National Conference

The annual National Trust Conference is Canada’s largest heritage learning and networking event. Building on the success of Ottawa 2017, the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) and the National Trust for Canada (in association with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP)) are collaborating again to present a virtual heritage and preservation conference October 1-7, 2020 rooted in Edmonton, Alberta.


APT – NATIONAL TRUST JOINT CONFERENCE 2020 (in association with CAHP) // Now Available On Demand!

Hindsight 2020: Conservation, Disruption and the Future of Heritage

October 1-7 • Edmonton, Alberta // Now available on demand!

Thank you for helping make the National Trust -APT Joint Conference 2020 (in association with CAHP) such a huge success! Over 875, architects, engineers, volunteers, policymakers and planners joined us from Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, and beyond to share new approaches to the protection and renewal of heritage places.

If you were unable to attend the live conference from October 1 -7 we have some good news for you! You are still able to register and take in sessions and plenaries (including the vibrant Q&A periods) On-Demand at your convenience. Collect continuing education credits from your professional organization in the process.

Don’t miss Kisha Supernant (Exploring Métis Identity through Archaeology), Donovan Rypkema (Heritage Strategies International), Stephanie Allen (Hogan’s Alley Society)Mary W. Rowe (Canadian Urban Institute) as they unpack what a climate emergency, racial tensions, and economic turmoil mean for the heritage sector. Learn from dozens of other world class speakers as they discuss new issues, trends and developments in the field of climate change, heritage planning, materials conservation, and Indigenous heritage!


While you are enjoying the sessions make sure to stop by the virtual exhibit hall and check out the engaging materials provided by our sponsors. Learn about their projects, services, and what’s to come.  


We want to thank all our sponsors for helping make this international gathering possible. See the full list of our sponsors and link to the exhibit hall here 

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.

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