2019 Conference Schedule

To learn more about events and speakers, please click the links below (where applicable):

Thursday, April 25, 2019

5 – 9pm Registration
Sponsored by: Oaks Landscape Products
OALA 51st Conference Welcome Reception 
Sponsored by: ABC Recreation Ltd.
and the University of Guelph    

Friday, April 26, 2019

7:30am Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits
9:15am OALA AGM
11:30am Lunch & Exhibits
1pm Official 51st Conference Opening and Welcome Remarks

Keynote Presentation
Alex Miller (founder of ESRI Canada)
“Beyond Drawings – GeoDesign with The Science of Where”

Sponsored by: Dillon Consulting Limited


2:15pm Break & Exhibits
Sponsored by: Synlawn Artificial Turf
3:00pm OALA Awards Ceremony
4:30pm President’s Reception on the Trade Show Floor
7:00pm “After Party” Reception (Ticketed)
Offsite – Kaytoo Restaurant
Sponsored by: Unilock

Saturday, April 27, 2019

8am Breakfast
9am Keynote Workshop
Jennifer Hiseler

“Design of Public Spaces (DoPS) Accessibility in the OBC and AODA”
10:30am Concurrent Educational Sessions:
Mike Hensel, OALA, CSLA
“Today, Yesterday and Before – The Relevance and Use of Traditional Knowledge”
Linda Laflamme, OALA 
“The Niagara Escarpment Plan: Striking a Balance Between Protection and Development”
David Parks, MCIP RPP
“Balancing Growth with the Natural Environment”
12:30pm – 4:30pm Tours (Ticketed):
Blue Mountain Village Tour and Sketching Workshop
Sponsored by: ACO Systems
Niagara Escarpment Hiking Tour
Sponsored by: New World Park Solutions
Collingwood Shipyards and Heritage Tour
Sponsored by: Park N Play Design Co. Ltd.