Posts Tagged ‘2016’

Karaoke World Championships US Finals 2016

September 15th, 2016

Karaoke World Championships US Finals 2016
Event on 2016-09-24 12:00:00
Karaoke World Championship (KWC) is back this year bigger and better than ever with the added excitement of hosting the National Finals Event in Washington State for the first time ever!  This competition is the only one of it's kind taking talented local karaoke singers from all over the US and giving them a chance at the world stage.  With 23 participating states, the competition is sure to be fierce.  The top male and top female singers will move on to the world finals which will be held in Vancouver BC, the first time in North America!  We invite you to join in the fun, and come cheer on amazing singers from all over the US.  

at Box House Saloon
124 S Washington St
Seattle, United States

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ART ON SYMMES FALL 2016 FASHION SHOW

September 10th, 2016

ART ON SYMMES FALL 2016 FASHION SHOW
Event on 2016-09-20 18:00:00
This is our 10th Fashion Show. Great attendance has dictated that we pursue a bigger venue with more seats and a greater fashion friendly environment. We are EXCITED to announce we will be using the Fitton Center's Carruther's Ballroom. Ticket price is .00 (plus a .54 convenience fee) which will entirely benefit  schlorships to the Fitton Center's Art Classes for the children served by the Booker T. Washington Community Center, which is run by the Greater Miami YMCA. The YMCA mission calls for the Y to strengthen the community through youth development.  The desired Collaborative Outcome for the Booker T. Washington Community Center Collaboration is to provide programming and services involving school readiness, student success and youth development, opportunities for financial stability and opportunities to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.  BTW currently serves 325 youth and teens with a myriad of programming involving art instruction.

at Fitton Center for the Performing Arts
101 South Monument Avenue
Hamilton, United States

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CB Bain Seal | Build Your Sphere. Build Your Business. (3CH) | Vancouver – New Tradition Homes | September 15th 2016

September 3rd, 2016

CB Bain Seal | Build Your Sphere. Build Your Business. (3CH) | Vancouver – New Tradition Homes | September 15th 2016
Event on 2016-09-15 13:00:00
PLEASE NOTE:   ***DATE CHANGE*** Due to low class registration "Build Your Sphere | Build Your Business" has been postponed and will now be on Thursday, September 15th from 1pm to 4pm.     Build Your Sphere. Build Your Business. (3 FREE Clock Hours in WA)   INSTRUCTOR:  PAM SAUNDERSPrincipal Managing Broker for Clark County Region/Vancouver West Branch   TOPICS:  What is selling? Is it good or bad? What is your job description as a real estate broker? Defining your sphere Managing your sphere Organizing your sphere Communicating with your sphere Has anyone been in a Sales Slump? Suspect to Prospect  and so much more…       ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR:  PAM SAUNDERSPrincipal Managing Broker for Clark County Region/Vancouver West Branchoffice: (360) 574-5060 | cell: (360) 910-3600PamSaunders@CBBainSeal.com  Realtor for over 11+ years Principal Managing Broker for Clark County Region/ Vancouver West Branch Member of Clark County Association of Realtors Certified Trainer for State of Washington Training Coordinator for Clark County Vice President for the Clark County Association of Realtors Resident of Clark County for over 40 years Favorite pastime is traveling, running, golfing and spending time with her Grandkids     PLEASE NOTE: This is a CB Bain|Seal event, offered specifically to our CB Bain|Sealbrokers only! A minimum of 12 attendees is required. In the event that less than 12 brokers are registered, this class may be cancelled by the instructor.  In the case of a rescheduled class, those brokers who registered via EventBrite will be notified by email. We respectfully ask that brokers who are sick consider their fellow colleagues and abstain from attending classes until they are no longer sick. Thank you!

at Coldwell Banker Seal of Vancouver West
2105 Northeast 129th Street , #105
Vancouver, United States

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ICF Phoenix Chapter Meeting & Program – September 14, 2016

August 31st, 2016

ICF Phoenix Chapter Meeting & Program – September 14, 2016
Event on 2016-09-14 17:30:00
Join Us on September 14th!   Start with Talent, Finish with Strengths:Using Strengths based Principles to Coach more Effectively Facilitated by Maria Teresa Busch, ACC, MSW, SPHR   Grounded in decades of the study of talents, strengths & success, the Clifton Strengthsfinder(R) tool can help you & your clients, discover the source of natural talents. The strengths-based development is unique & powerful. Our direct path to individual growth & improvement begins with a primary investment in our greatest talents. In this session, you will learn to: Understand your Signature Themes Reports – Name it! Appreciate the value in your themes – Claim it! Learn how to use your Talents to reach your goals – Aim it! As a Coach, learn how you can coach your clients more effectively with the Strengthsfinder Tool & help your Clients development more successful teams and collaboration. Clifton’s Strengthsfinder Assessment is an invaluable tool that can help each person uncover his or her unique talents and find new, appreciative and collaborative ways to enhance performance and work together. Value of Knowing Your Strengths – Everyone has Talent How to Maximize Your Potential by Using Your Strengths Learn the 4 Themes (Execute, influence, Relationship Building & Strategic) Balancing these Themes on a Team Learning Objectives of this session: Everyone has Talent – it takes development to turn our Talents Introduce the Clifton Strengthsfinder Tool Introduce the 34 Strengths and 4 Themes Using Your Strengths to Reach Your Goals Building Stronger Teams by Focusing on Individual Strengths of Team Members We will use these activities to actively be engaged in this learning process: Strengths Based Introductions in small table groups Individually complete a mini Strengths-Based Quiz            Artistic Challenge Exercise (challenge of learning to do something different) ICF Phoenix Team Grid – how to use Strengths to build successful Teams About the Presenter Maria Busch, ACC, MSW, SPHR, has extensive experience developing emerging leaders in multiple industries. As an executive coach, she works with leaders to leverage their strengths as a way to determine their leadership potential. She believes passionately in doing what you naturally do best. She works with her clients to identify what their strengths are, learn to appreciate their strengths and then specifically direct those strengths to the challenges they face in their professional or personal life. Maria inspires confidence in leaders as they build strong resilient teams Maria’s passion for Clifton’s Strengthsfinder(R) tool has inspired her clients to create action plans to leverage their talents to strengthen areas that prevent them being successful. She currently owns a Training and Coaching Business in Southern California where she facilitates monthly Leadership Development Programs and follows up with monthly SMART coaching sessions to help leaders instill the learning from the recent class.   When:ICF Phoenix Chapter Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  We will start with networking and a light snack (5:30 to 6:00); follow with the Chapter Business Meeting (6:00 to 6:25); and then move into the Educational Program (6:30 to 7:30). Where:Arizona Small Business Association 4600 East Washington, Suite #340.  Easy and Free Parking. Will Continuing Coaching Education Units (CCEU) be available?Yes! You will receive a certificate for 1.0 CCEU (in the Core Competencies), which can be applied to credential renewal.     Bring business cards and connect with coaches!   Arizona Small Business Association4600 East Washington, Suite #340Phoenix, Arizona   Networking at 5:30PM Program 6:00-7:30PM We look forward to seeing you there!

at Arizona Small Business Association
4600 East Washington Street Ste 340
Phoenix, United States

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2016 Islamic Heritage Month-Khalil Ismail-“Soul Redemption Concert”

August 8th, 2016

2016 Islamic Heritage Month-Khalil Ismail-“Soul Redemption Concert”
Event on 2016-10-02 16:30:00
https://www.facebook.com/events/813831955420351/ 2016 Islamic Heritage Month-Khalil Ismail-“Soul Redemption Concert”   Sunday October 2, 2016 4:30-6:30PM Weekend #1 Festival Favorite! Best of the Festival! Khalil Ismail-“Soul Redemption Concert” Nashid/Spoken Word Khalil Ismail is an award-winning lyricist and artist. Khalil’s work has been featured on PBS, the  Discovery Channel , the National Basketball Association, and more…. He recently released “The Hoping” and the nasheed album “Soul Redemption”.  Khalil is also the founder of Finding Peace Project, a community outreach organization. He is active in interfaith work in Baltimore, Maryland, and is currently working to bolster the programming for the American Islamic Heritage Museum in Washington, D.C. To find out more about him, visit khalilismail.com & http://liftingsouls.com . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTYBuLJuGBY Ticketed Admission Event. 2 Tickets for October 11, 2016 is final deadline for PA Voter Registration. All 2016 Islamic Heritage Month programs up to that date will contain a station for Voter Registration. EVERYONE MUST VOTE! Please come, brings friends and family, and share and enjoy our culture and civilization. DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! OUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT! Eventbrite registration requested. Inquiries: 215-848-3651 imagesofthemotherland@yahoo.com FREE PARKING Masjidullah-Center for Human Excellence 7401 Limekiln Pike Philadelphia, PA 19138

at Karima’s Banquet Hall
1928 W. Hunting Park
Philadelphia, United States

Washington | Posted by Victoria Addington

OSTI 2016: Showing All Your Cards

July 29th, 2016

OSTI 2016: Showing All Your Cards
Event on 2016-09-24 07:00:00
Please join us for OSTI's third annual conference: Showing All Your Cards. According to The Free Dictionary, to show all your cards means "to make one's plans, intentions, ideas, or resources known to others, especially those previously hidden or kept secret". Many of the speakers you'll hear in Bend will be revealing what may have previously been hidden to you when it comes to translating and interpreting. This year, we will be meeting in scenic Bend, Oregon. Make a long weekend out of it and enjoy the sites of one of Oregon's most adventurous treasures. We can't wait to see you there! Friday, September 23rd Picnic in Drake Park, 6:30 – 8:30pm. Bring your dinner and a blanket or chair and meet up in Drake Park for an informal gathering before the big day. The address is 777 NW Riverside Drive. Meet in the park where NW Kansas Ave and NW Riverside Drive intersect. Saturday, September 24th Agenda 7:00 – 7:45 am      Continental breakfast, registration and networking 7:45 – 8:00 am      Welcome 8:00 – 9:15 am      Detective Pat Hartley, "The Polygraph: Process, Slang and Terminology" 9:15 – 9:25 am      Break 9:25 – 11:25 am    Juan F. Gutiérrez Sanín, MD, MPH, "Genetics for Medical Interpreters" 11:25 – 1:00 pm    Lunch on your own (See "Logistics" below) 1:00 – 2:30 pm      Annual Board Meeting 2:30 – 3:45 pm      Sierra Groenewold, LPC and Jacquie Hinds, Spanish CHI™, "Language Access in Integrated Behavioral Health" 3:45 – 4:00 pm      Break 4:00 – 5:30 pm      Martin Cross, "Translation for Courts" 5:30 – 6:00 pm      Denise Fainberg and Susanne Kraetschmer talk about taking and passing the ATA exam 6:00 – 6:15 pm      Helen Eby shares the experiences of the ATA study group 6:15 – 6:30 pm      Final words Sunday, September 25th ATA Exam Location:  Central Oregon Community CollegeBoyle Education CenterRoom 155 (next to previous day's conference room) Please note, examinees must sign up with ATA in advance.  9:00 – 10:00 am      Registration 10:00 – 1:00 pm      ATA exam Speakers and presentations Pat Hartley, Detective and Polygraph expert, "The Polygraph: Process, Slang and Terminology" Detective Pat Hartley will explain what a polygraph is, how it actually functions, the jargon used by police in referring to the entire polygraph process from preparation through administration, and presentation of polygraph results at trial. This presentation will include a review of the specific questions – including questions about possible medical conditions – that the polygraph operator must ask of anyone who will be taking a polygraph test, as well as detailed information as to how law enforcement prepares interpreters to interpret testimony relating to the administration and interpretation of polygraph testimony. If possible, the presenter will also bring with him a Spanish-English interpreter who is experienced in interpreting about polygraphics. The presentation will also allow ample time for the conference attendees to ask questions so that they thoroughly  understand the entire polygraph process and the terminology associated with it. Detective Pat Hartley has been a Police Officer since 2002 after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  Detective Hartley is currently assigned as a permanent Detective with the Bend Police Department and received the agency’s Officer of the Year award in 2011.  During his career, Detective Hartley has served as a Detective, Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, and tactical SWAT Operator.  Detective Hartley has successfully investigated a multitude of major crimes to include murder, rape, and child abuse.  His passion for interviewing both victims and suspects led him to create a victim-friendly interview room at the Bend Police Department as well as become a licensed polygraph examiner.  Detective Hartley is also employed as a part-time instructor at the Central Oregon Community College, where he teaches criminal justice related courses.  Prior to beginning his career in law enforcement, Detective Hartley’s work included being a College Mentor, a U.S. Army Airborne Infantry Sergeant, and a professional poker dealer.     Juan F. Gutiérrez Sanín, MD, MPH, "Genetics for Medical Interpreters" The concepts of Genetics are reviewed in this workshop to enhance the knowledge base of interpreters to prepare for lengthy, and high register Genetics Counseling appointments. This workshop provides pertinent information on the most common Genetic conditions, terminology, and common interpreting scenarios.  Juan Felipe Gutiérrez Sanín is a physician and public health professional whose career has consisted of developing, implementing and managing academic and care coordination programs aimed at reducing health disparities, particularly for limited English proficient (LEP) groups. A founding member of the board of directors of the South Eastern Medical Interpreters' Association, he currently serves as Washington State's Vice-Chair for the International Medical Interpreters' Association. He holds a Medical Degree, a master’s degree in Public Health, and a graduate degree in Occupational Health Administration. This presentation has been approved for 2.0 CEUs with CCHI. Sierra Groenewold, LPC and Jacquie Hinds, Spanish CHI™, "Language Access in Integrated Behavioral Health" This presentation will begin with an introduction to the integration of Behavioral Health (BH) services in primary care.  Topics will include overall BH concepts and approaches, vocabulary in English and Spanish, screening questionnaires and resources.  Challenges and opportunities for interpreting in primary care BH will be introduced, as well as a discussion of secondary trauma for interpreters. Sierra Groenewold, MC, LPC, NCC, received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Arizona State University and has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2010. She has experience in outpatient mental health; court ordered substance abuse treatment; group, individual and couples therapy; family counseling; suicide prevention, and behavioral health integration in primary care. As a Behavioral Health Consultant at Mosaic Medical, Sierra believes that “the integration of emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and social components ensure optimal health and that each person has the ability to change and learn the necessary skills in order to live a rewarding, happy life." Jacquie Hinds is a Spanish Certified Healthcare Interpreter™ with a passion for equal and equitable access to healthcare services. She is interested in improving health outcomes while advocating for improved language access services and working conditions. Jacquie has 29 years’ experience with the Spanish language and 10 years in the healthcare field; she loves the continued learning her career as a Language Access Training Specialist affords. With a B.A. in International Affairs and Spanish, Jacquie has also been trained as an instructor of two widely appreciated interpreter programs, including The Community Interpreter International™. Martin Cross, "Translation for Courts" This talk will introduce the special requirements for translations used in courts. We will cover communications with clients, including how to report on problems in source documents, and how to deal with requests for changes in a translation. We will look at a translation approach that will result in translations that are easy to explain and support if your translation is challenged. We will also discuss translators' certifications and declarations, and expert witness testimony.      Martin Cross began his career as an in-house editor of Japanese patent translations in Tokyo. Later, he lived for many years in Italy and France, where he translated from those languages into English. His articles have been published in the New York Law Journal, the Westlaw Journal, The ATA Chronicle and Intellectual Property Today. He is currently the president of Patent Translations Inc., where he continues to translate and to serve as an expert witness on translation. He spends much of his time editing translations and training translators and editors in the ins and outs of legal and patent translation. Denise Fainberg With a degree in French and Spanish fluency acquired both in college and in social settings, OSTI member Denise Fainberg began her career as a medical interpreter in a public health clinic. Later she worked as a court interpreter in Deschutes County, Oregon, and spent many years teaching French and Spanish at the college level while doing occasional document translation. Currently she works freelance as a medical and legal interpreter, and offers translation of medical, legal and general documents. Denise, a member of the American Translators Association, is also ATA-certified. Susanne Kraetschmer OSTI member Susanne Kraetschmer studied the English and Spanish languages at the Language Academy at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg in Germany and earned a Translator and Interpreter degree for the English language in 1992. Her area of expertise was finances and economics. She also became a court-certified interpreter for the English language at the District Court of Nuernberg-Fuerth. Susanne is ATA-certified and has a reputation for an excellent work ethic, delivering high quality translations on time. The areas of work she focuses on are translation, editing, proofreading and voice-overs; just recently Susanne also started working as a language consultant. Helen Eby Current OSTI president Helen Eby obtained her Certificate in Translation from New York University in 2010 with coursework from English to Spanish and Spanish to English. She is also a licensed Lead Trainer for The Community Interpreter, a language neutral program. Helen graduated as teacher of English and Spanish for grades 1 to 7 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She took two years of medical school studies at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina in addition to secretarial training at the Instituto Argentino de Secretarias Ejecutivas in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She worked as a bilingual secretary in Argentina and in the U.S. Helen is a certified court interpreter and a certified medical interpreter, obtaining both the CCHI and CMI designations. She considers herself fully bilingual and bicultural. Table guests We are pleased to welcome the Oregon Judicial Department, the Office for Equity and Inclusion, the Oregon Health Care Interpreter's Association, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters, and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. Each will have a representative sitting at a table in Room 155 across from the main conference auditorium so you can learn more about what they are doing and what they have to offer. Logistics There is plenty of free parking below the Boyle Education Center. Steps lead from the parking lot up to the building. Handicap accessible parking is located in front of the building. The American Translators Association (ATA) approved the conference for 7 CEU points. IMIA accepts ATA credits. The Oregon Judicial Department approved the conference for 4.5 general credits. CCHI has approved the conference for 3.0 CEUs. Washington DSHS has approved the conference for 4.5 CEUs. CE credits are pending with the Washington AOC.  Non-members are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting, or to take a long lunch and network with colleagues.  Lunch is not included in the cost of registration. Here are some local restaurants, cafes and natural food stores near Central Oregon Community College:Birdie's CafeBroken Top Bottle Shop RestaurantChowKebabaSporkNancy P's Cafe and BakeryNewport avenue marketDevore's natural foods store Lodging (We expect the first two listings to fill up fast, as they are smaller and more affordable.) Bend Three Sisters Inn(Hamby House is now full, 7/6/2016) A Google search brought up these nearby hotels. We cannot guarantee availability or quality. McMenamin's Old St FrancisBend Riverside Inn and SuitesFairfield Inn and Suites by MarriottWall Street SuitesThe Oxford Hotel BendShilo Inn (when booking, choose "Best Rate") Climate control: There is nothing worse than being freezing cold or boiling hot during a conference. Sometimes it is hard to get the temperature just right for everyone so we recommend coming prepared like any true Oregonian; wear layers and feel free to bring a blanket if you tend to be cold. We want you to be comfortable! No perfume, please. Some individuals are very sensitive to fragrances. Thank you!

at Central Oregon Community College
Hitchcock Auditorium
Bend, United States

Washington | Posted by Victoria Addington

2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Conference & Awards

July 26th, 2016

2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Conference & Awards
Event on 2016-10-06 09:30:00
2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Conference & Awards Conference theme: Using tourism for local benefit The 2016 conference will be the 3rd in our annual series of sold-out conferences that aim to stimulate discussion and highlight the growth of responsible tourism in Ireland. This full-day conference will offer a range of perspectives regarding how communities can use tourism rather than be used by tourism – using tourism to generate local benefits. This includes: Recognising Success – using local case studies to demonstrate how businesses & communities are using tourism rather than being used by tourism; Measuring Success – how can we measure & quantify positive change at a local level; Organising for Success – what should be the responsibility of the community, public & private sectors in driving change at a local level; and Communicating  Success – how do you effectively promote your community or destination in overseas markets? The conference will be hosted by the Irish Centre for Responsible Tourism and co-chaired by James Chilton and international responsible tourism expert Professor Harold Goodwin. The event will also be the 13th in the international Responsible Tourism in Destinations series, attracting international interest. The 2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards will be presented during the afternoon – celebrating the champions of responsible tourism. Who will speaking at this event? Jennefer Bobbin – Founding Director, JUSTReport Marta Cabral – Director, Rota Vicentina Assoication, Portugal Professor Harold Goodwin – Manchester Metropolitan University and International Centre for Responsible Tourism, UK Mark Henry – Central Marketing Director, Tourism Ireland Chris Logan – Head of Ireland, Falcon/Thomson Holidays Fiona Monaghan – Head of Operations, Failte Ireland Kate Taylor – Taylored Training Other speakers to be confirmed in coming weeks YOU – this year there will be fewer speakers with more time for discussion More information on www.icrt.ie/conferences Conference Agenda The draft conference agenda can be downloaded here   2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards The 2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards will be presented at the conference on 6th October. What makes these awards different? These will consist of a small and targeted number of awards highlighting the champions of responsible tourism. The Irish awards are part of the growing worldwide family of responsible tourism awards linked to the World Responsible Tourism Awards – enabling greater international awareness of Irish businesses and destinations. The awards will include: Best destination Best for accessible/inclusive tourism Best for natural heritage tourism Best local authority initiative for responsible tourism Best tourism accommodation for local sourcing Best innovation in responsible tourism Overall winner The 2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards will inspire replication, excite media interest, and encourage competition and celebration from the tourism industry on the island of Ireland.The awards process will be strict and will be overseen and judged by the chair and organiser of the World Responsible Tourism Awards. Who should attend this event? Those who can make a difference and those who wish to learn more, including: owners and managers of visitor attractions, accommodation and services national and local government trade representative bodies hotel groups destination management organisations transport companies non-governmental organisations recreation bodies anyone with an interest in responsible tourism What are the benefits of attending this event? Gain an international perspective on the benefits of a responsible tourism approach Learn about economic opportunities & marketing advantages associated with responsible tourism – how a responsible tourism approach can save and generate additional revenue Learn about key initiatives happening in Ireland Meet some of the key players in responsible tourism nationally and internationally Discuss and debate key issues in responsible tourism and contribute to the future of responsible tourism in Ireland Free lunch and refreshments at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Free drinks and canapes following the conference and awards – a great networking opportunity! When do I need to book my ticket by? This event has limited capacity so if you are keen to attend we urge you to register as soon as you can. Delegates who have registered for the conference can attend the awards. There is no reduced fee for those who wish to attend the awards but not the conference.  Unfortunately we can no longer offer free places to those shortlisted due to a 100% increase in cost of hotel spaces for speakers since the last conference. We urge all who wish to attend the conference & awards to book hotels or B&B's if needed asap. What happens if I cannot attend? For those unable to attend, a substitute participant may be sent at any time for no additional charge. Please confirm name change to james@rethinktourism.ie before the event. Alternatively a refund will be given for cancellations received in writing or email, up to 14 days prior to the conference, less an administration charge of 25%. No refunds can be made after that date. Speaker Profiles Jennefer Bobbin – Founding Director, JUSTReport Jenefer is Managing Director for JUSTreport, a transparent reporting company that helps small businesses monitor their social, economic and environmental impacts. As part of her master’s degree in Responsible Tourism Management she spent time in Nepal researching the need for an alternative/complementary system to certification that could be tailored to suit any travel business and any destination. Working with the Nepali tourism industry, she launched JUSTreport, a bespoke sustainability reporting scheme for the travel and tourism industry. Marta Cabral – Director, Rota Vicentina Association, Portugal Marta Cabral was born in Lisbon and lives in Aljezur. She graduated in Business Administration & Marketing (ISCTE) and began working at FIEMG, Brazil, where she had the opportunity to experience tourism, nature and cultural matters in a very inspiring way. After a short period at Parque Expo 98, in Lisbon, she managed the Casas Brancas local networking organisation from 2003 to 2015 based on the natural and cultural environment of the Algarve & Alentejo regions. In 2008 she started to develop and coordinate the Rota Vicentina project and was co-founder of the Rota Vicentina Association in 2013. The Rota Vicentina, launched in 2012, includes 400km of way-marked routes along the beautiful coastline of south-west Portugal, all within the South-West Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park. Rota Vicentina contributes to the sustainability of the region through the promotion of economic activity, stimulation of existing activities and services, maintenance and enhancement of local culture and traditions, stimulating new businesses and promoting the destination out of season. The trail network has received multiple awards, including the prestigious ‘Leading Quality Trails – Best in Europe’ certification by the European Ramblers Association. The project is underpinned by the non-profit Rota Vicentina Association – a partnership of over 150 businesses along the route. Marta is also part of several institutions in both Alentejo and Algarve regions, concerning a range of tourism, local development and environment policies. More information can be found at www.rotavicentina.com Professor Harold Goodwin – Manchester Metropolitan University and International Centre for Responsible Tourism, UK Harold has been at the forefront of Responsible Tourism since the late nineties, in 2002 he co-chaired the 1st International Conference in Responsible Tourism in Destinations and drafted the Cape Town Declaration which included the definition: using tourism to make better places for people to live in and for people to visit. Harold has worked with business and destinations around the world on how Responsible Tourism benefits businesses and how to maximise the positive impacts and minimise negative impacts.   For more information please visit www.haroldgoodwin.info Mark Henry – Central Marketing Director, Tourism Ireland Mark is an insight-driven, strategic marketer and is an established leader in deploying new media marketing.  He leads the Central Marketing Division of Tourism Ireland and has responsibility for the organisation’s marketing functions on the island of Ireland, with teams based in both Dublin and Coleraine.  His remit covers strategy development, research, brand, content, marketing communications, e-marketing, customer service, and cooperative marketing activity with the tourism industry.  He has previously led the promotion of national tourism initiatives such as “The Gathering 2013” and “Northern Ireland 2012” overseas.  Mark is currently Vice President of the European Travel Commission which unites 32 of Europe’s national tourist boards. Before joining Tourism Ireland Mark was Strategic Development Manager with the Internet arm of Horizon Technology Group plc.  Before that again he was Head of Research & Planning for the e-business subsidiary of eircom, the former state telecommunications company.  Mark possesses Masters degrees in both Psychology and Business Administration.   Chris Logan – Head of Ireland, Falcon/Thomson Holidays Chris began his career as a management consultant, working with Accenture for ten years. He worked with large business and government clients on projects to maximise new technology platforms to support new business opportunities and driving improved performance through process improvement. In 2009 Chris joined TUI, firstly in the Distribution division before moving into Operations in 2010 as General Manager for Groups and Weddings, where he developed and delivered a new strategic focus driving operational and process changes, growing this part of the business significantly. Chris’s subsequently took up a role in the Customer Operations Division, as Head of Property and Portfolio Change where he has played a key role in the retail leadership team, responsible for TUI UK & Ireland’s large property portfolio. During this role Chris became part of TUI’s Sustainability Steering Committee and was able to drive significant energy savings throughout the Retail and Head Office estate, through both technology and behavioural change. During this period he also assumed additional responsibility as the Customer Operations Business Lead for TUI UK’s IT Transformation Programme. Since February 2015, Chris holds the role of Head of Ireland for Falcon Holidays & Thomson, bringing experience and skills with him that will enable the Ireland business to continue to grow from strength to strength and deliver excellent performance and service to our customers. Fiona Monaghan – Head of Operations, Failte Ireland A native of Galway City Fiona studied at NUIG where she graduated with a B.Comm and a Diploma in Marketing Practice. She then went on to attain a Masters of Business Studies from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business at University College Dublin. While living and working in the US Fiona attained a diploma in Sports Marketing from New York University (NYU) School of Continuing & Professional Education. Fiona has worked in the Tourism sector for over 15 years both in the US and Ireland. On completion of her MBS in 1995 Fiona took up the position of Director of Sales for North America with the Doyle Hotel Group in Washington DC and worked with the organisation through the acquisition of a prominent DC hotel and subsequently during the merger with the Jurys Hotel Group. In late 1999, she relocated to New York to take up the position of Trade Promotions Manager with the Irish Tourist Board. In 2001, Bord Fáilte merged with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board to form Tourism Ireland and Fiona held a number of positions with the organisation including the role of Manager of Strategic Planning & Advertising before returning to Ireland in 2007 to take up the role of Head of Operations with Fáilte Ireland in the West. Most recently Fiona has been appointed Head of Programme and Delivery for the Wild Atlantic Way, one of three key strategic programme areas in the Fáilte Ireland strategic plan 2013-2016. Up to the end of 2013, Fiona held the role of co-chair of the Lakelands & Inland Waterways initiative promoting the development and marketing of the Lakelands destination of Ireland. Fiona is currently an external examiner for GMIT’s tourism programmes. Kate Taylor – Taylored Training Kate Taylor (Howey) is a consultant, trainer, keynote speaker and lecturer, specialising in the tourism and hospitality sector. In senior Sales & Marketing roles for 17 years, Kate’s industry experience includes International Export, SME and a wide range of Tourism & Hospitality businesses. Kate is currently working with private clients and through various mentor panels, offering mentoring & guidance in strategic business planning and all aspects of sales & marketing management. With a real understanding of the hurdles tourism businesses face, Kate’s core objective is to provide her clients with the skills, tools and strategy to achieve results. Kate develops and facilitates a wide range of workshops for clients such as Failte Ireland, The Rubicon Centre, The Marketing Institute of Ireland and Leadership Management Ireland. Recent workshop topics have included ‘Marketing on a Shoestring’, ‘Strategic International Leads Management’ and ‘Consultative Selling for Small Businesses’. With a dynamic & engaging facilitation style, Kate excels in adapting the delivery of content to suit the needs of the participants. As well as holding an honours degree in European Business Studies, Kate is still highly regarded for her academic lecturing and research. With 15 years lecturing experience in a wide range of business subjects including Marketing, Sales Management and Strategic Management, Kate’s philosophy is to translate the textbook learnings into real life applications and to bring the theory alive for students. Kate’s current academic research focuses on “Co-opetition in Tourism Destinations” and is due to be published in 2015. Kate has lived and worked all over the globe, including the Far East, Middle East, Germany & Holland and brings this international and cross cultural expertise to her working life. James Chilton – Director, Irish Centre for Responsible Tourism James is a chartered town planner and strategic tourism planner. James has previously been employed as a director of a scuba diving school in London; as a regional recreation planner for New Zealand’s Department of Conservation and with Brady Shipman Martin in Dublin. James currently works as a freelance tourism consultant and frequently partners with a range of tourism, planning and engineering companies in Ireland as well as working with Fáilte Ireland. James has particular experience in destination planning, trail development, strategic tourism master-planning and responsible tourism development. James has a long-standing interest in responsible tourism, completing an MSc in Tourism Conservation and Sustainable Development with the International Centre for Responsible Tourism in 2001. James is Director of the Irish Centre for Responsible Tourism and established the Irish Responsible Tourism Conference series in 2014 & the Irish Responsible Tourism Awards in 2015, in partnership with the World Responsible Tourism Awards run by responsibletravel.com. For more information please visit www.icrt.ie

at Radisson SAS Royal Hotel Dublin
Golden Lane Dublin 8
Dublin, Ireland

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DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID – July 29, 30 & 31 2016

July 5th, 2016

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID – July 29, 30 & 31 2016
Event on 2016-07-31 13:00:00
7TH STREET KIDS is excited to present DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. July 29 & 30 at 7:30 PM, Matinee July 31 at 2:00 PM All performances at the 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam, Washington Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World." Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions Disney's The Little Mermaid is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th St., New York, NY 10019, Phone 212-541-4684, Fax 212-397-4684. See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/disneys-the-little-mermaid#sthash.6GlJVFug.dpuf

at 7th Street Theatre
313 Seventh Street
Hoquiam, United States

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2016 Kollaboration DC Live Spotlight Series (VA)

June 23rd, 2016

2016 Kollaboration DC Live Spotlight Series (VA)
Event on 2016-07-09 19:00:00
Kollaboration DC will be hosting a series of Live Spotlight competitive events to highlight the best talent from the DC area and to celebrate the local artist community. This year, the winner from the Kollaboration DC Competition will be given the chance to advance and compete at the Kollaboration STAR event on November 12th, 2016 in Los Angeles. The winner of Kollaboration STAR will take home a grand prize of ,000 in cash and prizes. Both Kollaboration DC and Kollaboration STAR are fantastic opportunities for rising Asian American and Pacific Islander artists to gain experience as performers and exposure. This form is for collecting information and digital releases for Kollaboration DC performers. Before proceeding, be sure you have filled out an Artist Profile Form HERE We are currently accepting applications for our 2016 Kollaboration DC Spotlight Series! Please keep the following in mind: – Official Rules are available online HERE – Audition applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on Friday, July 1st, 2016. – The 1st KDC Spotlight event is scheduled for July 9th at Epicure in Fairfax, Virginia – The 2nd KDC Spotlight event is scheduled for July 16th at Recessions in Washington, DC If you have any other questions, please email dc@kollaboration.org!

at Epicure Cafe
11104 Lee Highway
Fairfax, United States

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Camp Congress for Girls Seattle 2016

June 20th, 2016

Camp Congress for Girls Seattle 2016
Event on 2016-10-01 08:00:00
Take a look at this clip of our program as seen on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show to see our campers in action. VIEW VIDEO CLIP   Camp Congress for Girls Seattle 2016 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 10 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a girl-friendly lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for television. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. During the camp session the campers will meet elected officials and political consultants that will serve as honorary camp counselors. Girl Scouts will receive a Citizen Legacy badge for completing Camp Congress for Girls Seattle 2016. All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for participation.  The camp day runs from 8am to 5pm. The camp fee includes meals and all supplies for camp activities. Campers are to bring lunch eacNo refunds will be given for camp registration fees. The general registration fee is 0 and the Girl Scouts registration fee is 0. For additional information visit our website at www.girlsinpolitics.org, email info@girlsinpolitics.org or call +1 (202) 660-1457 ext 2.

at Seattle, Washington, United States
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seattle, United States

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