Program Information

Lands to Great Lakes – Preliminary Program

Latornell 2018 Preliminary Program (Single Page Spread | Double Page Spread) [PDF – 1 MB]

Lands to Great Lakes – Program at a Glance

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are critically important to Ontario’s environment and economy. They are also a source of joy for many Ontario residents in terms of scenic views, recreational opportunities, and spiritual significance and renewal.

The relationship between the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, and the surrounding landscape, is complicated. Many efforts have been made, and continue to be made, to understand, protect and restore these important water resources and to manage the impacts our activities have on them.

The 25th Latornell Conservation Symposium will explore the status of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River and the lands that connect them in order to assess the work currently underway to protect, conserve and enhance them. What progress is being made, and what more needs to be done?

Day One - Tuesday November 13th 2018
Time Start Time End Event
7:00 AM 8:30 AM Registration
(Refreshments provided on lower level)
8:30 AM 9:45 AM Concurrent Sessions (T1A – T1G)
9:45 AM 10:15 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:15 AM 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions (T2A – T2G)
11:45 AM 1:30 PM Lunch
Keynote Speaker Dr. Dan Longboat
1:45 PM 3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions (T3A – T3G)
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:30 PM 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions (T4A – T4G)
5:30 PM 7:00 PM Wine & Cheese with Exhibitors
7:00 PM 8:30 PM Harvest Dinner
Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) A.D. Latornell Award of Merit Presentation
8:30 PM Choose Your Own Adventure – Variety of Social Events (will commence following the Harvest Dinner)
9:00 PM 1:00 AM Latornell After Party (LAP) in Starlite Lounge
Day Two - Wednesday November 14th 2018
Time Start Time End Event
7:00 AM 8:30 AM Registration
(Refreshments provided on lower level)
8:30 AM 9:45 AM Concurrent Sessions (W1A – W1G)
9:45 AM 10:15 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:15 AM 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions (W2A – W2G)
11:45 AM 1:00 PM Lunch
Keynote Speaker David Ullrich
1:15 PM 2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions (W3A – W3G)
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:00 PM 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions (W4A – W4G)
5:00 PM 6:30 PM Post Graduate Student Poster Display & Competition
6:30 PM 8:30 PM Gala Banquet & Dream Auction
Guest Speaker The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
8:30 PM Choose Your Own Adventure – Variety of Social Events (will commence following the Gala Banquet)
9:00 PM 1:00 AM Latornell After Party (LAP) in Starlite Lounge
Day Three - Thursday November 15th 2018
Time Start Time End Event
7:00 AM 9:00 AM Registration
7:30 AM 8:45 AM Early Bird Professional Development Breakfast 
Keynote Speaker Cher Jones
9:00 AM 10:15 AM Concurrent Sessions (TH1A – TH1G)
10:15 AM 10:45 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:45 AM 12:15 PM Concurrent Sessions (TH2A – TH2G)
12:15 PM 2:30 PM Lunch
Latornell Leadership Awards Presentation 
Keynote Speaker Autumn Peltier
Keynote Speaker Dr. Robin Kimmerer
2:45 PM 4:00 PM Concurrent Sessions (TH3A – TH3G)
4:15 PM 5:30 PM Concurrent Sessions (TH4A – TH4G)

Past Programs

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