HERITAGE BC CONFERENCE
It's The Final Countdown to the 2015 Heritage BC Annual Conference The Main Thing!
Just one week to go until the Heritage BC Annual Conference: The Main Thing, taking place in Rossland B.C., October 1-3.
Whether you have already registered for the conference or plan to do so in the next few days, this update will enlighten you with some fresh information to help enhance your experience.
The conference program is now complete! View session details and speaker bios on the Heritage BC website. Remember, if you can't make it to the whole conference, you can pick individual workshop sessions for just $35.
» Conference Workshop Sessions
Optional Conference Talks & Tours
We have a diverse program of activities taking place during the conference to get you exploring heritage downtowns and mingling with your fellow heritage professionals and enthusiasts. All talks, tours and socials require prior registration so make sure you put your name down before they sell out!
Bus Tour to Nelson
Our bus tour to Nelson includes a stop at the Brilliant Suspension Bridge in Castlegar, a walking tour of downtown Nelson by local historians Ron Welwood and Greg Scott, a guided tour of Nelson's newly renovated Canadian Pacific Railway Station by Construction Manager Joern Wingender, and a bagged lunch!
» Bus Tour to Nelson
"How I Caught the Heritage Bug" - Mark Forsythe
Enjoy gold rush themed cocktails while mingling with fellow conference attendees before listening to the former host of CBC Radio's BC Almanac show and four time author, Mark Forsythe.
Since retiring from CBC, the author spends his time exploring and learning about the landscape, history and people of B.C. Forsythe has written four books including The BC Almanac Book of Greatest British Columbians, From the West Coast to the Western Front: British Columbians and the Great War, and The Trail of 1858: British Columbia’s Gold Rush Past.
» "How I Caught the Heritage Bug" - Mark Forsythe
Rossland & Trail Walking Tours
Get out and explore Rossland and Trail with our free walking tours. All you need to do is register in advance! The walking tours (and one carpooling tour) include:
- Walking Tour of Downtown Rossland
- Tour of Rossland Museum
- Tour of Trail (car/carpooling)
- Walking Tour of Columbia Cemetery
» Rossland & Trail Walking Tours
Are you local to Rossland, Trail or the surrounding areas in the Kootenays? Sign up to the conference and the Prospector's Dinner at our special 'Rosslander' rate. Savings of up to $50 can be made on regular rates!
» Conference Registration
Education is a top priority at the conference, this year we have selected top speakers and topics based on our members evaluations from past conferences. These new and exciting topics will help to expand your skill sets as well as giving you the opportunity to earn credits with the PIBC and AIBC.
Participants are eligible for up to 6.75 CPL LUs (Continuous Professional Learning Units) through the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) for attending the entire conference and 1.5 Core & Non Core AIBC credits are now available for selected workshops!
Heritage BC Prospector's Dinner
Don't forget our conference social event - our Prospector's Dinner! This memorable evening will transport you back to the time of Rossland's gold rush with a themed dinner, entertainment from the Boomtown Garter Girls and the Golden City Fiddlers and a chance to mix with heritage enthusiasts at our Heritage Speed Meet.
We look forward to seeing you in Rossland!
» Conference Registration