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PROGRAM

IMPACT 2020 will explore how Canadian tourism can move beyond sustainability towards being a regenerative and restorative industry. Our program will once again be formed around IMPACT’s four pillars of ecology and environment, community and sense of place, culture and heritage, and the economy.

The IMPACT Program is being developed in collaboration with industry experts, last year's attendees and you. For a preview of next year's conference program, read below.

If there's a topic or speaker you'd like to see included in this year's program, let us know: [email protected].

 

Topics

  • Canada: Annual State of the Industry: Kick-off the conference with a look at the tourism industry’s progress on climate action and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 3 Economic Strategies for the Future: What tourism can learn from the leading economic frameworks that don’t rely on growth.

  • The Language We Use: Global, indigenous and local voices explore how the words we choose can have a profound impact on our future.

  • Accessibility & Technology: How technology is making destinations more accessible and opening new markets.

  • Lessons from Atlantic Canada: Challenges and best practises from our Atlantic provinces.

  • Striking Balance with Visitors & Residents: Planning for responsible growth, understanding destination carrying capacity and the visitor – resident interface.

  • Biodiversity & Local Ecology: How combatting climate change can protect species at risk.

  • Culinary Tourism & Food System Sustainability: Exploring the top solutions to reversing global warming in food systems. 

  • Uncharted Waters: Opportunities for cruise sustainability.

  • Wildlife & Wilderness: Tourism’s role in protecting biodiversity on land and in seas.

  • Building for the Future: Green Building Trends & Solutions for Sustainable Hospitality

  • Mitigating Climate Disasters: Infrastructure, fires & floods.

  • Aviation: The Decade Ahead 

Workshops

  • SDGs: Choosing your Sustainable Development Goals and setting targets

  • Transitioning to a Circular Economy Part 1: Eliminating single-use plastics

  • Carbon Reduction Planning

  • Developing New Metrics for Tourism

*Sessions, topics and speakers are all subject to change.

Past Program

2019 PROGRAM   |   Programme 2019

Welcome Reception 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

 

The Gathering

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

*Both IMPACT receptions are included with conference registration fee.

CANADA’S CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION IN TOURISM

JANUARY 19-22, 2020

 

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