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Sponsors

Planetary Co-Sponsors:

Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Cornell University
Conservation International
Discovery Communications
National Geographic
The Roadmap
Smithsonian National Zoological Park Conservation Biology Institute

THE SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN
AND THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL BOARD

Shining Seas Sponsors:

The Campbell Foundation
Smithsonian Channel

ROGER AND VICKI SANT

Blue Skies Sponsors:

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
San Diego Zoo Global

Green Peak Sponsors:

FAGUS FOUNDATION
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE (IFAW)
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
ROBERT AND ARLENE KOGOD
SUEZ CORPORATION
TONY AND GAY BARCLAY (LEWA CONSERVANCY, KENYA)

Contributing Sponsors:

ANNE B. KEISER
ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS & AQUARIUMS
CARY RIDDER
DICK AND NANCY RAINES
RAY AND HELEN DUBOIS
ST. LOUIS ZOO

Presentation Partners

  • AAAS
  • American University, School of Communication, Center for Environmental Filmmaking
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Conservation X Labs
  • Dumbarton Oaks Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies
  • Global Co Labs Network/Teens Dream Earth Day Texas
  • Maliasili Initiatives
  • Rachel’s Network
  • Skyline Film Festival
  • Story Collider
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • The Stella Group, Ltd.
  • USAID
  • World Wildlife Fund

Earth Optimism Advisors

Tom Lovejoy, Chair, Earth Optimism Advisory Group
John Beardsley, Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks
Paul Butler, Senior Vice President of Global Programs, RARE
Samantha Campbell, President, Campbell Foundation
Rita Colwell, Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland
Trammell S. Crow, Philanthropist. Founder, Earth Day Texas
Alex Dehgan, Conservation X Lab, Duke University Innovator at Large
Kathryn Fuller, Chair, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Ginette Hemley, Senior Vice President for Wildlife Conservation at World Wildlife Fund
Tuck Hines, Director, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Kirk Johnson, Sant Director, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Dennis Kelly, Director, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair of Marine Science, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Richard Kurin, Acting Provost and Under Secretary for Museums and Research, Smithsonian Institution
Matthew Larsen, Director, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Christopher Liedel, President, Smithsonian Enterprises
David M. Lodge, President, Ecological Society of America
Shirley Malcom, AAAS, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs
Steve Monfort, John & Adrienne Mars Director, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Chris Palmer, American University Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Kristin Rechberger, CEO, Dynamic Planet
Constance and Theodore Roosevelt IV
Christián Samper, President and CEO of Wildlife Conservation Society
Roger and Vicki Sant
Joel Satore, Author and Photographer, National Geographic Magazine
David Skorton, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
Fern Shepard, Executive Director, Rachel’s Network

Special thanks to Nalu Creative as our producing partner

Nalu Creative