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Program

Thursday, October 14

  • Welcomes
  • Kick-off Keynote Address
  • Sustainability’s Three-legged Stool
    • Social Implications
      Ricky Cox
    • Environmental Implications
      Rupert Cutler
    • Economic Implications
      David Gantt
  • Daily Wrap-up
  • Reception/Dinner on Own

Friday, October 15

  • Welcomes
  • Panel Discussion
    • Parkway Purpose, Idea, and Creation
      Carlton Abbott
    • Corridor Conservation and the Community’s Role
      Gary Johnson
    • Gateway Tourism
      Steve Galyean
    • Cultural Assets in Your Community
      Todd Christensen
    • Sustainable Economic Tourism
      Woody Crenshaw
  • Lunch with Keynote Address
  • Community Challenges and Successes
    • Historic Orchard at Altapass
      Bill Carson
    • Last Chance Landscape
      Clay Goodman
    • Blue Ridge Heritage
      Steve Swartz
  • Opportunities
    • Technology
      John McGee
    • Heritage
      Barbara Duncan
    • Virginia Green
      Tom Griffin
    • The National Park Service and the Needs of the 21st Century Visitor
      Monika Mayr
  • Dinner with Keynote Address

Saturday, October 16

  • Issues Workshop
    • Green Infrastructure Planning
      Linda Giltz
    • Parks and Neighbors
      David Hill and Joe Elton
  • Shared Responsibility
    • A conversation with the audience, Parkway staff, and Parkway Partners about maintaining the Anniversary’s momentum
  • Conference Wrap-up/Adjournment