Heritage BC's 2015 conference, taking place October 1-3 in Rossland, is based on the theme "The Main Thing - Memories of Main Street to Help Revitalize Town Centres."
Learn how to create a dynamic downtown by refreshing and renewing revitalization strategies, and learn how to leverage heritage assets to create tourism opportunities and discover sustainability practices.
The conference provides an opportunity to network, share and learn with other professionals and volunteers in the heritage, arts and cultural sectors. Delegates at the conference include architects, planners, archivists, consultants, and non-profit leaders from across the province. This year's conference takes place in a variety of Rossland's heritage buildings.
Conference highlights include:
- Keynote speech on Main Street revitalization from Jim Mountain, director of regeneration, Heritage Canada, The National Trust;
- Four sessions of concurrent workshops;
- Talk from Mark Forsythe, former CBC broadcaster;
- Walking tours of historic Rossland and area;
- Bus tour through the Kootenay region and tour of Nelson;
- And more
Participants are eligible for up to 6.75 CPL LUs (Continuous Professional Learning Units) through the Planning Institute of B.C. (PIBC).
For more details about the Heritage BC conference and to register, visit http://www.heritagebc.ca/events/annual-conference-registration.