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 with fanfare – literally – and welcomed by the Governor of Bermuda, John Rankin, Bermuda National Trust Patron. Time has been set aside for tours of the 17th century town, where it all began for the first Bermuda settlers. In the evening, the Governor is hosting us for refreshments at Government House, pictured here.
Day 2 (Thursday 28 March) the group heads west to the historic Royal Naval Dockyard, which has played a significant and strategic role in Bermuda’s history. Highlights will include information on the site’s regeneration programme and walking tours, followed by an evening cruise back to the hotel.
Days 3 and 4 (Friday 29 March and Saturday 30 March) we will be back at HQ, with all sessions taking place at the Fairmont Southampton conference hotel. Topics will continue to include the range of key issues in our field: inclusiveness, education, built heritage, environment and capacity building. Some of the most knowledgeable and experienced speakers and moderators will guide panels and workshop discussions. On Friday evening, delegates will be invited into the homes of local residents through our “dinearound’ experience. On Saturday, the final night, we will appropriately head out for a “Beach Bash” at the Fairmont’s seaside location, pictured.