Surfrider Foundation Georgia

100 Miles – Choosing to Lead Conference


100 Miles – Choosing to Lead Conference
Friday, 12 January 2018 to Sunday, 14 January 2018
All Day
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Jekyll Island Convention Center
75 Beachview Dr N, Jekyll Island GA 31527

Several Georgia Chapter members will be at the conference. If you would like to attend, please contact us.

For more info and TO REGISTER visit the conference event page.


Friday Night: Network!

Let’s kick off Choosing to Lead with some fun! Join us the night before the conference to network and get to know your fellow participants. Look for One Hundred Miles staff and committee at the Hampton Inn and Suites lounge at 7 pm. Participants, speakers, workshop leaders, and fellow coastal enthusiasts: all are welcome! Good company and engaging conversation provided.

Saturday: Learn!

8:00-9:30/Registration and Check in: Visit our exhibitors to get involved!
9:30-10:00/Opening Plenary and Welcome: Megan Desrosiers, OHM CEO
10:00-11:15/Concurrent Session 1 (Choose from 5 breakout workshops)
11:30-12:45/Lunch and Keynote Address: Dr. Wallace ‘J’ Nichols
1:00-2:15/Concurrent Session 2 (Choose from 5 breakout workshops)
2:15-3:00/Break: Visit our exhibitors to get involved!
3:00-4:15/Concurrent Session 3 (Choose from 5 breakout workshops)
4:30-5:00/Closing Plenary and Keynote Address
5:00-6:00/Visit our exhibitors to get involved!
6:00-7:30/One Hundred Miles 100 reception (Free – all are welcome!)

Sunday: Take Action!

Each field trip will be held from 9:00-12:00 at nearby locations on Jekyll, St. Simons, and Brunswick. Participants will provide their own transportation. These half-day field experiences will have a unique “Choosing to Lead” twist: in addition to touring local conservation sites, attendees will work with other conference-goers to plan projects for their communities.

8:50/Meet at field trip locations (directions will be provided; please allow enough time for travel.)
9:00-10:30/Behind-the-Scenes Tour
10:30-12:00/Issues discussion and small group action planning

During registration, choose the field trip that most closely aligns with your volunteer interests. Facilitators will be on hand to lead a discussion on community needs for each program area and will help participants develop projects for:

Wildlife | Land Conservation – Altama Plantation
Local Food and Fisheries – Gilliard Farms
Community Leadership | Historic Preservation – Harrington School 
Environmental Education | Faith & Spirituality – Honey Creek Episcopal Retreat Center
Student Leadership Projects – Tidelands Nature Center
Power of the Blue Mind Beach Clean Up – Jekyll Island South Dunes


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