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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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Karen Harwell

Exploring a Sense of Place
Director
As an explorer of places where we live, I have become aware that we have oriented ourselves as a species ignoring our relationship with our fuller context - our ecosystem, which supports our living here. We did not come into this world. We came out of it, like buds out of branches and butterflies out of cocoons. We are a natural product of this Earth, and if we turn out to be intelligent beings, then it can only be because we are fruits of an intelligent Earth, which is nourished in turn by an intelligent system of energy.
Lyall Watson , Biologist