heLping you have the best experience at DRDK 2020

Virtual events are designed to be safe and open environments for all participants. Please review and follow these community guidelines when participating in our event.

Follow this link to reset your password. We'll send an email to the address you used to register, along with instructions on how to reset your password. 

The Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address (DRDK) is a free annual event dedicated to the memory of Dr. Donald B.Rix that provides an opportunity for the public to hear directly from world-class innovators in life sciences and learn about Genome BC and how its work is resulting in positive impacts for British Columbia, Canada and beyond.

The Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address is a free event open to the general public as well as teachers, students, leaders from business,  industry, and the life sciences community.   

Genome BC is a not-for-profit organization supporting world-class genomics research and innovation to grow globally competitive life sciences sectors and deliver sustainable benefits for British Columbia, Canada and beyond. Over the past 20 years, Genome BC has generated over $1.1 billion of investment in more than 425 genomics research and innovation projects, including nearly 1,000 collaborations with partners across BC and internationally.

The organization’s initiatives are improving the lives of people throughout BC by advancing health care in addition to addressing environmental and natural resource challenges. In addition to scientific programming, Genome BC works to integrate genomics into society by supporting responsible research and innovation and fostering an understanding and appreciation of the life sciences among educators, students and the public.

Visit genomebc.ca to learn more about who we are, our programs and the impact of genomics.

We're so excited for the potential that an online event has to bring us all together in totally new ways. We've been doing a lot of thinking about how to make this year's Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address (DRDK 2020) an impactful and meaningful experience for everyone.

This year's event features BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, along with Dr. Mel Krajden, Medical Director at the BC Centre for Disease Control’s Public Health Laboratory and Dr. Carl Hansen, CEO of AbCellera.

We've also created a space where you have the opportunity to make new connections through 1:1 networking via face-to-face video chat. 

Whether you're calling in from your living room, your kitchen, you can  join us from anywhere that has internet access. We'll bring the event straight to you, right here. 

If you have already registered for the event and want to update or change your registration information, go to "Register" and follow the link at the bottom of the page.  You will be prompted to sign in. Use the email address you used to register for the event and follow the subsequent steps to update your information.    

sample  link to modify your registration information

You can add members of your group when you "Register" for the event.  If you have already registered and want to add additional people to your group, follow the instuctions above on how to update/change your registration information.  

No worries, we know plans can change. However, there is no need to cancel your registration.  The session will be recorded so you will be able to watch on-demand after the event.  You will need your login information to have access to on-demand recording.

Virtual events are designed to be safe and open environments for all participants. Please review and follow these community guidelines when participating in our event.

 

As we get closer to the day of the event, you will see a link above to the Centre Stage. We'll also send you an email with a link and a reminder before the show starts.  Follow the link to sign in and view keynote address.  

That’s okay! The recording of the keynote will be available to view on-demand afterward. You won't miss a thing!

Yes. There will be a chat window available during the keynote where you can ask your questions. Questions will be moderated and answered following the presentation during the question and answer period.   

No. All you need to do is login to this website. The presentation will be delivered on our Centre Stage.  We'll send you a link before the session.  

Networking is open from October 21 to October 30, 9:00am to 5:00pm (and open until 9:00pm on Oct 28) 

Virtual events are designed to be safe and open environments for all participants. Please review and follow these community guidelines when participating in our event.

When you register for DRDK 2020, you have the option to participate in face-to-face networking during the event. You can browse the Registrant Directory  by clicking on "Connect" in the main menu.  

You will need to be signed in to view the directory. Click on the "Request Meeting" button to set up a face-to-face video chat with someone new. Please note, you will only see registrants who have opted-in to participate in networking.  

When you register, be sure to include a few notes about yourself and your intrests in the space provided. This will give everyone an opportunity to find people interested in talking about specific topics.

For example, say something like "I'm interested in science communication. Let's talk!" or "I'm interested in learning about careers in science." This will help others learn what you're intrerested in chatting about when they browse the directory! 

No. This website has video conferencing built in. All you need to do is pick a time and send a meeting request. If accepted, follow the links and instructions in the email communications to connect to your meeting.

You can connect with up to four people at a time in any of the virtual video conference rooms on this website.  

No. Including a profile picture for networking is optional, but it is a nice way to introduce yourself to new contacts. 

Networking is open both before and after the event, from October 21 to October 30, 9:00am to 5:00pm (and open until 9:00pm on Oct 28) 

Networking is completely optional. If you choose not to participate, you can opt-out by saying "No" to networking when youy register.  

If you have already registered and want to opt-out of networking, go to "Register" and follow the link at the bottom of the page.  You will be prompted to sign in. Use the email address you used to register for the event and follow the subsequent steps to update your information. 

NOTE: When you opt-out of netwroking, you will not be visible in the Registrant Directory. 

sample  link to modify your registration information

No problem.  You can use the networking tools here to make the initial connection with a new contact and arrange to connect through whichever channels you choose.   

Absolutley! The session will be recorded so you will be able to watch on-demand after the event.  However, you will need to be registered and have your login information to have access to on-demand recording.

On-demand recording will be always be available to everyone who registers for the event via this website. If you missed registering for the DRDK 2020 event in October, you will be able to view the on-demand content via Genome BC's YouTube Channel one month after the event.   

We're so glad you asked. Here are a few ways to stay connected with us before and after the event:

Have more questions? Contact us at events@genomebc.ca