Currents of Change: Inspiring, Creating, Transforming

Currents of Change: Inspiring, Creating, Transforming

Monday, 8 September 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Latornell Conservation Symposium

By Hazel Breton, Chair, 21st Annual Latornell Conservation Symposium

I am very pleased to announce that the registration for this year’s Latornell Conservation Symposium is open.

The steering committee has been working with great enthusiasm to make your time at the Symposium memorable and ensure that you are able to take away new thoughts, ideas and tools that will serve you in the months and years following the Symposium. We have listened to your feedback and have made some changes this year to make your experience at the Symposium that much 'more'. 

We are now offering three full days that encompass a variety of sessions including workshops, tours, as well as the traditional presentations. This year we will be featuring over 240 speakers, an increase of over 100 speakers from previous years. To do all of this, the Symposium will now begin on Tuesday November 18th and end on Thursday November 20th.

Our theme this year is Growth and Transformation. As our communities expand we continue to experience the challenges that growth brings.  In more recent years, these challenges have been exacerbated by extreme events such as our weather. As environmental professionals and members of local communities, we need to be able to transform our attitudes, behaviours, and expectations so we are prepared for the environmental challenges and all things connected ahead of us.

I invite you to come learn with us, share a few laughs, and leave with a sense of renewed enthusiasm that you can and will make a difference.

See you in November!

Hazel Breton is the Chair of the 21st Annual Latornell Conservation Symposium and Manager of Water Resource Engineering at the Hamilton Conservation Authority.