in association with CAHP and AHNB

More about the 2018 National Trust for Canada Conference

The 2018 National Trust Conference will explore the transformative power of heritage to help turn places around, galvanize communities, and create fresh options. Bringing together the cutting-edge of heritage thought and practice – in Canada and abroad – the conference will emphasize interdisciplinary insights on such diverse topics as heritage-led development, sustainability, museum/historic site regeneration, and Indigenous heritage.

Opportunity Knocks is inspired by Fredericton, a vibrant mid-sized city renowned for its east coast warmth and charm. Home to one of the first universities in North America, Fredericton also boasts a world-class art collection, a vibrant farmers’ market, and a historic garrison district – all woven into the fabric of a picturesque downtown on the banks of the Saint John River.

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KEYNOTES

Our Keynote Speaker Glen Murray of the Pembria Institute is proudly sponsored by Commercial Properties Inc.

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SESSIONS

These sessions are all about creating social and environmental impact, rooting vibrant places, and building economies and engaged communities.

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LOGISTICS

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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GLEN MURRAY
Executive Director, Pembina Institute

PLENARY SPEAKER

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DANIEL M. ABRAMSON
Author, Obsolescence: An Architectural History

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JEREMY DUTCHER
Performer, Composer, Activist, Musicologist

PLENARY SPEAKER

Imelda Perley
IMELDA PERLEY
Elder-In Residence Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, UNB

VIEW THE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

National Round Table on Rural Heritage

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Field Sessions

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Workshops

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Special Meetings

 

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Address and Opening Keynote

Keynote Speaker – Glen Murray (Executive Director, Pembina Institute, Winnipeg, MB)

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Special Event

Exhibit Gala

Friday, October 19th, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions

  • 1.1 Leveraging the Spirit of Place: New Ways to Market and Sustain Historic Places and Museums
  • 1.2 Expanding the Toolbox: Heritage Planning Tools on the Cutting-Edge (Presented by CAHP)
  • 1.3 Heritage-Led Development: What’s Holding Us Back?
  • 1.4 New Brunswick Indigenous Heritage Forum (Part 1) – Indigenous New Brunswick, Treaties, and Understanding the Value of the Land
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Health Break with Exhibitors

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • 2.1 Relevance and Impact: Unlocking the Social Value of Historic Places
  • 2.2 Heritage Mash-Up: Blending New and Old in Challenging Contexts (Presented by CAHP)
  • 2.3 Unlocking the Potential: Heritage as an Economic Driver
  • 2.4 New Brunswick Indigenous Heritage Forum (Part 2) - Protecting the Land: Best Practices and Current Challenges for Co-Stewardship and Land Management
  • 2.5 Special Meeting – National Forum on Heritage Planning
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch Table : Historic Destinations Initiative (BYO Lunch)

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Workshop Session

Municipal Sustainability Goals and Historic Places: How Does it All Fit Together?

12:20 PM - 1:10 PM

Lunch & Learn about Canadian Heritage Funding Opportunities

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Plenary Session 3.1

#changethegame4heritage: Why Federal Action Matters for Canada’s Museums, Historic Places, and Indigenous Heritage

3:00 PM - 3:30PM

Health Break with Exhibitors

3:30 PM - 5:00PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • 4.1 Historic Sites and Museums (Presented by AHNB, Spark Session)
  • 4.2 Sites of Conscience: Recognizing and Interpreting Heritage Flashpoints
  • 4.3 National Trust's Winner's Circle (Spark Session)
  • 4.4 Growing Strong: Rising to the Challenges Facing Rural Heritage
  • 4.5 Indigenous Cultural Awareness Session & Talking Circle
5:15 PM - 6:30PM

Special Event

National Trust Donor Appreciation Event (by invitation)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Special Event

National Trust's Winner's Circle Reception (presented by Ecclesiastical Insurance) (by invitation)

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Special Event

National Heritage Awards Ceremony and Reception

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast with New Brunswick Heritage Showcase

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Plenary Session 5.1

Disposable Buildings: Understanding & Challenging Our Culture of Architectural Obsolescence

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Health Break with New Brunswick Heritage Showcase

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • 6.1 Heritage Advocacy 2.0: Building an Effective Voice, Winning Hearts and Minds
  • 6.2 A Bridge Too Far? What To Do About New Brunswick Covered Bridges (Presented by AHNB)
  • 6.3 Unexpected Opportunities: Harnessing the Potential of Rare Historic Places and Museums
  • 6.4 Learning Lab – Rising to the Challenges of Revitalizing Historic Places of Faith
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch with New Brunswick Heritage Showcase

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Special Meeting

A Year of Action for Historic Places & National Trust AGM

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • 7.1 Parks Canada Workshop - Discussion of the ENVI Committee Report on "Preserving Canada's Heritage"
  • 7.2 Rooting Vibrant Places (Spark Session)
  • 7.3 Challenging Futures for Heritage Conservation: Climate Change, Sustainability, and the Question of Value
  • 7.4 Learning Lab: How to Raise Money for Your Historic Site or Museum
3:00 PM - 3:30PM

Health Break with New Brunswick Heritage Showcase

3:30 PM - 5:00PM

Plenary Session 8.1

Place, Language, and Resilience: A Conversation in Song Pointe Sainte-Anne AB (FCC) and Story

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Social Event

Closing Celebration (Location: Picaroons Roundhouse)

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