Panelist

 
 

Chris Marrion



President
International Committee on Risk Preparedness,
ICORP

Chris is Founder/CEO of Marrion Fire & Risk Consulting, special expert for National Fire Protection Association, National Fire Heritage Center’s Board of Directors, SFPE Fellow and on the ICORP Bureau. He focuses on protecting our cultural heritage from fire/disasters. Chris is a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), a Director of the NY Metro Chapter of SFPE, Chairperson of the SFPE Design Basis Fires Committee, and Member of the New York Landmarks Preservation Conservancy. He holds a Master’s Degree in Fire Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer. He is intimately involved with fire/disaster management, capacity building and education efforts internationally, developing codes and standards, contributing to numerous books including ‘Extreme Event Mitigation in Buildings’, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Report on the World Trade Center. Chris’ work focuses on creating awareness, building capacity, and providing risk-informed, sustainable, cost-effective strategies and integrating local, indigenous traditions, methods and people into developing solutions to effectively protect cultural heritage. For 30+ years, Chris has worked globally with NGOs, Governments, private and public clients including UNESCO, UNISDR, ICCROM, SFPE, NFPA, et al, in this regard, including within the Sendai Framework.



 
 

Efstratios Stylianidis



President
International Committee on Heritage Documentation, CIPA

I am Associate Professor at the School of Spatial Planning and Development, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. For the period 2019-2023 I have been elected, from a voting process among all Professors, administrative and technical staff, as Vice Rector for Research and Lifelong Learning of the largest university in Greece. I obtained my MSc and PhD in Surveying Engineering and Photogrammetry, respectively. My main teaching and research interests are in Photogrammetry and Geospatial Engineering and their close linkage with ICT for cultural heritage recording, documentation, and preservation. Since 1996, I participated in many recording and documentation campaigns (ancient theatres, archaeological excavations and sites, churches, castles, towers, frescos, historical buildings, museums, and artefacts, etc.) in Cyprus, Georgia, Greece and Italy. I served as ICOMOS Cyprus Secretary General for the period 2003-2009. For the period 2015-2020, I served the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee (ISC), CIPA – Heritage Documentation, as Secretary General, while the running period 2020-2023 I am honored to run as the elected CIPA President. I am the author of 2 theses, 2 books, more than 70 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences proceedings, 8 invited chapters in books as well as the editor of 2 books. I have participated in more than 50 national and mainly international research projects, 8 of which as the scientific and project coordinator. I received scholarships from the State Scholarship Foundation (Greece), the Greek Technical Chamber and the A. G. Leventis Foundation. In 2017, I received the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2017 award (Madrid Challenge), as EU-H2020 LARA project coordinator. The period January - June 2018, I was a visiting Professor at the Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Conservation (GSAPP). As an invited speaker, I gave lectures at Columbia University, Princeton University, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) / Cotsen Institute of Archeology, the Getty Conservation Institute, and Tsinghua University.



 
 

Fergus T. Maclaren



President
International Cultural Tourism Committee, ICTC

Fergus Maclaren is a sustainable tourism and cultural heritage management professional with 25 years experience in Canada and internationally, now focused on tourism at World Heritage sites and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. His background includes a broad range of tourism planning, destination management and community development expertise. He has taught and lectured on sustainable tourism in North America, Asia and Africa. Elected President of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee in December 2017, he has also been its Canadian National Expert Representative since 2012. He currently acts as the Director of International Relations and Knowledge Management for the Economic Innovation Institute for Africa, responsible for the development and implementation of their sustainable tourism program. Additionally, he acts in an expert capacity for the Organization of World Heritage Cities and UNWTO, and sits on UNESCO’s World Heritage-focused Task Force on Culture, Tourism and COVID-19.



 
 

Peter Cox



President
International Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability and Climate Change, ISCES+CC

Peter has a background in chemical engineering and materials science he has worked in the analysis of decay of historic masonry, the treatment of stone and mortar in Heritage Buildings for over 35 years. He established Carrig Conservation International in 1993 – Carrig incorporates, Carrig Conservation – Carrig Research and Carrig Energy Conservation. Carrig has offices in Dublin, London and Naples, Italy with partnerships in Melbourne and Montreal.
Peter has been an active member of ICOMOS Ireland for many years and has held both vice-president and was President of ICOMOS Ireland from 2004 - 2008. Peter is also very active on the international ICOMOS scene and recently represented ICOMOS International on the CEN/TC346/WG8 on “Energy Efficiency in Heritage Buildings”. Peter is President of the International Scientific Committee on Energy & Sustainability and Climate Change” (ISCES+CC), which is a leading research group in this sector. Peter is chair of the ICOMOS Ireland National Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change.
Peter is instrumental on advising and implementing national conservation & heritage policies on behalf of government bodies and local authorities. As President of ISCES+CC Peter is also a member of the CCHWG and SDGWG.
Peter was recently elected a Fellow of the RSA, London.



 
 

Stephen J. Kelley



Secretary-General
International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage, ISCARSAH

Stephen J. Kelley, FAIA, SE, FAPT, FUSICOMOS is a registered architect and structural engineer who has devoted these two skills to the preservation of our built cultural heritage. His projects are located throughout the United States, but he has also worked on significant projects in Asia, Europe, Africa, South America and the Caribbean basin. He has performed significant evaluation work in response to natural and manmade disasters.
Mr. Kelley is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has served on the Board of Directors of both US/ICOMOS and the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) and was elevated to Fellowship in both organizations. Mr. He is a UNESCO Tangible Heritage Expert and is currently Secretary-General of ISCARSAH.



 
 

Claudia Cancino



President
Chair of the Seismic theme of International Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage, ISCEAH

Claudia Cancino is a licensed architect from Peru and manages the Getty Conservation Institute Earthen Architecture Initiative which has three components: The Seismic Retrofitting Project in Peru, the Earthen Architecture Course in Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi and the Terra 2021 Congress in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She also manages the Retrofitting and Repair Component of the GCI Bagan Conservation Project. She earned a certificate in conservation at ICCROM in Rome, followed by graduate training in business administration at ESAN in Lima. She practiced preservation architecture and has taught Earthen Conservation at several universities in Peru, Morocco, Portugal, Canada, UAE and USA. She earned a Master of Science in Historic Preservation and an advanced certificate in conservation from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the chair of the Seismic theme of ISCEAH.