Geotourism Summit 2010

Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Geotourism Summit 2010
Tuesday, February 02, 2010

National Geographic Society
202-828-8044
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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 Agenda - Geotourism Summit 2010

updated 1/25/10

Monday, February 1
2:00 - 5:00 pm          Geotourism Ambassador Training
                                 
Intensive workshop conducted by National Geographic's
                                  Center for Sustainable Destinations.

             
                     (Due to high demand, space increased to 50 registrants; fee)

Tuesday, February 2
7:30 - 8:30 am         Registration; Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:40 am         Welcome
8:40 - 10:10 am       Geotourism Finalist Presentations
10:10 - 10:30 am     Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:15 am     Keynote Presentation: James H. Gilmore, co-author of
                                  The Experience Economy
and Authenticity: What Consumers
                                  Really Want
; co-founder of Strategic Horizons
11:15 - 12:00 noon  Presentations by Geotourism Winners; Recognition Ceremony
12:15 - 1:30 pm       Lunch at The University Club
1:45 - 2:45 pm         General Session: Geotourism Policies & Practices at Work
                                  Conversation with industry experts facilitated by Keith Bellows,
                                  Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic Traveler.  Panelists include:
                                  Helen Marano,Tourism Industries, US Department of Commerce;
                                  Dinu Bumbaru, Heritage Montreal; and Vanessa Healey,
                                  Intercontinental Hotel Group
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2:45-3:00 pm        Refreshment Break
3:00 - 4:00 pm      Global Geotourism Network Update
                                Geotourism Challenge Competition 2010
                                Summit Wrap-up
4:00 - 5:00 pm     
Private Tours of The Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit
5:00 - 8:00 pm      Cocktail Reception
                                 
Registration fee includes attendance to all presentations and professional development sessions, all meal functions, and ticket to the Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit.

Lodging at Nearby Hotels:
Hotel Topaz, a Kimpton property, is located at 1733 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 (2 blocks from National Geographic). For reservation, telephone +1 800-738-1202 and reference Geotourism Summit.

Hotel Rouge, a Kimpton property, is located at 1315 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 (3 blocks from National Geographic). For reference, telephone +1 800-738-1202 and reference Geotourism Summit.

The Willard Intercontinental Washington, an historic hotel, is located at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036 (3 metro stops, 10 blocks from National Geographic). Telephone +1 202-628-9100 and reference Geotourism Summit.
To review additional lodging options, contact the Washington DC Convention & Visitors Association.




                                       
                                                                     
 

Contact Information

  • Phone: 202-828-8044, Email: sustourism@ngs.org
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