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IIPT Spirituality in Tourism Conference

"Walking In the Footsteps of St. Francis"
Assisi, Italy
October 13-17, 2001

The Spirituality in Tourism Conference is an exploration of the spiritual
dimensions of travel and the travel industry. It will explore and embrace
the same values personified by the life of St. Francis.

Conference Home Conference Registration IIPT Home

Picture of St. Francis

Discussion Topics

Travel as Spiritual Renewal
Spiritual Events and Pilgrimages
Spiritual Renewal in Spiritual Environment
( Monasteries/Seminaries/Convents, Spiritual Centers/Sacred Places)
Travel as Spiritual Experience
People/Community-based Tourism
Cultural & Heritage Tourism
Bridging Cultural Divides
Nature-Based (Ecotourism)
"Our Brothers Keeper"
Healing the Wounds of Conflict through Tourism
Bridging the Have and Have Not Peoples of the World
Travel for the disadvantaged
Spirituality in the Tourism Workplace
Spirituality in Tourism Development
Community Building
Respect for Nature and Heritage
"Spirit of Place"

Conference Organizing Committee
Founder and President:

Louis D’Amore, International Institute of Peace Through Tourism

Steven Hall, European Bahai Business Forum

Simin Kayod (Event Planning and Conference Management)

Monica Willard, Pathways To Peace

Nina Meyerhof, Children of the Earth

Kathy Lingle Pond, Behind the Scenes


Conference Organizer:
For registration please see the following page. For questions please contact Simin Kayod at:
skayod2000@ Yahoo.com

For an in depth description of the Assisi conference as well as the past work, future plans and the mission statement of The International Institute of Peace through Tourism please click on: www.IIPT.org

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c Tentative Program

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Arrival and Welcoming Reception 
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Spiritual Art Exhibition and Presentation:
“Promoting Peace and Personal Transformation through Art”

Guided Walks: “In the Footsteps of St. Francis”

Spiritual Service and Peace Tree Planting

Guided Walks: In the Footsteps of St. Francis

Opening, Welcome & Introduction to Conference
Lou D’Amore, Founder and President, Fr. Maximilian Mizzi

First Plenary Session
Spirituality in Tourism – A Global Perspective
Dr. Noel Brown, Barbara Spee Perrins, Lama Gangchen, 
Group Discussions

Second Plenary Session
Tourism as a Spiritual Experience
Fr. Maximilian Mizzi, Marsha Smoke & Eli Mandamin (co-presenting), Faramarz Ettehadieh, Eduardo D’Amico
Group Discussions

Third Plenary
“Our Brother”s Keeper” 

Helene Shik, Carlos Warter, Nancy Rivard, Fr. Don Conroy
Group Discussions

Closing Plenary for Tuesday – and selection of projects for discussion Wednesday  


Africa – “Birth Place of Humanity”


Introduction to the Day – Louis D’Amore


Group discussions of potential projects with a focus on Africa 


All evenings are free – Breakfast included with room at La Citadella; lunches included in Conference registration fee.


"Walking In the Footsteps
of St. Francis"
October 13-17, 2001

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