I wanted to make sure you saw this opportunity to hear about some things that are actually going in the right direction when it comes to the planet. The 2020 Virtual Earth Optimism Summit features young activists, boots-on-the-ground conservationists, artists and filmmakers, scientists, journalists, political and business leaders, and topics range from climate to food to finance to oceans.
The summit had to transition to virtual quite quickly, but the website schedule is almost complete at this point. It launches with Film Night Wednesday April 22 (the 50th anniversary of Earth Day) at 6pm EDT (also continuing at 8pm EDT Thursday and Friday). On Thursday and Friday April 23-34, after informal intros and lightning talks starting at 11:00 am, the LIVE Summit begins at noon EDT. The live programming can be seen Saturday and Sunday as a rebroadcast, and there will be rebroadcasts to align with time zones around the world as well. On April 25th there is also a Conservation X Lab Ideathon.
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The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is next week and in recognition, the Smithsonian Institution will be hosting the 2020 Earth Optimism Digital Summit from April 22-24th. Watch the LIVE broadcast online on Facebook Live, Twitter, Youtube and on the Earth Optimism website.
More than 100 global leaders will share successful conservation strategies being deployed worldwide and discuss how to scale and mainstream these strategies to achieve transformative change.
Earth Optimism aims to fundamentally shift how we frame the narrative about our planet – from doom and gloom to optimism and opportunity. Started in 2017 through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, the Earth Optimism movement emerged from two key realizations: 1) that fear without hope leads to apathy rather than action, and 2) that conservation successes are widespread yet not widely appreciated. You won't want to miss this inspiring three-day event!
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See the Earth Optimism Digital Summit Schedule