Friday, May 9, 2014

Annual Conference on the Adirondacks May 14-15

apa power smaller web versionOn May 14th and 15th the Adirondack Research Consortium will hold its 21st Annual Conference on the Adirondacks at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, NY.

The 2014 theme is “Moving Forward-Revitalizing Communities and Forging Opportunities.” A keynote by Jim Herman and Dave Mason of the ADK Futures Project will set the tone for this year’s meeting which is based on the sustainable community scenario.

Presentations on Cleaner Greener Communities, Renewable Heat New York, water quality, population demographics and higher education as an economic driver are just a few of the many topics to be discussed at the Conference.

Richard Kauffman, the Governor’s Energy Advisor will share his views on the State’s energy development, and Quentin Wheeler, President of SUNY ESF will discuss his ideas for the future of the College.

On Wednesday night, Mountain Lake PBS will unveil a new documentary on the local and global impacts of climate change called, “The Resilient Ones”.

More information can be found on the Consortium’s webpage at adkresearch.org.

Photo: Lani Ulrich, Jim Frenette, Liz Thorndike, John Collins, and Ross Whaley at the 2013 Annual Conference. Photo by Naj Wikoff.

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