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Resources for Participating Students:

Research Report

Issue Report

You can learn more about the 2017 Future of Florida Summit here 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

5:30 p.m. | FL  Museum of Natural History

Check in and explore exhibits

7:00 p.m. | FL Museum of Natural History

Dinner & Welcome remarks by former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham

7:30 p.m. | FL Museum of Natural History

History of Environmental Policy in Florida and New Environmental Challenges

·       Clay Henderson, Executive Director of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience

·       Noah Valenstein, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

9:00 p.m. | FL Museum of Natural History

Networking social and explore exhibits

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

7:30 a.m. | Pugh Hall Ocora

Breakfast

9:00 a.m. | Reitz Union Rooms 3315 and 3320

Breakout Sessions: Water (3315) or Ecotourism (3320)

Water

·       Cynthia Barnett, Environmental Journalist and University of Florida Lecturer

·       Dr. Andrea Dutton, University of Florida Assistant Professor of Geology

·       Ann Shortelle, Executive Director of the St. Johns River Water Management District

                                                                                                                

Ecotourism

·       Chris Emmanuel, Florida Chamber of Commerce Director of Infrastructure and Governance Policy

·       Dr. Taylor Stein, University of Florida Associate Professor of Ecotourism

·       Lars Andersen, Naturalist, author and Florida waterways guide

·       Janice Hindson, Board Chair of the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism and Volunteer Coordinator of Paddle Florida

11:15 a.m. | Rion Ballroom

Lunch

·       Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation

1:00 p.m. | Reitz Union Rooms 3315 and 3320

Breakout Sessions: Agriculture (3315) or Conservation (3320)

Agriculture

·       Richard Budell, Former Director of the Office of Agricultural Water Policy and Managing Partner of Budell Water Group

·       Dr. Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Associate Vice President of Operations of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

·       Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, Author of Indian River Lagoon blog and Commissioner of Constitution Revision Commission

Conservation

·       Janet Bowman, Senior Policy Advisor at the Nature Conservancy

·       Brian Branciforte, Leader of Florida’s Wildlife Legacy Initiative

·       James Murley, Miami-Dade County Chief Resilience Officer

            

3:15 p.m. | Reitz Union

Short Break

3:30 p.m. | Rion Ballroom

Legislative Proposal Workshop

·       Richard Mullaney, Director of the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute

4:30 p.m. | Reitz Union Rooms 3315 and 3320

Group work time

6:00 p.m. | Rion Ballroom

Dinner

7:30 p.m. | Pugh Hall Ocora

Group work time

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

7:30 a.m. | Pugh Hall Ocora

Breakfast

·       Dr. Wendell Porter, Senior Lecturer at the University of Florida Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

9:00 a.m. | Pugh Hall Room 170

Proposal presentations by student groups

Judges

·       Dr. Susan Macmanus, Professor at the University of South Florida Department of Government and International Affairs

·       Chris Emmanuel, Florida Chamber of Commerce Director of Infrastructure and Governance Policy

·       Richard Mullaney, Director of Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute

11:30 a.m. | Pugh Hall Room 170

Awards ceremony

12:00 p.m. | Pugh Hall Ocora

Lunch and closing remarks

 

Event information

Costs

Meals and hotel accommodations will be provided by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. Students are only responsible for travel costs and incidentals.

Location

The event is located at the University of Florida. 

time

The conference is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018. Check-in will begin at 3 p.m. at the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. The event will conclude at noon on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

Speakers

Distinguished scholars, government officials and Florida leaders

Applications are now closed

Questions should be directed to Dalia Figueredo at dfigueredo17@ufl.edu

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