We are pleased to invite you to participate in CIPA2017, the 26th biennial symposium, being held from August 28 to September 1, 2017, in Ottawa, Canada. CIPA2017 will focus on Digital Workflows for Conservation.

The rapid rise in new digital technologies has revolutionized the practice of recording heritage places. Digital tools and media offer a myriad of new opportunities for collecting, analyzing and disseminating information about heritage sites. With new opportunities, there are also conflicts, and an intense effort to incorporate digital media into the education of conservation professionals. Issues regarding the proper, innovative and research-focused uses of digital media in heritage conservation are urgent topics in the global heritage conservation field, and CIPA and its partners have played a leading role in this area of cross-disciplinary research and practice. The symposium will offer a unique opportunity for educators, professionals, heritage institutions, and managers of heritage places to share, exchange, and explore new approaches, best practices, and research results in the area of these workflows.


Leaders from Academia, Civil Society, Government and Industry will be speaking about cutting edge approaches and application of digital workflows for heritage conservation, more information here

Symposia Keynotes:

  • Chance Coughenour, Program Manager at Google Arts & Culture
  • James Hayes, Assisted Digital fabrication Expert, Carleton Immersive Media Studio
  • Yan HE, President of Tsinghua Heritage Institute for Digitization (THID)
  • Elizabeth Lee, Managing Director for CyArk
  • Brandon Montellato, University Relations Manager at DJI, serving as the lead liaison for university research.
  • Fabio Remondino, Bruno Kessler Foundation) is head of the 3D Optical Metrology research
  • Richard O’Connor, Chief of the Heritage Documentation Program, US Park Service

NSERC Heritage Engineering Keynotes:

  • Alonzo C. Addison, international leader in digital innovation for heritage
  • Koen Van Balen, Holder of Unesco chair on preventive conservation, maintenance and monitoring of monuments and sites (PRECOMOS)

SSHRC New Paradigm / New Tools Keynotes:

  • Gustavo Araoz, President of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).


More than 270 contributions have been submitted to CIPA 2017. Experts will present, exchange and contribute with engaging ideas. CIPA 2017’s participants will actively contribute with  papers providing posterity to our common cultural heritage

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As a stakeholder for heritage recording and conservation, contribute to the organization of activities and students at CIPA 2017, contribute to our community.

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Take advantage of early bird registration fees to attend CIPA 2017, the event of the year in heritage documentation and conservation.

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Come to Ottawa in the summer of 2017 and enjoy the event of the year in heritage documentation