EcoCareers Conference 2018: Focus on the Future of Sustainability (online) Feb 21-22, 2018

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02/21/2018

Join the National Wildlife Federation and their partners for this virtual conference, which will prepare students and young professionals for wildlife and sustainability careers by providing information on the latest EcoCareer trends from leading analysts and employers, clarifying career-enhancing credentials and academic offerings, and formulating a better understanding of the competencies employers seek in the green sector.

Click here to register.

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 21st - 11 AM- 4:00 PM ET

Thursday, February 22nd - 11 AM - 5:00 PM ET

WHERE: Online!

WHO: Students, faculty, and staff from high schools, colleges, and universities across the country and globe!

REGISTRATION COST: 

  • EcoLeaders Community Members - FREE (join the community at www.nwfecoleaders.org)
  • High School Students and Groups - FREE
  • College Students - $45 (Fee waived for EcoLeaders community members and students at Campus Partner Schools*)
  • Groups up to 10 - $300
  • Groups of 11 to 25 - $350
  • Groups of 26 to 50 - $600

If you have groups of more than 50 please contact Kristy Jones at jonesk@nwf.org. Groups can be a mix of students, faculty, staff, and others.

Registration for the EcoCareer Conference will close at 4:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, February 20. If you are interested in registering for the conference after this time please email EcoLeaders@nwf.org.  

*A benefit of NWF EcoLeader Campus Partner membership is FREE registration for the annual EcoCareers conference for all campus students, faculty and staff (2017 registration fees started at $35 for students, $70 for faculty/staff, and $300 for groups of 10 or more).

To become an EcoLeaders Community Member, and register for the 2018 EcoCareers Conference for free, go to www.NWFEcoLeaders.org

Conference Program Coming Soon!

Draft Agenda:

DAY 1: Wednesday, February 21, 2018; 11:00 AM EST - 4:00 PM EST

11:00 - 11:15    Opening: introduction, agenda overview

11:15 - 11:30    Welcome Address by Philippe Cousteau

11:30 - 12:00    Opening Keynote by Rue Mapp

12:00 - 12:15    Icebreaker Poll

12:15 - 13:15    PANEL 1: Jobs in recreation and public lands

13:15 - 13:45    Break 

13:45 - 14:15    NWF EcoLeaders Certification Workshop

14:15 - 14:45    Presentation from a Sponsor 

14:45 - 15:00    Break 

15:00 - 15:30    Day 1 Closing Plenary by David Mizejewski

15:30 - 16:00    Closing: presentation, feedback, Day 2 agenda 

 

DAY 2: Thursday, February 22, 2018; 11:00 AM EST - 5:00 PM EST

11:00 - 11:15    Opening: introduction, agenda overview

11:15 - 11:45    Day 2 Opening Plenary by Jigar Shah

11:45 - 12:00    NWF EcoLeaders Campus Partners Presentation

12:00 - 12:30    Interview with a Young Professional

12:30 - 13:00    Break

13:00 - 13:10    Career and Technical Education Discussion

13:10 - 14:10    PANEL 2: Environmental Entrepreneurialism

14:20 - 14:30    Break

14:30 - 15:20    PANEL 3: Counseling for Tomorrow's Leaders

15:20 - 15:50    Closing Keynote by Lisa Yee-Litzenberg

15:50 - 16:00    Closing announcements

16:00 - 17:00    Post-Conference Networking Sessions 

 

Presented by National Wildlife Federation EcoLeaders Program.