2017 International Conference Archive
2017 Children & Nature Network International Conference and Summit
Keynote: Richard Louv
In his keynote address, author and Children & Nature Network Co-Founder Richard Louv shares inspiring stories of some of the people he has met over the past decade — those who are building the New Nature Movement, and those whose lives have been changed by it. He urges us to draw strength from each other and from the natural world.
Keynote: Gil Penalosa
In his keynote address, Gil Penalosa of 8 80 Cities says we must think outside of the box to grow cities of the future. Through success stories from around the world, he helps us imagine what our cities would be like if we designed them with both an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old in mind.
Keynote: Dr. Scott Sampson
Over the past decade, the Children & Nature Network has advocated for what it calls the “New Nature Movement” for the health of people and the protection of the natural world. In his keynote at the 2017 C&NN International Conference, Dr. Scott Sampson describes why he supports the growth of that movement.
Plenary: Growing the Movement – Funders Panel
Funders share current trends, funding priorities and challenges that impact the work of connecting children to nature. Blue Sky Funder’s Forum’s Angie Chen moderates this discussion presenting the funder’s perspective of growing the movement..
Plenary: Young Leaders: Inspiration to Action
In this panel discussion, young leaders discuss the actions they are taking to grow the children and nature movement. Jose Gonzalez of Latino Outdoors moderates the discussion on painting the picture of how to get to the vision of nature-rich cities and be a future ancestor.
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