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Heritage Conservation in Canada: What’s Working? And What Needs to Change?


06 February 2013
Location: Montr?al - October 11-13, 2012
Provider: Heritage Canada Foundation

HCF Annual Conference in cooperation with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP|ACECP), Canadian Forum for Public Research on Heritage, and Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage. Contributing organizations: ICOMOS Canada, H?ritage Montr?al, F?d?ration Histoire Qu?bec.
Join us in Montreal as we collectively chart the future of Canada’s heritage conservation sector.

The annual Heritage Canada Foundation conference is the premier educational and networking event for Canada’s heritage conservation practitioners, administrators, and advocates. The National Heritage Summit will attract over 300 delegates from across Canada, including: architects and other professionals, rehabilitation contractors and building owners , craftspeople, policy-makers, and community advocates.

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, a landmark agreement that set national benchmarks for heritage management. What better time to reflect on how far we’ve come as a movement, where we are now, and determine where we need to go. While economic circumstances and government priorities are changing dramatically, built, cultural and natural heritage is being embraced by increasing numbers of Canadians, many of whom do not self-identify as heritage supporters. The National Heritage Summit is an opportunity to take stock, “hit the reset button,” and set priorities for putting heritage on the local, provincial and national agenda.

Summit 2012 will blend elements you’ve come to expect from HCF’s annual national conferences – well-crafted learning sessions, ample networking opportunities and special events, street-level workshops and tours– with working sessions that build a priority action plan for the heritage sector. Get inspired and empowered. Come join this nationally important conversation and explore beautiful, historic Montreal.

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