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  • October 4, 2020 thru October 6, 2020
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VSSW 2020 - welcoming avalanche professionals and recreationalists online for the latest in snow science.

Due to the Covid-19 Situation, the full ISSW international event has been postponed to October 3 - 8, 2021 but in the meantime...

Join the VIRTUAL live-streamed program with international-calibre speaker sessions, panel discussions and posters.

  • 14 Invited Speakers: representing nations across the avalanche community
  • 2 Panel Discussions: providing thought-provoking, interactive conversations
  • Poster Sessions: showcasing a wide range of cutting-edge ideas 

REGISTRATION is now open online.

Register between September 1-28, 2020: $30 + GST
Register from September 29 onwards: $40 + GST


Sunday, October 4th - Welcome, Tech Check & Social

Welcomes from: 

  • International Snow Science Workshop Steering Committee Chairman Rich Marriott
  • ISSW2021 and VSSW2020 Chairman Steve Kuijt
  • ISSW2021 and VSSW2020 Program Chair James Floyer

Conference Technology Check:  In preparation for a smooth online experience, this will be ongoing over the morning to assist delegates with any technological issues they may encounter.

VSSW Social & Sponsors Videos: Sunday online social, access videos which showcase the Fernie area and our sponsors. 

Posters: Available for viewing as of Sunday morning. The interactive poster sessions are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.

Monday, October 5th - Presentations, Panel Discussion #1 & Poster Session #1

Tuesday, October 6th - Presentations, Panel Discussion #2 & Poster Session #2


Additional information is available online.

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