Conservation Conference 2018 Speaker Nominations Now Being Accepted!

Speaker Nomination Form

The deadline to submit speaker nominations is March 22, 2018.

The Conservation Conference, November 13-14 in Baltimore, is an opportunity for attendees to gain valuable information on the latest in corporate conservation strategies and techniques. As a Conference presenter, you’ll be addressing leaders in corporate social responsibility, environmental health and safety, government agencies and NGOs – all working to create and maintain healthy ecosystems.

What we’re looking for

  • Presentations should have a strong relevance to WHC corporate membership and their conservation or education efforts. General themes, include, but are not limited to:
    Longevity: Maintaining long-term conservation programs when industry and regulatory priorities are constantly evolving can be challenging. How can conservation activities serve as a constant pillar of sustainability that can benefit both the environment and corporate goals?
    Resiliency: Land management and conservation actions contribute to resilient and functioning landscapes and communities, increasing connectivity, reducing fragmentation and enabling species movement. As climate change continues to impact flora and fauna, how can we adapt our actions to ensure biodiversity flourishes?
    Future Focus: Conservation has been adopted in recent years as a tool to obtain social license to operate, meet sustainability goals and increase employee engagement. But what will corporate conservation evolve to focus on in the near future? What considerations and opportunities are there in species protection/management, green infrastructure, mainstreaming efforts, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, and other future-focused priorities?
  • Presentations may include case studies illustrating success, and the use of partnerships for implementation and practical lessons learned
  • Presenter should be an expert or leading practitioner in their company or field of study.

Style of Presentation

The Conservation Conference features five different types of presentation experiences: panels, roundtables, workshops, general sessions and quick-fire sessions. Upon acceptance of your proposed topic, WHC staff will contact you to further discuss your topic and decide on the best format for your presentation.

For inquiries, please contact Thelma Redick.

Go to the Conservation Conference page.