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Opening Our Minds

April 21, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The summit begins with opening our minds to different views of the Earth, starting in outer space with a message from Commander Peggy Whitson of the International Space Station, and a global take by National Geographic in a special Earth Optimism video. We get a glimpse of the natural world through the unique lens of the Spy Orangutan, and illustrious speakers kick off a marathon of stories, interactive exhibits, and a Make for the Planet competition.

Speakers

Andrew Revkin

Andrew Revkin

Senior Reporter, Pro Publica

Dr. Birute

Dr. Birute

Robot Orangutan, Spy for Nature

Muriel Bowser

Muriel Bowser

Mayor of Washington DC

Alex Dehgan

Alex Dehgan

CEO & Co-Founder, Conservation X Labs

Kathleen Rogers

Kathleen Rogers

President of Earth Day Network

David J. Skorton

David J. Skorton

Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

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