July 2-9 Market Research for Your Business Small Business BC, Vancouver A seminar to assist business owners to further develop their strategies by learning how to gather information on prospective customers and industry trends ($59; July 6-7 EPIC Sustainable Living Festival VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver The largest sustainable-lifestyle festival for eco-conscious consumers in Western Canada (from $22; July 8-12 UBC Summer Institute in Sustainability Leadership UBC, CK Choi Building, Vancouver People in business, government and academic institutions come together to become better leaders and learn to manage sustainability projects (from $1,995). July 10 CME & BCIT School of Business—Difficult Conversations/ Conflict Management BCIT Burnaby Campus A seminar that addresses workplace conflict by learning skills to manage stress (from $175; July 30-August 1 Knowshow Spring/Summer Show 2013 Vancouver Convention Centre A bi-annual tradeshow catering to Canada’s lifestyle, fashion and action sports retailers and brands (knowshow .ca). ■