Conference Schedule

Featured Speakers
  • Mark Warner, US Senate
  • Frank Ruff, Virginia Senate
  • Alisa Bailey, President & CEO, Virginia Tourism Corporation
  • Mitch Bowman, Virginia Civil War Trails
  • Todd Christiansen, Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission
  • Joe Elton, Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation
  • Basil Gooden, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Tim Pfohl, Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission
  • Sherry Swinson, Economic Development Director, Powhatan County & President, Virginia’s Retreat
  • Jeff Trollinger, VDGIF Watchable Wildlife Program
  • Lacy Ward, Jr., Robert Russa Moton Museum, A Center for the Study of Civil Rights in Education
  • Carl B. Westmoreland, The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Carla Whitfield, Booker T. Washington National Monument
  • David Zilletti, Owner of Buena Vista, Virginia Civil War Trails Site, Powhatan County

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Schedule: October 21, 2010

9:00-9:30 am
Registration Check In & Refreshments

9:30-10:15 am
Welcome – Sen. Frank Ruff
The State of Tourism in Virginia – Alisa Bailey, Virginia Tourism Corporation
The Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail: History & Challenges –
Sherry Swinson, Lacy Ward


10:30-11:45 am
Panel Discussions in Three Tracks
Track 1: The National Perspective
Track 2: A Trail’s “How To”: What Can We Learn From Similar Trails
Track 3: Agency Support: Who to Call For Help & How to Incorporate Agency Support

12:00-1:45 pm

2:00-3:15 pm
Breakout Sessions, “Setting the Agenda” – Facilitated by Representatives of the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service


3:30 -4:30 pm
Challenge to the Trail

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