President Bill Clinton in conversation with Carole Taylor, Vancouver, May 20

VANCOUVER, May 10 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Board of Trade's Rix Center for Corporate Citizenship & Engaged Leadership is pleased to announce a special event featuring President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States.

On Thursday, May 20, 4:30-6 p.m., President Clinton will deliver a keynote address, Embracing Our Common Humanity, at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia. This will be followed by A Conversation with Carole Taylor, OC, OBC, former finance minister, Government of British Columbia.

President Clinton served the U.S. for eight years and is now recognized as a powerful voice for progress as he shares his unique insights and observations with audiences around the world. In Vancouver, he will describe the challenge of globalization, emphasize our growing interdependence, and point the way toward a common future based on shared goals and values.

Anyone wishing to register for this event should visit or phone 604-640-5470.

Note: Advance media accreditation required by May 11 for President Bill Clinton, May 20

All media wishing to attend this event must register with Terry Hadley, The Vancouver Board of Trade by noon, TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010. We will do our best to accommodate attendance requests and confirm as soon as possible.

Due to restrictions issued by other parties and the venue, UNREGISTERED MEDIA WILL NOT BE ADMITTED ON THE DAY.

To register accreditation request, email with:

    1. News organization
    2. First and last names of reporter and/or photographer and/or cameraman.

Invited members of the media will be required to check in at the Media Table in the lobby of The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. They will be issued with a Media Pass and ticket for entry. Please bring valid photo identification.

Please arrive at 3:45 p.m. to register and set up by 4:15 p.m.


There will be an audio feed for recording purposes. Seating is in theatre-style by the audio feed.


Cameras can be set up to the right and left of the Lighting and Sound Booth in the theatre.


Photographers are permitted to take photos of President Clinton for a maximum of five minutes at the beginning of his address, and again for five minutes when Carole Taylor joins him for the Q&A. They will be escorted to and from the stage down the sides of the venue to get as close as possible at these times, and flash photography is permitted. There will be no access directly in front of the podium.


    -   Media Passes issued at sign-in must be visible at all times for
        security purposes
    -   Cell phones must be turned off completely for the duration of the
        program to avoid interference with the sound system.
    -   President Clinton will not be giving any individual media interviews
        while in Vancouver. There is no media scrum at the event.


For further information: For further information: AND TO REGISTER, CONTACT: Terry Hadley, (604) 641-1271 or

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