The Children & Nature Network is inspiring the global movement to increase equitable access to nature so that children - and natural places - can thrive.

The C&NN International Leadership Summit will engage 400 people in productive working sessions in six action areas: Green Schoolyards, City Government, Next Generation Leadership, Grassroots Leaders, Healthcare Providers, Nature-based Learning Research. Summit participants will work over two days to develop shared goals, action agendas and explore methods for measuring progress in their Action Areas.

Since you are participating in a specific Action Area, your schedule will be completed for you-- this means that you will not need to sign up for any Summit sessions in Sched. By the beginning of May, we will link your Sched profile to your Action Area.  

Featured Speakers

avatar for Richard Louv

Richard Louv

Children & Nature Network
avatar for David Beckman

David Beckman

Pisces Foundation
avatar for Carol Johnson

Carol Johnson

East Bay Regional Park District
Assistant General Manager
avatar for Debra M. Erickson, M.A.

Debra M. Erickson, M.A.

San Diego Zoo Global
Director of Marketing, Communications and Interpretation
avatar for Libby Schaaf

Libby Schaaf

City of Oakland
avatar for Jane Wei-Skillern

Jane Wei-Skillern

Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, UC Berkeley
Senior Fellow
avatar for Stephen Lockhart

Stephen Lockhart

Sutter Health
Chief Medical Officer
avatar for José González

José González

Latino Outdoors
Founder- Executive Director Emeritus
avatar for Kim Moore Bailey

Kim Moore Bailey

Youth Outside
avatar for Sarah Milligan-Toffler

Sarah Milligan-Toffler

Children & Nature Network
Executive Director
avatar for Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Pisces Foundation
Senior Program Officer
avatar for Anupama Joshi

Anupama Joshi

National Farm to School Network
Executive Director & Co-Founder
avatar for Kirk Anne Taylor

Kirk Anne Taylor

Executive Director
avatar for Nancy Bales

Nancy Bales

Gray Family Foundation
Executive Director


avatar for Curtis Chan

Curtis Chan

San Francisco Department of Public Health
Medical Director, Maternal,Child&Adolescent Health
avatar for Cheryl Charles

Cheryl Charles

IUCN Commission on Education and Communication
Co-Founder and CEO Emerita
avatar for Alejandra Chiesa

Alejandra Chiesa

The Trust for Public Land
Bay Area Program Director
avatar for Priya Cook

Priya Cook

Institute for Youth, Education, and Families National League of Cities
Principal Associate, Connecting Children to Nature
avatar for Abhay Dandekar

Abhay Dandekar

Kaiser Permanente
avatar for CJ Goulding

CJ Goulding

Children & Nature Network
Manager, Community Leadership Development
avatar for Rachel Newman Greene

Rachel Newman Greene

City of Providence Healthy Communities Office
Deputy Director
avatar for Hanaa Hamdi

Hanaa Hamdi

The Trust for Public Land
National Public Health Director
avatar for John Helmholdt

John Helmholdt

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Executive Director
avatar for Nancy Herron

Nancy Herron

Children & Nature Network
Board Member
avatar for Holly Hunt

Holly Hunt

Branch Chief
avatar for Cathy Jordan

Cathy Jordan

Children and Nature Network
Consulting Research Director
avatar for Karen Knight

Karen Knight

City of Austin, Parks & Recreation Department, Cities Connecting Children to Nat
Program Coordinator
avatar for Margaret Lamar

Margaret Lamar

Children & Nature Network
avatar for Martin LeBlanc

Martin LeBlanc

LBC Action
avatar for Amanda Machado

Amanda Machado

Writer and Facilitator
avatar for Monica Lopez Magee

Monica Lopez Magee

Children & Nature Network
Director, Cities and Nature
avatar for Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez

Children & Nature Network
Senior Advisor
avatar for Alex Mays

Alex Mays

Healthy Schools Campaign
Senior National Program Director
avatar for Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

National League of Cities, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families
Director, Youth & Young Adult Connections
avatar for Dr. Stephen Pont

Dr. Stephen Pont

Department of State Health Services
Office of Science and Population Health
avatar for Nooshin Razani

Nooshin Razani

Center for Nature and Health
avatar for Sheila Williams Ridge

Sheila Williams Ridge

University of Minnesota Lab School
avatar for Lourdes Rodriguez

Lourdes Rodriguez

Univeristy of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
avatar for Sophie Sarkar

Sophie Sarkar

Summit Organizer
avatar for Anne-Marie Spencer

Anne-Marie Spencer

Corporate VP of Marketing
avatar for Mollie Jean Thompson

Mollie Jean Thompson

Children & Nature Network
Senior Program Manager
avatar for Jeff Vincent

Jeff Vincent

Center for Cities + Schools, University of California, Berkeley
Director of Public Infrastructure Initiatives
avatar for Jaime Zaplatosch

Jaime Zaplatosch

Children & Nature Network
Director, Green Schoolyards