The Latornell Conservation Symposium is one of Ontario’s premier annual environmental events. It will again be held at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Convention Centre in Alliston, Ontario. New for 2014, the 21st edition of the Symposium will be held from Tuesday to Thursday, November 18th to 20th, 2014. The Symposium provides a forum for practitioners, policy makers, nongovernment organizations, academics and businesses to network and discuss the challenges and opportunities in Ontario’s conservation field.

2014 Symposium Theme: Growth & Transformation

Environmental conditions today require us to challenge our conventional approaches and transform how we think, work, and live in order to develop new approaches and opportunities that enable and support a more sustainable future. As great as today’s conservation challenges are, there is also enormous potential to find innovative solutions by tapping into knowledge, partnerships, and evolving tools available to all of us. The Latornell Conservation Symposium program strives to challenge tradition and inspire you to transform and grow in new ways - personally and professionally.

We Welcome Your Presentation Ideas!

The program for the 21st Latornell Conservation Symposium is looking for ideas on a number of different topic areas related to this year’s theme which is Growth & Transformation in the form of presentations, symposia, training, workshops and site visits.

Presenters should strive to provide solutions that can inspire attendees and promote a greater understanding of the innovations and work that is underway – or should be underway – to build greater resilience in Ontario’s environment.

Ideas should be submitted to one stream only. However, you may submit as many ideas as you like. The deadline to submit your idea(s) was Monday, April 14, 2014, however it has been extended until Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Accepted speakers receive a discount on the day of presentation. Additional details to follow.

Latornell Themes and Descriptions:

Program at a Glance

Day 1 – Tuesday, November 18, 2014

8:00 AM 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM 10:45 AM Opening Plenary Session
Welcome Remarks
11:00 AM 12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
12:30 PM 1:45 PM Lunch
Soil & Water Conservation Society Award Presentations
2:00 PM 3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
5:30 PM 7:00 PM Wine & Cheese with Exhibitors
7:00 PM 8:30 PM Harvest Dinner
9:00 PM 11:00 PM Chart Your Own Course - variety of social events

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

7:00 AM 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Concurrent Sessions
10:30 AM 12:00 Noon Concurrent Sessions
12:00 Noon 1:45 PM Lunch
Keynote Speaker
Young Conservationist Professionals Awards
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Concurrent Sessions/Workshop/Field Trip
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Post Graduate Student Poster Display & Competition
4:00 PM 7:00 PM Dream Auction
6:30 PM 9:30 PM Gala Banquet & Entertainment

Day 3 - Thursday, November 20, 2014

7:00 AM 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Concurrent Sessions
10:30 AM 12:00 Noon Concurrent Sessions
12:00 Noon 2:00 PM Lunch
Keynote Speaker
Leadership Awards
2:15 PM 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions/Workshop/Field Trip

Accommodations at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Convention Centre

Please note you can start booking your accommodations for the Symposium at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Convention Centre. Book your accommodations for the Symposium today!

Website Redesign

The Latornell Conservation Symposium website is in the process of being updated. A refreshed website with new information and items of interest will be available shortly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Looking for the 2013 content? It can be accessed here.