Each year, the WHC Awards recognize programs and projects that demonstrate excellence in corporate conservation. Recipients include both national and international companies across a variety of industry sectors.
Award finalists and winners are chosen from Conservation Certification applications submitted from January 1, 2022 – December 1, 2022. (Applications received after December 1, 2022, will be considered for the 2024 WHC Awards. Applications under appeal are not considered.) Finalists will be announced in March.
7:00am-3:30pm | Badge Pick Up and On-Site Registration
8:00am-4:00pm | Exhibit Hall Open
8:00am-9:00am | Breakfast Briefing: Plant for Pollinators: Creating a Cost-Efficient and Thriving Pollinator Habitat
9:05am-10:20am | Keynote: Fred Tutman
WHC Awards Presentation: Avian, Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians, Species of Concern, Other Species
10:30am-11:30am | Concurrent Sessions
Aligning with Regulations to Speed Restoration and Improve Biodiversity
Classrooms Without Walls: Expanding STEM Access Through Conservation Education
Harnessing the Power of Nature: The Business Case for Nature-based Solutions
12:00pm-1:45pm | Lunch and Mainstage: State of Corporate Conservation
WHC Awards Presentation: Desert, Forests, Grasslands, Marine Intertidal, Wetlands/Waterbodies
2:00pm-3:00pm | Concurrent Sessions
From Data Mapping to Drones: Applying Innovative Technology to Corporate Conservation
Nature for Everyone: Prioritizing Inclusivity in Conservation
2:00pm-4:30pm | Using Nature to Inspire and Educate: A Project WILD Workshop
3:00pm-3:30pm | Networking Break
3:30pm-4:30pm | Breakout Session
Real-World Solutions to Commercial and Industrial Landscaping Challenges
7:45am-3pm, 5pm-6pm | Badge Pick Up and On-Site Registration
9:00am-3:00pm | Exhibit Hall Open
8:00am-9:00am | Breakfast Briefing: Stellar Conservation Stories from Around the Globe
9:05am-10:20am | Keynote: Sylvia Baffour
WHC Awards: Awareness/Engagement, Formal Learning, Training, Green Infrastructure, and Landscaped Projects
10:20am-10:50am | Book Signing with Keynote Sylvia Baffour
10:00am-2:00pm | Makers’ Pavilion
10:45am-11:45am | Concurrent Sessions
Healthy Trees, Healthy Planet: The Many Benefits of Reforestation
Lessons from Nature: Biodiversity Uplift and Circularity Across Supply Chains
Making Connections Between Climate, Water and Resilience: A Project WET Workshop
11:45am-1:30pm | Lunch and Mainstage Session: Nature Is On The Agenda: What’s Happening on the Global Stage of Biodiversity
WHC Awards: Land Conservation Agreements, Remediation, Rocky Areas, and Other Habitats Projects
1:30pm-2:00pm | Coffee Break at the Makers’ Pavilion
2:00pm-3:10pm | Mainstage Session: Conservation in Charm City
WHC Awards: Bats, Pollinators, Invasive Species, and Invasive Species Coordinated Approaches Projects
3:00pm-5:00pm | Certification Photo Studio, Sponsored by Chemours – By Appointment
3:15pm-4:15pm | Breakout Session
Navigating the Reporting Landscape: Understanding, Assessing and Building an ESG Strategy
5:00pm-6:00pm | Networking Happy Hour
6:30pm-9:30pm | WHC Awards Dinner, Sponsored by General Motors
Please note that agenda and speakers are subject to change.
Download the 2023 Conservation Conference prospectus. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
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|May 22 – June 19
|June 20 – June 21
Registration includes all scheduled meals, including the WHC Awards Dinner, and admission to all sessions. Registration is not final until payment has been received. Substitutions will be allowed. Refund Policy: 100% before March 31, 2023; 50% between April 1 and April 30, 2023; no refunds after April 30, 2023. All requests for substitutions and refunds must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.