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APT – National Trust for Canada Joint Conference 2017 CAPITALizing on HERITAGE: COMMUNITY, GOVERNMENT and SAVOIR-FAIRE Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (October 11 to 14)

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An historic capital city and a major milestone offer the perfect opportunity to explore how people, policy, and preservation practice intersect to renew landmarks, protect what matters, and create vibrant places. Ottawa is the place to be for Canadian Confederation’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Embracing the historic opportunity, the Association for Preservation Technology International and the National Trust for Canada have joined forces to create CAPITALizing on HERITAGE, expected to be the largest gathering of conservation practitioners and advocates ever mounted in Canada. Conservators, architects, engineers, heritage planners, craftspeople, policy makers, construction managers, cultural landscape specialists, preservationists and strong community voices will come together to share the best in technology, policy, means and methods for preserving and renewing heritage buildings, sculptures, districts and engineering works.
Ottawa is a veritable heritage hub: the ancestral territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg; a logging town at the confluence of three rivers, transformed to serve as the seat of Canada’s national government; and a modern research, academic and high tech hot spot, alive with innovative conservation, construction and development projects led by both “Town & Crown,” private and public sectors. The conference will capitalize on this rich blend of history, place, ritual and expertise for a truly memorable and inspiring event.
Reflecting this diversity, CAPITALizing on HERITAGE will provide an extraordinary opportunity with seven conference tracks organized into three technical tracks, three cultural/community tracks and one track exploring the intersection of policy and technical issues. The papers within each thematic track will range from macro to micro in scale, with subject matter as diverse as cultural landscapes, non-destructive testing, heritage advocacy, engineering, sustainability, and project financing.

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