Weathering Change

Navigating a New Climate

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Presentations from this year’s concurrent sessions are now available for download.

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The 2015 Latornell Conservation Symposium and EcoHealth Ontario hosted five sessions on the Symposium program exploring human-ecology connections.

You can watch the recorded session on our webcast page.

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Navigating A New Climate

There is no longer a debate about whether or not climate change is happening but rather what actions we can take to navigate the new normal. This year’s Latornell Conservation Symposium will explore the climate change impacts we are seeing in Ontario’s watersheds as well as current and emerging best management practices that are underway or can be used to build environmental, economic and social resilience.

We Welcome Your Ideas!

The program for the 22nd Latornell Conservation Symposium is looking for ideas on a number of different topic areas related to this year’s theme which is Weathering Change – Navigating a New Climate in the form of presentations, symposia, training, workshops and site visits.

For more information, please visit Call for Presentations.

The Latornell Conservation Symposium is pleased to announce Blair Feltmate, James Raffan, Lapo Calamai and Bill McKibben as this year’s Keynote Speakers.

Blair Feltmate
Blair FeltmateAssociate Professor, Program Director Sustainability Practice - University of Waterloo; Chair Climate Change Adaptation Project Canada
Dr. Feltmate is Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, where he teaches the Master of Environment and Business program. His primary professional focus is to de-risk Canada relative to climate change and associated extreme weather events. Read more about Dr. Feltmate.
James Raffan
James RaffanSpeaker, Author and Adventurer
Dr. James Raffan is a prolific writer, speaker and geographer who has a long association with the Canadian Canoe Museum. Over the years he has produced a number of bestselling books, including his most recent work, Circling the Midnight Sun:Culture and change in the invisible Arctic. Read more about James Raffan.
Lapo Calamai
Lapo CalamaiDirector, Catastrophe Risk and Economic Analysis - Insurance Bureau of Canada
Lapo Calamai has served as an economist and policy advisor to industry leaders, ministers and government executives in federal and provincial governments in the United Kingdom and Canada. He has contributed to federal and provincial budgets on a wide spectrum of regulatory and policy issues including financial services regulation, state and private pension policy, capital planning and public finance, public-private partnerships and infrastructure investment. Read more about Lapo Calamai.
Bill McKibben
Bill McKibbenLeading Environmental Speaker and Founder of
Over the past three decades, Bill McKibben has shaped public perception—and public action—on climate change, alternative energy, and the need for localized economies. An environmental activist, bestselling author, and “the planet’s best green journalist” (TIME), McKibben is the founder of – the massive grassroots climate change initiative. Read more Bill McKibben.

The 2016 Symposium takes place November 15, 16 and 17, 2016 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre in Alliston, Ontario.

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