GA2020 Marker Event


Australia ICOMOS invites our global colleagues to join us at our ‘GA2020 Marker Event’ to acknowledge the work undertaken to organise the 20th Triennial General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS that could not be hosted in Sydney in 2020.

The Marker Event will be a live-streamed panel discussion on the theme of Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility; and will include the launch of a special ‘legacy’ issue of Historic Environment.

Date and Time

The event will be held on Wednesday 7 October 2020 from 8.00pm AEDT (Sydney / Canberra), 11:00 am CEST (Paris), 5:00 am EDT (New York). 

Themes and Speakers

The GA2020 Scientific Committee have developed a jam-packed program with 14 experts covering six themes in individual presentation and panel discussion formats. The themes and speakers are listed below.

Moderator: Prof Tracy Ireland
Respondent: Nargiz Aituganova (ICOMOS EPWG) 
Launch of Special GA2020 issue of Historic Environment: Mikel Landa (President of the ICOMOS Advisory Committee)
Hosts: Toshi Kono (President, International ICOMOS), Helen Lardner (President, Australia ICOMOS), Richard Mackay (Convenor GA2020 and GA2023)

ICOMOS GA2020 Scientific Symposium Co-Chairs 
Dr Steve Brown & Dr Ona Vileikis


Shared Cultures 
Communities – collaborative, consultative, contested

Dr Cristina Garduño Freeman & Dr Marco Antonio Chávez-Aguayo

Shared Heritage
Multiple attributes, multiple values, multiple actors

Agnieshka Kiera & Kai Weise

Shared Responsibility
Safeguarding and managing places, collections, and practices

Dr MacLaren North & Susan Macdonald

Indigenous Heritage
Sharing, exchange, and control

Dr Chris Wilson & Dr Diane Menzies

Culture-Nature Journey
Reaching agreement on what’s next?

Dr Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy & Dr Tim Badman

Marginalised Heritages
Shared or shunned?

Dr Tokie Laotan-Brown & Dr James Lesh


All persons wishing to attend the Marker Event must complete an online registration form to receive access to the event.

  • Registration is open to ICOMOS members and non-members.
  • The event is complimentary.
  • The event will be in English with simultaneous French and Spanish translation available. Attendees will receive access to the event based on the language selected in the online registration form.
  • Registered attendees will receive log in details to pre-submit questions for the panel discussion.
  • Registered attendees will receive log in details and instructions to access the event platform closer to the date.
  • All sessions will be live streamed through the event platform, Facebook and YouTube.
  • The event will be recorded and made available post-event.


Once registered, attendees will be provided with a confirmation email and access to pre-submit questions for the panel discussions.

The questions may also be submitted by the chat function in the event platform during the panel sessions. The questions will be reviewed by the moderators and accepted questions will be presented to the speakers.

Theme descriptions

Attendee Guidelines

Program outline




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