2019 Speakers

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.

  • About Project Wild Thing Master class This is a very special workshop session hosted by David Bond
  • 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 ...