Atlantic DataStream Kickoff – Event Agenda
Join us in Halifax on June 5-6 for a two-day conference and celebration kicking off Atlantic DataStream. The fun is just getting started. All day long we’ll have great resources to help you share your Atlantic DataStream Kickoff Experience on social media – updated hourly.
|Day One: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kickoff Conference
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 – Kenneth C. Rowe Hall (1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax)
|9:30 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.||Doors & Registration Open. Coffee and refreshments will be served.|
|10:25 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Conference Housekeeping.|
|10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Territory Acknowledgment & Opening Remarks
|11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.||Panel Discussion: The Partnership of DataStream
What is Atlantic DataStream? Learn the inside story behind DataStream from platform experts including: why Atlantic DataStream was developed; how it is changing the game; and the impact that Mackenzie DataStream is having in the Northwest Territories. Discussion followed by Q&A.
|12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Lunch & Networking|
|1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Featured Presentations: Collaboration, Data & Action
|2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Snack Break|
|3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Showcasing Atlantic Canada
Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Network rebranding
Pecha Kucha Storytelling – How does your work drive the data-to-policy cycle?
|4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.||Wrap up & Closing Remarks|
| Day One: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Evening Reception
Garrison Brewing Company (1055 Marginal Road, Halifax)
|6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Kick back at a cocktail reception celebrating community water monitors (like yourself) who protect Atlantic Canada’s freshwater – non-alcoholic beverages, vegan and gluten free food options provided.
Join our brand new Atlantic DataStreamers Stewards & Collaborators Facebook Group so that you can network online and off with conference attendees.
|8:30 p.m.||Last Call.|
|Day Two: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (Waiting List Only)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Water Monitoring Field Trip along The Shubenacadie River
Tidal Bore Rafting Lodge, 12215 NS-215, Urbania, NS)
|Shuttle bus to and from Tidal Bore Rafting Lodge (departs from the Delta Barrington Hotel at 8:45 a.m. and returns to Halifax for approximately 6:00 p.m.) Day two shuttle schedule and driving directions.
**Field Trip is “rain or shine” – come prepared for the weather**
|9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Welcome & Opening Remarks. Coffee and refreshments will be served.|
|10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||Featured Presentation: Mi’kmaw Conservation Group
Introduction and welcome to the river and background on its significance. Learn about Two-Eyed Seeing and participate in a case study about the Shubenacadie River Monitoring Program.
|10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Snack Break|
|11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Featured Presentation: Scientists’ Perspectives on DataStream
Experience the power of DataStream and explore the data that is currently available on this new platform
|11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.||Group Activities
Group A: Hoskin Scientific Water Monitoring Equipment 101 Demonstration.
Group B: Atlantic DataStream Data Blitz with Simon Mitchell (WWF-Canada)
|12:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Group Photo & Lunch|
|2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Group Activities
Group A: Atlantic DataStream Data Blitz with Simon Mitchell (WWF-Canada)
Group B: Hoskin Scientific Water Monitoring Equipment 101 Demonstration.
|3:45 -4:15 p.m.||Closing Remarks & Send Off|
|4:45 p.m.||Bus returns to Halifax|
|5:oo p.m.||Optional: Rafting Tour on the Shubenacadie River
Return transportation to Halifax provided following excursion.