The Hilton Head Island Institute’s Calibogue Series – Cultivating Community, proudly presents
The Brave Future
How Hilton Head Island can Thrive in this Age of Dynamic Change
October 7, 2013
Speakers 9a-12p • Lunch 12p ($10) • Environmental Activities1p-4p
Following his presentation will be an engaging panel discussion about our community’s challenges and opportunities with prominent community leaders.
The day will begin with an insightful keynote address by Todd Ballantine at First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island. While this program will recognize the Lowcountry’s unique natural and cultural history, it will focus primarily on the future. Todd’s keynote address is titled “The Brave Future” and, in his words, he will “challenge Island leaders and residents to take action to build a more resilient, livable community.”
- Emmett McCracken, Former Bluffton Mayor, County Council Chair, and great Lowcountry storyteller and philosopher
- Dr. John Salazar, USCB professor, and leading regional researcher on destination marketing and socioeconomics
- Kim Likins, Town Councilwoman, Boys and Girls Club Exec Director, Author, Founder of the Sandbox
Takeaways for Attendees:
- The missing link: What the first Island developers didn’t know—and what Islanders today ignore at their peril.
- Moving from inertia to invention: How joint action from residents, business and local government can solve longstanding problems.
- The greatest challenge: will Hilton Head Island be A Place Apart—or A Part of the greater solution to today’s growing challenges?
- Finding the savior: Unveiling “The One” who will lead this community boldly to where it has never gone before.
Award winning naturalist Todd Ballantine will lead a 2 Hr. Kayak Nature of the May River salt marshes, departing from Palmetto Bluff. The program begins with a brief introduction to kayaking, then Todd Ballantine will lead the tour through several creeks and inlets along the May River marshes. Following the tour participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch and join Todd for a discussion about the area’s nature/history/culture and related issues at picnic tables on the bluff.
Saturday October 5th, 2013: 10 AM-12:30 PM from Palmetto Bluff.
$45 per person, $58 including signed copy of the NEW edition of Tideland Treasure, A Naturalist Guide to the Southeast Coast
(reg. $16.95 ea.).
Prices range from $45.00 to $58.00