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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

Please note: Schedules are now locked from being changed. If you would like to make changes to your schedule, please come see us at the registration desk. See you in Vancouver!
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Hannah Alexander

Our Year Outdoors
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Corine Anderson

SPLASH Child Care Inc./ Manitoba Nature Summit Inc.
avatar for Sally Anderson

Sally Anderson

New Mexico School for the Deaf (NMSD)
School Administrator & Forest Day Learning Founder & Lead
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Jan Arvidsen

University of Southern Denmark, Department of Sports Science and Biomechanics, A
PhD Fellow

Sarah Bateman

School District 64
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Kaitlin Beard

School of Health Sciences, Humber College
RECE, Humber Child Development Centre
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Sarah Bexell

Institute for Human-Animal Connection
Research Associate Professor
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Paulina Birgiolaite

Institute for Human-Animal Connection
IHAC Intern
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Haida Bolton

Nature With Haida
Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Outdoor Reflexologist

Cathleen Burnham

Writer & Photographer
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Joanna Cagan

Denver Zoo
Early Childhood Programs Manager
avatar for Justin Canty

Justin Canty

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center
Director of Education

Guylaine Chabot

Université du Québec en Outaouais

Chih-Ping Chen

Landscape Desinger

Dorianna Chessa

Saturna Ecological Education Center, SD64
Ecological Educator

Vilma D'Rozario

National Institute of Education, Nanayang Technological University
Associate Professor

John Duntley

YMCA of the USA
Senior Camping Specialist
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Ilisa Goldman

Rooted In Place Landscape Architecture and Consulting

Timothy Goodale

North Carolina State University
Assistant Professor

Kristen Greenwald

Wild Nature Wellness
Nature-based child and family therapist
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Dr. Carla Gull

Author, Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms

Nevin Harper

University of Victoria
Associate Professor

Chris Hicks

City of Calgary
Program Advisor
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Alexa Hildebrandt

Discovery Agents
Project Coordinator

Susanna Ho

Ministry of Education
Senior Specialist (Outdoor Education)
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Lucy Hunt

Sea Synergy Marine Awareness & Activity Centre
Managing Director
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Julie Johnson

University of Washington, Dept. of Landscape Architecture
Associate Professor
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Alyssa San Jose

Pennsylvania State University
Doctoral Student
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Penelope Kuhn

Dalhousie University
Masters of Planning student

Gail Lalonde

Mental Health Lead
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Annemarie Lammers

Sustainability Centre Weizigt
Advisor sustainability education
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Claire Lannoye-Hall

Detroit Zoological Society
Curator of Education
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Nicole Little

Denver Zoo
Early Childhood Programs Coordinator
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TA Loeffler

Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Jennifer MacDonald

University of Calgary
PhD Student
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Sofia Machado

Nature Explorers
Project Coordinator

James March

Washington & Jefferson College
Associate Professor of Biology
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Robin Mayo

Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment
Executive Director
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Linda Åkeson McGurk

Rain or Shine Mamma
Journalist, Blogger and Author
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Jacquie Medina

Northern Michigan University
avatar for Tania Moloney

Tania Moloney

Nurture in Nature
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Tracy Muckey

YMCA of the USA
Project Manager
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Erin Mutch

Thames Valley District School Board
Learning Coordinator: Environmenta Education K-12

Keith Nelson

Penn State University
Professor of Psychology, Faculty Senator
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Sara Nielsen

Yukon Parks
Parks Interpretive Planner
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Betsy Parker


Rowena Passy

University of Plymouth
Research Fellow
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Teena Patel

University of Doglando
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Alison Paul

The Field Museum of Natural History
Youth Conservation Action Manager

Heather Ray

Mount Royal University
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Sylvie Rokab

In the Light Productions
Film Director
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Steve Smith

Experiential Consulting, LLC
Risk Management Consultant
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Tanja Sobko

The University of Hong Kong
Assistant Professor

Lacie Swan

The Florida Aquarium
Education Coordinator
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Barbara Ann Temple, Ph.D.

Arts & Science Council (ASC)
Vice President, Education
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Jackie Wood

Thames Valley District School Board
Research and Assessment Associate
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Markos Zangas-Tsakiris

Inside-out-Nature/ Paichnidagogeio

Louise Zimanyi

School of Health Sciences, Humber College
Professor, Early Childhood Education
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Katie Zuber

Purdue Extension
Extension Educator, Health & Human Sciences