2019 Conference in Bermuda

The next INTO Conference will be held in March 2019 hosted by the National Trust of Bermuda. Conference will be held Wednesday March 27th through Saturday March 30, 2019 (Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday March 26th)

Attendees should plan to arrive on March 26th and to depart on March 31st.

Registration is open. Register now to qualify for the Early Bird rates and bursaries.

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The latest conference posts:

  • Helping the community to care A major issue for organisations wanting to engage with their communities is education – in all its forms. The Bermuda National Trust (BNT) takes its educational mission seriously, in the knowledge that if people don’t know about or understand what the Trust does then it cannot hope to gain buy-in from the community. In addition, sustainability ...
  • More than 400 years of conservation Conservation legislation came early to Bermuda – in 1620 to be exact. Approximately a decade earlier, when the island was first inhabited, sea turtles were abundant and a culinary favourite of early settlers. Unfortunately this led to a dramatic decline in the turtle population. The response was what is believed to be the earliest written ...
  • It will be a Whale of a time An estimated 10,000 humpback whales swim past Bermuda each spring, as they head north for the summer. They are known as “acrobats of the sea” for their breaching, sometimes leaping 50 feet out of the sea and slapping the water with their giant fins. These magnificent mammals are around 50 feet long and can ...
  • Thank heavens for rainfall! As a group of islands, Bermuda is obviously surrounded by water – salt water, that is. But it lacks inland freshwater sources such as rivers and streams. Water for drinking and washing comes directly from above: rainfall. At the rate of approximately 55 inches of rain spread throughout the year, that works well most of ...
  • Who’s coming to Bermuda for ICNT 2019? So far, representatives from conservation organisations in 26 countries have signed up to attend the Bermuda conference. They are: Aruba, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Fiji, France, Guyana, Indonesia, Malawi, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Lucia, Tanzania, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, ...
  • Meet your hosts Fate seems to have led two Bermuda National Trust leaders to their current positions. Alana Anderson, Chair of the BNT Council, and Bill Zuill, BNT Executive Director were born into Bermudian families who had been here for centuries. Conversations around their respective family dinner tables may have subconsciously guided them towards BNT involvement. Alana’s father, architect Henry ...
  • Seven reasons to come to ICNT What is ICNT? An unmissable event that INTO members are proud to attend and take part in, and which showcases to the world what is unique and special about the National Trust approach whilst providing excellent learning opportunities for our member organisations. 1. A chance to shape the debate – Be a part of vibrant, ...
  • Rooms with a view The conference hotel is the Fairmont Southampton with its commanding hilltop site overlooking the magnificent South Shore, location of some of the finest beaches in the world. The 2019 ICNT agenda will be stimulating, and you may want to unwind by enjoying the hotel’s facilities such as beach, pools, spa, golf and tennis courts. Make ...
  • What’s so special about Bermuda Obviously every country has its own special characteristics, and we naturally want to share ours with you. Here in a few words, is some basic information (we’ll have more in future newsletters!): It’s an archipelago of hundreds of islands located some 700 miles off the east coast of the USA, and is protected by the northernmost ...
  • Out and about with ICNT 18 Conference sessions will cover the whole of Bermuda, east to west, providing delegates with an overview of the island environment. First we’ll head east to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of St George’s, the site of Bermuda’s first settlement and its capital until 1815. The conference will be officially launched at the historic town, where you ...

Outstanding Speakers for 2019 ICNT

Four speakers have confirmed their availability to take the stage at ICNT, bringing a range of knowledge and experience, from art to politics, human rights to sustainable development, and land protection to cultural tourism.

  • Cultural royalty joins speaker line-up Marquetta Goodwine became Queen Quet after being elected Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. A native of St Helena Island, South Carolina, she is an author, preservationist, computer science, lecturer and performance artist. In 2008, she recorded the story of the Gullah/Geechee at UNESCO headquarters in Paris for the UN archives. Her activism began with securing land ...
  • Gail Lord Gail Lord is president and co-founder of Lord Cultural Resources, formed in 1981 to address a need for planning services in the museum, cultural and heritage sector. The company has completed more than 2,200 projects in over 57 countries on six continents. Dedicated to “the creation of cultural capital worldwide, the value created as a ...
  • Gus Casely-Hayford Internationally respected British curator, historian and filmmaker Gus Casely-Hayford took up the prestigious position of Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington DC in February, 2018. In June he was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. One of the world’s foremost authorities on African art, Dr Casely-Hayford is ...

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