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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.

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
Brent Toderian
Brent ToderianFounder and Principal, Toderian Urban Works
Dr. Avi Friedman
Dr. Avi FriedmanProfessor, School of Architecture, McGill University
Dr. Dianne Saxe
Dr. Dianne SaxeEnvironmental Commissioner of Ontario

 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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Latornell Leadership Awards

From 1999 to 2012, the Latornell Conservation Symposium honoured individuals who have contributed significantly over their entire lifetime (either professionally or as a volunteer) to the conservation movement in Ontario by presenting them with the Pioneer Award. This presentation took place at a special luncheon called the Pioneer lunch.

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Symposium in 2013, it was decided to revise this award in order to also recognize individuals who made significant contributions at any time, for any duration – and not just over the course of their entire lifetime, as long as their achievements demonstrate leadership accomplishments. To reflect this, the award was renamed the Latornell Leadership Award.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2016 Latornell Leadership Awards. More information can be found on the Latornell Leadership Awards page.

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]

2015 Presentations Now Available

Presentations from last year’s concurrent sessions 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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Members Page

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