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Special Event: An Evening of Celebration

Special Event: An Evening of Celebration

On Tuesday night, all Symposium attendees are invited to a special evening event to hear inspiring stories, network with new connections, and enjoy dessert in the beautiful Bing Concert Hall. 


Marc Tessier-Lavigne

President, Stanford University


Frans Lanting, Wildlife Photographer*

and a panel discussion

Banking on Nature: Driving Innovation at Scale Through Sustainable Development

A panel discussion with leaders from development banks on scaling natural capital approaches around the world.


7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen Street, Stanford CA

All registered Symposium attendees are welcome

Frans Lanting Presentation: "Eye to Eye with LIFE”

Master photographer Frans Lanting shares a behind-the-scenes view of his work as a wildlife photographer and on the role of photography in inspiring a new vision of our world in this glorious celebration of life on earth. Lanting's presentation illuminates the big stories behind his images, which are drawn from three decades of work in wild places from the Amazon to Antarctica. With stunning visuals and thoughtful commentary, he explains the creative thinking process behind his iconic images of wildlife, landscapes, cultures, and environmental issues, and provides insight into his unique approach to visualizing his ideas about the natural world. His presentation includes the story of his LIFE symphony, a multimedia orchestral performance featuring Lanting's imagery and the music of Philip Glass--a work that has captivated audiences around the world. Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great photographers of our time. His work has been commissioned frequently by National Geographic and appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world.

photo by Frans Lantingphoto by Frans Lanting