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Conference 2022 Program


We are planning an exciting schedule of presentations, discussions and activities with a global perspective. Details are still being finalized so please check back as the conference approaches for the latest information. Here's a taste of the topics to be included:

  • how water usage and climate change are affecting the Great Salt Lake
  • the conditions and challenges of refugees and how they can be addressed
  • how to be more inclusive in word and action
  • the latest on US Servas and how we can enhance our volunteer team.

For a detailed, though tentative schedule, see below.

      Friday 10-14-2022 

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM Volunteer Team Building and Training (pre-conference session)

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM Check-in

5:00 PM — 6:00 PM Social Hour/Activities

6:00 PM — 7:30 PM Dinner

7:30 PM — 9:00 PM Dr. Dave Derezotes - Transforming our polarized society into inclusive communities. 

9:00 PM — 10:00 PM Open Discussion (for night owls)

Saturday 10-15-2022

7:30 AM  8:30 AM Lauren Cetlin - Gentle Yoga and Acutonics®  (pre-session - bring a mat or towel if possible)

9:00 AM  10:30 AM Session 1

Welcome & Introductory Remarks;

Shyla Esko Bare — Sustainable Travel Presentation; Sustainability & Water Use Activity/Discussion

10:30 AM  11:00 AM Break / Refreshments & Tote Exchange

11:00 AM  12:30 PM Session 2 (Tote contest; State of the Great Salt Lake)

Laura Vernon, AICP; Lynn de Freitas - What's Happening with the Great Salt Lake and Why It Matters

12:30 PM  1:30 PM Lunch & Suggested Discussion Topics

1:30 PM  3:00 PM Session 3

Lunch Discussion Highlights and Activity;

Tracy Meier — Presentation - Recreation for People of all Abilities

3:00 PM  3:30 PM Break / Refreshments

3:30 PM  5:30 PM Session 4

Activity/Discussion;

US Servas Board — Annual General Meeting;  US Servas members can attend this session virtually.  Click here for zoom link.

Kent Macaulay and Alison Telsey — UN Update

5:30 PM  7:30 PM Social Hour & Dinner

7:30 PM  9:00 PM Social Activity

9:00 PM — 10:00 PM Open Discussion (for night owls)

Sunday 10-16-2022

9:00 AM — 10:20 AM Session 1 

Day 1 Highlights; Inclusivity/Pronouns;

Paige La Combe — SYLE , Youth Initiatives and the Servas Family Experience

10:20 AM — 10:40 AM Break / Refreshments

10:40 AM — 12:15 PM Session 2

IRC — Refugee Experience;

Paige LaCombe Commission on the Status of Women Report;

What can WE do? Discussion

12:15 PM  12:30 PM Wrap-up

12:30 PM — 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Adjourn; Post Conference Activities 



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