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Changing the
conservation conversation
from doom and gloom to
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April 23-25, 2020

Washington, D.C.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Smithsonian will host the 2020 Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, DC. The Summit will showcase stories of both small- and large-scale actions that frame the conversation and demonstrate that success is possible. We invite you to share your stories on #EarthOptimism and help us reach millions around the world who can learn, adapt, and scale success for greater impact!

2020 Features

Innovation Commons

Make for the Planet

Youth Leadership

Full schedule coming soon!

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Past Summit Events

2019 Sister Events

2018 Digital Event

2017 Summit