Whether listening to first-hand accounts of natural capital knowledge in action during one of the morning Coffeehouse Chats, admiring a creative data visualization of ecosystem services trade-offs during the Poster Session, catching up with a far-flung colleague over lunch, perusing gorgeous photographs of people and nature at our evening art exhibit, or following the conversation on social media with the hashtag #NatCap2017, there will be no shortage of activities, both structured and unstructured, to meet new people and strengthen relationships at this year’s Symposium.
We strongly encourage you to show up and take advantage of these and all of the other great opportunities to connect with one another next month. In the end, it is all of you–your new or familiar faces–that strengthen the ecosystem services community, expand our networks, create impact, and inspire others. So don’t be afraid to be social!
Please note, we are still accepting submissions for the Poster Session (evening of Monday, March 20), and welcome you to contribute a poster here before the deadline of March 3, 2017.
Marie Donahue is a Project Coordinator and Researcher with The Natural Capital Project based at the University of Minnesota