Sustainable & Authentic Florida will blow fresh air through stuffy outlooks about post-recession Florida.
The conference will:
1) Give us the confidence and knowledge to find alternatives to good Florida living that for 60 years has meant building ever more houses in ever more outlying places.
2) Examine how changing outlooks across generations make urban places increasingly attractive for individuals, families and for the commonweal alike. We will look at how cities, better than financially and environmentally unsustainable suburbs, inspire creativity and lower the cost of living while raising its quality.
3) Explore how added protection for nonrenewable natural and cultural resources can help us manage climate change.
Through sleeves-rolled-up sessions led by seven multi-disciplinary scholars, the program will empower us with concepts and skills for answers to our individual needs while also influencing policy outlooks.
Additionally, teams from four Florida places will supply case studies for how this process already works to their advantage by attracting creative investors, workers and visitors for whom “place” ranks importantly.
Non nova sed nove. Nothing new; only different ways of seeing things.
Join the conversation. Register now.
|Wednesday, October 17, 2012|
|12:00-1:15||Arrive Florida Maritime Museum, Historic Cortez Village. Lunch and on-site registration. An Old Fashioned Fish Fry supplied by Star Fish Company. Welcome by Elliott Falcione, Executive Director Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Welcome by Karen Bell, Owner A.P. Bell Seafood Company|
|1:15-2:00||Keynote Address: Peggy Bulger, Ph.D., Immediate Past Director, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress|
|2:00-2:15||Q & A: facilitated throughout the Conference by Duane De Freese, Ph.D., Vice President Science and Business Development AquaFiber Technologies Corporation, Orlando|
|2:30-3:30||Walking tour of Cortez Village and A.P. Bell Seafood Company. Discover the longest continuous working fishing village in the State of Florida as you tour this unique and historic site|
|3:30-4:00||Q & A|
|4:00-6:00||Registrants drive to Anna Maria Island to check into hotels; explore the island and relax|
|6:15-6:30||Registrants arrive at South Coquina Pier boat ramp and board the Island Pearl for sunset Cruise (transportation provided via trolley or golf cart from your accommodations)|
|6:30 sharp||Leave South Coquina Pier aboard the Island Pearl for scenic heritage sunset Cruise along Sarasota Bay|
|6:30-7:15||During Sunset Cruise view two of the area’s major nature preserves Leffis Key and Sister Key and Leffis made by local conservationists. Tour leader Leffis Key: Charlie Hunsicker, Director Natural Resources Department Manatee County. Tour leader Sister Keys: Rusty Chinnis, Owner Rusty Chinnis Images and preservationist|
|7:15-7:30||Arrive at Mar Vista Restaurant Dockside & Pub Restaurant on North Longboat Key|
|7:30-9:00||Enjoy a a delightful dinner under the buttonwood trees on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Dine on fresh seafood at this authentic Florida spot, rich in history and ambiance. Cash bar. Welcome by Ed Chiles, Owner Mar Vista|
|9:00||Return by boat and trolley to hotels|
|Thursday, October 18, 2012|
|7:30-8:30||By trolley from hotels to continental breakfast sponsored by The Feast Restaurant and on-site registration: Studio at Gulf and Pine|
|8:30-8:45||Introduction: Conference Director Herb Hiller, Island Players Theater|
|8:45-9:30||Keynote Address: Gary Mormino, Ph.D., Florida Studies Prgram University of South Florida|
|9:30-9:45||Q & A|
|9:45-10:45||Sustainable & Authentic Florida Presentation: Wakulla and Franklin Counties, team leader: Robert Seidler|
|10:15-10:45||Q & A|
|11:00-11:45||Address: John Moran, Photojournalist - Humanitarian|
|11:45-12:00||Q & A|
|12:00-12:45||Walking tour of the Greenest Little Main Street in America. Discover the heart and soul of Anna Maria on historic Pine Avenue|
|12:45||Arrival at Village Cafe at Rosedale Cottage in Historic Green Village|
|1:00-2:30||Lunch at Village Cafe. Welcome by Lizzie Thrasher, Historic Green Village|
|2:45-3:30||Address: Bruce Stephenson, Ph.D., Rollings College Masters Program in Urban Studies|
|3:30-3:45||Q & A|
|3:45-4:30||Sustainable & Authentic Florida Presentation: Miami Beach, Team Leader: Denis Russ|
|4:45-6:30||Free time. Trolley available to return to lodgings|
|6:30-7:00||Walk to Beachhouse Restaurant for dinner.|
|7:00-9:00||Dinner, Beachhouse Restaurant, Bradenton Beach. Cash bar. Welcome by Sissy Quinn, President Anna maria Island Preservation Trust. Welcome by David Teitelbaum, Anna Maria Island Resorts|
|9:00||Walk back to hotels|
|Friday, October 19, 2012|
|7:30-8:30||By trolley from hotels to continental breakfast sponsored by The Feast Restaurant. On-site registration: Studio at Gulf and Pine|
|8:30-9:15||Address: Clay Henderson, J.D., Attorney, Holland & Knight, Orlando; environmental leader|
|9:15-9:30||Q & A|
|9:30-10:30||Sustainable & Authentic Florida Presentation: DeLand, Team Leader: John DuPree|
|10:30-11:15||Address: Bob McNulty, Founder & President, Parnters for Livable Communities, Washington, DC|
|11:15-11:30||Q & A|
|11:45-12:45||Concluding discussions and evaluations led by Duane De Freese, Vice President Science and Business Development AquaFiber Technologies Corporation, Orlando|
|12:45-1:00||Farewell, Conference Associate Director Caroline McKeon and Director Herb Hiller|