SWG Events
Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit | Science, Conservation, Inspiration
Presented by The Smithsonian Institute
Saturday April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
(Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima)
Live Stream; Washington DC
Performances by leading artists, thinkers and influencers open and close this session. After a soundscape performance by Leah Barclay, the session opens with National Geographic Society's President and CEO, Gary E. Knell. Smithsonian’s Steve Monfort and Earth Optimism Advisory Group Chair Tom Lovejoy will host a series of launches announced by Conservation Commons, Cornell, UNEP, Conservation@Museums Collaborative, Resolve, Half-Earth Project, Future Earth and to build and scale up conservation success. Earth Optimism co-chair Nancy Knowlton, will introduce a series of legendary artists, including Maya Lin, James Prosek, and Carolyn Finney. The session closes with a performance by JAYO, Rap Artist & Teens Dream Ambassador from London. Moderator / Introduction: Steve Monfort & Nancy Knowlton, Smithsonian Speakers / Performers: Tom Lovejoy, Chair, Earth Optimism Advisory Group, Leah Barclay, Australia Forum for Acoustic Ecology; Carolyn Finney, professor, author; Pamela Henson, Smithsonian; JAYO, Rap Artist & Teens Dream ambassador; Gary E. Knell, National Geographic Society; Erik Solheim, UN Environmental Program; Maya Lin, What is Missing? Foundation and GREENPRINT; James Prosek, Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale. SWG member Pamela Hansen, a historian for the Smithsonian in DC, will be speaking in a plenary session at the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, D.C. She will be speaking on the history of environmental research and action at the Smithsonian since its founding. The summit is being held at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. You can purchase tickets if you wish to attend in person, but otherwise, you can live stream it using the link below. For more information you can use this link:
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