From February 3-9, the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) is taking place in Vancouver. IMPAC5 is a global gathering that brings together ocean conservation professionals and high-level officials to inform, inspire and act on marine protected areas. IMPAC5 is where the world will come together and take a stand to protect the global ocean. IMPAC5 will be jointly hosted by the Host First Nations—xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and s ̱əlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-waututh Nation)—together with the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The event will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
Right now media registration is open for journalists from around the world to register to attend IMPAC5: https://www.impac5.ca/news-centre/media-registration/
Registration includes a free entry to the Congress and access to the over 1000 presentations on ocean conservation. Registrants need to fill out the form and have a letter of assignment to apply.