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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.

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Thursday, April 20 • 8:15am - 9:15am
Plenary - Growing the Movement - Funders Panel
Funders will share current trends, funding priorities and challenges that impact the work of connecting children to nature. The intention of this session is to provide the funder's perspective in an informative way.

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Angie Chen

Director, Blue Sky Funders Forum
Angie Chen is director of the Blue Sky Funders Forum. Prior to this role, she was an advisor to the Pisces Foundation. Angie previously managed a crosscutting environmental literacy program at the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and oversaw grantmaking to connect California's youth... Read More →

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Kim Moore Bailey

CEO, Youth Outside
Kim Moore Bailey, Oakland, CA, serves as the Executive Director for Youth Outside. Inspired by her own passion for the outdoors and years of both professional and personal experiences, Kim focuses on Youth Outside’s strategic direction, grantmaking portfolio, and working to develop... Read More →
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Meriko Kubota

Meriko Kubota is the Director of Sponsorships and Community Investment at MEC, Mountain Equipment Co-op.  She oversees national sponsorships and new store opening activations, community investment programs including granting, partnerships and the Outdoor Nation program which inspires... Read More →
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Jason Morris

Senior Program Officer, Pisces Foundation
Jason is a Senior Program Officer at the Pisces Foundation, focusing on Environmental Education. In this role, Jason leads the Foundation’s grantmaking in environmental education and implements strategies to shape environmental education initiatives nationally. Jason was most recently... Read More →
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Laura Turner Seydel

Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation
Laura Turner Seydel is an international environmental advocate and eco-living expert dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for our children. Laura is chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation, which promotes hands-on environmental education projects worldwide... Read More →
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Karen Shelstad

Program Director, The Lawson Foundation
Karen leads program development for four of the Lawson Foundation’s funding programs and was instrumental in developing a strategic approach to its grant making. Karen also provides leadership for the Foundation’s nascent Impact Investing program. She has over 20 years experience... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 8:15am - 9:15am PDT
Bayshore Grand Ballroom