“"Preserving A Pristine Paradise At The Top Of The World, employing traditional and state of the art conservation methods in Bhutan" ”
by Adam P. Dixon, The Bhutan Foundation with Environmental Consultant

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time Details: 5:30PM Member Business Meeting
6:00PM Cocktails (Drink tickets sold for cash)
6:45PM Dinner
7:30PM - 8:30PM Program
Location: The Deer Creek Club
9861 Deer Creek Hill
St. Louis, MO 63124

Description:

Drs. Phil Manning and Victoria Egerton

The presentation will describe some of the pressing environmental and conservation issues in Bhutan, and what actions and programs are currently being undertaken to address them. This will include footage of the spectacular landscapes in Bhutan, as well as a description of regional issues and the opportunities for partnerships with international organizations.

Adam P. Dixon is President and Co-Founder of Applied Constructal, Inc. a company focused on bringing high-tech and energy-saving solutions to ecological and environmental problems. He has worked for companies in a wide range "renewable" and "sustainable" technologies, including the "Smart Grid", electric mobility, and distributed generation technologies such as marine turbines and "waste heat". As a long-time student of climate change, he is currently working as a consultant in an innovative new form of carbon finance.

Mr. Dixon has had extensive experience in Central Europe and Former Soviet Union, (especially Russia and Central Asia), having spent the first ten years of his professional life in these regions. He worked for amongst others the Chatham House (Royal Institute of International affairs) as a specialist on Central Asia, the KPMG Barents Group as a Senior Consultant on Defense Conversion in Central Europe, and as Manager for Central Europe and the FSU at Newbridge Networks (now a part of Alcatel), before moving into the renewable energy sector in 2003.

Mr. Dixon has been involved with the Akhal Teke horse since 1998, when he first encountered them while working for Chatham House on the re-invention of national identities in Post-Soviet Central Asia. He has been participating in the breeding program at Shenandoah Farm in Staunton VA since 2004.

He worked closely with such entities as GridPoint, Inc. (USA) of which he was one of the first shareholders (www.gridpoint.com), and the Smart Cities group within the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which developed a range of folding electric vehicles for deployment in "CityBike" type systems in congested urban centers.

To RSVP, please mail a check prior to May 18, 2018 made payable to: The Explorers Club - St. Louis Chapter. Please mail payment to Mr. Benjamin Hulsey, Thompson Coburn, LLP, One US Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101. PRE-PAYMENT IS REQUIRED FOR DINNER, payments are no longer accepted at the door.

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Reservation Deadline: May 18, 2018
Payment Information: Pre-payment is required for dinner; payments will no longer be accepted at the door.

Mail your check (payable to The Explorers Club - St. Louis Chapter) – with your name and the names of your guests – to:
   The Explorers Club - St. Louis Chapter
   c/o Mr. Benjamin Hulsey
   Thompson Coburn LLP
   One US Bank Plaza
   St. Louis, MO 63101-9702
Member/Spouse Price: $65
Guest Price: $70

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