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Ecotourism and Suatainable Tourism Conference 2011 (ESTC 2011) Program - Web Version

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  • 1. ESTC 2011 Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism ConferenceSeptember 19 - 21, 2011 - Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA

2. WELCOME TO+ IdeasTHE ESTC 2011 + Opportunities www.ecotourismconference.org + SolutionsJoin the ConversationShare your thoughts and post ideas, updatesand photos from the ESTC on Twitter (@ESTC_Tourism), Facebook (ESTC.Tourism), Linke-dIn (ESTC Group), and Flickr (Groups/ESTC),and connect with fellow attendees and thou-sands of followers from around the world!Throughout the conference days, you will findlive Twitter feed - hashtag #ESTC2011 - on gen-eral session screens, in breakout session rooms,at registration and of course, on your mobile de-vice. Be sure to use these social platforms to en-hance your networking experience at the ESTC!ESTC_Tourism ESTC.Tourism ESTC Group Groups/ESTCPage 2 3. ESTC AND YOU Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2011 Ask QUESTIONS The next three days will be filled with knowledge-sharing opportuni- ties. During each session, there will be time for discussion and Q&A, and we encourage you to ask questions about whats important to you. > Educational Tracks - pages 10-13 Make CONNECTIONSWhether this is your first or 20th time visiting Hilton Head Island, you will undoubtedly discover something new about this unique destination. Learn from local experts and take time to explore the island on your free time! > Opening Plenary - page 9, Field Sessions - page 16 Reduce FOOTPRINTS Be part of the efforts to reduce the negative impact of the conference on the environment. Meet the ESTC 2011 Green Conference Sponsor, Earth Givers, at the Exhibit Hall and learn about offsetting your travel. > Exhibition - page 15 Share IDEAS This year, were offering four special-interest sessions focusing on brain- storming and collaborating on topics such as career development, volun- tourism, and sustainability in the Lowcountry. Join and share your input! > Special Interest Sessions - page 17 Be SOCIAL Social networking is not just about Twitter and Facebook! At the ESTC, enjoy a variety of networking and social functions that will help you connect with your industry friends and colleagues, and meet new people face-to-face. > Networking & Social Functions - page 18 Build RELATIONSHIPS To maximize the ESTC experience, we hope youll build lasting relationships and continue interacting with each other throughout the year. And come back next year for another great conference filled with learning and sharing! > ESTC 2012 - page 23Save the date! Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2012 (ESTC 2012) September 17-19, 2012 : Monterey, California, USAPage 3 4. SPONSORSHost Destination Sponsor Expedition Sponsors visitcalifornia.comAdventure SponsorsGreen Conference SponsorVoyage SponsorsJourney SponsorsPage 4 5. PARTNERS & SPECIAL THANKSTIES offers our sincere appreciation and thanks to all who have contributed to the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference2011. In particular we would like to acknowledge the generous support we have received from the team at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Convention Bureau, and the members of ESTC Local Committee in Hilton Head Island.ESTC 2011 Media & Communications Partners:TIES & ESTC 2011 Planning Team:Audubon International Ayako Ezaki, Director of Communications, TIES | Ashley Moriarty,CANAECO Program Coordinator, TIES | Ferdinand Weps, Director of MembershipClean the World and Operations, TIESCongresso Nacional De EcoturismoWith the support of the Conference Planning Partnership Team at theGeorge Washington UniversityRecreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration Department, CaliforniaGlobal Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo: Kendi Root, Faculty Chair |Green Living ProjectBrenda Flood, Graduate Student | Melissa Crist, RPTA Student |South Carolina Nature Based Tourism Association Tatum Barnes, RPTA Student | Jackie Lauver, RPTA StudentSouth Carolina Hospitality AssociationSoutheast Tourism Society TIES Board of Directors & Advisory Board Members:Snap Click MediaSustainable Travel InternationalDr. Kelly Bricker, Associate Professor, Department of Parks, RecreationRainforest Alliance and Tourism, University of Utah | Jon Bruno, Finance Manager | RichardEdwards, Marketing Director, Gap Adventures | Deirdre Campbell,Widness & Wiggins PROwner, The Tartan Group | Chris Chesak, Vice President of BusinessWorld Footprints MediaDevelopment, Adventure Travel Trade Association | Shadia Garrison,Consultant, Writer, Project Manager | Palitha Gurusinghe, Founder &Silent Auction Sponsors:President, Sri Lanka, Ecotourism Foundation | Glenn Jampol, President,Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn | Ariane Janr, Co-Founder,Alaska Wildland Adventures (Alaska, USA)EcoBrasil | Judy Kepher-Gona, CEO, Basecamp Foundation | KarenNorthside Valley (St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands)Lewis, Owner, Lapa Rios Ecolodge| Kimberly Lisagor, Journalist, AuthorIntrepid Travel (Melbourne, Australia)| Rick MacLeod Farley, Principal Consultant, MacLeod Farley & Associ-Ecoventura Galapagos Network (Galapagos Islands, Ecuador) ates | Hitesh Mehta, President, HM Design | Paul Radchenko, TourismCascada Expediciones (Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile)Development Planner, Government of Alberta | Wolfgang Strasdas,Old 96 District (South Carolina, USA) PhD., Professor, University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde | MasaruEl Remanso Lodge (Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica)Takayama, Executive Director, Japan Ecolodge Association | Albert TeoLapa Rios Ecolodge (Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica)Chin Kion, Managing Director, Borneo Eco Tours | Annie Vanderwyk,Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge (Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica)Indigenous Business, Education & Research Partner, Youth Connections| Mei Zhang, Founder, WildChina*Eco-holiday packages donated by the above companies will beauctioned at the Sustainable Culinary Showcase on Tuesday, Sept.20th (See page 18). ESTC 2011 Volunteers:MaryRose Grech | Mikael Castro | Susan Shaheen | Danielle Adams |ESTC 2011 Advisory Committee: Amanda Gardner | Piero Ponce | Rachel Notson | Anita Ledford |Lindsay Milch | James Toomey | Kerrick Reisbig | Megan TysonDr. Kelly Bricker, ESTC Co-Chair| Richard Edwards, ESTC Co-Chair |Deirdre Campbell, Owner, The Tartan Group | Frances Figart, Writ-er, Editor, Marketing and Communications Expert | Jessica Gardo,Photo Credits:Manager, Marketing & Public Relations, Hilton Head Island Visitor Front and Back Cover - Hitesh Mehta, Kelly Bricker, Hilton Head Island-& Convention Bureau | Bill Hendricks, Ph.D., Professor and Head,Bluffton Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Convention Bureau, TheRecreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration Department, Cal PolyInternational Ecotourism SocietyPage 2 - Shawn Linehan, Sarah Henderson| Hunter McIntosh, Chief Operating Officer, The Boat CompanyPage 3 - Shawn Linehan| Mike Overton, Owner, Outside Hilton Head | Paul Radchenko,Pages 4 & 5 - Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce & Visi-Tourism Development Planner Government of Alberta | Jack Reed,tor Convention BureauDirector of Sales, Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau | Page 11 - The International Ecotourism SocietyJohn Salazar, Associate Professor of Hospitality Management, Uni- Page 18 - Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce & VisitorConvention Bureau, Coastal Discovery Museumversity of South Carolina-Beaufort | Susan Thomas, Vice President,Page 20 - Cory Tressler, Beaufort Kayak Tours, Captain Dicks River Tours,Visitor & Convention Bureau, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton ChamberOutside Hilton Head, The International Ecotourism Societyof Commerce | David Zunker, Associate Director of Sales and Mar-Page 22 - California Travel & Tourism Commission, Monterey Countyketing, Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention BureauConvention & Visitors Bureau Page 5 6. MONDAYTUESDAYRegistration/Information Desk: 07:30 - 18:30Registration/Information Desk: 07:30 - 18:30Networking Lounge: 11:00 - 18:30Networking Lounge: 07:30 - 18:00Pre-Conference Workshop: Authentic Danner General Session with Guest PresenterBarnwell/08:00 - 12:00 08:00 - 09:15Ecolodge Planning, Design and Operations East Stanley SelengutCaliboguePre-Conference Workshop: South Carolina DannerHilton08:00 - 12:00 09:30 - 11:30 Field SessionsSea Island Ecotourism and Sustainability West HeadPre-Conference Workshop: SustainableElliot/ Savannah08:00 - 12:00 11:30 - 13:00 Networking Break with ExhibitorsTourism - Doing Good as a Market Driver Drayton FoyerSavannahSavannah12:00 - 13:00 Lunch11:00 - 13:00 Exhibition (Open to Public) FoyerFoyerSession 1.2 Cruise Tourism and Multi-Opening Plenary: Hilton Head Islands Barnwell/ Danner13:00 - 14:30 13:00 - 15:00 Stakeholder Approaches to SustainabilitySustainability JourneyCalibogue EastChallengesSavannahSession 2.2 Ecotourism and Biodiversity:14:30 - 15:00 Exhibition / Coffee Break with ExhibitorsDannerFoyer 13:00 - 15:00 Wildlife Conservation Efforts, Hunting and WestFishing QuestionsSession 1.1 Mainstream Goes Green:Danner15:00 - 17:00Many Shades of GreenEastSession 3.2 Partners in Advocacy: TourismElliot/13:00 - 15:00 Businesses and Environmental Organiza-Session 2.1 Marine and Coastal Area DannerDrayton15:00 - 17:00 tionsConservationWestSession 4.2 Understanding Key ConsumerJasmin/Session 3.1 Navigating the World of Travel13:00 - 15:00 Trends Driving Sustainable Business Elliot/Hibiscus15:00 - 17:00 Media: Green Travel Trends and Oppor- Practices DraytontunitiesSavannah15:00 - 15:30 Exhibition / Coffee Break with ExhibitorsFoyerSesion 4.1 Ecotourism Destination Man-Jasmin/15:00 - 17:00agement Tools in the 21st Century HibiscusGet a Step Ahead: Student-ProfessionalDanner15:30 - 17:30Networking SessionEastSavannah17:00 - 17:30 Networking Break with ExhibitorsFoyer Danner15:30 - 17:30 Voluntourism Stake