Featured Speakers

avatar for George Schaller

George Schaller

Wildlife Conservation Society and Panthera
Field biologist
avatar for Thomas Lovejoy

Thomas Lovejoy

George Mason University
Professor - Department of Environmental Science and Policy
avatar for Greg Carr

Greg Carr

Gorongosa National Park Restoration Project
avatar for Kris Tompkins

Kris Tompkins

Tompkins Conservation


avatar for Pamela A. Aguilar

Pamela A. Aguilar

Senior Director of Programming & Development
avatar for Casey Anderson

Casey Anderson

VisionHawk Films
Founder and Filmmaker
avatar for Paula S. Apsell

Paula S. Apsell

NOVA & ScienceNOW, WGBH Science Unit
Senior Executive Producer, Director
avatar for Allison Argo

Allison Argo

Film Director & Producer
avatar for Stephanie Arne

Stephanie Arne

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Public Speaker, Host
avatar for Stephanie Atlas

Stephanie Atlas

National Geographic
Senior Director of Snapchat
avatar for Hazen Audel

Hazen Audel

National Geographic Channel
Host - Primal Survivor
avatar for Dr. Jonathan Baillie

Dr. Jonathan Baillie

National Geographic Society
Chief Scientist and SVP of Grants at the National Geographic Society
avatar for Debbie Banks

Debbie Banks

Environmental Investigation Agency
Campaign Leader for Tigers & Wildlife Crime
avatar for Jon Bardin

Jon Bardin

Discovery Channel
Senior Director of Production & Development
avatar for Paul Baribault

Paul Baribault

Walt Disney Studios
Vice President - Animation Marketing & Disneynature
avatar for Carson Barylak

Carson Barylak

International Fund for Animal Welfare
Campaigns Officer
avatar for Carole Baskin

Carole Baskin

Big Cat Rescue
Founder & CEO
avatar for Anthony Bay

Anthony Bay

avatar for Tracy Beckett

Tracy Beckett

PBS International
Director, Program and Media Acquisitions
avatar for Beth Pratt- Bergstrom

Beth Pratt- Bergstrom

The National Wildlife Federation
California Director
avatar for Josh Bernstein

Josh Bernstein

Explorer At Large
Founder & Executive Producer
avatar for Deborah Blum

Deborah Blum

Knight Science Journalism Program - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
avatar for Gillian Bohrer

Gillian Bohrer

Fox 2000
Executive Vice President
avatar for Carla Borras

Carla Borras

Director of Digital Video
avatar for Nel Boshoff

Nel Boshoff

Aerial Cinematographer
avatar for Vanessa Boshoff

Vanessa Boshoff

VisionHawk Films
Creative Producer & Head of Development
avatar for Paola Bouley

Paola Bouley

Gorongosa National Park
Associate Director of Lion Conservation
avatar for Gavin Boyland

Gavin Boyland

BBC Studios
Series Producer - The Natural History Unit
avatar for Kerry Branon

Kerry Branon

International Fund for Animal Welfare
avatar for Jenn Breckenridge

Jenn Breckenridge

Digital Media Strategist
Lion Recovery Fund
avatar for Kate Brooks

Kate Brooks

Filmmaker & Photojournalist
avatar for Effie Brown

Effie Brown

avatar for Clark Bunting

Clark Bunting

Digital Circus Media, LLC
avatar for Rhett Butler

Rhett Butler

Founder & CEO
avatar for C.R. Caillouet

C.R. Caillouet

Technical Producer
avatar for Natalie Cash

Natalie Cash

Wildlife Conservation Society
Executive Producer of Video Production
avatar for Adeline Cassin

Adeline Cassin

Senior Vice President - Marketing
avatar for Meghan Cassin

Meghan Cassin

Director of Development
Nat Geo WILD

John Cavanagh

Smithsonian Channek
Executive Producer
avatar for Lesley Chilcott

Lesley Chilcott

Director & Producer
avatar for Clemence Coppey

Clemence Coppey

France 3 Documentary
Editorial Director
avatar for Peter Crithary

Peter Crithary

Marketing Manager
avatar for Julie Ann Crommett

Julie Ann Crommett

Walt Disney Studios
Vice President - Multicultural Audience Engagement
avatar for Andrea Crosta

Andrea Crosta

Elephant Action League
Executive Director and Co-Founder
avatar for Brad Dancer

Brad Dancer

National Geographic
Executive Vice President of Insights, Analytics, & Data Strategy
avatar for Geoff Daniels

Geoff Daniels

Nat Geo WILD
Global Executive Vice President & General Manager
avatar for Nate Dappen

Nate Dappen

Biologist, Photographer & Filmmaker
avatar for Arvind David

Arvind David

Ideate Media
Executive Director
avatar for Amy Dickman

Amy Dickman

Ruaha Carnivore Project/PRIDE Lion Conservation Alliance
avatar for Luke Dollar

Luke Dollar

Big Cats Initiative
Wildlife Biologist, Manager
avatar for Stephanie Dolrenry

Stephanie Dolrenry

Lion Guardians/PRIDE Lion Conservation Alliance
Co-founder and Director of Science
avatar for John Downer

John Downer

John Downer Productions
Executive Producer and Director
avatar for David Dugan

David Dugan

Windfall Films
CEO and co-founder
avatar for Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle

Marine Biologist
avatar for Sara Edelson

Sara Edelson

Vulcan Productions
Head of Development
avatar for Marc Etkind

Marc Etkind

Science Channel
General Manager
avatar for Phil Fairclough

Phil Fairclough

Earth Touch USA
Managing Director
avatar for Patricia Fearnley

Patricia Fearnley

BBC Worldwide
Head of Natural History Content
avatar for Joely Fisher

Joely Fisher

Director, Actor, IFAW Ambassador
avatar for Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher

Director of Marketing
avatar for Jeff Flocken

Jeff Flocken

International Fund for Animal Welfare
North American Regional Director
avatar for Philippa Forrester

Philippa Forrester

Halcyon Media
Producer, Writer, Presenter
avatar for Frederic Fougea

Frederic Fougea

Director & Producer
avatar for Jorge Franzini

Jorge Franzini

Executive Producer
avatar for Michelle Gadd, Ph.D.

Michelle Gadd, Ph.D.

US Fish and Wildlife Service - Division of International Conservation
Program Officer, Africa Programs
avatar for Hélène Ganichaud

Hélène Ganichaud

ARTE France
Deputy Head of the Specialist Factual Unit
avatar for Bill Gardner

Bill Gardner

Vice President of Programming & Development
avatar for Anthony Geffen

Anthony Geffen

Atlantic Productions
avatar for Anthony Giordano

Anthony Giordano

Founder and Chief Conservation Scientist
avatar for Karen Greenfield

Karen Greenfield

Nat Geo Wild
Vice President of Production & Business Operations
avatar for Bertie Gregory

Bertie Gregory

Nat Geo Wild
Filmmaker, Photographer, Series Host
avatar for Mike Gunton

Mike Gunton

BBC Studios
Creative Director - The Natural History Unit & Factual BBC Worldwide
avatar for Eric Hanson

Eric Hanson

xRez Studio
avatar for Leela Hazzah

Leela Hazzah

Lion Guardians
Executive Director and Co-founder
avatar for Julian Hector

Julian Hector

BBC Studios
Head of The Natural History Unit
avatar for Stacey Hedman

Stacey Hedman

International Fund for Animal Welfare
Social Media Manager
avatar for Ginette Hemley

Ginette Hemley

Senior Vice President for Wildlife Conservation
avatar for Janet Hess

Janet Hess

Series Editor, NATURE
avatar for Andrea Heydlauff

Andrea Heydlauff

African Parks
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
avatar for Daniel Hinerfeld

Daniel Hinerfeld

Director of Content Partnerships
avatar for Jeff Hogan

Jeff Hogan

avatar for Doug Hope

Doug Hope

BBC Studios
Head of Development - The Natural History Unit
avatar for Ashley Hoppin

Ashley Hoppin

Nat Geo WILD
Executive Producer
avatar for Nikolas Hülbusch

Nikolas Hülbusch

avatar for Chadden Hunter

Chadden Hunter

Biologist & Wildlife Filmmaker
avatar for Emre Izat

Emre Izat

Filmmaker, Director & Producer
avatar for Rodney Jackson

Rodney Jackson

Snow Leopard Conservancy
Founder-Executive Director
avatar for Charlie Hamilton James

Charlie Hamilton James

National Geographic
avatar for Nilanga Jayasinghe

Nilanga Jayasinghe

Asian species, WWF
Senior Program Officer
avatar for Ignacio Jiménez-Pérez

Ignacio Jiménez-Pérez

The Conservation Land Trust, Argentina
Wildlife Reintroduction Program Coordinator
avatar for Howard Jones

Howard Jones

Axis VFX
Co-Founder & Visual Effects Supervisor
avatar for Beverly Joubert

Beverly Joubert

Photographer, Filmmaker and Conservationist
avatar for Dereck Joubert

Dereck Joubert

Filmmaker, Explorer and Conservationist
avatar for Masha Kalinina

Masha Kalinina

Humane Society International
avatar for Murthy Kantimahanti

Murthy Kantimahanti

Eastern Ghats Wildlife Society in South India
Founder and Lead Conservation Biologist
avatar for Fred Kaufman

Fred Kaufman

Executive Producer
avatar for Michael Keegan

Michael Keegan

RED Digital Cinema
Global Partnerships
avatar for Tetsunori Kikuchi

Tetsunori Kikuchi

NHK Enterprises
avatar for Walter Koehler

Walter Koehler

Terra Mater Factual Studios
avatar for Richard Ladkani

Richard Ladkani

Film Director & Cinematographer
avatar for Tim Laman

Tim Laman

National Geographic
Biologist, Photographer & Filmmaker
avatar for Brian Leith

Brian Leith

Brian Leith Productions
Director & Executive Producer
avatar for Laly Lichtenfeld, PhD.

Laly Lichtenfeld, PhD.

African People & Wildlife
Co-Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Peter Lindsey

Peter Lindsey

Wildlife Conservation Network
Conservation Initiatives Director

Eric Liner

Director & Producer
avatar for Jared Lipworth

Jared Lipworth

HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
Producer, Audience Engagement
avatar for Rick Loverd

Rick Loverd

National Academy of Sciences
Director of The Science & Entertainment Exchange
avatar for Jane Lubchenco

Jane Lubchenco

Marine Biologist
avatar for Refah Mahmoud

Refah Mahmoud

DRYFT Digital
avatar for Steve Mahrer

Steve Mahrer

Panasonic Media and Entertainment Company
Senior Technologist
avatar for Malvina Martin

Malvina Martin

Black Dot Films
Executive Producer
avatar for Marcia Martin

Marcia Martin

Love Nature / Blue Ant Media
Senior Vice President
avatar for Ann Merchant

Ann Merchant

Acting Executive Director of Communications
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine
avatar for Ian Michler

Ian Michler

Invent Africa Safaris
avatar for John Mitani

John Mitani

James N. Spuhler Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan
Behavioral Ecologist
avatar for Shane Moore

Shane Moore

Filmmaker & Cinematographer
avatar for Richard Moos

Richard Moos

International Fund for Animal Welfare
avatar for Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan

Wildlife Media/UPROAR
Co-Founder & Executive Director
avatar for Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy

Series Producer, NATURE
avatar for Mateus Mutemba

Mateus Mutemba

Gorongosa National Park
avatar for Thandiwe Mweetwa

Thandiwe Mweetwa

Zambian Carnivore Programme
Wildlife Biologist and ConservationEducator
avatar for Fred Nelson

Fred Nelson

Maliasili Initiatives
Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Robert Nixon

Robert Nixon

avatar for Sarah Nixon

Sarah Nixon

avatar for Guenter Noesner

Guenter Noesner

Senior Technical Sales Rep
avatar for Mike Olcott

Mike Olcott

National Geographic Magazine Video
Senior Producer
avatar for Marcos Orellana

Marcos Orellana

Human Rights Watch
Director - Environment and Human Rights Division
avatar for Alayne Oriol-Cotterill, PhD

Alayne Oriol-Cotterill, PhD

Lion Landscapes
Founder and Director
avatar for Jeffrey Parrish

Jeffrey Parrish

Wildlife Conservation Network
Vice President of Conservation
avatar for Charlie Parsons

Charlie Parsons

National Geographic Channel
Vice President of Development
avatar for Birgit Peters

Birgit Peters

UNIVERSUM, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
Commissioning Editor
avatar for Charles Poe

Charles Poe

Smithsonian Channel
Senior Vice President of Production
avatar for Jean-Paul Polo

Jean-Paul Polo

National Geographic
Director, Social Video
avatar for Bob Poole

Bob Poole

National Geographic
Cinematographer & Filmmaker
avatar for Rob Pringle

Rob Pringle

Princeton University
Professor - Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
avatar for Laura Prugh

Laura Prugh

avatar for James Reed

James Reed

Underdog Films
avatar for Larissa Rhodes

Larissa Rhodes

Exposure Labs
Director of Creative Development
avatar for Mary Rice

Mary Rice

Environmental Investigation Agency
Executive Director
avatar for Joe Riis

Joe Riis

National Geographic
Joe Riis
avatar for Erik Rochner

Erik Rochner

DRYFT Digital
avatar for Gaelin Rosenwaks

Gaelin Rosenwaks

Filmmaker & Photographer
avatar for John Rubin

John Rubin

HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
Executive Producer
avatar for Sean Ruggeri

Sean Ruggeri

RED Digital Cinema
Field Tech
avatar for Jennifer Snell Rullman

Jennifer Snell Rullman

Snow Leopard Trust
Assistant Director of Conservation
avatar for Brooke Runnette

Brooke Runnette

National Geographic Society
Executive Vice President & Chief Program Officer
avatar for Max Salomon

Max Salomon

Black Dot Films
Executive Producer
avatar for Daniel Ole Sambu

Daniel Ole Sambu

Big Life Foundation
Predator Protection Program Coordinator
avatar for John Scanlon

John Scanlon

avatar for Paul Schleicher

Paul Schleicher

Executive Producer
avatar for Jennifer Shoemaker

Jennifer Shoemaker

Conservation International
Senior Director of Visual Storytelling
avatar for Leandro Silveira, PhD

Leandro Silveira, PhD

Jaguar Conservation Fund
avatar for Ravikant Singh

Ravikant Singh

Binomial Solutions
Co-Founder and CEO
avatar for Claudia Sobrevila

Claudia Sobrevila

World Bank
Senior Environmental Specialist
avatar for Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

ORF Universum
Head of Nature & Science
avatar for Russell Sparkman

Russell Sparkman

FusionSpark Media
avatar for Brent Stapelkamp

Brent Stapelkamp

The Soft Foot Alliance Trust
Photographer & Conservationist
avatar for Andrew Stein

Andrew Stein

CLAWS Conservancy
Founder and Director
avatar for Martha Stone

Martha Stone

World Newsmedia Network
avatar for Germaine Sweet

Germaine Sweet

Managing Director, Co Productions
avatar for Tria Thalman

Tria Thalman

Smithsonian Network
Executive Producer - Natural History
avatar for Oliver Thompson

Oliver Thompson

BBC Studios
Head of Business - The Natural History Unit
avatar for Susan Todd

Susan Todd

Archipelago Films / Arise Media
Producer, Director, Co-Founder
avatar for Carole Tomko

Carole Tomko

Vulcan Productions
Creative Director & General Manager
avatar for Kurt Tondorf

Kurt Tondorf

Animal Planet & Science Channel
Senior Vice President of Development
avatar for Will Travers, OBE

Will Travers, OBE

Born Free Foundation
avatar for Mitch Turnbull

Mitch Turnbull

Director & Producer
avatar for Elizabeth Unger

Elizabeth Unger

National Geographic Explorer
Photojournalist, Filmmaker
avatar for Rodrigo Villalobos

Rodrigo Villalobos

Andean Cat Alliance
Coordinator of the Mitigation Human-Wildcats Conflict Program
avatar for Janet Han Vissering

Janet Han Vissering

Nat Geo WILD
Senior Vice President - Development & Production
avatar for Melanie Wallace

Melanie Wallace

Senior Series Producer
avatar for Graham Wallington

Graham Wallington

CEO & Co-Founder
avatar for Joe Walston

Joe Walston

Wildlife Conservation Society
Vice President for Global Conservation
avatar for Carlton Ward

Carlton Ward

National Geographic Explorer
avatar for Roger Webb

Roger Webb

BBC Studios
Executive Producer - The Natural History Unit
avatar for Ellen Windemuth

Ellen Windemuth

Off The Fence
avatar for Steve Winter

Steve Winter

National Geographic
avatar for Nick Wolcott

Nick Wolcott

Elevated Productions
avatar for Sejal Worah

Sejal Worah

WWF India
Program Director
avatar for Dr. Kim Young-Overton

Dr. Kim Young-Overton

Director Cheetah Program
avatar for Alexandra Zimmermann

Alexandra Zimmermann

IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force