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Program Descriptions

The following are brief descripitons of each program descriptions or each session of the Blue Community program.







Agenda Blue Community Conference

Tuesday May 3, 2011
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Registration - North Registration Counter - Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center

1:30 p.m.  Optional Tour - Inspieration Through Walt's Eyes - Disney Institute
6:00 p.m.  Reception - Casita Courtyard -  Beverages and Hors d”Oeuvres served.

7:00 p.m. Welcome Derek Lloyd  - President & CEO Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce - Durango Room

7:20 p.m. Program Overview Dr. Noel J. Brown - President & CEO Friends of the U.N. - Durango Room

7:40 p.m. Building the Blue Community - Dr. David Randle - Managing Director Waves of Change - Durango Room

Wednesday May 4, 2011

02 8:30 a.m. Sustainability to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change - Dr. Reese Halter - Durango Room
10:00 a.m. Break - Exhibit Areas Rooms M, N, O, & P
10:30 a.m.  Workshops
Building for the Future - David South, President & CEO, Monolithic Domes

Sustainable Agriculture - Stan Doerr, President & CEO, ECHO

Water Conservation & Waste Water Programs - Dr. Thomas Crisman, USF Patel Center for Global Solutions

Energy Conservation, Efficiency & Renewables - Brian Bartel, General Manager, Easy Energy

12:30 p.m. Lunch - Monterrey Ball Room

1:30 p.m. Repeat Morning Workshops

3:30 p.m.  Break - Exhibit Area - Rooms M, N, O, P

4:00 p.m.  Walt Disney World: a Blue Community Model  -  Dr. David Randle, Managing Director of Waves of Change  & John Lehnhardt, Director of Walt Disney Company Environmental Operations and Enviornmental Initiatives. - Durango Room
Thursday May 5th, 2011 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. Disaster Reduction & Vulnerability Management
9:45 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Workshops

  • New Nelegpen Model for Disaster Recovery - Rebecca South, President, One Dome At A Time
  • Disater Reduction & Sustainability - Dr. Sálvano Briceño
  • Disney Disaster Plan Model - Walt Disney World Team

11:30 a.m. Repeat Workshops

12:45 p.m. Lunch  - Coronado L Room

  2:00 p.m. Leading Through Turbulent Times - Disney Institute

  3:30 p.m. Free time to enjoy Walt Disney World Resort

Optional Disney Institute Program "Leading Through Turbulent Times"
Friday May 6th 2011
8:30 a.m.  Economic Development Through Eco Friendly Tourism - Ana Paula Tavares, Senior Vice President Rain Forest Alliance
9:45 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Workshops

  • Protecting Coastal Habitat and Coral Reefs- Ocean Governance Models - Dr. John Ogden       
  • Ocean Pollution, Reducing Plastics, Fertilizers, and protecting Coastal Habitat - Waves of Change, Ocean Grown
  • Disney Transportation System - Walt Disney World Team  

11:30 a.m. Repeat Workshops

12:45 p.m. Box Lunch With Tours & Workshops

  • Disney Wilderness Preserve Tour
  • Disney Eco-Friendly Tourism Tour
  • Managing for Sustainability
  • Implementing the Global Sustainable Tourism Critiera

6:00 p.m.  Awards Banquet - Where do we go from here? - Dr. Noel Brown

8:00 p.m. Desert & Illuminations at ECPOT




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