Public Speaking and Presenting

Our team has an impressive resume of public speaking, facilitation, and presenter roles.


2016 iucn world conservation congress
honolulu, hawaii

  • Speaking engagement with former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Involved with a selected group for aHigh Level Dialogue (30 invitees).
  • Presented during five Congress sessions, with attendance at each presentation ranging from 50-300 attendees.
  • Hosted one Pavilion session with 250 attendees and was a Master of Ceremonies for the session.
  • Sat on three panels representing a perspective on youth and young professionals in conservation.

2014 IUCN Work Parks Congress
sydney, australia

  • Five presentations on CoalitionWILD to audiences between 50-400 people
  • One of six key members in writing the Young People’s Pact
    • Final document was presented to World Parks Congress delegation of 6,000+
    • Final document accepted as a part of The Promise of Sydney

2015 hope decoded
banff, canada

  • One of four Champions chosen to be studied and showcased as leading projects that instill hope in society
  • Worked with a diverse group of 10 social activists to deconstruct and analyze key aspects of CoalitionWILD for replication and learning
  • Presented findings and process to audience of 150+

a rap guide to wilderness kickstarter

Environmental organization, the WILD Foundation, began working with Canadian hip-hop artist Baba Brinkman on a collection of rap songs that capture the spirit of conservation efforts in a way that is infectious and heartfelt. Before he was a rapper, Baba was a tree planter who worked for twelve years in the Canadian wilderness, single-handedly planting more than a million trees. 


inspiring a new generation (ING) summit
Shepardstown, West virginia

Over 200 key stakeholders, many under the age of 35, participated in the task of designing A Frame-work for Action to build life-long relationships with nature for current and future generations.  The ING Summit built on the issues identified by the Inspiring a New Generation Stream at the World Parks Congress, held in 2015.


Inspiring a New Generation at the World Parks Congress Webinar
harvard kennedy school

Provided an overview of the overall objectives and focus of Inspiring a New Generation at the World Parks Congress (Sydney, 2014), including work being done around large landscape connectivity


10th world wilderness congress
Salamanca, spain

  • Presented and officially launched CoalitionWILD
  • Participated on panel, “New Constituencies-Inspiring, Informing and Empowering”
  • ~3,500 attendees/online viewers
  • Moderated panel discussion during Global Forum ~50 attendees
  • Presented during Global Forum ~50 attendees