Latornell Leadership Project 2020 / 2021 Webinar Series

Latornell Leadership Project While the 2020 Latornell Conservation Symposium is ‘pausing’ its November 2020 event, the Latornell Leadership Project is offering a new series of webinars exploring different aspects of leadership examples and best practices within the conservation sector.

The webinar series will touch on the following topics:

  • Groundwork: The Foundation and Evolution of the Conservation Authorities in Ontario
  • Connecting Planning and Ecology Workshop
  • Communicating Through a Pandemic
  • Taking Action: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Conservation
  • What Makes a Good Leader?

For more information, please visit the Professional Development Program webpage.

Bonus Event: The 2020 Latornell Student Symposium

2020 Latornell Student Symposium Join Dr. Nicolas Brunet from the University of Guelph for the virtual 2020 Latornell Student Symposium taking place Friday November 20th from 9 AM to 1 PM

Diversity: Foundation of Our Ecosystems & Societies

The strength of our ecosystems and societies are upheld through biological and cultural diversity. Together, biological, and cultural diversity play an imperative role in addressing intersectional social and environmental issues. The 2020 Latornell Student Symposium theme is “Diversity: The Foundation of Ecosystems & Societies”. The symposium aims to emphasize interconnectedness in sustainability by creating a platform that highlights diversity, equity, and inclusion in conservation research and practice.

Registration is now open — Sign up today!

The free virtual event on Friday, November 20th, 2020, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM will highlight student research with direct relevance to conservation practice in Ontario. The 2020 Latornell Student Symposium is a unique opportunity to explore the practical applications of your work to conservation practice beyond the context of academia. There will be a mix of active professionals, students, and scholars in attendance. This will be a great opportunity to network and build your capacity to speak to the non-scholarly relevance of your work, which are critical in securing employment in this competitive field. The day will begin with two keynote speakers followed by a series of short talks and discussions. Our aim is to support diversity in all forms in the selection of topics and speakers.

Click here for more information. Please contact Angela Asuncion ( or Dr. Nicolas Brunet ( if you have any questions.

This event is supported by the Latornell Professorship in Environmental Stewardship

Latornell Conservation Symposium on Hiatus

The Latornell Conservation Symposium will not be taking place in 2020. We feel that we will all need a while to get our feet back under us after grappling with the impacts and – no doubt, the aftermath of pandemic conditions. We’re going to use this time to review the larger Latornell Conservation Symposium and make sure that it fits with the way we all do business moving forward.

We’re proud of the many programs, presentations and keynotes that we have been able to share with our many delegates, exhibitors and sponsors for these many years. We want to continue to bring Ontario conservationists together to talk about the big issues and to develop the collaborations that we need in order to find solutions.

So please allow us to keep in touch with you over the next few months so you can see what we’re up to and help us to shape the future of the Latornell Conservation Symposium. If you haven’t already, please sign up for our Latornell newsletter. And, we’ll see you soon.

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2019 Presentations Now Available

Many 2019 concurrent session presentations are available for download, including presentations from previous years.

Presentations can be accessed here.

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Karen Anderson, Symposium Coordinator
Phone: 1-888-274-1364 ext. 103
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