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.
Senior Reporter, Pro Publica
Robot Orangutan, Spy for Nature
Mayor of Washington DC
CEO & Co-Founder, Conservation X Labs
President of Earth Day Network
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution