Special Events

Tour of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living

Sunday 11 June | 14:15 – 15:45 | Omega Center for Sustainable Living

At the OCSL, one of the greenest buildings in America, all the water from Omega's campus, including what is used in toilets, showers, and sinks, flows to the Eco Machine™, where it is purified by microscopic algae, fungi, bacteria, native and tropical plants, and snails. This natural water reclamation process cleans the water using zero chemicals, and the purified water is returned to the aquifer deep beneath the campus. Come see how the system works, and learn about the OCSL's leadership through innovative programming, regional involvement in transforming the educational experience of young people, connecting communities, catalyzing change, and creating a deeper relationship with the places where we live and work. OCSL Director, Laura Weiland, will give the tour.

Morning Social

Monday 12 June | 8:30 - 9:00 | Main Hall

Expand your global network while enjoying some snacks and beverages at this special event before the morning plenary.

Thank you University of Phoenix for sponsoring this special event.

An Evening With Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday 12 June | 19:30 – 21:00 | Main Hall

Storyteller and actress, Debbie Dimitre, brings Eleanor Roosevelt to life in this engaging docudrama. Called "a most unusual First Lady," for expanding the role of the First Lady beyond pleasant social activity, Eleanor Roosevelt has served as a role model for thousands of women and young girls. Often ridiculed for her ideas and reform work, critics would attack her appearance, her ability to think, and her outspokenness for a woman. One of the first delegates to the United Nations and chair of the Commission on Human Rights, Roosevelt regarded her work on the Universal Declaration on Human Rights as one of her proudest achievements. Always an activist and a liberal, she once wrote "The word liberal comes from the word free. We must cherish and honor the word Free or it will cease to apply to us."

Wine and Cheese Event

Tuesday 13 June | 17:45 - 18:45 | Long Pond Lake

Sample cheese from a local creamery and sip the award winning wine from Clinton Vinyards — owned by Phyllis Feder, one of tonight's fireside chat speakers — while engaging in informal networking.

Thank you MetLife for sponsoring this special event.