2019 AHNB Conference

Miramichi NB – October 23-25

Call for Proposals

It is a pleasure to invite you to the 2019 AHNB Annual Conference and AGM. The conference is organized by Association Heritage New Brunswick, along with the Miramichi Heritage Network, and will take place at the Rodd Miramichi River on October 23, 24, and 25th.

For over forty years, the Association has worked with/for the heritage communities in New Brunswick. We are dedicated to building a strong network of heritage groups and interested individuals and in providing resources so they can succeed in protecting and promoting New Brunswick’s heritage.

This year’s conference draws its inspiration from Franz Kafka’s reflection, “The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveller.”   As we, collectively, travel towards a future for heritage in our province, hoping to make strides that will see it remain a strong part of our identity and something to share in all its varied forms, we gather for an instant to discuss how this might be achieved in the face of a growing atmosphere of seeming indifference and division.  Consequently, the conference will focus on the place of the province’s past in its future, and how, as operators, curators, and stewards, we face new demands and challenges in integrating, promoting, and preserving our unique heritage assets.


  • How can museums and built heritage sites expand and deepen their relationship with the public?  
  • What role can heritage sites play in healing some of the divisions our province faces?
  • How can museums and built heritage sites reach out to those people who do not currently engage with them?
  • How can collections be used to inspire and engage communities?
  • What will the heritage professional of the future look like, and what knowledge and experience will they need?


  • Traditional Presentation (15-20 minutes) – These presentations will use case studies and research results that offer insights, principles, and real solutions that others can apply in their communities. What questions were raised? What lessons were learned?
  • Spark Presentation (7 minutes) – Brief, effective, powerful. These presentations raise important issues in dynamic sessions.


  • Title of presentation/session proposed, format, and a summary (450 words or less).
  • How your proposal aligns with conference theme(s).
  • Your name, contact information, and short bio (100 words).


Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be made by late April 2019.
To submit your proposal, or for more information, e-mail: info@amnb.ca
Tel: 506-454-3561
Fax: 506-462-7687


Nomination may be made by any AHNB Member
Deadline for receipt of nominations: September 15th
Submissions are to be made by mail or by e-mail to:

AHNB Awards Committee
163 St John Street
Fredericton, NB
E3B 4A8
or by email to: info@amnb.ca

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