VISS 2017 is sold out! Registration is now closed.


VISS is a three-day event hosted by Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. It runs from February 17-19, 2017, and is held once every two years.

Types of Access

There are a variety of ways to attend VISS depending on what you want to get out of the event. First, you must decide if you want to attend as a participant or an observer. You can then choose which day(s) you want, and later, customize which workshops, lectures, and series you want to attend. We also have additional events such as the Saturday evening gala, welcome to all.

VISS Lecture

Lecture & Audit Pass – the audit pass lets you take part in our superb lecture series, access our museum, and attend all workshops to observe, take notes, admire, and learn. Some classes will have specific entry/exit times, others will be open-doors (details to be confirmed). Auditors can choose between a 1-day or a 3-day pass.

Symposium Pass – intended for those who wish to swing a sword! This full participation pass grants you entry into all workshops, series, focus classes, and lectures for the duration of your pass. Symposium pass choice of a 1-day or a 3-day pass.

Gala Ticket – grants admission to our Saturday evening gala at Academie Duello. Entertainment will be in abundance and desserts will be served. Drinks will be available for purchase. One gala ticket is included with the 3-Day Symposium Pass.


Additional Options

VISS 2017 T-shirt ($25 each).

Catered Lunch ($15/day) will be offered during the Symposium. During registration, indicate which day(s) you would like to receive lunch and also choose any of the dietary restrictions options if applicable.

Extra Training

If you want to make the most of your trip and train all week, you can sign up for unlimited training at Academie Duello in the week before and/or after VISS. You can see Academie Duello’s weekly schedule here.


(Canadian dollars, not including 5% GST. T-shirts are subject to an additional 7% tax.)

Early Registration (before Jan. 1) Regular Registration
 Symposium Pass (3-day) – Includes one gala ticket  $315  $395
 Symposium Pass (1-day)  $175  $220
 Audit Pass (3-day) $75
 Audit Pass (1 day) $40
 Gala Ticket  $45
VISS 2017 T-shirt  $25
Catered Lunch $15 per day
Unlimited Training at Academie Duello $75 per week

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