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Thank you to all who attended our Culture Grows Here Conference on May 24 & 25. It was a very informative and fun two days.

Please stay tuned for conference presentations and photos.

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Keynote Speakers:

May 24th, 2017 

Hap Wilson  - ECOTOURISM

"What we know is how much we don't know."

A term coined in the 1970's that was embraced by administrators, politicians and environmentalists, ecotourism has been grossly misunderstood, misinterpreted and falsely marketed at the expense of cultural integrity. This keynote takes a deeper look at the various faces and facades of the new brands of tourism, including cultural tourism, as it pertains to Canada's disappearing wilderness. How do we fix our misguided interpretations?


May 25th, 2017

Museum Hack

All the way from New York City, New York, our VIP guide will discuss how Museum hack approaches the challenges of engaging a millennial audience in a shifting cultural climate, and describe and model examples of tools and methods used during their unconventional tours, events and programming in the city that never sleeps.


Sans façon

Sans façon is an art practice that responds to the relationship between people and place. Working internationally, their approach renews awareness and tempts interaction with the surroundings, and is often realized through networks of communities, organizations and individuals. With projects ranging from ephemeral performances to permanent works, Sans façon see the role of the artist and of art as a catalyst in a process of raising questions and inviting one to look and think differently. Sans façon is based out of Calgary, Alberta.