NPS Superintendents Summit 2008
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NPS Superintendents Summit 2008

Cliff Lodge - Snowbird, Utah

Tuesday — July 15, 2008

2:00 pm

On Site Registration Desk Opens (Lobby Foyer)

6:00 pm

Opening Reception (Amphitheater Lobby Patio-Lobby Level)

Wednesday — July 16, 2008

7:00 am

Registration Desk Opens (Outside the Ballroom-Level B)

8:30 am

Summit Opens (Ballroom)
Northern Ute Prayer, Mr. Clifford Duncan, Northern Ute Elder, Fort Duchesne, UT
Traditional Ute Honor Song
NPS Ranger Honor Guard and National Anthem
Welcoming Remarks:
          • Mary Wagner, Deputy Regional Forester, U.S. Forest Service
          Honorable Jon M. Huntsman, Jr, Governor of Utah

10:00 am

BREAK (Ballroom Foyer-Level B)

10:30 am

Plenary Session: Director’s Welcome and Keynote Address (Ballroom)
           Honorable Mary A. Bomar, Director, National Park Service

11:00 am 

Plenary Session: Secretary’s Keynote Address (Ballroom)
           Honorable Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary, Department of the Interior

11:30 am

Group Photos by NPS Region with Secretary Kempthorne and Director Bomar (Amphitheater Lobby Patio)

12:00 pm

LUNCH (on your own –multiple choices on site in the Snowbird Village)

1:30 pm

Plenary Session: Re-engaging the American Public with Their National Parks (Ballroom)


          •Keynote Address: Emilyn Sheffield, PhD, "The Next 100"

3:00 pm

BREAK (Ballroom Foyer-Level B)

3:30 pm

Breakout Sessions:  Re-engaging the American Public with Their National Parks (Breakout Rooms, Levels B&C)
Building on the challenges presented by Dr. Sheffield regarding future demographics and challenges confronting public land managers, NPS managers will gather in small groups to discuss further how best to reconnect Americans with their National Parks.  Breakout sessions will be focused on best practices and opportunities to collaborate in the following five areas:
          Emerging technology
          Citizen stewards

6:00 pm

Reception (Event Center Tent at Snowbird Center)

7:00 pm

Banquet (Event Center Tent at Snowbird Center)
           Keynote Speaker: Charles Jordan "All Hands on Deck: Engaging All
             Citizens in Conservation"

Thursday — July 17, 2008

8:30 am

Plenary Session: "The Centennial: Increasing the Capacity of the National Parks" (Ballroom-Level B)


           Welcome: Lindi L. Harvey, Deputy Director – Support Services, NPS

8:40 am

           Remarks: Vin Cipolla, President and CEO, National Park Foundation

9:00 am

           Remarks: Honorable Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary of the Interior

9:15 am

Eight Years and Counting! (Ballroom-Level B)
           Bruce Sheaffer, Comptroller, NPS

9:30 am

Centennial: Catalyst for Change (Ballroom-Level B)
          •Remarks: Kurt Aschermann, President and COO, Charity Partners, LLC

10:00 am

BREAK (Ballroom foyer-Level B)

10: 30 am

Plenary Session (Panel Discussion): "Increasing the Capacity of the NPS Through Partnerships & Collaboration"
Session Leader: Kurt Aschermann, President and COO, Charity Partners, LLC
           Stephen H. Lockhart, M.D., Chair, Board of Directors, Yosemite National              Institutes
           Quinton R. Martin, Director, Community Marketing, The Coca-Cola              Company
           Saul Weisberg, M.S., Executive Director, North Cascades Institute

12:00 pm

LUNCH (on your own –multiple choices on site and in Snowbird Center)                  

1:30 pm

Plenary Session: Preparing the Next Generation of Park Leaders – Looking Back, Looking Forward (Ballroom Level B)
           Welcome: Dan Wenk,  Deputy Director - Operations, NPS
           Remarks: Honorable Lyle Laverty, Assistant Secretary for Fish and              Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior

1:45 pm

           Remarks and Discussion: Dayton Duncan, Florentine Films preview of
             Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary on the National Parks and discussion
             about future opportunities

3:30 pm 

BREAK (Ballroom-Level B)

4:00 pm

Closing session (Ballroom-Level B)
Keynote Speaker: Honorable Mary A. Bomar, Director, National Park Service

6:00 pm

Reception (Tram Deck at Snowbird Center)

7:00 pm

Dinner – BBQ (Outdoor Tram Pavilion at Snowbird Center) 
Bluegrass Music: Steam Powered Airplane

Friday — July 18, 2008

8:00am – 12 noon

Optional Regional Breakout sessions (Snowbird Center)

Midwest (MWR) -  (Cottonwood C)
Northeast (NER)  -  (Cottonwood D)
Southeast (SER)  -  (Cottonwood B)
Alaska (AR)         -  (Cottonwood A)