Harboring Tourism: A Symposium on Cruise Ships in Historic Port Communities
February 6-8, 2013 | Charleston, SC
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World Monuments Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Preservation Society of Charleston are hosting a symposium on cruise tourism in historic port communities, in cooperation with the Internationl Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the Center for Responsbile Travel (CREST), and the Coastal Conservation League. The symposium will take place in Charleston, South Carolina February 6th – 8th, 2013.
The Symposium will examine various approaches to cruise tourism in historic port communities around the world, exploring best practices as well as challenging issues. The aim is to advocate for policies and practices that benefit local populations by ensuring an effective balance between cruise tourism and heritage management.
The conference will be headquartered at the historic Francis Marion Hotel at 387 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29403.
Full Conference Registration
$300 Members, NTHP Members, Students | $350 Non-Members
Registration includes: Wednesday evening reception; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thursday; and breakfast on Friday.
Wednesday Evening Registration
$25 Members | $30 Non-Members
Price includes Reception and Opening Night Keynote Speaker: Mr. Craig Milan
Friday Morning Registration
$75 Members | $100 Non-Members
Price includes Continental Breakfast, Forum: Charleston and Conclusions and Recommendations
REGISTRATION IS NON-REFUNDABLE
To reserve your room at the conference rate of $119 per night plus taxes and fees, please contact the Francis Marion Hotel at 843-722-0600. Make sure to mention that you are a part of the conference when booking your room to take advantage of the reduced conference rate
Visit http://www.francismarionhotel.com/ for hotel directions and more hotel information.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, February 6th
5:30 PM- 6:30 PM: Reception in the Colonial Room at the Francis Marion Hotel
6:30 PM- 7:30 PM: Opening Night Keynote Speaker: Mr. Craig Milan, Florida
Thursday, February 7th
8:00- 9:00 AM- Continental Breakfast in the Colonial Room
9:00 AM- 10:00 AM- Panel: High Volume and High Value
10:10 AM- 11:10 AM- Panel: Economic Impacts
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM- Mid- Morning Break
11:30 AM- 12:30 PM- Panel: Policy Tools
12:30 PM- 1:30 PM- Lunch Break (Box lunch provided by Francis Marion)
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM- Panel: Environmental Concerns
2:45 PM-3:45 PM- Panel: Origination Management
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM- Panel: Heritage Balance
7:00 PM- 9/9:30 PM- Old Exchange Dinner & Lecture: Mr. Paolo Motta, Venice
(shuttles will run from Francis Marion beginning at 6:15 PM)
Friday, February 8th
8:00 AM- 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast in the Colonial Room
9:00- 10:30 AM- Forum: Charleston
10:45 AM- 12:30 PM- Conclusions & Recommendations: Tony Hiss, New York
*** All Sessions/ Panels will be located in the Colonial Room at the Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston Communities for Cruise Control, Charleston, South Carolina
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
J. Gilbert Baldwin, Jr.
Internal Medicine, Charleston, South Carolina
Mayport Community Development Corp., Mayport, Florida
Coastal Conservation League, Charleston, South Carolina
Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Costa Rica
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC
Attorney, Law Office of Joseph W. Geldhof, Juneau, Alaska
Author, New York, New York
Southern Environmental Law Center, Charleston, South Carolina
Center for Responsible Tourism, Washington, DC
Fjord Norway, Bergen, Norway
Municipality of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile
Friends of the Earth, Berkeley, California
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada
Cruise Tourism Specialist and Travel Industry Consultant, Florida
Harry Miley, Jr.
Miley and Associates, Columbia, South Carolina
Charlestowne Neighborhood Association, Charleston, South Carolina
University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Advisor to Royal Caribbean
Preservation Society of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
Attorney, Cozumel, Mexico
Ittleson Foundation and National Trust for Historic Preservation, New York, New York
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