Cultural Impact Assessment conference

02/28/2008 9:00 am
02/29/2008 5:00 pm

The NWT Region of the Western and Northern Canada Affiliate of the International Association for Impact Assessment is issuing a call for presentations, papers and posters for a conference on February 28th and 29th, 2008, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.  This conference will focus on Cultural Impact Assessment in the broad sense, including such possible themes as:

  • Cultural impact assessment methods and case studies
  • Bringing the cultural together with the ecological
  • Models of inclusion of cultural knowledge in project design, implementation and reclamation
  • Cultural landscape assessment
  • Designing agreements to protect culture
  • The role of Traditional Knowledge in Cultural Impact Assessment
  • Getting past Go vs. No go in cultural impact assessment
  • Designing cultural mitigation measures that stick
  • Implementing cultural and socio-economic measures of agreements
  • Cross-cultural awareness: implications for EIA processes
  • Participatory and community-based methods for assessment

This conference will draw on the considerable expertise of those involved in the research or practice of EIA as it relates to this general subject.  Those interested in presenting a paper at the conference should submit a 300 word abstract to the IAIA Western and Northern Canada Affiliate no later than Dec. 16th, 2007  Please send abstracts to Ginger Gibson: at    Submissions will be reviewed and contributors notified by Friday Dec. 21st, 2007
For more information on the conference, contact Ginger Gibson
KEY WORDS: Values, cultural landscapes, wellness, beyond biophysical, stories on the land, assessment methods, community-based and participatory research