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Thursday, July 13
From 10:00
Boarding of the flotilla boats at the pier of the Tropical Hotel, Manaus
From 16:00
Boarding of the Grand Amazon (Iberostar) boat
19:00
Welcoming Ceremony for HAH The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at Manaus Airport
21:00
Dinner for all participants aboard the Grand Amazon (Iberostar)

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Friday, July 14
08:00-09:00
Breakfast
10:30-13:00
Opening Ceremony aboard the Grand Amazon – Amazon: Source of Life
13:30-15:30
Lunch with visiting dignitaries
15:30-17:30
Plenary I aboard the Grand Amazon - Amazonia: A Sense of Place
19:30-20:30
Honoris Causa Degree Ceremony for HAH The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at Manaus Opera House
21:00
Dinner in Manaus

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Saturday, July 15
06:30-07:30
Breakfast
All day
Option A: Fieldtrip to Santarem to visit deforested areas and Tapajos National Forest
All day
Option B: Fieldtrip to Pau Rosa (Taruma-Mirim) to visit local communities near Manaus
20:00
Dinner on the Grand Amazon for Pau Rosa group
21:30
Dinner on the Grand Amazon for Santarem group

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Sunday, July 16
06:30-07:30
Breakfast
08:00
Meeting with OTCA expedition boat and other guests
08:00-10:00
Ceremony of the Blessing of the Waters by assembled religious leaders
11:00-12:30
Plenary II aboard the Grand Amazon - The importance of the Amazon: A Regional Perspective
13:00-14:00
Lunch for all participants and guests aboard the Grand Amazon
15:00-17:30
Plenary II (cont.) – The importance of the Amazon for the local, national, and international community: An Environmental Perspective
18:30
Departure for Jau Reserve (18 hrs by boat)
21:00
Dinner

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Monday, July 17
10:00-12:00
Plenary III – Valuing the River of Life: Ethics, Equity and Economics
12:30-13:30
Light Lunch
13:30-14:00
Introductory Presentation: Jau Reserve
14:45-17:00
Arrival at Jau. Visits to Jau Reserve in small river boats
20:00
Dinner aboard the Grand Amazon

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Tuesday, July 18
06:15-09:15
Trail walks in Jau Reserve (optional)
10:30
Flotilla sailing to Manaus
10:30-12:30
Plenary IV – Diverse People: Perspectives and Priorities
13:00-14:30
Lunch
14:30-15:00
Flotilla traversing the Anavilhanas Archipelago: Introductory Presentation by IPE representative
16:00-18:30
Special Session – Panel Discussion: The Rivers of the World
21:00
Dinner aboard the Grand Amazon and individual boats

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Wednesday, July 19
06:30
Arrival in Manaus
07:00-20:30
Field trip I: Mamiraua
08:00-18:00
Field trip II: Lake Piranha
Morning
Field trip IV: Observation Tower
Afternoon
Field trip III: SIVAM (Satellite Mapping programme)
21:00-23:00
Dinner hosted by Governor Braga at the Palacio Rio Negro

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Thursday, July 20
08:00-09:00
Breakfast
09:00-10:00
Disembarkation of guests at the Tropical Hotel
10:00-12:00
Plenary V - The Amazon Ecosystem: The Ways Ahead, at the Tropical Hotel in Manaus
12:30-13:30
Light Lunch
14:00-16:30
Closing Ceremony - Visions of the Future: Economics versus Ethics, at the Tropical Hotel in Manaus
17:00
Departures for Manaus Airport

Athens 2 July 06
Two hundred participants - theologians, scientists, policy-makers, environmentalists and the media, preparing for the Amazon Symposium 2006