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National Trust Conference 2018 - Opportunity Knocks


18 October - 20 October 2018
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Provider: National Trust for Canada

Opportunity Knocks: Heritage as a Social, Economic and Placemaking Force

The annual National Trust Conference is Canada’s largest event for professionals, practitioners, and volunteers engaged in regenerating and saving our historic places. The 450 participants expected at Opportunity Knocks will come from a diverse range of backgrounds: architects, professionals, and the conservation industry; planners and government representatives; heritage organizations, museum workers, and volunteers; and university instructors and students.

Heritage is a catalytic and progressive force anchoring community identity, attracting visitors and investment, and advancing social and environmental goals. And yet, this heritage potential can often go unrecognized and untapped. Opportunity knocks! 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. 

Architects will find rich opportunities for professional development with 5 tracks of concurrent sessions on such topics as durability and premature architectural obsolescence, climate change and sustainability, new infill in heritage districts, sites of conscience, and Indigenous cultural heritage. Join expert workshops and field sessions on digital inventories and surveys, adaptive reuse, cultural landscape management, downtown revitalization and much more.

The National Trust for Canada is a national charity created in 1973 that inspires and leads action to save historic places and promotes the care and wise use of our historic environment.

To register and for more info:

Contact: Chris Wiebe, Conference Coordinator, National Trust for Canada