Heritage BC Annual Conference

HERITAGE: Imagining Futures

May 4-6, 2017 in Victoria, BC

Sponsored by Grosvenor


Conference 2017 Program  •  Conference Accommodation  •  Conference Speakers  •  Sponsors 



In a fast-paced and quickly changing world, it is easy to think we are living on the edge of the future. But what of the past? How will heritage fit into the future?

It is questions like these that inspire our 2017 conference: HERITAGE: Imagining Futures.

We open the two-day conference by offering the statement, “The future of heritage is…”. Our keynote speaker, Lorna Williams shares her experiences and challenge assumptions to spark imaginations.

Throughout the conference, we will explore the intersections of sectors, introduce new people to conversations, consider new trends, and explore new relationships and partnerships.

If we think we are living on the edge of the future, then this is the time for action and opportunity. 

Why should you attend?

  • We have dedicated this conference to the future of heritage - and what can be more important than that?
  • You will leave the conference with new ideas and inspired to take action. 
  • You will connect with the First Nation's community in new and impactful ways. 
  • You will hear and learn from the younger generations - our future heritage leaders.
  • You will hear from other related sectors and professions, as we explore new synergies and collaborations.
  • You will network with your colleagues and make new and important associations.
  • You will be a part of the only BC conference dedicated to heritage.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who wants to participate in thought-provoking conversations and to leave with actionable ideas.
  • Anyone who wants to learn about future directions in heritage and wants to know more about what is influencing our sector.
  • Anyone who is serious about developing and improving partnerships and collaborations with First Nations communities.
  • Anyone who wants to know more about the motivations and aspirations of the younger generations, the upcoming heritage leaders.
  • Anyone who wants to be part of the only provincial heritage gathering in BC.

We look forward to seeing you in Victoria at HERITAGE: Imagining Futures!




Heritage Week 2017

February 13 – 19, 2017

My Canada!
My BC!

In 2017, all British Columbians will celebrate our place and contribution to Canada, as all Canadians celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

“My Canada! My BC!” is conceived to inspire Canadians and British Columbians to embrace, explore and enjoy their own heritage places and spaces across the country and throughout our beautiful province.

This Heritage Week, celebrate your community and its place in the great mosaic that is Canada. 





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