialogue and game-changing tactics on how not-for-profits approach leadership. Over 250 sector leaders will connect and tackle sector challenges like shared-leadership and communicating impact while levelling up their skills. 




Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5

(604) 684-1128

Looking for somewhere to stay?
Visit Tourism Vancouver for hotel accommodation available in the area.

Bicycle Parking

There will be secure bike storage available at the venue. Please bring your bike into the lobby and notify a staff member that you are here for the conference. There are also several Mobi Shaw Go bike stations near by, (the closest station is near Pender & Burrard).

Venue Parking Rates:

Hotel parking is available and accessible from the south side of Hastings St.
P3 – P5 is available for conference parking
$15 prior 9:30am until 6pm
$28 after 9:30am until 6pm
$12 additional fee if you intend to use the space after 6pm
$27 for valet service (all day)

Nearby Parking Lots:
Metro Parking Lots ($20 All Day Max to 6pm / Early Bird $13.50 before 8:30am to 6pm)
My Parking: (Daily: $17 until 6pm, evenings for monthly parkers only)
For more parking options visit parkopedia


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Darren Dahl is BOSS

Darren Dahl is the Senior Associate Dean – Faculty, Director of the Robert H. Lee Graduate School, and the B.C Council Innovation Professor at the University of British Columbia. His current research interests are in the areas of new product design and development, creativity, consumer product adoption, the role of social influence in consumer behavior, and understanding the role of self-conscious emotions in consumption. His research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences, and published in various texts and such journals as the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Management Science, and Journal of Consumer Psychology

Darren is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Consumer Research and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, and the International Journal of Research in Marketing. Professor Dahl teaches courses in Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, and Strategic Marketing Analysis at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive education levels. He has won awards for both his research (e.g., Sauder School of Business Senior Research Award) and his teaching (e.g., 3M Teaching Fellow, Economist Business Professor of the Year) efforts.

Before coming to UBC he held a faculty appointment at the University of Manitoba for four years. He also has been a visiting professor at Stanford (2009), Columbia University (2008), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (in 1997 and in 2001) and the Thammasat University in Thailand (2005, 2006). He has been an invited speaker at numerous universities including Harvard, Chicago Graduate School of Business, Yale, University of Michigan, Wharton, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, University of Southern California, the London Business School, National University of Singapore, and at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. 

Before entering academia Dr. Dahl worked with Coopers & Lybrand chartered accountants in the areas of audit and insolvency. He has consulted and organized education programs for a number of non-profit and for-profit organizations such as Cathay Pacific, Procter & Gamble, Xerox, General Electric, YVR, Vancouver Public Health, Teekay Shipping, Hagensborg Foods, Lulu Lemon Athletica, Earls Restaurants, BCLC, Agent Provocateur, Daehong Advertising – Korea, and LIC India. Professor Dahl received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.



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