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Download the 2018 Conference Proceedings Paper

The conversations and outcomes captured in this paper will help us move forward and turn words into action. We believe we have a great foundation, but this is just the beginning. The second annual IMPACT conference (January 20-23, 2019) will build on our collective learning, exploring new topics and diving deeper into solutions and opportunities to create a sustainable future through tourism in Canada. 

2018 Conference Proceedings Paper (English)

2018 Conference Proceedings Paper (French)

 

 

IMPACT 2019 Resources

 

This year's conference sparked insightful dialogue and posed intriguing questions. Many of our speakers provided valuable research, videos and information within their presentations, so we've compiled it for our delegates below in order to continue to conversation. If you have information or research to share, please feel free to contact us.

 

Download the IUCN Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas Paper

The third edition of the official guidelines for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas was released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The guidelines are available for free download in PDF format. The document is all new, was written by 58 authors, and includes case studies and best practices.

Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (English)

 

Indigenous Tourism

 

Active & Accessible Tourism

 

Videos

  • Shift - SHIFT is a half-hour documentary about the indigenous youth from Carcross, Yukon who have spent the past 10 years converting traditional trails around their town in to a world-class mountain biking destination -- and transforming their community and themselves along the way.
  • Great Bear Rainforest - IMAX - In the film Great Bear Rainforest. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia.
  • IMPACT 2018 - Pre-Conference video
  • IMPACT 2019 - Pre-Conference video

 

Certifications

A Carbon Neutral Conference

IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism is proudly a carbon-neutral conference. In partnership with Synergy Enterprises and Offsetters, we were able to offset the carbon footprint of the entire event that resulted from delegate travel, accommodation, waste and more. To learn more about how we became fully carbon neutral and how you can offset your business' carbon footprint, see below. 

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CANADA’S CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION IN TOURISM

JANUARY 20-23, 2019

 

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