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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Tuesday, May 22 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Plenary - Building Networks To Grow A Movement
Networks are relatively new as a model for how to solve complex problems. Research shows that networks are key to the success of social movements.  

This panel will explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in networks to:
  • Increase cultural relevancy and equity
  • Achieve collective goals around policy
  • Disseminate knowledge and information

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Jason Morris

Senior Program Officer, Pisces Foundation
Jason is a Senior Program Officer at the Pisces Foundation, focusing on Environmental Education. In this role, Jason leads the Foundation’s grantmaking in environmental education and implements strategies to shape environmental education initiatives nationally. Jason was most recently... Read More →

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Nancy Bales

Executive Director, Gray Family Foundation
Nancy Bales, Executive Director of the Gray Family Foundation, joined the foundation in 2014 after more than a decade with the Portland-based conservation organization Ecotrust, supporting their work to build a resilient economy. At the Gray Family Foundation, she championed the successful... Read More →
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Anupama Joshi

Executive Director & Co-Founder, National Farm to School Network
Anupama Joshi is the Executive Director & Co-Founder of the National Farm to School Network. Ms. Joshi co-founded the organization in 2007, to serve as an information, advocacy, and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing and food and agriculture education... Read More →
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Kirk Anne Taylor

Executive Director, ChangeScale
Kirk Anne Taylor is the executive director for ChangeScale, a San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area partnership of organizations working together to ensure that every generation is inspired with the environmental know-how to create healthy communities and a healthy planet. As executive... Read More →
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Jane Wei-Skillern

Senior Fellow, Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, UC Berkeley
Senior Fellow at the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley, holds a PhD from Stanford University.  Dr. Wei-Skillern's research focuses on effective social enterprise leadership and management.  Her research on networks examines how... Read More →

Tuesday May 22, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor