Latornell Conservation Symposium

Registration Reminder, Pre-Latornell Workshop Information and EXCITING Entertainment Announcement

November 15-17, 2016 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Convention Centre, Alliston, ON

Don't Forget! Register by October 11th & Save $185!

If you haven't registered yet, don't forget that until midnight October 11th, 2016 you can register and take advantage of the early rates for this year's event.

You will save $185 on the Three Day Registration Package if you register before the early rate deadline.

A Three Day Registration Package includes:

  • Choice of 58 concurrent sessions, including tours
  • Access to 50+ Exhibits from Government, Business, and Agencies
  • Keynote presentations from: Dr. Faisal Moola, Brent Toderian, Dr. Avi Friedman, and Dr. Dianne Saxe
  • Amazing networking opportunities, including: wine and cheese, and Choose Your Own Adventure social activities

View the 2016 Program and register online today! Also, take a sneak peek at our menu full of locally grown produce and farm raised products.


Although the Nottawasaga Inn & Conference Centre is fully booked at this time, delegates can contact the Inn to sign up for the waiting list or book nearby accommodations at:

Pre-Latornell Workshops

Each year, various groups host special interest workshops the day before the annual Latornell Conservation Symposium at the Nottawasaga Inn & Conference Centre. It makes good sense, since the venue is all ours anyhow while the steering committee undertakes Symposium set-up. See below for a bit of information on each of this year's workshops, join us for one, and start your learning early!

Making It Work: Low Impact Development SWM Construction, Inspection, Maintenance, and Monitoring Module

The purpose of this workshop is to share in-field lessons learned on design, construction, inspection, maintenance and monitoring of LID. Instructors will take participants through each step of the LID construction, operation, and monitoring process highlighting potential errors and explaining proper techniques and approaches. Participants will also receive recommendations for specifications and tender contracts, templates for inspection and maintenance, and guidance on developing effective monitoring programs. The experienced instructors will present valuable lessons learned from examples in Ontario and similar cold climate regions.

Improving Agency Education and Capacity for Erosion and Sediment Control Review

This one day workshop is intended to increase knowledge and build capacity within review agencies to ensure a basic level of understanding exists and to promote a consistent approach to reviewing E&SC plans across the Province, while recognizing there may be a need for additional measures to adhere to local rules/regulations/context. It will inform participants about the range of best management practices that can be implemented on construction sites and will provide an opportunity to review and discuss both good and bad examples of E&SC plans and to share experiences with other CAs. In addition, two local CA perspectives will be presented as examples of how E&SC is being managed in their respective jurisdictions.

SMS & 2D Hydraulic (SRH-2D) Modeling

Designed for Water Resources Specialists, Hydrologists, and Water Resources Engineers with experience in hydraulic modeling Learn SMS and SRH-2D Hydraulic Modeling. You can develop and compile 2D Hydraulic Model faster than 1D HEC-RAS model.

To learn more about the workshops taking place on Monday November 14th and to sign up, visit our Pre-Latornell Workshops webpage.

Gala Banquet Entertainment Announcement

The Latornell Conservation Symposium is excited to announce our entertainment for the Wednesday evening Gala Banquet: The Debaters!

Latornell Green Infrastructure: Collaborating with Nature logoThe Debaters is the hit show where comics go toe to toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by Canada's Best Male Standup of 2011 and 2013, Steve Patterson, The Debaters is a combustible mix of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. It is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition with the audience picking the winners.

Live at Latornell this year, comedians Graham Chittenden and Jon Steinberg will be debating the age-old question; Zombies VS Climate Change: Which is the worst apocalyptic scenario? One comedian will serve as advocate: the other comedian will take the contrary view. The audience will ultimately decide who won the debate, based on a mix of "funny and fact", by applauding for the performer they thought did the best job. The comedian that gets the loudest round of applause wins.

There are four rounds to the debate: the first allows the comedian to state their position on the issue, which is followed by the "bare-knuckle round" where the two debaters spar with each other directly. This is followed by the "firing line" round where the host quizzes the debaters on their knowledge of the subject (where they can either provide the correct or most amusing answer), concluded by a one-minute summation. The live audience then votes by applauding for who they thought had the best combination of "laughs and logic".

View more information about the comedians on the Latornell Entertainment page.

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For more information:

Karen Anderson and Mario Maillet, Symposium Coordinators
Latornell Conservation Symposium
1-888-274-1364 ext. 4

c/o Conservation Ontario
120 Bayview Parkway
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 3W3

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