National Trust Conference 2014:
Heritage Builds Resilience
October 2 - 4, 2014
Confederation Centre of the Arts
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Heritage Canada The National Trust Annual Conference
in association with the
Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP|ACECP)
and in collaboration with
PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation
- the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity:
- the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
In 1864, five British North American provinces responded to economic and political volatility by finding common purpose at the Charlottetown Conference and setting a course for Canadian Confederation. Inspired by the 150th anniversary of this nation-defining event, the National Trust Conference 2014 will explore how heritage conservation ensures resilient Canadian communities able to adapt creatively and collaboratively to change.
Heritage builds resilience by rooting a community’s identity and sense of place, acting as a catalyst for economic and social regeneration, inspiring imaginative new development, and ensuring sustainability by fostering diverse/flexible land use and the reuse of existing infrastructure.
Confederation Centre of the Arts
A Mid-Century Modern Beauty
Built in 1963-64, the Centre is a large, multi-purpose cultural complex executed in the modern Brutalist style. As one of a number of cultural complexes built in the 1960s and 1970s in Canada, and as a memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, it is an outstanding example of a national institution dedicated to the performing arts. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2002.
There are two conference hotels for National Trust Conference 2014. Both are located just one block from the main conference venue, the Confederation Centre of the Arts:
The Great George Inn
The Great George is an upscale, award-winning hotel with 54 richly decorated suites among 17 carefully restored heritage buildings. Originally called The Regent Hotel, the property was built in 1846 by James H.Downe and at the height of its popularity had the distinction of hosting some of the delegates to the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. In 1990, Mike Cassidy and Kevin Murphy (current owner) purchased the property and started restoring the hotel to its former glory. With any eye to regenerating this entire area of downtown Charlottetown, the pair purchased all adjacent buildings turning almost an entire city block into one grand hotel.
We have reserved a limited number of discounted hotel rooms at the Great George Inn.
Please reserve quickly to take advantage of special rates of $179 + taxes.
For reservations: 1 (800) 361-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inn on Pownal
A modern boutique hotel.
We have reserved a limited number of discounted hotel rooms at the Inn on Pownal.
Please reserve quickly to take advantage of special rates of $149 + taxes.
For reservations: 1 (800) 268-6261 or email@example.com.
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Travel from the Airport:
There are taxis on demand from the airport to downtown Charlottetown. The flat fee to the downtown area is $12.00 – (902) 566-6666
Driving Distances/Times to Charlottetown
- Moncton (NB) – 158 km (2 hours)
- Saint John (NB) – 317 km (3.5 hours)
- Fredericton (NB) – 341km (3.5 hours)
- Halifax (NS) – 305 km (3.5 hours)
- Sydney (NS) – 515 km (5.5 hours) – less via ferry
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