HERITAGE: Imagining Futures

Conference 2017 Schedule

Sponsored by Grosvenor

(More workshop sessions will be added in the coming weeks; please check back for more details.)

 

 

HERITAGE SIGNATURE TOURS

Choose among our three specially curated, pre-conference tours, which will provide rare glimpses into Victoria’s heritage treasures. Tours take place on the afternoon of Thursday, May 4.

Cole Island and Naval Base: Tour this designated heritage park featuring naval buildings dating back to 1860 with Richard Linzey, Ben Gourely and Gord Macdonald. This tour will run from 12:30pm to 5:00pm. The tour of the Naval Base includes: visit to the Riggers Shop, and views of the Admiral’s House, Duntze Head QF battery, Bickford’s Tower, Works Yard and timber seasoning sheds, and dry dock and pump house. The conservation and buildings archeology tour of Cole Island includes the guardhouse, shell stores and powder magazines. Pre-registration is required; space is limited.

Sponsored by Cultural Resource Management Program (CRMP), University of Victoria

Our Living Languages: Experience a personalized tour of the Royal BC Museum’s groundbreaking, interactive exhibition that celebrates the resilience and diversity of First Nations languages in BC in the face of change. The tour will be hosted by First Peoples’ Cultural Council, the co-partners in the creation of this exhibition; regular RBCM admission fees will apply.

Open Doors Victoria: Join John Somogyi on this exclusive walking tour of otherwise inaccessible buildings, including the Odd Fellows Hall, the Masonic Hall and Union Club, a recent heritage award winner recognizing excellence in heritage conservation.

 

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION: HERITAGE SLAM!

Welcome to Victoria and our 2017 conference, Heritage: Imagining Futures!

Inspired by Pecha Kucha and Ignite events, Heritage Slam! gives delegates the opportunity to showcase their best, most innovative and exciting projects in a fast-paced and fun evening. Each presenter shows off their work with 15 slides and 15 seconds per slide. Slam!

Food and drink included.

Thursday, May 4 at 7:00pm
at the Robert Bateman Centre

 

IMAGINING FUTURES

Opening keynote address with Lorna Williams, followed by a panel discussion and plenary workshop.

“The future of heritage is…” With a few simple words, we shift our reflection from “what was” to imaginatively explore “what can be”.

Responding to our provocative statement, Lorna Williams will draw on her vast experiences and distinct perspectives, as they explore future directions for heritage. We then put the same statement to a panel of sector leaders: to respond to and challenge what they heard, and to investigate their own stimulating ideas.

Then it is your turn to respond, as we develop a framework to describe our collective vision of heritage as it can be. There is no time like the present to imagine the future.

Friday, May 5 at 9:00am. The keynote and plenary session is sponsored by Donald Luxton & Associates Ltd.
Location: Victoria Harbour Towers

 

INTERSECTIONS: ARCHEOLOGY AND HERITAGE

In this workshop, we challenge old assumptions and attitudes. Our panel explores the separation of these three sectors, as they consider the potential of new approaches and the power of new alliances.

This workshop will be led by Richard Linzey, Director, Heritage Branch and Gord Macdonald, CEO, Macdonald & Lawrence Timber Framing
Location: Victoria Harbour Towers

 

PLANNING WITHOUT A (HERITAGE) PLANNER

Protecting and conserving heritage can follow a challenging path with many obstacles along the way. Navigating that path can be difficult even for the most experienced planner. But that doesn’t mean good heritage conservation cannot happen in smaller communities, even with the absence of a municipal planner or heritage planner.

This workshop will be led by Steve Barber, former planner for the City of Victoria
Elana Zysblat, CAHP, Heritage Consultant

Location: Victoria Harbour Towers

 

INNOVOTIONS FOR HERITAGE PROPERTIES

With a heritage register of over 900 sites, the City of Victoria proudly recognizes heritage as a symbol of permanence and stability, and a contributor to urban vibrancy. With a panel representing the real estate, construction and architecture sectors, Merinda Connolly, planner for the City of Victoria, explores the many ways heritage regains and retains its vitality in an every-changing world. 

This workshop will be led by Merinda Connolly, Planner, City of Victoria

Location: Victoria Harbour Towers 

 

COLLABORATIONS: A CALL TO ACTION

In May 2016, Canada became a full supporter of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Prior to that, 94 Truth and Reconciliation recommendations were issued, urging all people to work together to change policies and programs in an effort to move forward with reconciliation. It is now time for the heritage and museums sectors to understand their roles in reconciliation and to embrace a new future of understanding and partnership. The British Columbia Museums Association (BCMA) brings together a panel to explore practical examples, showcasing new collaborations with First Nations communities.

This workshop session will be presented in partnership with BC Museums Association

Location: Victoria Harbour Towers

 

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES & BUILDING NEW VALUES FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE

Digital technologies offer modern tools to help us preserve past and present cultural heritage for future generations. However, these tools can be used for more than just preservation alone.

This workshop explores how technology can enhance storytelling, encourage collaboration, and further your organization’s mission by inviting audiences to interact directly with tangible and intangible heritage and build new values for historic places.

Panelists working with museums, arts, culture and heritage organizations, and community members will explore their experience designing and working with digital technologies--from web-based tools to interactive experiences--and invite attendees to join in discussion and share their lessons learned.

This workshop will be led by Amy Calder, cultural heritage specialist and strategic planner with Cornerstone Planning Group.

 

HERITAGE IN THE HANDS OF THE NEXT GENERATION

Younger generations are the future of heritage. They will be the planners, the consultants, the custodians and the appreciators. But, how do we involve young people in heritage today? And how do we understand their motivations, appreciate their ideas, and learn from their perspectives? We start by asking them, and then we listen.

Tania Muir, Program Director, Cultural Resource Management Program, University of Victoria 

Sponsored by Cultural Resource Management Program (CRMP), University of Victoria

Location: Victoria Harbour Towers

 

HERITAGE COMMISSIONS ROUNDTABLE

This is an opportunity for members of Heritage Commissions and Committees to unite around common issues. This roundtable is an open conversation for everyone who participates on Commissions and Committees or is interested to know more.

Location: Victoria Harbour Towers

 

HELP A COLLEAGUE ROUNDTABLE: ASK THE EXPERTS

This is your chance to ask your burning questions and get expert advice. No question is too basic.

Location: Victoria Harbour Towers

 

HERITAGE PLANNER ROUNDTABLE

This is a special opportunity for city and heritage planners and anyone who wants to know more to network and unite around issues. (BCAHP membership is not a requirement to attend.)

Sponsored by BC Association of Heritage Professionals.

Location: Victoria Harbour Towers

 

TALKING STICK: MOVING TOWARD A FRAMEWORK OF RECOGNITION, COMMEMORATION AND RECONCILIATION.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission marked a critical moment in Canadian history with the release of the 94 Calls to Action. It prompts each one of us to act and to reframe the familiar and comfortable contexts of our work as heritage professionals.  

It is now time to move the conversation forward as we explore authentic, sustainable pathways that will lead to new relationships and common goals and objectives.

This session will be hosted by First Peoples’ Cultural Council.
Location: Songhees Wellness Centre.

  

CLOSING NIGHT DINNER AT THE SONGHEES WELLNESS CENTRE

Saturday, May 6

Sponsored by Vintage Woodworks

Location: Songhees Wellness Centre.

 

(Programming subject to change without notice.)

 




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