Conference Keynote Speakers

Brady Piñero Walkinshaw

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Brady Walkinshaw is the CEO of the Seattle-based Grist media, the leading national environmental media organization. Brady is a former Washington State legislator, and served two terms representing central Seattle, championing housing, mental health, environmental, and criminal justice reforms.

Democracy, Civic Engagement, and Environmental Education

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Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:30am to 12:45pm

David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies & Politics, Emeritus, Oberlin College, will moderate the Thursday Keynote panel on the connections between democracy, civic engagement, and environmental education. This fascinating panel will include noted author and New York Times Columnist Timothy Egan, Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, the director of CIRCLE at TIsch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, and Janet Tran, the Director of Learning and Leadership for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation.

Friday Keynote - TBA

Date and Time: 

Friday, October 12, 2018, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Information on the speaker and topic for the Friday Keynote to come. Please stay tuned!

EE 30 Under 30 Honorees

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Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us for one of the conference’s most popular sessions, the annual awards luncheon, to celebrate and learn from inspirational young leaders from around the world! The closing panel will feature four of 2018’s exceptional EE 30 Under 30 finalists, who will share their inspiring stories of leadership.