2019 Ontario Heritage Conference

May 30-June 1, 2019 ~ Bluewater/Goderich, ON  

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Programming Highlights

Friday, May 31 Opening Keynote

We are very fortunate that Kelly will be one of our keynote speakers, presenting us with his analysis of the economic impact of heritage tourism. 

Hill Strategies Research is widely respected across Canada and internationally as a leading authority on arts and culture research, with nearly 20 years of research experience in this area. Founder & President, Kelly Hill has an unparalleled knowledge of the Canadian arts sector and arts-related statistics. Since founding Hill Strategies in 2002, Kelly has prepared nearly 400 reports and presentations on the arts and culture, involving quantitative and qualitative arts research.  

Dave Gillians, author of For the Love of Bayfield, he will be speaking in one of our ‘Community Activism’ themed sessions about the effort to preserve the Bayfield River Flats historic site as a public asset available to everyone.



This conference is an initiative by Community Heritage Ontario to provide information, education, points of view and opinions to maintain and enhance the competence of and inspire individuals working in the heritage field, whether professionals or volunteers.  The presentations and sessions during this conference do not, however, represent or embody any official positions of or statements by Community Heritage Ontario, or its directors and officers, except where this is specifically indicated.  The participants at this conference acknowledge and agree that Community Heritage Ontario does not accept any responsibility or liability for the content of any verbal or written presentations by third parties.  In addition, the presentations and sessions at this conference do not attempt to set forth definitive methods or standards or provide legal advice.  Any materials provided are intended to be used thoughtfully by participants, as nothing presented at this conference relieves participants of their responsibility to consider the content in the light of their own judgment and experience.