2021 Heritage BC Conference

May 6, 2021

May 20, 2021

Various; Registration required



Events Description


Anyone involved in the heritage field knows that heritage is always in action. We bring the past into the present and guide it toward the future. We interpret and re-interpret. We tell stories over and over, adding nuances of learning and new understanding.

We memorialize, regenerate, develop, and represent. We conserve and protect. We forget and we remember.

Perhaps more than ever, we have seen the heritage field needs greater action and better results. The pandemic, climate change, and calls of racism have laid bare many archaic structures and systemic problems. We have seen the sector evolve and new priorities have come to the forefront.

The 2021 Heritage BC Conference is about action – the strategies of taking concrete steps and making measurable differences. This is about doing and achieving.

The Heritage BC Conference will be presented online over four weeks in May 2021.

AIBC CES Participants may self-report this learning activity for AIBC Learning Unit consideration.
All sessions are eligible for organized & structured CPL units for PIBC Members.

Building Back Better | Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7

Breaking Barriers: Why People with Interest Do Not Visit – And What to Do About It | Thursday, May 6, 10:00am – 11:00am

Maintaining Respectful Workplaces | Thursday, May 6, 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Gaining Community and Political Buy-In | Friday, May 7, 10:00am – 11:00am

Going Forward: Connections and Engagement in the Virtual World | Friday, May 7, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Reconciliation: It’s Time for Action | Thursday, May 13

By Working Together with Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams

Open Forum Meetings | Friday, May 14, 10:00am

Everyone is welcome to attend the open forum meetings; conference registration is not a requirement. If you are interested in more than one meeting, register for two or three to receive the unique meeting links. You will then have the ability to switch between the meetings.

Climate Adaptation: It’s Time for Action | Thursday, May 20

Bringing the Power of Heritage to Climate Action

First Nations Perspectives on Environmental conservation

Climate Adaptation: A Framework for Action

Intangible Heritage in a Tangible World: Writing the Playbook | Thursday, May 27


Tickets: Various; Registration required

How to get tickets?

Buy Online


Date & Time:

Various dates in May 2021

Venue: Online

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