2017 Conference Special Events

2017 Conference Special Events

Rich with content and educational opportunities, this year’s conference also has special events for all to enjoy!  


Any special event not included in your Conference registration will have the cost to attend listed.


SE1 Sponsor Appreciation Cocktail (invite only)

Date: Thursday, October 12
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location:  Daly's @ The Westin
Cost: Included in Conference Registration Fee
Dress Code:  Business Casual

Just our way to say thank you to our sponsors that help to bring this conference to our members! Stop by before the Exhibit Gala, and have one on us, you deserve it!


SE2 Exhibit Gala

Date: Thursday, October 12
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Location:  Ballroom Foyer @ The Westin
Cost: Included in Conference Registration Fee
Dress Code:  Business Casual

Come meet with exhibitors during an evening dedicated to learning about new products and services, and establishing connections with peers, all while sampling some of Ottawa’s authentic cuisine.


SE3 APT Preview Lunch and Student Scholar Recognition

Date: Friday, October 13
Time: 12:15 - 1:30 PM
Location:  Confederation III Ballroom @ The Westin
Cost: $35 CAD 
Dress Code: Business Casual 

Take a sneak peek at what APT is planning for its 50th Anniversary in the brilliant city of Buffalo! While there, we will take you back to the starting place of APT, Niagara on the Lake, to celebrate APTs first 50 years, and look forward to the next 50! We will also have the pleasure of meeting our 2017 Student Scholars, their mentors and school advisors. The APT Annual General Meeting will follow immediately.


SE4 APT Annual Awards Banquet

Date: Friday, October 13
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location:  Château Laurier
Cost: $85 CAD
Dress Code: Business Attire

Join us for a festive, celebratory dinner as we recognize the achievements of colleagues who made significant contributions to the association and the industry in the past year.  Fee includes one cocktail, dinner, dessert and entertainment.  Cash bar is available.


SE5 National Trust & CAHP National Heritage Awards Ceremony and Reception

Date: Friday, October 13
Time: 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Location:  St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts (Church Concert Hall)
Cost: No Cost
Dress Code: Business Attire

Join us for the presentation of Canada’s top heritage awards and take a journey through the Canadian performing arts. A cash bar will be available before and after the ceremony.


SE6 APT Chapters & New Member Breakfast

Date: Saturday, October 14
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Location:  Confederation II @ The Westin          
Cost: $35 CAD 
Dress Code: Business Casual

Come learn about the benefits of joining your local APT Chapter and start your day with new colleagues, familiar faces, and a delicious breakfast buffet.


SE7 Historic Joint Closing Celebration

Date: Saturday, October 14
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Location:  Sir John A. MacDonald Building
Cost: $25 CAD
Dress Code: Cocktail Suggested


It will be a Closing Cocktail-Dinner Affair like no other. More than a party, this will be a cultural experience to remember! We’ve created an evening that will showcase food, libations and entertainment from the Capital’s three founding cultures, at this recently restored House of Commons' Hall of State, which is opening its doors for this special event. The splendid architecture and gilded ceilings will provide an elegant backdrop to our celebration, but the atmosphere will be relaxed, casual and fun! The evening will be a journey through the local sights, sounds and tastes of the Ottawa River Basin, through centuries of cultural endeavor in this unique landscape. Tickets to the event are $25, inclusive of all food and one Conference Signature Cocktail. Local craft beer and wine will be available for $6 each at the venue. Pop-up entertainment, treats and surprises, DJ & dancing and so much more…


SE8 APT Student Engineering Competition

Date: Thursday, October 12 - Friday, October 13
Time: Conference Hours
Location:  TBA
Cost: Included in Conference Fees
Dress Code: Casual


After the success of the inaugural student engineering competition in 2016, APT and the Preservation Engineering Committee are pleased to once again host the Student Design-Build Competition. Focusing on a masonry arch, the competition looks to challenge students from a range of backgrounds by presenting them real world issues affecting historic arches, while exposing the competitors to a glimpse of the multi-billion dollar masonry conservation field.  For more information on the 2017 competition, please contact John Dumsick (jdumsick@1200ae.com).



SE9 "A Night @ The Mercury"

Date: Thursday, October 12
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 PM
Location:  Mercuy Lounge
Cost: None to attend. Pay for your own drinks.
Dress Code: Business Casual


A Night@the Mercury promises to be a “hot-ticket” event at this year’s APT/National Trust conference.

In 7 minute bursts, participants will showcase the good, the bad, the funny, and the ugly stories of their heritage-related projects and experiences. Musical performances, spoken word, stand-up comedy routines, story-telling of the irreverent kind are all invited.


A Night@the Mercury is meant to be fun, entertaining, enlightening, and sociable. This a ‘Donation-At-The-Door event’. The evening’s purpose is to help raise awareness and funds for the Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund which supports students and young professionals studying and working in heritage conservation.

Space is limited.

For general info or to sign up as a presenter, please contact: Jim atjmountain@nationaltrustcanada.ca