Women and the Environment Program - Subject to Change

Wednesday, May 17  – Granada Theatre

6:00 pm

VIP Cocktail Reception with Naomi Klein (Conference attendees only)

7:30 pm

Naomi Klein: Our Environmental Future: Connection, Collaboration, and Creation

9:00 pm

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