Schedule

Thursday, October 18 - Day & Evening Schedule:

All events are taking place inside at Museum London, except where otherwise noted. 
******Registration Opens at 9:00 AM at Museum London, following the Sunrise Ceremony******
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, City of London, & London Arts Council will have ongoing interactive activities and booths taking place outside & inside the Museum from 9:00AM - 4:00PM.

Want to learn more about a speaker or a presentation? View all the Speaker & Topic descriptions for Thursday here.

Please Note: There are 60 high school students attending the morning (10:00AM - 12:30PM) sessions at the Centre at the Forks. These sessions are still open to the public, but seating is limited (max. 70 public seats).


7:30 AM - Sunrise Ceremony at Harris Parkmeet at the riverside. Please note there is no seating available for the ceremonies. If you require seating please bring your own chair or blanket. Led by Michael Hopkins, Sr.

8:30 AM - Water Ceremony at Harris Parkimmediately following the Sunrise Ceremony. If you identify as female - please wear a skirt to the water ceremony. Feel free to bring a copper vessel and lawn chairs/blankets to sit upon if desiered. Led by Tracey Whiteye.


10:00 AM - Keynote Speaker: Chief MyeengunChippewas of The Thames First Nation

All of the following presentations & discussions are 50 minutes in length:

10:30 AM - Concurrent Presentations

  • Dan Ebbs - Historical Walking Tour along the Thames (1st Walk) (Outside) @ Harris Park
  • Scott Gillingwater - Mounting Pressures and Recovery Efforts: Can We Save Ontario's Declining Reptiles? 

11:30 AM - Concurrent Presentations

  • Dan Ebbs - Historical Walking Tour along the Thames (2nd walk) (Outside) @ Harris Park
  • Dr. Patricia Corcoran & Kirsty Màiri Robertson - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Plastics Pollution in the Great Lakes and its Tributaries -- a science/arts perspective from the Synthetic Collective
  • Tom Porter - Presentation on Indigenous Water Teachings

12:30 PM - Lunch is not provided, please pack your own lunch or visit one of London's amazing lunch spots downtown!

1:30 PM - Concurrent Presentations

  • Tara Tchir - Thames River (Deshkan Ziibi) Shared Waters Approach to Water Quantity and Quality: A Component of the Thames River Clear Water Revival (TRCWR)
  • Group Discussion: River Currents: Discussion on Our Waterways

2:30 PM - Concurrent Presentations

  • Mark Drewe - More Passion than Sense: A Beginner's Tale of Paddling the Entire Thames River
  • Kings Social Justice Club Workshop - The Inequality and Irreversibility of Water

3:30 PM - Concurrent Presentations

  • Dr. Fatih Sekercioglu (Middlesex London Health Unit) - The Application of Two-Eyed Seeing and Reciprocity for a Healthy River and Community
  • Life of Leisure - Films from the River

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Artistic Performance

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - The Source Exhibition Talks (Artists on the River)

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Panel Discussion of The Source Exhibition Talks 


Friday, October 19 - Day & Evening Schedule:

All events are taking place inside at Museum London, except where otherwise noted. 
******Registration Opens at 8:30 AM at Museum London******
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, City of London, & London Arts Council will have ongoing interactive activities and booths taking place outside & inside the Museum from 9:00AM - 4:00PM.

Want to learn more about a speaker or a presentation? View all the Speaker & Topic descriptions for Friday here. 


9:00 AM - Keynote Speaker: Meredith Brown - Ottawa Riverkeeper


All of the following presentations & discussions are 50 minutes in length, unless otherwise noted:

10:00 AM - Concurrent Presentations

  • Dan Ebbs - Historical Walking Tour along the Thames
  • CityGreen - River Stories
  • Deep Dive Discussion - Indigenous Perspectives

11:00 AM - Concurrent Presentations

  • CityGreen - River Stories
  • Deep Dive Discussion - Indigenous Perspectives (continued - ends at 11:30AM)

12:00 PM - Lunch is not provided, please pack your own lunch or visit one of London's amazing lunch spots downtown!

1:00 PM - Concurrent Presentations

  • ReForest London - Tree Hike (Outside) @ Harris Park
  • Ian Rae & Michael Darroch - How River Festivals Reimagine Cities
  • Raj Gill - From toxic algae to micro-plastics, Lake Erie Guardians are stepping-up!

2:00 PM - Concurrent Presentations

  • ReForest London - Tree Hike 
  • King's Students - Gender, Justice, and the River: Student Panel
  • Zero Waste Forest City - Deep Dive Discussion: Plastic & Pollution

3:00 PM 

  • Vanessa Gray - Environmental Justice in Aamjiwnaang First Nation

6:30 PM - London Arts Council Collaborative Performance - Artists TBA

7:30 PM - Keynote Speaker: Autumn Peltier The Struggle for Clean Drinking Water


Saturday, October 20 - Morning & Afternoon Events Schedule:

While we are not requesting an RSVP to attend Saturday events, we invite you to check out Saturday's events (to be announced). These events are happening around the river, are primarily outdoors, and are family-friendly.

 

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