Networking Options

World Sleep 2019 is bringing the best research and education in sleep medicine to Vancouver. It is also bringing the bright minds behind the science together!

Plan to partake in networking events while attending congress to meet some of the names behind the research. Cost to attend events is included in the registration fee unless otherwise stated. Please make sure to wear your badge to non-ticketed events.

Opening Ceremony

Sunday, September 22, 2019: The Opening Ceremony of World Sleep 2019 will take place at the Vancouver Convention Center, the hub of the World Sleep 2019 congress. The ceremony will feature award presentations, entertainment and networking. Join your colleagues to enjoy music, entertainment, and beverages from around the world. Ballroom A | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Great Canadian Sleepwalk

Sunday, September 22, 2019: Join a team of ‘sleepwalkers’ in a 5km walk to raise awareness about healthy sleep and raise funds for the Canadian Sleep Society or attend to cheer on the participants. The meeting point is in the parking lot for Devonian Harbour Park near the Westin Bayshore. On-site registration starts at 8:30am. Visit the-great-canadian-sleepwalk-2019 for details. *A registration fee will need to be purchased to participate. Devonian Harbour Park | 9:30am

World Sleep Day Networking Event

Monday, September 23, 2019: Join several of our World Sleep Day 2019 delegates and past Distinguished Activity Award winners at the World Sleep Day Networking Event in Vancouver! You did not need to host an event to join us. Hear from some of the delegates who hosted awareness events around the world. Room 119 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Gala Dinner

Monday, September 23, 2019: We invite you to attend the Gala Dinner! Purchase a ticket or table to join colleagues at the Gala Dinner in the Vancouver Convention Centre. Banquet Room 301 | 6:00pm-9:00pm  *A ticket will need to be purchased to attend.

Blues Night

Monday, September 23, 2019: Celebrate sleep! Immediately following the Gala Dinner, join colleagues for live musical entertainment, cold hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and dancing in the Vancouver Convention Centre. Included in registration; no ticket needed. Banquet Room 305 | 8:30pm – 12am

World Sleep Society Membership Meeting

Tuesday, September 24, 2019: All attendees of World Sleep 2019 are welcome to attend this meeting for important program. A member vote will be issued to select incoming Governing Council members. Room
118 | 7:00am–7:50am.

Canadian Sleep Society Membership Meeting / CSS Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019: Join other members of the Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) to receive important updates on the organization. CSS Member registration starting at 6:30pm; 6:30-7:30pm cocktail reception; 7:05pm special announcement of the launch of the National Campaign on Sleep (CSCN); 7:15pm food available; 7:30pm-9:00pm AGM. Reception: Level 2 Ocean Foyer | Room: 223 for AGM | 6:30pm-9:00pm
Visit for details.

Coffee Breaks

Monday-Wednesday, September 23-25, 2019: Take a break from the science and stop in for a cup of coffee and meet with exhibitors.

Affiliate Meetings

View all Affiliate Meetings taking place at World Sleep 2019 and plan to attend!

Poster Sessions

Sunday to Tuesday, September 22-24, 2019: View poster abstracts, connect with authors and learn from young investigator each day during the poster abstract sessions.

Closing Ceremony

Wednesday, September 25, 2019: The Closing Ceremony will take place at the Vancouver Convention Center. All participants and exhibitors are invited to join. Before leaving, enjoy discussing the latest science and research you discovered at World Sleep 2019, as well as a special presentation from the hosts of the next congress: World Sleep 2021. Ballroom A | 6:00pm – 7:00pm