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National Trust Conference 2022 (with Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals & Indigenous Heritage Circle)

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

October 20 - 22 at The Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto

$125 Students, $425 Members - $495 Non-Members

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The National Trust for Canada – with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) and the Indigenous Heritage Circle – are collaborating once again to present The Heritage Reset: Making Critical Choices.
Architects, engineers, planners, craftspeople, policy makers, preservationists and heritage volunteers will come together to share the best in design, planning, policy and techniques for conserving and renewing heritage buildings, districts, and cultural landscapes.
Seismic societal shifts exacerbated by a global pandemic have drawn into question many values, structures, and public policies in Canada, including those guiding heritage conservation. As the urgency increases to advance
decolonization and anti-racism, take bold climate action, and redress economic and social inequity, are heritage principles and heritage places in step, or stuck in the past?  Now is the time for realignment and concerted
action.  How can we accelerate the heritage conservation movement’s impact as a positive, essential, progressive force addressing pressing issues like climate change, racism, reconciliation, affordable housing, social justice,
accessibility, economic resiliency, and more? Architects will find rich opportunities for professional development with 4 tracks of concurrent sessions on the following themes:

• Social-Cultural Reset – Embracing a Fuller Story and Confronting Exclusion
• Environmental Reset – Championing Heritage Conservation as Climate Action
• Economic Reset – Overcoming Systemic Barriers to Reuse & Asserting Heritage as a Progressive Force
• Toronto Indigenous Cultural Heritage Forum & UNDRIP and Indigenous Heritage Participate in international expert sessions, discussions, and workshops on carbon reduction and heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, Indigenous cultural heritage, intensification in heritage areas, and the education and integration of the next generation of heritage workers.
Plenary Speakers (Selected):
• Carl Elefante (2018 President AIA & Principal Emeritus, Quinn Evans, (Washington D.C.)
• Karen Aird (Co-Founder & President, Indigenous Heritage Circle (Kamloops, BC)
• Enlai Hooi (Head of Innovation, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects (Copenhagen, Denmark)
• Dr. Kisha Supernant (Director of the Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta)
• Randall F. Mason (Professor, Historic Preservation/ City & Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Penn.)
• Karen Carter (President, Karen Carter & Assoc. Cultural Consulting (Toronto, ON)
• James Lindberg (Senior Policy Director, National Trust for Historic Preservation (Denver, Colorado)
The National Trust for Canada is a national charity created in 1973 that inspires and leads action to save heritage places (from buildings to cultural landscapes), and promotes the care and wise use of our historic
environment. The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) is a Canadian professional organization that serves qualified heritage professionals in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Founded in 2016, the Indigenous Heritage Circle (IHC) is an Indigenous-designed and Indigenous-led organization dedicated to the advancement of cultural heritage priorities that are of importance to Métis, Inuit, and First Nations Peoples in Canada.