Women and the Environment Program - Subject to Change
Wednesday, May 17 – Granada Theatre
VIP Cocktail Reception with Naomi Klein (Conference attendees only)
Naomi Klein: Our Environmental Future: Connection, Collaboration, and Creation
Drinks & Networking – location to be determined
Thursday, May 18 – Kimpton Canary Hotel
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration
8:20 a.m. – Chumash Invocation
Roberta Reyes Cordero, Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation
8:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks
Geane de Lima, Pacific Standard Magazine and Laura Capps – Emcee
8:45 a.m. – State of the Nation for the Climate Movement
Presenter: Maggie L. Fox, Maggie Fox Strategies & Past President & CEO of Climate Reality Project
9:20 a.m. – Environmental Justice – Cornerstone of the Environmental Movement
Moderated by Leila Salazar Lopez – Executive Director of Amazon Watch. Plenary: Susana de Anda – Community Water Center, Michelle Romero – Green for All, Angela Mooney D’Arcy – Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous People
10:05 a.m. Sustainable Communities – The Future is Now
Moderated by Marianne Partridge, Santa Barbara Independent. Diana Sokolove – City of San Francisco, Laurel Hunt – Mediterranean Cities Climate Change Consortium, Tori Kjer – Trust for Public Land, Heather Rosenberg – US Green Building Council;
10:40 a.m. Morning Networking Break
10:55 a.m. Impact Business: Designing for Social Change.
Moderated by Kelly Ferguson – Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Plenary: Lisa Pike Sheehy – Patagonia, Sherri Pittman – California Clean Energy Fund, Cindy DeVries – Fetzer Vineyards
11:30 a.m. Agriculture & the Power of Food.
Moderated by Sigrid Wright, Community Environmental Council. Plenary: Paula Daniels – Good Food Purchasing, Suguet Lopez – Lideres Campesinas, Wendy Millet – TomKat Ranch
12:10 p.m.: Network Lunch on the rooftop
1:00 p.m.: Conserving our Oceans and Coastlines!
Moderated by Cynthia Mayoral – RARE. Plenary: Holly Lohuis – Ocean Futures, Sarah Newkirk – The Nature Conservancy, Kira Redmond – Santa Barbara Channel Keeper
1:35 p.m.: Capital Fundraising. Funding Impact Nonprofits and For-Profit Endeavors
Moderated by Sharyn Main, Santa Barbara Foundation. Plenary: Kim Arnone – Cutting Edge Capital, Shally Shanker – The Schmidt Family Foundation, and Tracy Gray – 22 Capital Group/Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
2:10 p.m.: Movement Building & Leadership Development.
Moderated by Celia Alario – Environmental Studies Program/Bren School, UC Santa Barbara. Anisha Desai – Brower Youth Award, Dr. Renee Lertzman, Maimuna Syed – EMERGE California
2:45 p.m. Breakouts: Creating and Implementing Big Ideas
4:50 p.m. Big Ideas Presentation
5:20 p.m. Seed Capital Awards Presentation
6:00 p.m. Closing Remarks