St John US Virgin Islands

If you are going to vacation in a warm climate why not stay somewhere close to nature? If you use a wheelchair, there were few opportunities -- until now.

Accessible eco-tent construction at Estate Concordia photo copyright photos to Multi, Design for People, LLC 2005

St John in the US Virgin Islands wants to be a destination of choice for people with disabilities.

Multi: Design for People is helping them reach that goal with a series of meticulously planned projects. The Estate Concordia project opens new horizons for the practice of Inclusive Destination Development worldwide. Multi, Design For People, LLC and the island of St. John invites you to a special inside look at the future of sustainable, inclusive vacation hospitality.

Multi, Design For People, LLC and the island of St. John cordially invite you
to be a part of the Building A Destination for All 2005 Panel Discussion



Come hear four travelers with disabilities share their St. John vacation experiences and learn about the St. John island-wide initiative to Build A Destination for All

Concordia New Accessible Eco-tent photo Multi, Design for People, LLC 2005



Friday July 29th
10:00am - 4:00pm
Maho Bay Camps (Dining Pavilion)
St. John, VI 00830
Tel. 340-715-0501
www.maho.org

Transportation is provided by Maho Bay Camps from Cruz Bay, St. John. Please take a 9:00am ferry from Red Hook, St. Thomas arriving at 9:20am at Cruz Bay, St. John. A shuttle will transport you to Maho Bay Camps at 9:20am.


Please RSVP by July 20th to Victor Nunnally at 340.693.5347


Panel Discussion Program

Welcome:

10:00a-10:15a Julien A. Harley, St. John Administrator

10:15a-10:30a Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen, U.S. House of Representatives

Speakers:

10:30-10:45a Stanley Selengut, President, Maho Bay Camps / Concordia Campgrounds St. John, USVI

10:45a-11:00a Kat Darula & Rosanne Ramos, Inclusive Consultants & Designers Multi, Design for People, LLC Providence, RI / Greenwich, CT

11:00a-11:30a Tom Muxie, Ileana Rodriguez, Herman Sanchez, Eric Lipp , Travelers Vacation Experience

11:30-11:45a Eric Lipp, Executive Director, Open Doors Organization Chicago, IL

11:45a-12:00p Meredith Bass, Recreation Expert for Persons with Disabilities, Shake-A-Leg Miami, FL

12:00p-12:15p Art Frederick, Superintendent, Virgin Islands National Park

Joe Kessler, President, Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park

12:15p-12:30p Joe Aubain, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce, St. John/St. Thomas

12:30p-12:45p Pamela C. Richards, Commissioner, USVI Department of Tourism, St. John/St.Thomas /St. Croix

12:45p-1:00p Beverly Nicholson, Executive Director, USVI Hotel & Tourism Association, St. John/St.Thomas /St. Croix

1:00p-1:45p Lunch Break

1:45p-2:00p Winston Parker, President, USVI Taxi Association

2:00p-2:45p General Questions + Answers

2:45p-3:30p Next Steps/Action Plan Strategy

Closing Remarks

3:30p-3:45p The Honorable Charles W. Turnbull, Governor USVI

3:45p-4:00p Lorraine L. Berry, Senate President USVI



For a copy of the press release or questions about Building A Destination for All 2005, please contact:

Kat Darula, Principal, Multi, Design for People, LLC via email:
kat@designforpeole.org or phone 401-935-2976

New Accessible composting toilet copyright Multi, Design for People, LLC 2005

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