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

Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook

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

PLENARY SPEAKER

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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

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

National Roundtable on Rural Heritage

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Field Sessions

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Workshops

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Special Meetings

 

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Keynote & Opening Reception

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: Community Engagement for Museums & Heritage Destination
  • 1.2 Expanding the Toolbox: Heritage Planning Tools on the Cutting-Edge - CAHP Session
  • 1.3 Heritage-Led Development: What’s Holding Us Back?
  • 1.4 Fredericton Indigenous Heritage Forum Indigenous – Indigenous New Brunswick, Treaties, and Understanding the Value of the Land
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Health Break

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 - CAHP Session
  • 2.3 Unlocking the Potential: Heritage as an Economic Driver
  • 2.4 Fredericton 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

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Workshop Session

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

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Plenary Session 3.1

Change the Game for Heritage – Rekindling Federal Leadership for Canada’s Museums and Historic Places

3:00 PM - 3:30PM

Health Break

3:30 PM - 5:00PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • 4.1 Spark Session - Historic Sites and Museums
  • 4.2 Sites of Conscience: Recognition and Reconciliation
  • 4.3 National Trust Award Winners Circle
  • 4.4 Rural Heritage
  • 4.5 Indigenous Cultural Awareness Session & Talking Circle
5:30 PM - 6:30PM

National Trust Donor Appreciation Event (By invitation only)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

National Heritage Awards Ceremony and Reception

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

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

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 - AHNB Session
  • 6.3 Heritage-Led Revitalization
  • 6.4 Learning Lab – Rising to the Challenges of Revitalizing Historic Places of Faith
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Special Meeting

National Trust for Canada Annual General Meeting

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

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

Health Break

3:30 PM - 5:00PM

Plenary Session 8.1

Place, Language, and Resilience: A Musical Performance and Conversation

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Social Event

Closing Party (Location: Picaroons Northside)

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