Virtual 2020 Earth Day Conference

Virtual 2020 Earth Day Conference program planned in response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Nelson Institute will offer alternative programming to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

The virtual 2020 Earth Day Conference content will be presented online, through a mix of webinars, pre-recorded sessions and interactive discussion.

Thanks for a great conference and helping us celebrate the 50th anniversaries of Earth Day and the Nelson Institute!

Earth Day@50: Aspiring for Sustainability, Striving for Justice, Crafting the Planet
Monday, April 20, 2020

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this year’s conference will set the stage for a convergence between the past and the present. We will highlight the confluence between the traditional conservation and restoration of the planet and new, ecological innovations taking place in areas such as genetics and engineering. We will discuss how we can leverage the best aspects of the past environmental movements while incorporating an increased sense of social justice. And, perhaps most importantly, we will honor those with wisdom of the natural world, while exploring new lessons that can help us all to be better environmental citizens. Join us as we work together to craft a future filled with hope, positivity, and intentionality.

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Featured Speakers

Presenting Sponsors

Sal & Judy Troia

Carrie Lee Nelson & Family
Gaylord Jr. “Happy”, Jeff, Tia

Pat & Dan Cornwell

Laurie Carlson Progressive Ideas Forum logo

Presenting Sponsors

Madison Gas and Electric logo

Aliant Energy logo

Green Event certification provided by UW-Madison Office of Sustainability