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.

Adventures you won’t want to miss!

The Bermuda National Trust is organising some special tours for ICNT delegates – before and after the conference –. Before booking your airline tickets, consider taking a few extra days in Bermuda to make the most of your visit. Full details of the tours will be published on January 18, 2019.

Registration is open. Register now.

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The latest conference posts:

  • An overview of our locations If you’d like to have a better idea of where your days in Bermuda will be spent in March, have a look at the interactive map of Bermuda!
  • A story of suffering and courage Mary Prince may not be an international household name – but she had a significant role in British as well as Bermudian history. Her beginnings were humble in the extreme: she was born about 1788 in Bermuda. Her mother was a household slave and her father, a “sawyer”, belonged to a ship builder. After living ...
  • Your chance to explore Opportunities to discover more about ICNT host country Bermuda are now available for sign-up. If you’re tempted to head to an island restored to its pre-colonial state or explore the big little capital city of Hamilton, and much more, please click on the following link. ICNT Pre and Post Conference Excursions
  • To the top of the hill Queen Elizabeth II has a representative in Bermuda, the Governor John Rankin. As Patron of the Bermuda National Trust Governor Rankin will officially open the ICNT – with real fanfare. He’s also inviting everyone back to his house for drinks! Photo credit: The Bermuda Society But this is not just any house. Government House is the official ...
  • Gibraltar of the West. Tuesday, March 26 and Sunday, March 31 Come along to hear a story of great intrigue where 91 forts were constructed around the islands of Bermuda for two very different reasons! On our adventure will take us to 3 fortresses of great importance since the country was first established in 1612. You’ll visit Fort Scaur, built as a significant first-line of defence, ...
  • Getting to know the capital. Tuesday, March 26 and Sunday, March 31 Enjoy a walking tour of Bermuda’s capital with the knowledgeable award-winning Hamilton Town Crier Ed Christopher. This two-hour tour of the City of Hamilton is a not-to-be-missed cultural experience with commentary that’s guaranteed to be as colourful as the Town Crier’s wardrobe. This walk through Hamilton that will provide insights into the city’s past, present ...
  • Nonsuch Island. Monday 25 March This is a chance to see the second rarest seabird on the planet and Bermuda’s single most important nature reserve. Bermuda’s Conservation Officer, Jeremy Madeiros, will show visitors around Nonsuch Island where the critically endangered Bermuda Petrel or “Cahow” is being nurtured – having been rediscovered after 300+ years of being considered to be “extinct”. ...
  • Stay a while ~ EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS DECEMBER 15 Bermuda is a tiny and isolated archipelago in the north Atlantic Ocean – and there’s so much to do there! It’s always a surprise to visitors how much there is to see and do on just 21 square miles. A number of conference delegates are planning to arrive early and/or stay after the conference and our ...
  • An agenda for all: ICNT Bermuda The latest version of the conference programme has been circulated to all registrants. Conference sessions will cover the whole of Bermuda, east to west, providing delegates with a rich all-island experience. Day 1 (Wednesday 27 March) we go east to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St George’s, Bermuda’s capital until 1815. Delegates will be greeted ...
  • Mad about plastic Single-use plastic items such as straws, bags, and cups have their days numbered in Bermuda (we hope!). Setting out its annual legislative agenda recently, the Bermuda Government has set 2020 as the year Bermuda aims to substantially reduce its single-use plastics usage by introducing a charge with a view to elimination of these items by ...
  • The world view on cultural heritage – Andrew Potts Andrew Potts is to join the knowledgeable and respected ICNT group of speakers. Andrew is coordinator of the ICOMOS Working Group on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage which aims to mobilise the cultural heritage sector in support of climate change action. Andrew, a lawyer, is a partner in the Tax Credit Finance & Syndication practice of ...
  • Arms Wide Open – ICNT’s Theme and Objectives The conference aims to strengthen the global National Trust network in the protection and preservation of heritage through a deeper engagement of its diverse local communities, and to bring member and like-minded organisations together to share information, best practices and inspiration. The theme of the conference is “Arms Wide Open” and the recurring thread throughout the ...

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.

  • Princess Dana to speak at ICNT Princess Dana Firas is to join the stellar line-up of speakers at next month’s ICNT in Bermuda. President of the Petra National Trust, Jordan’s oldest national non-governmental organisation in the field of heritage protection and preservation, she has been working for more than two decades to promote cultural heritage preservation, education and sustainable development in ...
  • David J. Brown David J. Brown, Executive Vice President and Chief Preservation Officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, oversees the organization’s National Treasure, Historic Sites, ReUrbanism, and Leadership Advocacy efforts. David successfully led the NTHP’s work on a Vision for Preservation’s Future (2017) and the $135 million Campaign for America’s Historic Places (1999-2003). He has also ...
  • John Orna-Ornstein John Orna-Ornstein is director of culture and engagement for the UK National Trust, with responsibility for leading the organisation’s care for, and programming of, its historic places. John was formerly director of museums for Arts Council England and head of London and national programmes for the British Museum, where he started his career as curator of ...
  • David Bond David Bond is an award-winning director, producer and writer of documentary, commercial and short film projects, exploring social and political themes. David’s acclaimed feature documentary “Erasing David” (2010) was released in cinemas, shown on Channel 4 in the UK, and played on TV and at festivals around the world.
  • The world view on cultural heritage – Andrew Potts Andrew Potts is to join the knowledgeable and respected ICNT group of speakers. Andrew is coordinator of the ICOMOS Working Group on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage which aims to mobilise the cultural heritage sector in support of climate change action. Andrew, a lawyer, is a partner in the Tax Credit Finance & Syndication practice of ...
  • Cultural royalty joins speaker line-up Marquetta Goodwine became Queen Quet after being elected Chieftess and Head-of-State for 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 ...
  • 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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