GeoTec Conference ACMLA

ACMLA / ACACC CONFERENCE 2006 ~ June 18th -21st ~ Ottawa Congress Centre


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 Social Events

** UPDATE **
information on Tuesday's LAC Book Launch. Please scroll down.


Sunday, June 18
CCA Orienteering event – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
(From University of Ottawa)

Joint CCA / ACMLA Ice Breaker Reception ~ 6:30pm to 9:30pm
University of Ottawa
Arts Hall, room 509
70 Laurier Avenue East

University of Ottawa Campus Map (PDF)

Monday, June 19
GeoTec Gala Dinner at the Museum of Civilization - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
A special evening is planned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Atlas of Canada.
The event will take place in the breathtaking Grand Hall of the Museum of Civilization.
The Gala dinner can only accommodate 600 people, therefore tickets will be sold on a
“first come, first served” basis. The Gala will celebrate 100 years of the Atlas of Canada,
and will look forward to the next 100 years.

Keynote Speaker: Rex Murphy
- Social commentator and editorial journalist with
weekly television commentary on The National Magazine, host of the Sunday afternoon
CBC Radio program Cross Country Checkup, an editorial contributor to CBC Radio's
Definitely Not the Opera
, and a weekly Saturday columnist in The Globe and Mail.

Tuesday, June 20
GeoTec Evening Reception and Wine Tasting - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday's technical program will be followed by an evening reception with light hors
d'oeuvres and a wine tasting. Novice or expert, this event will tantalise your taste buds
and celebrate the joys of the best of Canada's wines. Sampling opportunities allow you
to appreciate the winemakers of this country and savour the fruits of their labour. The
event is a great opportunityto mingle, meet old friends and make new friends.

Joint ACMLA / CCA Reception - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
(Congress Centre Terrace)
LAC Book Launch
Members of ACMLA and CCA are cordially invited to the official launch of the new
publication Terra Nostra: The Stories Behind Canada’s Maps, 1550–1950, published by
les éditions du Septentrion in co-operation with Library and Archives Canada. Written
by Senior Archivist Jeffrey S. Murray, this new volume reveals the stories behind 400
years of mapmaking in Canada. Backed by extensive historical research and drawing on
the world’s largest and most important collection of early maps relating to Canada, Terra
is the first history of Canadian cartography to come out in the last 30 years. Come
meet the author and have your book signed. Terra Nostra is currently available online at or, and will also be sold at the GeoTec Event.

Wednesday, June 21
GeoTec Keynote Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Tom Koch - Adjunct professor of geography (medical) at the
University of British Columbia and adjunct professor of gerontology at Simon Fraser
University (SFU), both in Vancouver, Canada. With undergraduate and graduate degrees
in geography, Koch earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. for a dissertation that used GIS
mapping to consider the U.S. organ transplant system. The result, his 12th book, was
published under the title Scarce Goods: Justice, Fairness, and Organ Transplantation
(2001). His latest book, Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping and Medicine, was
published in 2005 by ESRI Press.

Thursday, June 22
Post-Conference Tours
Library and Archives - Gatineau Preservation Centre
War Museum
Gatineau Recieving Station

Download conference program from GeoTec for further details at