Event program
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welcome from partners

9 - 9:15 a.m.
Master of Ceremonies: Norie Quintos

Samantha Bray, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

Richard Campbell, Organization of American States

opening remarks

9:15 - 9:20 a.m.

Andrea Holbrook, Holbrook Travel

keynote address

9:20 - 9:45 a.m.
James Thornton, Intrepid Travel

impact tourism pioneers

9:50 - 10:35 a.m.
Moderator: Jessica Blotter, Kind Traveler

Chris Blackwell, Island Outpost

Dana Krauskopf, Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort

Will Shafroth, National Park Foundation

destination-wide programs

10:40 - 11:25 a.m.
Moderator: Marcy Kelley, Inter-American Foundation

Kristin Dahl, Travel Oregon

Jill Talladay, CARE for the Cape & Islands

Jannelle Wilkins, Monteverde Community Fund

community perspectives

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Moderator: Paula Vlamings, Tourism Cares

Claudia Barongo Ogoti, Campi ya Kanzi

K'odi Nelson, Nawalakw Healing Society

Meenu Vadera, Women on Wheels/Azad Foundation

Lunch will be served from 12:20 - 1:20 p.m.

donor travel

1:25 - 2:15 p.m.

Moderator: Victoria Wu, The Nature Conservancy

Neely Grobani, American Jewish World Service

Katherine Redington, Elevate Destinations

Jim Sano, World Wildlife Fund

corporate sustainability & social impact

2:20 - 3:05 p.m.

Moderator: Kelley Louise, Impact Travel Alliance

Caroline Meledo, Hilton

Denise Naguib, Marriott International

David Rivard, Airline Ambassadors International

Voluntourism & In-Kind Donations: doing it right
3:25 - 4:10 p.m.
Moderator: Martha Honey, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)
Carmen Portela, Local Guest
Rebecca Rothney, Pack for a Purpose
Claire Bennett, Learning Service and PEPY Tours
door prizes

4:10 - 4:20 p.m.
Featuring prizes from Right Proper, Travelers Against Plastic (TAP), 3 Stars Brewing Company,

Patagonia, and The Explorer's Passage

wrap Up Session
4:20 - 4:35 p.m.
Jonathan Tourtellot, Destination Stewardship Center
Tribute to Martha Honey

4:35 - 5 p.m.
Presentation of inaugural Legacy in Responsible Travel Award


5 - 6 p.m.

Featuring beer donated by 3 Stars Brewing Company and wine donated by Bethel Heights Vineyard,

with support from Travel Oregon