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2020 Natural Capital Symposium

2020 Natural Capital Symposium

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Join us at the 2020 Natural Capital Symposium at Stanford University on March 16-18, 2020. This event is a major convening of leaders advancing the science and practice of incorporating nature’s diverse values into decisions.

Our signature event, the Natural Capital Symposium has grown from one year to the next, with last year’s installment drawing over 400 people from 31 countries worldwide. Each year participants representing universities, NGOs, businesses, governments, multi-lateral development banks, and other institutions learn about and share their own experiences advancing the frontiers of science, the development and application of practical tools and approaches, and how natural capital understanding is being used today to transform decisions.  This year, we will be focusing on two key themes: 1) re-envisioning development planning at national and regional scales and 2) sustainable, livable cities.  To do so, we will explore technology, natural science, social science, planetary health, data visualization, the arts, and more.  

The Natural Capital Symposium is a unique opportunity to gather with our growing community of practice to share experiences, trade success stories from the front lines of informing decisions around the world, hear about cutting edge research, and learn how to use NatCap's approach and software tools in hands-on training sessions. 

Timeline:

Registration is now open! Take advantage of the early bird discount with a savings of $150 off general attendee ticket. Early-Bird discount ends December 16, 2019. Registration closes February 28, 2020!

  • Are you a Stanford Student or Faculty? Stanford Students can attend for free if they volunteer a minimum of 4 hours.
  • Stanford Faculty please contact natcapsymposium@gmail.com to receive a promo code.
    • General Attendee: $450 early bird rate, $600 regular rate
    • Invited Speaker: $450 early bird rate, $500 regular rate
    • Attendee from NatCap partner institution: $350
    • Students & Low Income Country Attendee: $200 early bird rate, $275 regular rate
    • 2 Day General: $275
    • 2 Day Student: $138
    • 1 Day General: $180
    • 1 Day General: $90

Short-Talk Abstracts are due December 1, 2019

Scholarship Applications are due December 1, 2019

Poster Abstracts are due January 31, 2020

Birds of a Feather: For the 2020 Symposium we're offering a platform for you to design your own workshop. Start thinking about roundtable discussions you would like to host with the NatCap Symposium audience. We're calling these forums "Birds-of-a-Feather" and we'll provide the space. We've reserved 6 opportunities for you to present your proposal, crowd source workshops and share your passion with the NatCap audience. Please use this link to sign up for a Birds of a Feather session. Depending on demand we might be able to offer additional spaces. We will have sign-up sheets available during the Symposium.

2020 sessions to look forward to:

  • Greening Infrastructure Development around the World

  • The World Bank's new Natural Capital Index: Guidance for countries towards more efficient, sustainable futures 

  • Combining artificial intelligence (AI) & earth observation in the service of sustainability  

  • Climate impacts across sectors

  • The Urban Ecosystem: people, nature and wellbeing

  • Nature and Health: using new insights to inform practice

  • Linking global and national ecosystem service assessments to action

  • Hands-on workshops on Getting Started with InVEST and an introduction to Urban InVEST

Featured Speakers   Detailed Agenda/Sessions Schedule