TEI 2017 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada November 11 - 15


Banquet (7p.m. Monday November 13)

The organizers of TEI 2017 have engaged Truffles catering to create a delectable feast for discerning gourmands. The dinner will be held in the elegant Parkside Hotel and Spa’s Urban Ballroom room at 7 p.m. on Monday November 13. Cost is $60 per person, payable when you register for the conference. Guests are very welcome.

Three Course Dinner


“Raw” salad, carrot & cucumber ribbons, fennel, radish, snap peas, celery, black olives, buttermilk drizzle


Chicken Marbella, parmesan polenta, dried plums, olives, capers, fresh thyme


Caramel-chocolate mousse tart served with fresh berries, raspberry gel

Truffles will accommodate special dietary requirements and allergies. If you need a modified meal, please ensure that you have filled in the "Special Requirements" box in the Contact Information section.

Tour UVic's Special Collections

Medieval manuscript from UVic's Special Collection

Conference attendees with a penchant for standing transfixed over illuminated manuscripts, collections of letters, and rare books of all kinds may wish to avail themselves of the opportunity to tour UVic's Special Collections. This tour will take place on Wednesday at 3-4 pm. Participation is free.

Tour of Royal BC Museum and Provincial Archives

First Nations exhibit at Royal BC Museum

We are pleased to offer you a tour of the Royal BC Museum and the attached BC Archives - both of which contain mammoth collections relating to BC and its histories, both human and natural. This tour will take place on Thursday morning. Participation is free.

Whale Watching

Prince of Whales Zodiac with passengers

Adventurous conference attendees wishing to see and experience the natural beauty surrounding Victoria can don a Mustang survival suit and climb aboard a Prince of Whales Zodiac for a 3-hour tour around the Salish Sea and the Strait of Juan de Fuca; whales, seals, and sea lions abound.

Whale watching will take place on November 16 and will depart mid-day from Victoria’s inner harbour. Costs are $105 per person but will be slightly less if we have enough interest to charter a Zodiac.

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