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INTO Conference 2019 in Bermuda (18th ICNT)

The next INTO Conference will hosted by the National Trust of Bermuda from Wednesday March 27th through Saturday March 30, 2019  (INTO Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday March 26th)

Check out the conference website at: https://into-icnt.org and the latest conference news is below.

You can follow all the action on #ICNT2019Bermuda

The latest programme is here.

What is ICNT?

Since the 1970s, the International Conference of National Trusts has gathered people from across the globe in a spirit of co-operation and comradeship. It was last held in Bermuda thirty years ago, when delegates first advocated keeping in closer contact between conferences: A conversation that eventually led to the establishment of INTO in 2007.

The ICNT remains at the heart of what we do and is an invaluable opportunity for members of the INTO family to gain insights from their peers in over 50 countries and territories.  We are a diverse group but our members all share the same ideal, goals and challenges, and through INTO are able to learn from each other, cooperate and innovate.

Do also come along to the INTO Congress to find out more about what we do and to hear about our new capacity building programme which could help fund future collaborations, based upon contacts made at the ICNT!

Our deliberations this week will not only encourage new thinking within the National Trust movement on how to be more multicultural and inclusive, but will also find solutions to address issues of environmental conservation; making history and heritage meaningful in a digital world; building membership and volunteerism among younger people; and ensuring that the heritage preserved by National Trusts fully reflects our communities.

The latest conference posts:

  • Conference capabilities (Weekly blog, 31 March 2019) Conference capabilities (Weekly blog, 31 March 2019)A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General What a week that was! INTO’s biennial Conference came to a close yesterday.   What a wonderful week in Beautiful Bermuda!  The Bermuda National Trust, its volunteers, colleagues and supporters organised the whole thing beautifully and I really enjoyed getting to know the island’s people and places.   As I’m still really only ...
  • For everyone: Open to change (Weekly blog, 17 March 2019) For everyone: Open to change (Weekly blog, 17 March 2019) A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General ‘For everyone, forever’   is the motto of the Bermuda National Trust.   It may sound familiar.  The National Trust (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) often uses ‘forever, for everyone’ to describe its purpose.  And it is not without controversy.  There have been times when the places National Trusts look after ...
  • Arches: We dream our dreams of home (Weekly blog, 10 March 2019) Arches: We dream our dreams of home (Weekly blog, 10 March 2019)A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General Underneath the Arches … we dream our dreams of home* This week, I met the Arches team in London.  A joint project of the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund, Arches is an open source heritage inventory platform. Last month, I connected with Tim Whalen, GCI Director, following an introduction ...
  • Bermuda Triangles, Squares and all other Angles (Weekly blog, 3 March 2019) Bermuda Triangles, Squares and all other Angles (Weekly blog, 3 March 2019)A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General Bermuda conference Bermuda is THE focus for the INTO Secretariat and Board this month. Reaching out to participants and cross-checking all delegate information, finalising workshop sessions, writing speeches … it’s all systems go! It was certainly back to work with bang on Monday after a week of poor data connectivity on vacation.  ...
  • Princess Dana to speak at ICNT Princess Dana to speak at ICNTPrincess 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 ...
  • Who’s coming to Bermuda for ICNT18? So far, representatives from conservation organisations in 26 countries have signed up to attend the Bermuda conference. They are: Aruba, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Fiji, France, Guyana, Indonesia, Malawi, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Lucia, Tanzania, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, ...
  • It will be a Whale of a time An estimated 10,000 humpback whales swim past Bermuda each spring, as they head south for the summer. They are known as “acrobats of the sea” for their breaching, sometimes leaping 50 feet out of the sea and slapping the water with their giant fins. These magnificent mammals are around 50 feet long and can ...
  • Gail Lord will speak at ICNT18 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 to speak at ICNT18 in Bermuda 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 ...
  • 7 Reasons to attend ICNT What is ICNT? An unmissable event that INTO members are proud to attend and take part in, and which showcases to the world what is unique and special about the National Trust approach whilst providing excellent learning opportunities for our member organisations. 1. A chance to shape the debate – Be a part of vibrant, ...
  • Rooms with a view Rooms with a view The conference hotel is the Fairmont Southampton with its commanding hilltop site overlooking the magnificent South Shore, location of some of the finest beaches in the world. The 2019 ICNT agenda will be stimulating, and you may want to unwind by enjoying the hotel’s facilities such as beach, pools, spa, golf and tennis courts. Link ...
  • What’s so special about Bermuda What's so special about Bermuda Obviously every country has its own special characteristics, and we naturally want to share ours with you. Here in a few words, is some basic information (we’ll have more in future newsletters!): • It’s an archipelago of hundreds of islands located some 700 miles off the east coast of the USA, and is protected by ...

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