Call for Papers - National Heritage Conference 2013
Call for Papers
Canada’s heritage conservation movement has made great strides in the last 40 years. It is now being challenged to respond to the changes taking place in Canadian society, culture, and economy: from the shift to smaller government and the drive for sustainable communities, to an emphasis on new conservation strategies and legislative tools. We are a diverse community and a new vision for heritage is emerging that will contribute to a new age in Canada.
HCF’s 40th Anniversary National Heritage Conference will explore how older communities, cultural landscapes, buildings and intangible heritage are finding new relevance at this watershed moment.
Proposals are invited on the following themes:
Diversity and Social Justice: using examples of built work, planning, or awareness raising projects: how historic places respond to the unique contributions of our diverse national, language, cultural, and religious identities; how historic places nurture communal goals, are sustainable, and include urban agriculture, affordable housing, and artistic live/work spaces.
Demand and Economics: using examples of built work or upcoming projects: innovative adaptive reuse projects (eg. waterfronts, churches, industrial sites, farms, fishing villages); compelling examples of collaboration (public/private/non-profit); new business models and financing (eg. community bonds, tax incentives); making the economic case for heritage rehabilitation.
Balancing Conservation and Development: using examples of heritage planning, policy development and community advocacy: managing intensification in older districts; local tools for neighbourhood conservation that are not dictated by legislation; revitalizing areas that have gone through economic downturns; integrating sensitive additions and adaptations to the fabric of towns and cities; heritage and good new design – how are we champions of the heritage of tomorrow?
Heritage is Conservation: using examples of built work, upcoming projects, or analysis: energy solutions for older buildings and districts (eg. eco-districts, introducing sustainable technologies); capitalizing on the durability and maintainability of older buildings; making the case (eg. the inherent sustainability of older neighbourhoods, and ‘true cost’ economics).
- Traditional Presentation (15 - 20 minutes) – These presentations will use research results and case studies that offer principles and real solutions that others can apply in their communities.
- Spark Presentation (7 minutes – 14 slides) – Inspired by the “Pecha Kucha” presentation style, this format can quickly raise important issues and generate dynamic conference sessions.
- Poster Presentation – A presentation of text and images mounted on poster board: approx. 2 ½ X 3 ½ feet. At certain periods in the conference program, presenters will stand near their posters to answer questions from conference attendees. Poster presenters will enjoy the same profile as “verbal” presenters: her/his bio will be included in the conference program along with their poster description; a clickable pdf of their poster will be included on the conference website.
Please include with your submission:
- Proposal theme and presentation format.
- Title of presentation proposed and 300 word (approx) summary.
- Author’s/authors’ name(s), contact information, and brief CV(s).
Deadline for submissions: March 29th, 2013
Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be made in May 2013.
To submit your proposal, or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 613-237-1066; Fax: 613-237-5987
Chosen presenters will receive a discount on full conference registration.
- About Us
- Support Us
- Issues & Campaigns
- Visit & Discover
- Get Involved