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- Words from the Host Municipality
"The theme of our summit is "The New Old". We feel this theme is unique to London as our city is one of the founding cities of Canada, in Southwestern Ontario. Our city, starting at the Forks of the Thames River, has a rich cultural heritage. Similar to many cities in Canada we are initiating a new role for rejuvenation of old buildings in the downtown and with industry. These initiatives move us forward as advancements in technology are put in place. In turn this allows us to become more welcoming to newcomers to our city."
- City of London Culture Office
2011 Creative City Summit
The New Old: Culture as a Revitalizing Tool in your Community
London, Ontario ~ May 10 - 12, 2011
The 2011 Creative City Summit took place May 10-12, 2011 in London, ON. The Summit was a success - over 140 delegates from across the country and CCNC's membership attended 2.5 days of professional development programming for municipal cultural practitioners. With a variety of topics, session formats, speakers, entertainment and networking activities, attendees were able to find relevance in sessions, no matter the size of their communities or their experience in the sector.
Credit goes to the planning committee for their keen insights in programming and to the inspiring speakers and presenters who delivered some great messages. The Summit also boasted a range of local cultural study tours, networking opportunities and entertainment organized by the City of London Culture Office, the London Heritage Council and the London Arts Council who worked together to showcase London's finest in culture throughout the Summit!
A huge thank you to the Summit Planning Committee, the Host City of London, The London Heritage Council, The London Arts Council, The City of Calgary (Gold Sponsor) and TRY Recycling inc. for putting together a great Summit!
Thank you also to Creative City Network Member Municipalities and all Summit delegates for your continued support.
The City of London was chosen as host municipality for the 2011 Summit in part due to its variety of unique cultural and heritage attractions, which were highlighted in their application and have provided a number of options for educational workshops, session topics, entertainment and social activities, networking opportunities, and study tours. The City of London, starting at the Forks of the Thames River, has a rich cultural heritage to experience and discover. To learn more, visit www.londontourism.ca.