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Excitement is building for the 98th WAD Conference taking place at Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Get a chance to build relations with the top investigators of the world! Grow your business with quality referrals and expand your network.

2023 98th Annual Conference

Fairmont Waterfront

Vancouver, BC, Canada 

October 3rd – 8th 2023

(Departure on 8th)

Conference Registration and Sponsorship is Live

Hotel Reservation is Open and Live

World Association of Detectives

WAD 98th Annual Conference 

Schedule of Events
(Subject to change)

Tuesday Oct. 3

1500 to 1630 Executive Committee and Officers Meeting
1800 to 1900 Registration
Wednesday Oct. 4

1000 to 1100 Board of Directors Meeting
1030 to 1100 Board Coffee Service
1100 to 1230 Board of Directors Meeting
1230 to 1330 Working Board Buffet Lunch
1400 to 1530 Board of Directors Meeting
1700 to 1800 Registration
1800 to 1930 Welcome Reception
Thursday Oct. 5

0800 to 0900 Registration
0900 to 0920 Opening Ceremony
0920 to 1030 General Business Session
1030 to 1050 Coffee Service
1050 to 1200 General Business Session
1200 to 1330 Lunch on Own
1330 to 1600 General Business Session and Elections

Friday Oct. 6

0900 to 0930 Coffee Service
0930 to 1030 Seminar 1
1045 to 1145 Seminar 2
1200 to 1330 Past President’s Luncheon with Speaker
1345 to 1445 Seminar 3
1530 to 2100 Offsite Adventure
Saturday Oct. 7

0900 to 0930 Coffee Service
0930 to 1030 Seminar 4
1045 to 1145 Seminar 5
1200 to 1330 Lunch on Own
1330 to 1530 New Board of Directors Meeting
1800 to 1900 Cocktail Reception
1900 to 2200 Gala Banquet, Awards, and Entertainment


WAD makes every effort to ensure all members are properly licensed and insured, where required. WAD is not a regulatory agency. Every member is approved by the Executive Committee after notice to the membership. Members are required to validate their credentials annually upon membership renewal. When utilizing another member, members are encouraged to do their own due diligence when contracting any Investigative or Security Professional. Twice annually, WAD will publish in this guide all WAD members that are active, as a reference only. WAD disclaims any liability for any damages incurred in the contracting of investigative or security services of its independent members.