Call for papers for 2015 National Trust Conference: Heritage Energized

Heritage is an energy producer that consistently infuses Canadian communities with cultural and economic vitality, sparks new investment, and grounds us with a strong sense of place. The 2015 National Trust Conference will explore how heritage energy can turn places around, empower people, and create opportunities. It will also shine a spotlight on how the heritage movement itself is being transformed through its evolving relationship with property development, arts and culture, sustainable living, philanthropy, and the cultural diversity of Canada.

Taking place from October 22-24, 2015 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary, the 2015 National Trust Conference is held in association with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP/ACECP) and in collaboration with Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.

The annual National Trust Conference is Canada’s largest event for professionals, practitioners, and volunteers engaged in regenerating and saving our heritage places. As in previous years, the 400-plus participants expected to attend Heritage Energized will come from a diverse range of backgrounds: architects, professionals and trades; planners and government representatives; heritage organizations, volunteers and the general public; and university/college instructors and students.

The call for papers is inviting presentations on the following themes: Energy Generation—Heritage as Power Plant; Energy Investment—Heritage as Business Venture; and Energy Distribution—Heritage as Fuel for the Future. Acceptable formats include: a 15-20-minute traditional presentation; a 7-minute spark presentation; a poster presentation; and a 90-minute conference session.

The deadline for submissions is March 23, 2015. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be made in early May 2015. Presenters of accepted abstracts will receive a discount on full conference registration.

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