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Conference Presentations

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Monday, June 27

Innovative Ideas and Papers Program (click here)

Youth Conference on Responsible Tourism (click here)

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Tuesday, June 28

Laura McGowan, ICRT Canada

Bill Werry, Deputy Minister of Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Harold Goodwin, International Centre for Responsible Tourism at Leeds Metropolitan University

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Keynote

Nikki White, Head of Destinations & Sustainability, ABTA  The Business Case for Taking Responsibility for Sustainability (no audio)

David Owen, Sustainable Tourism Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme  Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism UNEP : Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Tourism (no audio)

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International Panel

Work in Progress and Outcomes of Previous Conferences

  • RTD 1 Cape Town, South Africa 2002
  • RTD 2 Kerala, India 2008
  • RTD 3 Belmopan, Belize 2009
  • RTD 4 Muscat, Oman 2010

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Access for All

Moderator – Linnie Tse, Barrier-Free Administrator, Alberta Municipal Affairs

Craig Grimes, Experience Community CIC – UK   *Coming soon*

Ross Watson, William Watson Lodge, Kananaskis, Alberta Parks – Canada  *Coming soon*

Sheila King, Australia For All (no audio)

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Keynote

Harold Goodwin   Rethinking Responsible Tourism: 10 years on – what are the priorities for the next ten years?

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Alberta Examples

Moderator – Laura McGowan

Marlene Abrams,Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development: Dine Alberta

Myron Belej, Edmonton’s Jewel

Stan Cowley, Rafter Six Ranch Resort  *Coming soon*

Ken Fiske, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

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Polar Tourism

Moderator – Ross Klein, Memorial University Newfoundland

Marie-Sylvestre Belanger, The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race – Canada

John Gunter, Frontiers North, Manitoba – Canada

Hans Lagerweij, Quark Expeditions – Canada

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Wednesday, June 29

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Indigenous Tourism

Moderator – Quinton Crowshoe, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Adama Bah, The Gambian Experience – Gambia

Bev Wright, Blackfoot Crossing – Canada

Justin Ferbey, Destination Carcross, Carcross-Tagish First Nation -Canada (audio only)

Bruce Whyte, British Columbia Arts and Culture Branch – Canada

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The Alberta Experience

Moderator – Laura McGowan, ICRT Canada

Andrew Pratt, 10 Essentials of Inside Out Experience

Monica Knight & Brenda Campbell, Canadian Badlands Ltd. (audio file included in preceding presentation)

Julie Fafard, Conseil de développement économique d’Alberta

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Local Economic Development in Developed Countries

Moderator – Wynn McLean, Growing Rural Tourism

Ken Duncan, Boomtown Trail – Alberta (audio only)

LaVerne Erikson, Rosebud, Alberta

Debbie Webster, Dames on the Range – Alberta (audio only)

Jason Freezer, Tourism and the Local Economy – The UK Experience

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Governance

Moderator – Harold Goodwin

Heidi Keyser, Cape Town Experience – South Africa

Jason Freezer, Visit England

Reegan McCullough, Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Yashin Dujon, Belize Ministry of Tourism and Transportation

Panel Discussion adding

  • David Owen, UNEP – France
  • Nikki White, ABTA –UK

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Important!

Bill Werry, Deputy Minister, Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation Statement


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