2008 Conference

2008 Conference
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About the ESTC 2008

Organized by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and co-hosted by the British Columbia Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts and the BC Sustainable Tourism Collective, the ESTC 2008 was held from October 27-29, 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was attended by more than 400 ecotourism and sustainable tourism professionals and community stakeholders, representing over 40 states and provinces in the United States and Canada, and 26 countries from around the world.

 

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Keynote Speakers

Wade Davis

Wade Davis

National Geographic Explorer, ethnographer, writer, photographer and filmmaker, Wade Davis holds degrees in anthropology and biology and received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany, all from Harvard University. A native of British Columbia, Davis, a licensed river guide, has worked as park ranger and forestry engineer and conducted ethnographic fieldwork among several Indigenous societies of northern Canada. He has published 150 scientific and popular articles on subjects ranging from Haitian vodoun and Amazonian myth and religion to the global biodiversity crisis.

 

 

Anna Pollock

Anna Pollock

Anna Pollock has over 30 years of experience working in the tourism sector as a consultant, strategist, futurist and entrepreneur. Anna has spearheaded the development of Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) and Pacific Rim Institute of Tourism. She co-founded the Icarus Foundation and was conferred as a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England where she acts as an external advisor and lecturer for tourism and hospitality students in the business school. She is also the CEO of DestiCorp and acts as advisor and consultant to the BIT Reiseliv project managed by the Norway Hospitality Association for Innovation Norway.

 

 

 

Sessions and Speakers

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Speaker presentations from the ESTC 2008 are available on TIES website. *Access to these presentations is restricted to TIES members. To become a member at the professional level, visit www.ecotourism.org/membership and join today.