August 17, 2017

The Symposium Final Program is available: Download now

August 15, 2017

The AMAL in Heritage Workshop: Emergency Management Tools for Cultural Heritage to be held on August 27, 2017 is now offered for FREE – Register here

August 2, 2017
A new ‘Maps‘ page has been posted on the website. Use this information for navigating around Ottawa during the week of the conference – venues, accommodations and other buildings of interest have been marked.

The final guided tour has now been announced: Downtown Ottawa – Heart of the Capital

July 28, 2017
All tours except for ‘Suburban Ottawa’ are now full. One additional tour is currently being organized. Information for the Montreal tour has also been updated with an itinerary change and new information about the tour leaders.

July 25, 2017
Preparation and presentation guidelines for the interactive posters are ready here
AMAL in Heritage Workshop: Emergency Management Tools for Cultural Heritage is now offered – free to Symposia registered delegates thanks to support from Global Heritage Fund. More information here

July 20, 2017
A full description of the Kingston technical tour is now available! Read it here

July 17, 2017
An in-depth description of the Montreal technical tour is now available! Read it here

July 6, 2017
Last Call for special conference rates at the Best Western Plus in Ottawa! Our block of rooms will be released to the general public at midnight tonight. A full continental breakfast is included in our $169 price for a standard suite. To book, contact the hotel reservation department directly and quote the CIPA 2017 Symposium Delegate Block.

July 4, 2017
A new heritage tour of post-war Ottawa architecture has been confirmed! Read more here


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