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.  
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Monday, May 21 • 8:35am - 10:00am
Opening Plenary
We’ll kick off the Summit with a welcome from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf who will share some of the innovative work happening in Oakland to connect children to nature. The mayor will be introduced by Carol Johnson, East Bay Regional Park District. Then we will be inspired and challenged by three national leaders in the movement to connect children to nature Dr. Stephen Lockhart, Kim Moore Bailey, and David Beckman.

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Kim Moore Bailey

CEO, Youth Outside
Kim Moore Bailey, Oakland, CA, serves as the Executive Director for Youth Outside. Inspired by her own passion for the outdoors and years of both professional and personal experiences, Kim focuses on Youth Outside’s strategic direction, grantmaking portfolio, and working to develop... Read More →
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David Beckman

President, Pisces Foundation
David is president of the Pisces Foundation and its founding staff member. He leads our efforts to support innovators working to ensure a clean and healthy environment. As the Foundation’s first staff member, David worked with the Foundation’s trustees to frame our goals, programs... Read More →
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Carol Johnson

Assistant General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District
Carol Johnson leads all community affairs partnerships, branding, communications andexternal relations for the largest regional park district in the U.S. She also servesconcurrently as Executive Director of the Regional Parks Foundation, overseeing allprivate fundraising and a corporate... Read More →
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Stephen Lockhart

Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Health
Stephen H. Lockhart, MD, PhD, a board-certified anesthesiologist, is Chief Medical Officer for Sutter Health, a not for profit system of hospitals, physician organizations and research institutions in Northern California. A Rhodes Scholar, he obtained his Masters degree in Economics... Read More →
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Juan Martinez

Senior Advisor, Children & Nature Network
Juan is a nationally-recognized and award-winning environmental justice activist whose childhood was transformed by the power of nature. He is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Ambassador for The North Face, and serves on the Wilderness Society Board of Directors.
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Libby Schaaf

Mayor, City of Oakland
Mayor Libby Schaaf was inaugurated Oakland, California’s 50th mayor on January 5, 2015. A native Oaklander, Mayor Schaaf previously served one term as a member of the Oakland City Council.Mayor Schaaf has more than two decades of public service experience that began while she was... Read More →

Monday May 21, 2018 8:35am - 10:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor