National Trust for Canada

The annual National Trust Conference is Canada’s largest heritage learning and networking event. Held every year since 1974, the National Trust Conference brings together a wide-range of people working to keep Canada’s heritage alive: from grassroots activists and elected officials, to professionals, planners, policy makers, and property owners. Conference themes have tackled pressing issues for Canada’s heritage movement, including community revitalization, heritage tourism, sustainable development, and climate change. The 50th NTC Conference, Transforming Heritage, is organized with Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) and Indigenous Heritage Circle (IHC). It will take place in Ottawa, Ontario, October 26-28, 2023. https://www.nationaltrustconference.ca/

Giaimo will be presenting in a number of sessions at the 2023 NTC Conference. Join us for Session 3.2 – Rethinking Material Values: Reuse, Deconstruction, Embodied Carbon, and Social Justice – Environmental Reset Stream. Giaimo Associate Ria Al-Ameen will be presenting A New Life: Opportunities for Salvage and Reuse of Building Materials. The session will be moderated by Susan Ross, Carleton University, and also include presentations from Carly Farmer of TRACE Architecture (The Greenest Bridge: Counting the Carbon Benefit of Infrastructure Reuse and Preservation) and Jennifer Milner of Cornell University (Equity and Deconstruction: Just Places Lab).

In preparation for the Conference, last month ICOMOS Canada, NTC, and ACO NextGen hosted a workshop on Succession Planning in the Heritage Industry. Findings from this workshop will be shared by Maryssa Barras (Interim Executive Director, ICOMOS Canada) & Leanna Wigboldus (Doctoral Candidate, University College Dublin) & Sara Shemirani (Vice Chair, ACO NextGen & Architectural Designer, Giaimo) during Session 7.3 – Paradigm Shift: Education Programs, the Labour Market, and Fostering the Next Generation. This session also includes a presentation by Joey Giaimo and Julia Jamrozik, Existing Potential: Integrating Heritage Education into the Architecture Studio Curriculum, which will share insights from their TMU DAS Studio focused on adaptive reuse.

Registration for the conference is currently open, we hope to see you there! 

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