2016 Blue Ridge Institute Schedule

July 24-29, 2016

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Conference Schedule

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BRI 2016 Conference Schedule

Sunday, July 24, 2016

1:30 – 6:00 pm      Registration – FCF Inn Lobby

3:00 – 4:00 pm     Orientation for Youth Leadership Academy – Parent’s please attend.

4:00 – 5:00 pm     Freshperson Orientation (families welcome!)

6:00 – 7:30 pm     Opening General Session & Dinner

7:30 – 7:45 pm     BREAK

7:45 – 9:00 pm     Opening General Session -BRI

7:45 – 9:00 pm     YLA Opening Session

7:45 – 9:00 pm     BRIG’s Get-together (BRIG=Blue Ridge Institute Guest)

9:00 – 11:00 pm     The Front Porch Hospitality House Open

More Registration Information – Registration

Piney –  More Information on – Youth Leadership Academy

Cascades  –  More Information on – Freshperson Orientation

Welcome and Dinner for EVERYONE. – FCF I,II,III

YLA and Guests Leave

Located in FCF I,II,III

Located in Piney and Cascades

Located in FCF Lobby by fireplace

Hospitality House – Lakeside Villa

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Monday, July 25, 2016

7:15 – 7:45 am     Get Your Zen On: Tai Chi by the Lake

8:00 am – 12:00 pm   Youth Leadership Academy

8:00 – 12:00 am   General Session with Dr. Bertice Berry

12:20 – 12:40 pm   Annual BRI Group Photo

1:30 – 3:30 pm   Bonus Session: “Second Annual BRI Hackathon” featuring BRI Leaders and Tim Ervolina

1:30 pm   Hike the Falls (and REALLY Hike the Falls)

3:30 – 5:00 pm   BRI Corn Hole Pick-Up Game

3:30 – 5:00 pm   Nap

5:00 – 6:00 pm   Friends of Bill W Meeting

6:30 – 9:30 pm   Youth Leadership Academy

6:30 – 10:00 pm   Old Style Blue Ridge Gathering with Musician and Comedian Carroll Brown

More Tai Chi Information – Get Your Zen On

BRI’s Youth Leadership Academy – Piney & Cascades

More about Dr. Beatrice Berry  –  FCF II, III

Meet at the Lake Front Dock at Inn – Everyone Included

TBD – Cascades or FCF II?

Meet at Inn Portico

Lakeside by the Dock at the Inn

By the lake, in your room, wherever

TBD – maybe Rhinehart Suite. Bring a Big Book if you have one

Lawn behind Inn – bring chairs or blanket

ALL DAY
Silent Auction, Internet Café, Vendor Tables, Wish You Were Here Cards, Merchandise Sales  –  FCF I, conference hallway

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

7:15 – 7:45  am           Get Your Zen On: Tai Chi by the Lake

8:00 am – 12:00 pm   Youth Leadership Academy

8:15 – 11:15 am   General Session with Steven Biondolillo

12:00 – 1:30 pm   BRI Board Meeting (2016 Board)

1:30 – 3:30 pm          Are YOU Sure this Thing Is Safe? 

12:00 – 2:00 pm     Talent Show Set Up

2:00 – 5:00 pm     Talent Show Rehearsal

2:00 – 3:00 pm     YLA Talent Show Rehearsal

3:30 – 5:00 pm    BRI World Series: 163rd Annual Softball Game

7:00 – 9:00 pm     Annual Talent Extravaganza!

9:30 – 10:30 pm   Dance Lessons

9:00 – 11:00 pm    The Front Porch Hospitality House Open

More Tai Chi Information – Get Your Zen On

Piney & Cascades  –  BRI’s Youth Leadership Academy

Cascades (Bring lunch)

Meet at Inn Portico –  Suspension Bridge Tour

FCF II,III

FCF II,III  –   Talent Show Rehearsals for everyone!

Piney

Annual Softball Tournament Ball Fields (players and cheerleaders needed!)

FCF II, III  –  Annual Talent Show for all BRI Leaders!

TBD: Cascades or FCF II & III

Hospitality House – Lakeside Villa 334

ALL DAY
Silent Auction, Internet Café, Vendor Tables, Wish You Were Here Cards, Merchandise Sales  –  FCF I, conference hallway

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

8:00 – 9:30 am        4th Annual Rockin’ 5K and Fun Run

10:00 – 11:30 am     Minute to Win It Challenges

10:00 – 11:30 am   Bonus Session with Steven Biondolillo

12:30 – 3:00 pm    General Session with Wayan Vota and BRI Leaders

1:00 – 3:30 pm    Youth Leadership Academy

4:00 – 6:00 pm       Nap

3:45 – 4:30 pm       Freshperson ReGroup

7:30 – 9:30 pm       Family Movie Night

9:00 – 11:00 pm    The Front Porch Hospitality House

Inn Parking Lot – Rockin’ 5K and Fun Run -$Fee

Inn Roundabout

Piney & Cascades  BRI’s Youth Leadership Academy

By the lake, in your room, wherever

Cascades

Lakeside behind the Inn

Hospitality House – Lakeside Villa 334

ALL DAY
Silent Auction, Internet Café, Vendor Tables, Wish You Were Here Cards, Merchandise Sales  –  FCF I, conference hallway

Thursday, July 28, 2016

7:15 – 7:45  am           Get Your Zen On: Tai Chi by the Lake

8:00 – 12:00 am   Youth Leadership Academy

8:00 am – 12:00 pm   General Session with LeAnn Thieman

12:30 am – 2:00 pm   Bonus Session – “Deeper Dive Into Your Assessment Results” with Rebecca Rhodes

1:30 – 3:30 pm         Bailing Water:  Paddle Boat Races

1:30 – 3:30 pm        Tennis Tournament

12:00 – 5:00 pm       Set up for Ball

6:00 – 10:00 pm   Youth Leadership Academy Party

6:00 – 11:00 pm   The Ridger’s Ball (aka The President’s Ball)

More Tai Chi Information – Get Your Zen On

Piney & Cascades BRI’s Youth Leadership Academy

Cascades (Bring lunch)

Lakeside at the Docks (across the lake)

Tennis Courts

FCF I, II, III

Piney & Cascades  – BRI’s Youth Leadership Academy

FCF I, II, III – Information on the President’s Ball

MORNING
Silent Auction, Internet Café, Vendor Tables, Wish You Were Here Cards, Merchandise Sales  –  FCF I, conference hallway

Friday, July 29, 2016

7:30 – 8:15 am      Board Meeting (joint – 2016 and 2017 boards)

8:00 – 11:00 am   Youth Leadership Academy

8:30 – 11:00 am   General Session – “Enough is Enough” with Charles Weathers, Sr.

Cascades (bring breakfast)

Piney & Cascades –  BRI’s Youth Leadership Academy

FCF II, III  –  More information on Charles Weathers