Annual Meetings

Annual meetings provide the primary opportunity for Alliance members to gather and exchange information and views with professional colleagues and friends in a casual atmosphere. The annual meetings are informal, with a themed program that spotlights the host community’s environment through tours and presentations by participants and invited speakers.

The Alliance holds its meetings in diverse historic places to explore and understand topical issues. The Alliance continues to seek out places that will offer a stimulating experience for participants.

2017 Conference – Calgary: Big Sky, Big Landscape, Big Ideas!

May 24-27, 2017

The AHLP is pleased to announce its 2017 annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We invite proposals for presentations that will encourage interesting discussion and debate regarding cultural landscape conservation.

The natural landscape plays an essential role in the Calgary Region. The larger Calgary landscape is enveloped by Alberta’s Big Sky Country, where grain elevators and oil pumps represent industry in the area. It is also located “on the doorstep” of iconic Banff National Park, the birthplace of Canada’s National Park System – a concept that looms large in the psyche of Canadians.

Modern Calgary was first established at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in 1875 and its population boomed. However this area is also known as Moh’kinsstis and has been used by the Niitsitapi for more than 9000 years.

The Calgary landscape begs proposals related to early development of river landscapes, First Nations, and archeology. The larger Alberta landscape begs proposals related to the functional aspect of landscape – agriculture, natural resource utilization, etc.

Banff National Park begs proposals related to how landscapes contribute to idealism and identity. Presentations that address the related topics are definitely welcome; however this should not discourage presentations that address any issue relating to the theory and practice of cultural landscape conservation.

We can -and will- accommodate any big idea here!

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Schedule

Pre-Conference: Free Public Lecture (co-hosted by The City of Calgary)

Tuesday, May 23: 7pm-9pm
Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary: Cultural Landscapes Across Canada

Conference

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Afternoon Board of Directors’ Lunch and Meeting at the Calgary Public Building (205 8th Ave SE) Chicago Board Room
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Conference Registration at the Palliser Hotel (133 9 Ave SW)
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Opening Reception and ‘Round Table’ Introductions at the Palliser Hotel (133 9 Ave SW)
7:30 pm Dinner on Own in Calgary

Thursday, 25 May 2017

7:30 am – 9:00 am Conference Registration at the Palliser Hotel (133 9 Ave SW)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Expert Speakers Provide an Introduction to Banff National Park and its Landscapes

Presentations, Posters, and Discussion at the Palliser Hotel

Afternoon Bus to Banff National Park to explore the Banff Hot Springs and the Cascade of Times Garden (Lunch Provided)
Evening Dinner on Own in Calgary

Friday, 26 May 2017

7:30 am – 9:00 am Conference Registration at the Palliser Hotel (133 9 Ave SW)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Expert Speakers Provide an Introduction to the Alberta Badlands and its Landscapes

Presentations, Posters, and Discussion at the Palliser Hotel (133 9 Ave SW)

Afternoon Bus to East Coulee to explore the Atlas Coal Mine and the Alberta Hoodoos (Lunch Provided)
7:30 pm Dinner on Own in Calgary

Saturday, 27 May 2017

7:30 am – 9:00 am Conference Registration at the Palliser Hotel (133 9 Ave SW)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Expert Speakers Provide an Introduction to Calgary’s  Cultural Landscape Initiatives

Presentations, Posters, and Discussion at the Palliser Hotel (133 9 Ave SW)

Afternoon Bus tour of Calgary to explore the Reader Rock Garden, Central Memorial Park and Nose Hill Park (Lunch Provided)
7:30 pm Banquet Dinner

Accommodations

A limited number of rooms is being held for the Annual Meeting at the Fairmont Palliser at 133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2M3. Note that the hotel can only hold this block until April 24, 2017. Mention the “AHLP Meeting” on the phone (1 866 540 4477) or online (http://www.fairmont.com/palliser-calgary/) for the special meeting rate of $C219. per night.

Meeting attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. Lodging costs are NOT included in the Annual Meeting registration fee.

Getting There

The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is located in Calgary and taxis, car services, or shuttles are available to take you to the Palliser Hotel.

http://www.yyc.com/en-us/travellerinfo/groundtransportation/taxis,sedans.aspx

Interesting Websites

Visit Calgary
http://www.visitcalgary.com/?gclid=CJ6wmOu_zNECFVGewAod658JZQ

Banff National Park
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/index.aspx