2015 IMD Program

IMD Poster
International Mountain Day 2015
4th December, 2015
4:30 pm Mingling, Refreshments and Vendor presentation
5:00 pm Welcome by Carlos Alarco, Utah International Mountain Forum UIMF), Liaison at University of Utah.
5:05 pm Video Greetings from Dr. Thomas Hofer, Coordinator of the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS)
Greetings from the Mountain Partnership Members from North America and Central Asia
5:15 pm Musical Performance “We are Friends” by Students of Pacific Heritage Academy of Rose Park, Utah
5:30 pm Presentations of Speakers on the topic: “Promoting Mountain Products for Better Livelihoods”
  Introductions of speakers by Carlos Alarco and Kamaile Harris
  Colleen Grant Dick; Board Member of Onchenda Open Global (www.onchenda.com) “Agriculture in the Mountains” (Presentation)
  Ayrel Clark-Proffitt , Marinate Glenn, Caroline Murdoch and Alya Hussain - Office of Sustainability, University of Utah (www.sustainability.utah.edu) Engagement as a Product (Presentation)
  Gina Cornia - Executive Director of Utahns Against Hunger (www.uah.org/) “Hunger and food and insecurity, why it matters to everyone” (Presentation)
  Ryan Pleune; Adventure & Service Coordinator at Pacific Heritage Academy of Rose Park, Utah (www.phlearning.org) “Outdoor Education Programs in K – 8th Grade”
  Roger Crandall; Brand Ambassador for Organic Transit Solar Car “Elf” (www.organictransit.com) “Zero Emission Transportation”
  Jennifer Jones; University of Utah Bennion Center (www.bennioncenter.org)
  Julia Maciunas and Samuel Morrill ; University of Utah Food Recovery Network (https://www.facebook.com/foodrecovery.uofu/)
  Sawson Gholami; University of Utah Real Food Challenge (https://www.facebook.com/uofurealfoodchallenge/) “Real Food Challenge and the impact on food systems”
  Jason Singer Smith; Professional Climber, Speaker and Writer (www.jasonsingersmith.com) “Economic Issues in Mountain Regions”
8:30 pm Closing Remarks by Kamaile Harris, Utah International Mountain Forum, Salt Lake Community Outreach Liaison
8:45 pm Presentation of the MPS Certificates for contribution to the Fourth International Women of the Mountains Conference: Dr. Rusty Butler Associate VP for International Affairs and Diplomacy, Utah Valley University and Tony Medina, President of the UIMF.
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