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Ontario Natural Building Conference & AGM 2018

  • 07 Apr 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • 08 Apr 2018
  • 4:00 PM
  • Camp Kawartha, 1010 Birchview Rd, Lakefield ON

Registration

  • AGM Meeting Sunday morning only (no meals)
  • Saturday (1 day only) with lunch & snacks
  • Saturday only - Bring Own Meals
  • Saturday (1 day only) with lunch & snacks
  • Saturday Only - Bring own meals
  • Sunday (1 day only) with lunch & snacks
  • Sunday Only - Bring Own Meals
  • Sunday (1 day only) with lunch & snacks
  • Sunday Only - Bring Own Meals
  • Saturday with lunch, dinner & snacks
  • Saturday with lunch, dinner & snacks
  • (2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, snacks)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation (Friday and Saturday), 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner & snacks.
  • 2 nights accommodation (Friday and Saturday), 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner & snacks
  • INCLUDES
    -Business/Professional Membership; listing in Business Directory
    Ad on ONBC main web page for 2018, Multiple Facebook postings
    -Large logo on Conference web page as sponsor, and on any Conference
    handouts
    -Three free Conference entries (2 days, 1 night)
    -Verbal acknowledgement at start and finish of Conference, and at all breaks
  • INCLUDES
    -Business/Professional Membership; listing in Business Directory
    -Ad on ONBC main web page for 2018, Facebook posting
    -Medium logo on Conference web page as sponsor, and on any Conference
    handouts
    -Two free Conference entries (2 days, 1 night)
    -Verbal acknowledgement at start and finish of Conference
  • INCLUDES
    -Business/Professional Membership; listing in Business Directory
    -Ad on ONBC main web page for 2018, Facebook posting
    -Small logo on Conference web page as sponsor, and on any Conference
    handouts
    -One free Conference entry (2 days, 1 night)
    -Verbal acknowledgement at start and finish of Conference
  • Weekend rate for board members (1 night, 2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, snacks)
  • 1 night accommodation, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner & snacks
  • 1 night accommodation, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner & snacks
  • Children under 16 years of age attending conference with a member or non-member parent. NOTE: THERE IS NO CHILD CARE AVAILABLE ON SITE, PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN CHILDREN AND MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE IMMEDIATE CONFERENCE AREA IF CHILDREN ARE BEING TOO DISRUPTIVE.

Registration is closed

 To register, click on the REGISTER button, located below the fees listing on the left side of this page.

Annual Ontario Natural Building Conference & AGM 2018 - "Housing Within Reach"

We invite you to join us for two days of Natural Building presentations and learning on April 7 and 8, 2018, at our annual Natural Building Conference. Like previous years, there will be a variety of workshops, round table discussions, and presentations on a variety of topics of interest to builders and potential owner-builders.


This conference is a great opportunity to connect with others in the natural building and straw bale community who we don't often get the chance to meet up with. Tasty libations  and a music jam on Saturday evening will give everyone time to mix and mingle both personally and professionally!


The Ontario Natural Building Coalitions’ Annual General Meeting of members will take place at 9am on Sunday April 8, followed by further educational and social events. 


Accommodation is available from Friday night (Friday night check-ins from 5 - 9pm) through to Sunday, and super delicious and healthy meals are included. (Most food sensitivities can be accommodated)


Accommodation is "Indoor Camping Style". Bedding and towels are not provided. You must bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and/or bedding, towels etc. A flashlight is a good idea too.


 To register, click on the REGISTER button, located below the fees listing on the left side of this page.
PLEASE NOTE: Registering early, helps the kitchen staff plan our delicious meals!

For Ride Shares, go to our Facebook Ride Share Page and coordinate a ride with others.

Location
Camp Kawartha  / Outdoor Education Centre
1010 Birchview Road
Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
Directions and map
8:00 - 9:30 am  Registration (please arrive early, so you can check-in, find your cabin etc., and not miss any of the conference!)
10 am   Welcome and Introduction with Tim Krahn, ONBC President  

10:30 am   Plenary Session: Panel Discussion - Affordable/Accessible/Sustainable Planned Communities

Lisa Ker - Salus Ottawa, David McAuley - Guelph Architect, Chief Myenngun Henry - Chippewa Sustainable Living Site


12:00- 1:00  Lunch - Raffle tickets on sale.

1:00 - 2:15 PM - Break-out Sessions

a. Light Straw Clay Panels - Bobby Ilg and Kris Bailey

b.  Reconciliation between First Nations and Settler Communities - Marianne Griffith and Chief Henry Myeengun

c. Attendee Selected Session - Post your suggestions on the flip chart.


2:15-3:15 PM - Break-out Sessions

a. Panelized Construction Zero Housewith Chris Magwood and Shane MacInnes of Endeavour

b. Affordable Housing with a focus on urban, multi-family buildings, with Lisa Ker and David McAuley

c.  Attendee Selected Session - Post your suggestions on the flip chart.


Break - raffle tickets on sale

3:30 PM - MoBEE Pre-fabricated Straw Bale Buildings, with Chris Vander Hout, Evolve Builders

Lessons learned from portable straw bale classrooms in Ottawa, California and residential adaptation in the Muskokas.


5:00 pm   BaleHeart Bar opens with organic wines and craft beers and ales.

6:00 pm  Dinner - Raffle tickets on sale.


7:30 pm   Slide Show of Recent Natural & Bale Buildings

"5x5" Slide Show- photos and stories from over a dozen contributors (send your five photos to ckeetch@webhart.net before March 20)


8:30 pm   Networking and Jam Session. Bring your instrument and join the Jam Session!

11:00 pm Last call at the bar.

              Sunday

              8:00 am - Breakfast

              9:00 am   Annual General Meeting

              10:00 AM - Carbon Accounting - Chris Magwood

              An update on Chris' adventures in Master's thesis writing - a view from academia, and connections made with regulators, industry and NGO communities.

              12:00  Lunch

              1:15 PM - 2:45 Break Out Sessions

              a. How to Define Sustainable Building and Track Sustainable Construction Goals, with Shane MacInnes of Greening Homes

              c.  Attendee Selected Session - Post your suggestions on the flip chart.


              2:45 PM - Fun-Raising Raffle Draw

              3:30 PM - Closing Remarks and Safe Travels

              PLEASE NOTE: Registering early, helps the kitchen staff plan our delicious meals!


               To register, click on the REGISTER button, located below the fees listing, on the left side of this page.

              Members will receive member pricing by logging in with your email address and password using the two boxes at the top of every page of this website. 

              Non-members can obtain member pricing, by becoming a new member (starts at $25) before registering.


              Display Tables

              There will be opportunity for free display tables (2’ – 4’ space only) for our Professional Members as well as presentation boards of current work to display.


              Also, if you have a current straw bale or natural building you would like to show in our slide show, please send 2 – 5 pictures to Cheryl Keetch by March 20. 613-633-3557


              Please contact us if you would like to become a sponsor of this year's conference.


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