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Green Infrastructure: Collaborating with Nature

2016 Latornell Green Infrastructure: Collaborating with Nature
Applied in both rural and urban settings, green infrastructure supports the environment, the economy, and our quality of life in a variety of ways. Green infrastructure includes living systems such as natural areas, forests, parks, streams and riparian zones, wetlands and agricultural lands, as well as engineered facilities such as green roofs, rain gardens and stormwater ponds.  It can be implemented at multiple scales including regional networks of open spaces, agricultural lands, natural areas, and through site-specific practices.

The 2016 Latornell Conservation Symposium will showcase green infrastructure, and identify how it is supported, protected, and enhanced in our watersheds.  Delegates will explore its applicability and benefits in relation to important issues in Ontario such as climate change, biodiversity loss, water management, economic development, improving public health, and fostering sustainable communities.

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Keynote Speakers

The Latornell Conservation Symposium is pleased to announce Dr. Faisal Moola, Brent Toderian, Dr. Avi Friedman and Dr. Dianne Saxe as this year’s Keynote Speakers.

Dr. Faisal Moola
Dr. Faisal MoolaDirector General, Ontario and Northern Canada, David Suzuki Foundation
Dr. Faisal Moola is one of Canada’s most respected environmental scientists and advocates. His research in conservation science and environmental policy has been published in numerous academic journals and award-winning books and he is a regular contributor to the opinion pages of Canada’s leading newspapers. Read more about Dr. Moola.
Brent Toderian
Brent ToderianFounder and Principal, Toderian Urban Works
Brent Toderian is a nationally and internationally respected thought-leader on cities, and a renowned practitioner in advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design. He consults for cities & forward-thinking developers across Canada and the globe, with current or recent engagements that include cities as far away as Sydney, Auckland, Oslo, Helsinki, and Medellin, and as close as Burlington & London Ontario. Read more about Brent Toderian.
Dr. Avi Friedman
Dr. Avi FriedmanProfessor, School of Architecture, McGill University
Dr. Avi Friedman received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Town Planning from the Isra Institute of Technology, his Master’s Degree from McGill University, and his Doctorate from the University of Montréal.

In 1988, he co-founded the Affordable Homes Program at the McGill School of Architecture where he teaches. He also holds an Honorary Professor position in Lancaster University in the U.K. Avi is known for his housing innovation and in particular for the Grow Home and Next Home designs. Read more about Dr. Friedman.

Dr. Dianne Saxe
Dr. Dianne SaxeEnvironmental Commissioner of Ontario
Dr. Dianne Saxe is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), a tough but fair watchdog over Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). The ECO is a bridge between the public and the government on environmental issues.

Prior to her appointment, Dianne was one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers. She has 40 years’ unparalleled experience writing, interpreting, and litigating Ontario’s energy and environmental laws. Dianne’s career began with the Ontario Public Service and two major Bay Street law firms. She then established one of Canada’s top environmental law boutiques. Read more about Dr. Saxe.

 The 2017 Symposium takes place November 21, 22 and 23, 2017 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre in Alliston, Ontario.

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Exhibitor Information

The Latornell Conservation Symposium offers two large, well-located exhibit areas, i.e. the Exhibitors’ Galleries A & B and the Conservation Dome.

  • Feature of the Symposium’s kick off Wine and Cheese Reception and the delegates’ Chart Your Own Course event
  • Networking, information sharing and great learning opportunities available to exhibitors.
  • Featured in the Symposium Program and on the Website.

Over 900 delegates, including 252 speakers, attended the 2015 Symposium. Exhibitors are welcome to sign up for any of the plenaries, workshops, field tours, and sessions found within the program.

The floorplan can be viewed here.

Pricing Information

Exhibitor Gallery A

$1,950+ HST
  • $2,050 + HST starting October 1

Exhibitor Gallery B

$1,700+ HST
  • $1,800 + HST starting October 1

Conservation Dome

$900+ HST
  • $950 + HST starting October 1

All Exhibits include one complimentary registration to the 3 day Symposium.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact Karen Anderson, Coordinator of the 2016 event. Karen can be reached at 1-888-274-1364 (

Latornell Exhibitor Form [PDF – 23 KB]

Exhibitor’s Guide

Please read the Exhibitor’s Guide for additional information related to exhibiting at the Symposium.

Latornell Exhibitor Guide [PDF – 1 MB]

2016 Presentations Now Available

Presentations from the 2016 concurrent sessions and previous years are available for download.

You can access the presentations here.

Watch the Recorded EcoHealth Webcast

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.

Contact Us

Karen Anderson, Symposium Coordinator
Phone: 1-888-274-1364 ext. 103
Karen Anderson, Symposium Coordinator
Phone: 1-888-274-1364 ext. 103
Fax: 1-888-274-1324
Nottawasaga Inn and Conference Centre
6015 Highway 89
Alliston, ON L9R 1A4
Phone: 705-435-5501 or 416-364-5068
Toll-Free Phone: 1-800- 669-5501
Fax: 705-435-5840
Your conference registration DOES NOT include accommodations.
Conservation Ontario
120 Bayview Parkway
Newmarket, ON L3Y 3W3
Phone: 905-895-0716
Fax: 905-895-0751
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