Join us virtually for this year's joint conference! While we cannot meet in person this year, the virtual conference setting will provide our membership with additional platforms to share insights, lessons, and solutions that explore the intersection of technical, design, policy, and community issues.
This unique situation may have the unexpected benefit of promoting greater collaboration, connection, and much broader access to the conference. APT and the National Trust for Canada have worked to offer the key components that our members value: keynote speakers, plenary and concurrent paper sessions, sponsor exhibit hall, workshops, and special events. The virtual platform this year will also enable registered attendees to catch several events on demand, earn more CE's, and network all from your computer and the mobile app!
HINDSIGHT 2020 will explore heritage conservation’s disruptive role in a 21st century defined by resource scarcity, climate change and sustainability. In an era seeking heroic solutions, historic preservation provides transformative ideas, highlighting the importance of adaptation, minimal intervention, reversibility and maintainability. While Edmonton is the research, refining, and manufacturing heart of the Canadian oil industry, it is also a hotbed of environmental innovation and activism. HINDSIGHT 2020 will be hosted by a vibrant historic city at the very forefront of the climate crisis, one wrestling with its petroleum legacy and the imperative to transition to a low-carbon future.
The five tracks of HINDSIGHT 2020 explore the intersection of technical, design, policy and community issues. The conference organizers seek dynamic presentations that provide compelling insights, principles, lessons and solutions that others can apply in their projects and communities.
We respectfully acknowledge the place in which we will be gathering virtually is known to us now as ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton), which is the traditional land of Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Métis Nation of Alberta. This place is a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and travelling route of the Nêhiyawak (Cree), Anishinaabe (Saulteaux), Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We respect the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, whose presence continues to enrich our shared heritage.