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Ontario Natural Building Conference & AGM 2019

  • 06 Apr 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 07 Apr 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Camp Kawartha, 1010 Birchview Rd, Lakefield ON

Registration

  • 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
  • (Friday and Saturday nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 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
  • For board members (1 night accommodation, 2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, snacks)
  • Saturday only - Bring Own Meals
  • Saturday (1 day only) with lunch & snacks
  • Saturday with lunch, dinner & snacks
  • Saturday Only - Bring own meals
  • Saturday (1 day only) with lunch& snacks
  • Saturday with lunch, dinner & snacks
  • Sunday Only - Bring Own Meals
  • Sunday (1 day only) with lunch & snacks
  • Sunday Only - Bring Own Meals
  • Sunday (1 day only) with lunch & snacks
  • AGM Meeting Sunday morning only (no meals)
  • 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
  • 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 2019 - "Healthy Housing"

We invite you to join us for two days of Natural Building presentations and learning on April 6 and 7, 2019, 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 7, 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 rustic "Indoor Camping Style" in cabins of 6 or more people. Bedding and towels are not provided. Washroom and shower facilities are available, in a central washroom building. 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
8:30 - 10:00 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 Housekeeping - Tim Krahn, ONBC President  

10:30 am - 12:00 Plenary Session - Rotary Hall

Buildings as Systems - Andrew Oding, General Manager, Director of Building Science for Building Knowledge


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

1:00 - 2:15 PM - Plenary Session - Rotary Hall

Fire and Water: The Bale Walls that Didn't Burn and Didn't Rot - Deirdre McGahern, Straworks Inc.


2:15-3:15 PM - Plenary Session - Rotary Hall

HVAC Design for Healthy Houses - Jordan Hoogendam, Zon Engineering


3:15-3:30 Break - raffle tickets on sale

3:30-5:00 PM - Plenary Session: Nature is the Gold Standard -Building Biology - Bobby Ilg, Ilg and Ilg Architects and Interior Design - Building Biology design philosophy and examples from Bobby's Architecture practice in Ottawa


5:00 -11:00 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   Socializing and musical mayhem. Bring your instrument and join the Jam Session!

11:00 pm Last call at the bar.

              Sunday

              8:00 am - Breakfast

              9:00 am - Morning Ceremony and EnviroNative Training Initiative Presentation with Becky Big Canoe, Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation

              9:30 am   Ontario Natural Building Coalition Annual General Meeting, ONBC Board

              10:30-12:00 AM - Plenary Session - Rotary Hall

              Healthy Materials - Labels, MSDS research and experience in the field

              with Chris Magwood (Endeavour Centre) and Melanie Scott (Evolve Builders)

              12:00  Lunch

              1:00 PM - 2:15 Break Out Sessions

              Rotary Hall - The Future of Paint is found in the Past, Part One - John and Michael Sinclair


              Learning Centre - Low Carbon/Energy Foundations - Joshua Thorton, Deirdre McGahern, Tim Krahn


              Dining Hall - Attendee Selected Session


              2:15- 3:15pm Break Out Sessions


              Rotary Hall The Future of Paint is found in the Past, Part Two - John and Michael Sinclair, Deirdre McGahern


              Learning Centre - Breaking Down Healthy Materials in an attempt at a Zero Toxin Renovation - Shane MacInnes


              Dining Hall - Attendee Selected Session


              3:30 PM - Fun-Raising Raffle Draw - ONBC Board Members

              4:00 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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