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Creating Community Through Active Citizenship
 

Schedule

Complete listing of workshops, institutes, caucuses and arts opportunities at Alternatives 2008
(PDF, 6.70MB, 25 pages)

The Alternatives conference will begin on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 with registration at 3 p.m. and the Dinner and Opening Session at 5:30 p.m. There will be keynote sessions, workshops, institutes, caucuses, and exhibits through Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 11 a.m.

Alternatives 2008 Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday >> October 29, 20088
     2:00 p.m. Registration Open
     4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Newcomer's Orientation
     6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. DINNER & OPENING SESSION
    
Thursday >> October 30, 2008
     6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Early Options: Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation & Writing
     7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
     8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. WELCOME SESSION:
Creating Community Through Active Citizenship - Dan Fisher and Debbie Whittle, National Empowerment Center
     10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Workshop Sessions I
     11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
     Noon - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon
     1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions II
     3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
     3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions III
     5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own (on your own)
     7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Caucus Sessions
 
Friday >> October 31, 2008
     6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Early Options: Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation & Writing
     7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
     8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. KEYNOTE SESSION:
Claiming a Vital Place in the Community -
Ann Rider, Recovery Empowerment Network
     10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Workshop Sessions IV
     11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
     Noon - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon
     1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Institutes Sessions / Part 1
     3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
     3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Institutes Sessions / Part 2
     5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
     7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Caucus Sessions
     8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Halloween Dance Party (costume if desired)
 
Saturday >> November 1, 2008
     6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Early Options: Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation & Writing
     7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
     8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PLENARY PANEL:
Youth Power! The Growing Force of Young Leaders - Stephanie Orlando, Lauren Tenney, Christina Felix,
Dally Sanchez, Eva Dech, and John Donnelley
     10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
     10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Workshop Sessions V
     Noon - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon
     1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions VI
     3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
     3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions VII
     5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
     7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Caucus Sessions
     8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Open Mic & Ice Cream Party
 
Sunday >> November 2, 2008
     9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. BRUNCH/CLOSING SESSION:
Wrap up and Audience Participation