Over the past several years, leaders like you have told us how much they value gathering with children and nature advocates from around the world at our international conference, most recently hosted in Vancouver BC and attended by nearly 900 people from 22 countries. From inspiring keynotes to hands-on workshops, attendees leave the C&NN International Conference feeling empowered — and armed with new ideas. But they’ve also been telling us that in order to gain real traction, they need opportunities to dig deeper; to roll up their sleeves and work with like-minded peers and partners to develop action strategies for change.
In 2018, C&NN will move to a new, bi-annual conference schedule. On even years, we will host an International Leadership Summit, designed to convene a smaller group of changemakers, thoughtfully selected to represent the diverse points-of-view, people and disciplines of the children and nature movement. On odd years, we will host our International Conference, which has become the largest gathering of the children and nature movement in the world.
Leadership Summits will be limited to 400 people to facilitate productive working sessions. Summit participants will work over two days to develop shared goals, action agendas and explore methods for measuring progress in key Action Areas.