Congress

Members Program

Monday, September 5

Arrival of delegations

Transfer to official hotels from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration

Lobby – Québec City Convention Centre, 900 avenue Honoré-Mercier

5 to 7 p.m.

Opening reception hosted by the mayor of Québec

Québec City Hall, 2, rue des Jardins

Tuesday, September 6

Arrival of delegations

Transfer to official hotels from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration

Lobby – Québec City Convention Centre, 900 avenue Honoré-Mercier

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

OWHC Board of Directors

Board members only

Québec City Hall, 2, rue des Jardins

3 to 4:30 p.m.

Presentation: “Sites for Sustainable Development: Realizing the Potential of UNESCO Designated Sites to Advance Agenda 2030”

Register by email at ovpmquebec2022@ville.quebec.qc.ca (in French and English only)

Presented by Eleanor Haine, Program Officer, Natural Sciences, and Vanessa Poulin-Gladu, Public Affairs Manager, Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Québec City Convention Centre

5:45 p.m.

Shuttle or walk from official hotels to Théâtre Le Diamant

6 to 8:30 p.m.

Official opening ceremony and cocktail reception

Night at the circus with Machine de Cirque

Théâtre Le Diamant, 966, rue Saint-Jean

8:30 p.m.

Shuttle from Théâtre Le Diamant to official hotels

Tours (Members only - Must be booked on registration form)

8:00 a.m.

Study tour 1:

Québec fortifications – Parks Canada

In this walking tour, immerse yourself in the history of Old Québec’s imposing fortifications—the defining feature of this historic district.

Guided tour – Walk from the Convention Centre to 2 rue D’Auteuil

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Study tour 2:

Monastère des Augustines: A place of healing

The Augustinian Monastery was fully restored and redesigned in 2015 in keeping with the nuns’ desire to pass down their mission and values, as well as their tangible and intangible heritage, to the people of Québec.

Guided tour, discussion period, and on-site lunch

32, rue Charlevoix

1:30 to 4 p.m.

Study tour 3:

Hôpital général de Québec, a place of opportunities

This imposing convent and hospital dates back to the 17th century. A roundtable discussion with various partners and experts will discuss the opportunities available to find a new use for this historic complex in the heart of a working class neighbourhood.

Presentation of the site, panel discussion, question period, and tour

Bus departs from the Convention Centre (900 avenue Honoré-Mercier) at 12:45 p.m. and from Côte du palais at 1 p.m. for those who are already at Monastère des Augustines.

Wednesday, September 7

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration

Lobby – Québec City Convention Centre, 900 avenue Honoré-Mercier

Member city booths and posters exhibition | Lobby - Québec City Convention Centre

9 to 10:15 a.m.

General assembly – Session 1

  • Opening
  • OWHC regular business
  • Presentation of the president’s 2019–2022 activity report
  • Presentation of candidacies for the board of directors and host city for the 2024 World Congress

10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

Coffee break

10:45 a.m. to noon

General assembly – Session 1 (cont.)

Noon

Lunch

Québec City Convention Centre

1 to 2:45 p.m.

General assembly – Session 2

  • Presentation of the OWHC 2021–2025 Strategy and OWHC 2022–2024 Action Plan
  • Group discussion of the OWHC 2022–2024 Action Plan

2:45 to 3:15 p.m.

Coffee break

3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

General assembly – Session 2 (cont.)

Regional meetings

5:45 p.m.

Shuttle or walk from official hotels to Québec Armoury

6 to 9:30 p.m.

Dinner

Traditional Québec and Indigenous cultural performances with Ès TRAD

Québec Armoury, 805, avenue Wilfrid-Laurier

9:30 p.m.

Shuttle from Québec Armoury to official hotels

Thursday, September 8

Solidarity Day of World Heritage Cities

8 to 9 a.m.

Registration

Lobby – Québec City Convention Centre, 900 avenue Honoré-Mercier

Member city booths and posters exhibition | Lobby - Québec City Convention Centre

9 to 10:15 a.m.

Symposium: “Enhancing Livability in World Heritage Cities”* – Session 1: Adhering to a political vision

  • Opening by the mayor of Québec
  • Presentation of the session objectives by the secretary general
  • Statements by mayors and delegations

10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

Coffee break

10:45 a.m. to noon

Symposium – Session 1 (cont.)

Noon to 1 p.m.

Dinner under the honorary presidency of the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec

1 to 2:15 p.m.

Symposium - Session 2: Engaging in Action on the Ground

  • Presentation of the session objectives by the secretary general
  • Statements by mayors and delegations

2:15 to 2:45 p.m.

Coffee break

2:45 to 4 p.m.

Symposium – Session 2 (cont.)

5:45 p.m.

Shuttle from official hotels to Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

6 to 9:30 p.m.

Dinner under the honorary presidency of the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec

  • Announcement of new board members
  • Declaration of candidates for the presidency

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ), 179, Grande Allée Ouest
With viewing of the Inuit Art Room - Brousseau Collection

9:30 p.m.

Shuttle from MNBAQ to official hotels

*Symposium preparatory document sent to members in early August

Friday, September 9

8 to 9 a.m.

Reception

Lobby – Québec City Convention Centre, 900 avenue Honoré-Mercier

Member city booths and posters exhibition | Lobby - Québec City Convention Centre

9 to 10:15 a.m.

Symposium – Session 3: Adopting an operational framework

  • Presentation of the session objectives by the secretary general
  • Introduction of roadmap principles by mayors
  • Statements by delegations

10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

Coffee break

10:45 a.m. to noon

Symposium – Session 3 (cont.)

  • Wrap-up by the mayor of Québec
  • Statement of intent by member cities
  • Closing remarks

Noon to 1 p.m.

Lunch at the Québec City Convention Centre

1 to 3:30 p.m.

General Assembly – Session 3

  • Election of the president
  • Revision of General By-Laws and adoption of the OWHC 2022–2024 Action Plan
  • Announcement of the 2024 World Congress host city

5:45 p.m.

Shuttle from other official hotels to the Hilton

6 p.m. to 11 p.m

Evening event hosted by the Secretary General of the OWHC

Hilton Québec, 1100, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest

11 p.m.

Shuttle from the Hilton to other official hotels

Departure of delegations – Transfer from official hotels to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

Saturday, September 10

Departure of delegations – Transfer from official hotels to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

Symposium

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