Currents of Change: Inspiring, Creating, Transforming

Currents of Change: Inspiring, Creating, Transforming

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Latornell 2015: Weathering Change

By Lisa Turnbull, Chair of Latornell Conservation Symposium

2015 will be the year we “Weather Change” at the Latornell Conservation Symposium. On November 17- 19, 2015 we will explore climate change impacts we are seeing in Ontario’s watersheds as well as current and emerging best management practices that are underway or can be used to build environmental, economic and social resilience.

The topic could not be more timely. The effects of climate change are being felt in all aspects of our day to day lives, both globally and locally. Flooding, ice storms, tornadoes and droughts – are all events that have become common place in news reports. The ripple effect of extreme weather events are being felt in all sectors of society. 

In keeping with previous Symposiums’ we will be bringing together key stakeholders and experts to discuss issues and solutions along with facilitating networking and learning opportunities for all spectrums of conservation professionals.  Expect riveting keynote speakers, workshops, tours, and break out session presentations.

I am honoured to take on the role of Chair for the Symposium Steering Committee in 2015. We have such a dedicated group of people on the committee that strive year after to year to provide you with the best possible experience and value for your time and money. We also have countless organizations to thank for helping us form the symposium program.

We need your input and welcome your participation in 2015! The program committee is looking for ideas on a number of different topic areas related to this year’s theme in the form of presentations, symposia, training, workshops and site visits. Submissions are due by March 30, 2015.  Please visit: for further information. 

Lisa Turnbull is the Chair of the Latornell Steering Committee and  a Senior Project Manager at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). Her responsibilities with the Project Management Office at TRCA include managing the initiation, planning, execution, control and close out phases for a diverse range of environmental projects and Environmental Assessment studies.