Weathering Change

Navigating a New Climate

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Unable to attend Latornell? You can still see part of the Symposium through a live webcast!

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Are you missing Latornell this year? Maybe you’re attending, but you have coworkers back at the office who aren’t coming? There’s a chance to see part of the Symposium through a live webcast!

This year, the Symposium and EcoHealth Ontario are hosting five sessions on the Symposium program exploring human-ecology connections. In addition to being offered at the Nottawasaga Inn, we will also be providing access to them via a live online feed for people who aren’t able to attend in person.

You can find more info on each of these sessions, as well as speaker info, on our webcast page.

Weather Gone Wild Photo Contest

Do you have an awesome photo that captures an extreme weather event? Submit your photo for a chance to see it featured at Latornell and win a prize.

Send Us Your Best 'Weather Gone Wild' Photos for a Chance to Win!

Do you have an awesome photo that captures an extreme weather event?

Submit your photo from now until noon, November 13 for a chance to see your picture featured on the big screen at this year’s Latornell Conservation Symposium and win a $25 Henry’s Gift Card!

Contest is open to Symposium delegates. Submission form and Official Rules and Regulations are available on the contest page.

Don’t delay in entering the contest and sending your photos. Happy shooting and good luck to all!

Scotch Nosing

Do you want to learn more, know more, experience more about whisky? Here's your chance!

Register for Whisky Tasting

Whether you’re a whisky novice or a seasoned enthusiast, our new Whisky Tasting at the Latornell Conservation Symposium is for you! The Whisky Tasting will be held in the Starlite Lounge beginning at 8:30 PM on Tuesday November 17th.

LCBO Scotch Connoisseur Stuart Alford will be guiding 40 participants through a proper sampling of 6 scotch whiskies. There is a cost of $30 and participants are required to pre-register for this event.

You can pre-register online now. On-site registration can be found at the Symposium Registration Desk up to 4 PM Tuesday November 17th.

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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.

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