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Octavio Aburto

Octavio Aburto

Scripps Institution of Oceanography; International League of Conservation Photographers

John Aini

John Aini

Empowering Fishers; Seacology Prize Winner

Razan Al Mubarak

Razan Al Mubarak

Managing Director, the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Hon. Sydney Allicock

Hon. Sydney Allicock

Honorable Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Guyana

Ross Andersen

Ross Andersen

Senior Editor at The Atlantic

Leah Barclay

Leah Barclay

Australian sound artist, composer, and researcher

John Beardsley

John Beardsley

Director of Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks

Timothy Beatley

Timothy Beatley

Founder and Director, Biophilic Cities

Joel Berger

Joel Berger

Senior Scientist at Wildlife Conservation Society

Latif Boru

Latif Boru

Member of Northern Rangelands Trust

Steve Box

Steve Box

Tracking artisanal fishing, Rare

Paul Bunje

Paul Bunje

Chief Scientist at XPRIZE Foundation

Rhett Butler

Rhett Butler

Founder & CEO, Mongabay

Tom Butler

Tom Butler

Vice President of the Tompkins Conservation Family of Foundations; President, Northeast Wilderness Trust

Qing Cao

Qing Cao

Przewalski's Horse Project, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Felipe Carazo

Felipe Carazo

Executive Director, Fundecor

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie Rappaport Clark

President & CEO, Defenders of Wildlife

David Crane

David Crane

Senior Operating Executive, Pegasus Capital Advisors

Trammell S. Crow

Trammell S. Crow

Founder of Earth Day Texas; President of the Crow Family Foundation

Gretchen Daily

Gretchen Daily

Stanford; Co-Director, The Natural Capital Project; Winner, Cosmos Prize

Crystal Davis

Crystal Davis

Director of Global Forest Watch

Alex Dehgan

Alex Dehgan

CEO & Co-Founder, Conservation X Labs

Matthew Dillon

Matthew Dillon

Director of Agricultural Policy and Programs, Clif Bar & Company

Bill Drayton

Bill Drayton

Founder & CEO, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

David Festa

David Festa

Senior Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund

Murray Fisher

Murray Fisher

President, New York Harbor Foundation; Billion Oyster Project

Sean Gerrity

Sean Gerrity

President of American Prairie Reserve

Kathleen Gobush

Kathleen Gobush

Senior Program Officer and Wildlife Biologist, Vulcan

Barry Gold

Barry Gold

Environment Program Director, Walton Family Foundation

Tremaine Gregory

Tremaine Gregory

Conservation Biologist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

David Grinspoon

David Grinspoon

Astrobiologist and Author of The Earth in Human Hands

Rachel Gross

Rachel Gross

Digital Science Editor, Smithsonian Magazine

Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall

Agua Salud Project, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Alasdair Harris

Alasdair Harris

TED Fellow, Conde Nast Environment Awardee; Founder Blue Ventures

Autumn-Lynn Harrison

Autumn-Lynn Harrison

Research Ecologist, Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Drew Harvell

Drew Harvell

Ocean Health Expert at Cornell University; Author of A Sea of Glass

Denis Hayes

Denis Hayes

CEO, Bullitt Foundation

Leela Hazzah

Leela Hazzah

CNN Hero; Co-Founder of Lion Guardians

Laura Helmuth

Laura Helmuth

Editor for Health, Science, and Environment, The Washington Post

Ginette Hemley

Ginette Hemley

Senior Vice President, WWF

Oran Hesterman

Oran Hesterman

President and CEO of Fair Food Network

Andrea Heydlauff

Andrea Heydlauff

Chief Marketing Officer, African Parks

Jeff Holland

Jeff Holland

Riverkeeper, West and Rhode Rivers

Bob Irvin

Bob Irvin

President & CEO, American Rivers

Jenna Jambeck

Jenna Jambeck

Creator of Marine Debris Tracker; College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA)

Dan Janzen

Dan Janzen

Co-founder, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Nilanga Jayasinghe

Nilanga Jayasinghe

Senior Program Officer – Asian Species, World Wildlife Fund

JAYO

JAYO

Ambassador, Teensdream

Ayana Johnson

Ayana Johnson

Co-Founder of Blue Halo Initiative

John Kasaona

John Kasaona

Poachers as Protectors, Namibian Conservationist

Kef Kasdin

Kef Kasdin

Board Chair, Rachel's Network

Laure Katz

Laure Katz

Senior Director, Connected Oceans Program, Conservation International

Elin Kelsey

Elin Kelsey

Co-Creator of #OceanOptimism; Author of We Are Stardust

Jeff Kirschner

Jeff Kirschner

Founder of Litterati; TED resident

Gary Krupnick

Gary Krupnick

Research Scientist, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Robert Kunzig

Robert Kunzig

Senior Environment Editor at National Geographic Magazine

Bill Kurtis

Bill Kurtis

Host, producer, news anchor; Voice of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me; Founder of Tallgrass Beef Company

Michelle LaRue

Michelle LaRue

Research Ecologist and Public Speaker at the University of Minnesota,

William Laurance

William Laurance

Distinguished Research Professor and Australian Laureate at James Cook University in Cairns

Maya Lin

Maya Lin

Artist and Environmentalist, Founder, What is Missing? and GREENPRINT

David Lodge

David Lodge

Director, Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

Jane Lubchenco

Jane Lubchenco

University Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University

Mike Mace

Mike Mace

Curator of Birds, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Pete Marra

Pete Marra

Center Head, Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

William McDonough

William McDonough

Founder of William McDonough + Partners, Architects

Melanie McField

Melanie McField

Director, Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative, Smithsonian Institution

Winsome McIntosh

Winsome McIntosh

President of The McIntosh Foundation

Douglas McKenzie-Mohr

Douglas McKenzie-Mohr

Science of community-based social marketing

Bill McShea

Bill McShea

eMammal, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Chris Miller

Chris Miller

President, The Piedmont Environmental Council

Eric Miller

Eric Miller

Executive Director, Saint Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute

James Miller

James Miller

Conserving plants for people, Missouri Botanical Garden

Jeff Moyer

Jeff Moyer

Executive Director, Rodale Institute

Fred Nelson

Fred Nelson

Founder and Executive Director of Maliasili Initiatives

Margaret O'Gorman

Margaret O'Gorman

President, Wildlife Habitat Council

Peggy Olwell

Peggy Olwell

Plant Conservation Program Lead for the Bureau of Land Management; Founder of Native Plant Materials Development Program

Hank Oppenheimer

Hank Oppenheimer

Maui Nui Coordinator for the Plant Extinction Prevention Program

Stephen Palumbi

Stephen Palumbi

Director, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford; Author, Life and Death of Monterey Bay

Hoyt Peckham

Hoyt Peckham

Founder, Smartfish; Pew Marine Fellow

Nora Pouillon

Nora Pouillon

Initiator of FRESHFARM Markets; Champion of Organic, Environmentally Conscious Cuisine

James Prosek

James Prosek

Painter; Founder of World Trout

Jagdeesh Rao Puppala

Jagdeesh Rao Puppala

India's Foundation for Ecological Security

Kristin Rechberger

Kristin Rechberger

CEO, Dynamic Planet

Andrew Revkin

Andrew Revkin

Reporter, Pro Publica

Damon Rich

Damon Rich

Partner, Hector urban design, planning & civic arts

Rick Ridgeway

Rick Ridgeway

Patagonia’s Vice President of Public Engagement

Jon Paul Rodríguez

Jon Paul Rodríguez

Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission; Professor at the Center for Ecology of the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Investigations; Founder and President of Provita

Kathleen Rogers

Kathleen Rogers

President of Earth Day Network

Dale Ross

Dale Ross

Mayor of Georgetown, Texas

Debra Rowe

Debra Rowe

President, U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

Enric Sala

Enric Sala

National Geographic Explorer; Founder of Pristine Seas

Ted Schmitt

Ted Schmitt

Senior Program Manager, Vulcan

Afroz Shah

Afroz Shah

World’s Largest Beach Clean-Up; 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth

Jigar Shah

Jigar Shah

President & Co-Founder of Generate Capital; Founder & CEO of SunEdison

Daniel Sherrard

Daniel Sherrard

Provost, Earth University, Costa Rica

David J. Skorton

David J. Skorton

Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

Erik Solheim

Erik Solheim

Executive Director; UN Environment Program

Melissa Songer

Melissa Songer

Conservation Ecologist, Conservation Ecology Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Phyllis Stiles

Phyllis Stiles

Founder/director of Bee City USA® and Bee Campus USA

Tristram Stuart

Tristram Stuart

Founder, Feedback and Toast Ale Ltd.

Doug Tallamy

Doug Tallamy

Restoring Native Plant Communities; Author of Bringing Nature Home

Sebastian Troeng

Sebastian Troeng

Senior Vice President, Americas Field Division, Conservation International

Ann Tutwiler

Ann Tutwiler

Director General, Biodiversity International

Elaine Ulrich

Elaine Ulrich

SunShot Program Manager, Department of Energy

Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi

MSNBC Anchor and Business Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC

Marilyn Waite

Marilyn Waite

Energy Lead, Village Capital Author, Sustainability at Work

Sam Wasser

Sam Wasser

Director, Conservation Biology, University of Washington

Kinari Webb

Kinari Webb

Founder of Health In Harmony

John Weller

John Weller

Antarctic Photographer; Co-Founder of The Last Ocean Project

David Wildt

David Wildt

Head, Center for Species Survival, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Patricia Wright

Patricia Wright

MacArthur Fellow, Madagascar Conservationist, SUNY Stony Brook

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