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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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Shanti Hodges

Hike it Baby
Portland, OR
A few years ago I had a baby and suddenly I found myself on a new path in life and I realized I had to make new friends quickly. But how does one make new friends with a newborn in tow? I asked a few women to hike with me and then more and more showed up every week. Now I have a network of over 150,000 families in 300+ cities around the world who I can call friends and go hike with whenever I want. Through social media and our calendar I helped start a movement that gathers families together with newborns and little ones in nature 365 days a year. We have over 3000 hikes on the calendar a month! It's all volunteer led and all of our hikes are free and open to all...mom, dad, nanny, granny, aunty, uncle, doggy, friend. As if that wasn't enough I started a camping festival too and this fall we roll out with 3 around the US to get families out sleeping under the stars with little ones. Check out familyforestfest.com

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, April 19

1:00pm PDT