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Workshop Dinner: Continuing the Conversation
Sunday, October 26, 2014 6:00pm
Location: Aviatic Restaurant

You will meet at a restaurant and sit at tables in small groups. Speakers from each workshop will moderate different discussions at each table. Topics will be posted on the tables. You can can stay at one table the whole evening or move around, further exploring the day’s presentations, as well as those in other workshops.

The evening will be very informal so the conversations can be spontaneous. This optional event is an additional forum for networking and enhanced learning and is not critical for your workshop participation.

Location: Aviatic Restaurant, 450 Rue de la Gare du Palais, in the Québec City train station
Transportation: Walking (see directions on mobile app)
Fee: No charge. Pay for your own food and beverage. RSVP when asked at registration.
Dress code: casual


Opening Session
Monday, October 27, 2014 5:00–6:30
Location: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Welcome: APT President, Gretchen Pfaehler
Special Guest: Québec City Mayor, Régis Labeaume sponsored by Ville de Québec
Keynote: David Mendel, President of Mendel Tours
               Quebec: World Heritage City


Fee: Free; ticket not required.
Dress Code: Business Casual

Exhibit Gala
Monday, October 27, 2014 6:30–9:30
Location: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Network with up to 35 exhibitors/industry professionals at a leisurely pace while enjoying delicious and plentiful Québecois fare: appetizers, cheeses, entrees, drinks and desserts. The Exhibit Gala is a festive event which gives you and the exhibitors an opportunity to connect without any other competing programming. This is your opportunity to see them in action, to see their wares and materials and meet with the key decision makers.

Fee: Included with Full Conference Registration
Includes: Dinner, great time with exhibitors
Dress Code: Business Casual

Chapters Mixer
Monday, October 27, 2014 9:30–?
Québec City nightspot

Following the APT Exhibit Gala, join APT Chapter members at a local nightspot where you can enjoy drinks, local foods and socializing with Conference participants. Chapter membership is not required, but we hope you will sign up for one before you return home!

Fee: Free; ticket not required. Individuals pay for own food and drink.
Dress Code: Casual

Breakfast with Exhibitors
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:00–7:45 am
Location: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast with your favorite exhibitor. This is a great way to follow up from the Exhibitor Gala, meet someone new, or just have a good breakfast to start your day right.

Fee: $15
Includes: Breakfast, great time with exhibitors
Dress Code: Business Casual

College of Fellows Lecture and Induction
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:30–7:00 College of Fellows Reception
7:00–8:00 Lecture
Location: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Join us as we induct the 2014 APT Fellows and present APT's most prestigious award, the Harley McKee Award. To mark this momentous occasion, the College of Fellows established a lecture series in 1999. In addition to Mr. Marchand’s presentation, this year’s Lecture includes the debut of APT’s Legacy Project, spearheaded by the College of Fellows.

College of Fellows Lecture
Trevor H J Marchand, Professor of Social Anthropology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS University of London.

The Djenné Mosque: World Heritage and Social Renewal in a West African Town


APT’s Legacy Project
Lee Nelson:  Building a Legacy
Near to where APT was founded, Québec will provide the perfect opportunity to reflect on the 46-year history of APT with a short presentation before the COF Lecture. Lonnie Hovey, AIA, FAPT, will introduce the APT Legacy Project, an initiative of the APT College of Fellows, which is researching APT’s founders, early members, officers, and board members. Emily Vance will then provide a presentation on the life and work of Lee Nelson, a pioneering historic preservation architect, most noted for his role in the restoration of Independence Hall, and for being a founding father of APT.

Over the past year, The Historic Preservation Education Foundation has sponsored extensive research on Mr. Nelson and his professional papers, which are housed in the Special Collections at the University of Oregon. Ms. Vance has prepared a bibliography on Mr. Nelson, as well as an exhibit at the University of Oregon Library earlier this year. Through her research, Vance will discuss Nelson's background and ties to the APT, along with his influence in nurturing and shaping the historic preservation movement in the US. Emily Vance, a former archaeologist for the National Park Service, has recently received her MS in historic preservation from the University of Oregon.

Fee: included with Full Conference Registration
Includes: Lecture
Dress Code: Business Casual

APT Tribute and Dance featuring the Student Scholar Dessert Fundraiser!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 8:00–11:00
Location: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

A Conference highlight will be the Awards Ceremony when we recognize the achievements of colleagues who made significant contributions to the association and the industry in the past year. We will open our wallets to support our students with the added bonus of getting a scrumptious dessert hand-crafted by the hotel’s Pastry Chef. The Student Scholarship and Outreach Committee raised $18,000 in 35 minutes during its 2012 Dessert Auction. Let’s see if we can top that!

With lovely desserts under our belts, we will glide into a dance in the beautiful Salle de bal at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, a ballroom with a long tradition of dancing and balls. Dance instructors will offer a ballroom dance primer to the big band sounds of yesteryear.

Fee: $85
Includes: Dinner, entertainment
Dress Code: Dressy with good dancing shoes!

Chapters and New Members Breakfast
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:00–7:45
Location: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Start your day with other APTers in your area and learn why participating in an APT Chapter is fun and educational. Not a member of APT and this your first time attending the Conference?  Surprise!  You receive a complimentary one-year APT membership with your registration. Please join us!

Fee: $24
Includes: Breakfast, great time with APT members
Dress Code: Business Casual

APT Kansas City 2015 Preview Lunch and Student Scholar Recognition
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:15–1:45
Location: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Kansas City, Missouri is so much more than great barbecue and jazz. Let us transport you to this dynamic city over lunch and share with you why APT Kansas City 2015 is going to be a Conference full of surprises! We will also have the pleasure of meeting our 2014 Student Scholars, their mentors and school advisors. The APT Annual General Meeting will follow immediately.

Cost: $28
Includes: Lunch, great time with APT's Student Scholars
Dress Code: Business Casual

APT Social
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00–10:00
Location: St. Matthew's Cemetery

Who wouldn’t want to explore an historic cemetery the night before Halloween? Join us for a guided tour of the  Cimetière St-Matthew (Saint Matthew's Cemetery) followed by dinner at a restaurant of your choice—Québec City is teeming with local eateries sure to satisfy. *Please note that dinner is ‘on own’.

Fee: $35
Includes: Cemetery Tour
Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes

All fees are listed in USD.

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