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Alliance of National Heritage Areas
Third International Heritage Development Conference
"Passport to Crossing Boundaries"
June 18-21 in Detroit
This year’s conference is hosted by MotorCities National Heritage Area, a 13-county region encompassing Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Michigan and surrounding communities, which highlights the past, present and future of the automobile story and its regional and international impacts.
The conference provides numerous opportunities to share thought-provoking dialogues, cutting edge technology and communication ideas with directors, staff, and partners from emerging and designated local, state, national and international heritage areas and similar landscape-scale conservation and community development initiatives.
Attendees are encouraged to come early and join NASCAR fans at a Nextel Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. Or, attend one of three day-long pre-conference tours that explore Detroit museums and historic sites around the metropolitan area, or the Windsor, Canada/Detroit, Michigan relationship.
On Tuesday, a dozen day-long, community-based regional labs will be conducted in and around the MotorCities National Heritage Area.
Wednesday will consist of 20 educational sessions that highlight the conference’s four sub-themes:
Community & Economic Growth
Creative Communication/Education Strategies
Ken Burns, world-renowned documentary film maker, will provide the keynote address. MotorCities is coordinating several evening events that showcase the region’s cultural heritage, including a night of fabulous Motown sounds.
The conference program provides a variety of forums for sharing best practices and ideas in heritage development and community conservation with colleagues from across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Click here for information about educational sessions, field trips and special events, as well as to register online.
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