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Monday, September 28
 

8:00am MDT

Live: Media Lab Pitch Hour pt. 1
Sponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios.
To watch live, click here.
In this special session during the Jackson Wild Summit, 2020 Media Lab Fellows will digitally pitch their idea to commissioners and production companies, with the goal to move the pitch into production. ​

Monday September 28, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Zoom

8:00am MDT

The Future is NOW: Next Generation Conservation
Sponsored by Doclights
To watch on-demand, click here.
Young conservation leaders and innovators are no longer waiting in the wings--we simply don’t have the luxury of time when it comes to climate change. Disrupting old systems and demanding results--they are powerful voices for transformation.


Speakers
avatar for Louise Mabulo

Louise Mabulo

Chef, Farmer, and Entrepreneur
Louise is a chef, farmer, and entrepreneur. She is the Founder of The Cacao Project, a social venture aimed at equipping farmers for sustainable success, ensuring food security, and establishing resilient livelihoods. Louise is a featured honouree for Forbes Asia Under 30, is a Young... Read More →
avatar for Elliott Connor

Elliott Connor

Founder & CEO of Human Nature Projects
Elliot is the founder & CEO of Human Nature Projects, supporting conservation volunteers across 105 countries. He is also a TEDx speaker, podcast host, author, animal rescuer, wildlife photographer and filmmaker. His mission is to reframe our human relationship with nature: a goal... Read More →
avatar for Neeshad Shafi

Neeshad Shafi

Founder & Executive Director Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar
Neeshad holds a master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering and based in Doha, Qatar. He has over five years of experience in analyzing Global Environmental Politics and Climate Policies with a special focus on the Middle East. An active member of several global environmental... Read More →
avatar for Mariasole Bianco

Mariasole Bianco

Marine Conservationist and Ocean Advocate
Mariasole Bianco is a marine conservationist and ocean advocate.She coordinates the Young Professionals network of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, host a TV show in Italy about ocean wonders and issues, works with the private sector on ocean responsibility, teaches at... Read More →
avatar for Christel Scheske

Christel Scheske

Project Coordinator
German, Project Coordinator of CxN. Project design, planning and management for 7 years in marine and Amazon ecosystems in Peru, in partnership with local communities. Part of the Latin American network of Conservation Coaches of the Conservation Measures Partnership, Global Forest... Read More →

Session Producers
avatar for Crista Valentino

Crista Valentino

Founder, CoalitionWILD
Crista Valentino founded CoalitionWILD in 2013 to address the lack of support and visibility that was available to younger generations in the environmental sector.  She continues to lobby for a stronger and genuine integration and support of youth in leadership and decision making... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Eventive

9:00am MDT

In the Shadow of COVID: Illuminating Stories of Hope During Our Global Pandemic
Sponsored by National Geographic Society
To watch on-demand, click here.
As the world was beginning to reckon with its greatest challenge—ensuring our planet is habitable in the future, we were hit with a Pandemic. Facing both crises as a global community. National Geographic Society supported journalists around the world to tell the personal, hyper-local, yet global stories they witnessed. Come for the stories of hope, resilience and challenge from around the world, told by National Geographic-funded photographers, podcast producers and film-makers. They are intimate and personal stories you may not yet know.

Speakers
avatar for Noel Kok

Noel Kok

Co-founder and Executive Director, Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF)
Noel Kok is a director, creative and storyteller who has a passion for natural history and African conservation stories. After the realisation of pushing a false dream, Noel dropped out of university from studying a law degree. With over 25 years of experience in management, marketing... Read More →
avatar for Paula Kahumbu

Paula Kahumbu

Conservationist
Considered a driving force behind Africa’s conservation movement, Paula Kahumbu, CEO ofNGO WildlifeDirect, has demonstrated an enduring passion for preserving threatened wildlifeand habitats in Kenya and beyond. In addition to running WildlifeDirect, since 2008Kahumbu has been producing... Read More →
avatar for Rachael Strecher

Rachael Strecher

Senior Director for Storytelling at the National Geographic Society
Rachael Strecher is Senior Director for Storytelling at the National Geographic Society, where she leads grants, Fellowships and programs to support photographers, writers, film makers, data visualization experts, cartographers and other storytellers. Prior to her time at National... Read More →
avatar for Sara Hylton

Sara Hylton

Photographer
Sara Hylton is an award-winning Canadian freelance photographer recognized for her compassionate and intimate approach to human rights issues. She is represented by Redux Pictures. Hylton graduated from the International Center of Photography and Kings College London (Master of Arts... Read More →
avatar for Sofía López Mañán

Sofía López Mañán

Photographer
Sofía López Mañán is an Argentine photographer based in Buenos Aires. She is currently working on various photographic projects in Argentina with a deep commitment in environmental issues , she seeks to unravel the boundaries between the natural and unnatural, questioning how... Read More →
avatar for Tamara Merino

Tamara Merino

Documentary Photographer and Visual storyteller
Tamara Merino is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller based in Chile focusing on human and socio-cultural issues, identity, and subterranean communities. Her work has been published in multiple online and print publications worldwide including National Geographic, The... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Eventive

9:30am MDT

Live: Media Lab Pitch Hour pt. 2
Sponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios.
To join live, click here.
In this special session during the Jackson Wild Summit, 2020 Media Lab Fellows will digitally pitch their idea to commissioners and production companies, with the goal to move the pitch into production.

Monday September 28, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am MDT
Zoom

9:30am MDT

Kingdoms of Fire, Ice & Fairytales Premiere and Q&A
To watch, click here.
‘Kingdoms of Fire, Ice & Fairytales’ is an adventure quest by the filmmakers of the acclaimed wildlife crime thriller ‘STROOP - journey into the rhino horn war’. The two women immerse themselves in filming environments far different from their work of exposing crimes against the planet. This time they’re on a different journey to find three of earth’s epic wildernesses, a search for landscapes that inspire awe and wonder, places that are timeless and spaces that reveal what life was like a million years ago. Television presenter Bonné de Bod and film director Susan Scott also bring us a unique look at filming in these pristine spots –– temperatures bordering minus 20º in the Arctic Circle to the scalding thermal vents of Yellowstone’s super-volcano and the immense challenge of bringing trees to life in the Black Forest.

What will their quest find? That the planet never disappoints. And while beautiful imagery moves us with untouched, incredible nature, the filmmakers seek out legendary stories on overcoming fear and rejuvenating souls. Reminding us that we are all still connected to where we come from. ‘Kingdoms’ motivates us to move into the next part of our lives with healing and positive expectation.

Monday September 28, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am MDT
Eventive

10:30am MDT

Live: Virtual Summit Lobby
Click here to access.
The Virtual Lodge Lobby will be live Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 10:30am - 3:30pm MDT. First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.
Live during the week of the Summit, as part of your All-access pass, you will have access to our Virtual Summit Lobby, which will allow you to sit in small group and move around the Lobby to meet and greet with friends new and old! You will be able to see who else is in the Lobby, talk on video with others at your table, and switch tables easily. The Virtual Summit Lobby will also allow you to send direct messages to all delegates in attendance, and to all delegates in the Lobby as well.

Monday September 28, 2020 10:30am - 3:30pm MDT
Remo

11:00am MDT

Live: Action Coalition Forum: Reshaping an Inclusive Natural History Filmmaking Industry
This LIVE session will be in the Explorers room on Remo, our Virtual Jackson Lake Lodge! Click here and once you're in the Lobby, click the Explorers button in the lower right. 
First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.

Sponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
This group will be identifying tangible pathways to enhance diversity and inclusion within our industry sector through thoughtful practices and creation of early, pre- and mid-career development programs. In addition, the group will ensure BIPOC, all genders, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ are adequately represented. Focus areas will include countries having an established nature/conservation filmmaking industry.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Han Vissering

Janet Han Vissering

Senior Vice President of Development and Production for Nat Geo WILD
Janet Han Vissering is responsible for over 150 hours of programming commissioned each year globally. In her role, Vissering manages WILD’s development team, working with the world’s leading independent producers, distributors, creative agencies and strategic broadcast partners... Read More →
avatar for Iva Moss-Redman

Iva Moss-Redman

Northern Arapaho
The American Indian Teacher Training Program (AITTP) at the University of Utah prepared IvaMoss-Redman to lead in her classroom and school as an indigenous educator. Iva taught middleschool mathematics, computer science, Arapaho Language, and Science, Technology,Engineering, Mathematics... Read More →
avatar for Pamela A. Aguilar

Pamela A. Aguilar

Senior Director of Programming and Development for PBS
Pamela A. Aguilar is a creative executive who currently serves as Senior Director of Programming and Development for PBS.In this role she oversees the development and production of original multi-platform content across arts & culture, lifestyle, history, science, nature, and documentary... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Remo

12:00pm MDT

15 Minutes with CuriosityStream
To watch on-demand, click here.
Spend 15 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. Sage advice from those who sell: know your buyer!

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Franzini

Jorge Franzini

Director of Content and Development, CuriosityStream
Jorge Franzini serves as the Director of Content and Development for CuriosityStream's original programming. His main duties are identifying potential series and one-offs for the service and its channels. As a member of the programming team, he is as a liaison with outside production... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 12:00pm - 12:15pm MDT
Eventive

12:15pm MDT

15 minutes with Doclights/NDR Naturfilm
To watch on-demand, click here.
Spend 30 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. Sage advice from those who sell: know your buyer!

Speakers
avatar for Tom Synnatzschke

Tom Synnatzschke

Executive Producer, NDR Natural History Unit


Monday September 28, 2020 12:15pm - 12:30pm MDT
Eventive

12:30pm MDT

Live: A Conversation with Christian Cooper
Sponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
Click here to watch. LIVE Q&A will start at 1:15pm MDT.
Join conservation scientist and CEO of Conservation International M. Sanjayan in discussion with Christian Cooper about the role of nature in enhancing human well-being and how we can reform generations of systemic racism in conservation, science and media through personal and social change.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. M. Sanjayan

Dr. M. Sanjayan

CEO Conservation International
Dr. M. Sanjayan has served as Conservation International’s chief executive officer since 2016. He is a global conservation scientist whose work spans from genetics to wildlife migration to nature’s impacts on human well-being.Raised in Southeast Asia and West Africa, Sanjayan’s... Read More →
avatar for Christian Cooper

Christian Cooper

Writer and Editor
Christian Cooper is a writer and editor, a longtime birder, and a board member of New York City Audubon. After graduating from Harvard, he wrote comics at Marvel for several years. His latest work, the Black Lives Matter comic “It’s a Bird”, was just published digitally by DC... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm MDT
Eventive

1:30pm MDT

Cinematic Communities: Decolonizing the Big Screen
Sponsored by If Not Us then Who
To watch on-demand, click here.
Clips and conversation presented in partnership with If Not Us Then Who, originally recorded at their Our Village event. Storytelling for a new generation – Hear the innovative storytelling techniques from the forest and meet the new communicators. Bill Pullman leads a conversation with Yanda Montahuano, Kynan Tegar and Priscila Tapajowara.

Speakers
avatar for Priscila Tapajowara

Priscila Tapajowara

Indigenous Activist, Climate Activist, Photographer & Producer
Priscila Tapajowara (@priscilatapajowara), is from the Tapajó people, one of the 13 peoples of the lower Tapajós River region, in the Brazilian Amazon.She is an indigenous activist, climate activist, photographer, producer of audiovisual content and co-coordinator of Mídia Ind... Read More →
avatar for Kynan Tegar

Kynan Tegar

Filmmaker
Kynan Tegar is a young filmmaker. He is Dayak Iban from Sungai Utik, West Kalimantan. He is home schooled and makes films. Since finishing formal primary school he has pursued his passion for photography, videography, nature and learning the in-depth culture of the Iban people. Living... Read More →
avatar for Yanda Montahuano

Yanda Montahuano

Filmmaker and Founder of ‘Tawna: cinema from the territory’
Yanda Inayu (kichwa name), known as Twaru in his native Sapara language and Lenin Montahuano Ushigua in Spanish, was born in the community of Llanchama Cocha, Pastaza province, in the deep Ecuadorian Amazon. He is a filmmaker and founder of ‘Tawna: cinema from the territory’.My... Read More →
avatar for Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman

Actor, Director, Producer
Bill Pullman has film credits that span ninety features with directors including David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Mel Brooks, Roland Emerich, and Nora Efron. On Broadway, he performed in Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? and has been nominated for four... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Eventive

2:00pm MDT

Live: What's New? Not Much. Just Everything
This LIVE session will be in the Explorers room on Remo, our Virtual Jackson Lake Lodge! Click here and once you're in the Lobby, click the Explorers button in the lower right. 
First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.

How has COVID impacted programming and production plans for the foreseeable future? What is in development and what kind of projects are commissioners looking to see? This live and interactive session will give you a definitive opportunity to hear how international commissioners may have shifted their strategies.

Speakers
avatar for James Manfull

James Manfull

Executive Producer
James Manfull first attended Jackson Wild as a volunteer in 1993. Now, with over 20 years’ experience writing and producing natural history television, he is the executive producer for Love Nature with credits including Wild Tales From the Farm, Malawi Wildlife Rescue, Big Cat Country... Read More →
avatar for Walter Koehler

Walter Koehler

Founder and CEO of the internationally acclaimed Terra Mater Factual Studios
WALTER KOEHLER is founder and CEO of the internationally acclaimed Terra Mater Factual Studios, based in Vienna/Austria. He looks back on almost 35 successful years in the film business, nonfiction as well as narrative. In 2011, Koehler launched his production company Terra Mater... Read More →
avatar for Tom Matzek

Tom Matzek

Head of Specialist Factual, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) is the country’s largest media provider, operating four national television, 3 national and nine regional radio channels, as well as a comprehensive range of online platforms. ORF is a foundation under public law.Tom Matzek, born 1964... Read More →
avatar for Howard Swartz

Howard Swartz

Senior Vice President of Production and Development, Documentaries and Specials, Discovery Channel
Howard Swartz is Senior Vice President of Production and Development, Documentaries and Specials for Discovery Channel. In his current role, Swartz is responsible for developing and executing production strategies for documentaries, specials and event programming, such as Shark Week... Read More →
avatar for Bill Gardner

Bill Gardner

PBS Content Strategy, Development and Production
Bill Gardner oversees PBS content strategy, development and production in the genresof history, culture and science, along with a particular concentration on conservation-themed natural history, across platforms.During his time at PBS, projects he commissioned or oversaw have won... Read More →
avatar for Brian Cimagala

Brian Cimagala

Senior Producer, Seeker
Brian Cimagala has produced nonfiction video content since 2005, documenting everything from the rebuilding of New York City’s World Trade Center, scientific research in the Antarctic, the highly-competitive world of elite high school football. He has crafted long-form content for... Read More →
avatar for Tria Thalman

Tria Thalman

Executive Producer for Natural History, Smithsonian Networks
Tria considers herself one of the lucky ones: someone who knew early in life what she wanted to do and has happily followed that path for 25 years. In her current role she helps develop and oversee a broad slate of wildlife films for Smithsonian Channel US and their international... Read More →
avatar for Jorge Franzini

Jorge Franzini

Director of Content and Development, CuriosityStream
Jorge Franzini serves as the Director of Content and Development for CuriosityStream's original programming. His main duties are identifying potential series and one-offs for the service and its channels. As a member of the programming team, he is as a liaison with outside production... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Windemuth

Ellen Windemuth

CEO/Founder, Off the Fence Productions
Ellen is the CEO of WaterBear Network, overseeing the strategy and direction of the new interactive video-on-demand platform dedicated to life on earth.Prior to WaterBear, Ellen was owner and CEO of Off the Fence, having founded the company in 1994. Under her leadership Off the Fence... Read More →
avatar for Geoffrey Daniels

Geoffrey Daniels

Executive Vice President of Global Unscripted Entertainment
Geoffrey Daniels is the Executive Vice President of Global Unscripted Entertainment. In this role, Daniels oversees all development and production for unscripted programming for both National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD. Daniels reports to Courteney Monroe and is based in... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Remo

2:30pm MDT

Science Communication Research and Filmmaking: Building Bridges
Sponsored by Burgenland Tourism.
To watch on-demand, click here.
Science communication researchers have been studying a variety of topics such as audience engagement, science curiosity, social impact, and visualization best practices. The science communication practice community, including filmmakers, has years of practical experience with best practices in the field, knowledge of gaps and resources, and so on. However, these two communities have been mostly disconnected from each other, leading to a lack of information exchange and collaboration between the two. In this panel, we will learn from researchers and filmmakers who have found ways to bridge this gap and connect research to practice. We will learn about their successes, challenges, and perspectives. 

Speakers
avatar for Reyhaneh Maktoufi

Reyhaneh Maktoufi

Rita Allen Foundation Civic Science Fellow in Misinformation, NOVA | GBH
Reyhaneh Maktoufi has recently defended her Ph.D. in Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University. She is a Rita Allen Foundation Civic Science Fellow at WGBH/NOVA. As a researcher and producer, her main fields of interest are science communication, misinformation, curiosity... Read More →
avatar for Caitlin Saks

Caitlin Saks

Producer, NOVA | GBH
Caitlin Saks is a producer for the science series NOVA on PBS. She is also producer and co-host of NOVA’s digital series Antarctic Extremes, and host of its online companion game—the “Polar Lab.” Caitlin’s other climate-related production credits include co-producing NOVA's... Read More →
avatar for Dietram A. Scheufele

Dietram A. Scheufele

Taylor-Bascom Chair in Science Communication and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dietram A. Scheufele is the Taylor-Bascom Chair in Science Communication and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in the Morgridge Institute for Research.Scheufele's work examines the social effects of emerging science and technology... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer

Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer

Director of Communications and Science Outreach, Ciencia Puerto Rico
Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer applies a cultural lens to storytelling and science communication to engage underserved communities with science, especially to Puerto Ricans and Latinxs. As a science communicator, she draws on her training (a PhD in neurobiology), personal background, and... Read More →
avatar for Sonya Pemberton

Sonya Pemberton

Creative Director, Genepool Productions
Sonya Pemberton is one of Australia’s leading documentary filmmakers; an Emmy Award recipient and record-breaking five-time winner of the prestigious Eureka Prize for Science Journalism. Her passion is creating quality science documentaries for international audiences.Sonya has... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Eventive

4:30pm MDT

FIRST LOOK: YOUTH v GOV, on the Front Lines of Climate Justice
To watch on-demand, click here.
This panel features the Director and characters of the soon-to-be-released feature documentary YOUTH v GOV, discussing how young people are fighting to protect their constitutional rights and holding their government accountable for its role in causing the climate crisis.

Speakers
avatar for Chip Giller

Chip Giller

Founder, Grist
Chip Giller founded Grist in 1999, intent on using a new type of journalism to engage the next generation on environmental issues. Grist, which publishes online, now has an audience of more than 2.5 million, and has been especially successful reaching readers in their 20s and 30s... Read More →
avatar for Christi Cooper

Christi Cooper

Director & Producer of YOUTH v GOV
An Emmy-award winning cinematographer with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and an MS in Microbiology, Christi communicates complex issues through storytelling and visual narrative to create human connection and impact around the most pressing issues of our time. She left a successful academic... Read More →
avatar for Kelsey Juliana

Kelsey Juliana

Plaintiff, Juliana v. the United States
Kelsey of Eugene, Oregon, has engaged in climate activism since age 10. When she was 15 she co-filed a lawsuit, with the support of nonprofit Our Children’s Trust, against the Oregon State Governor, asking for a climate emissions reduction plan and to protect the atmosphere under... Read More →
avatar for Vic Barrett

Vic Barrett

Plaintiff, Juliana v. the United States
Vic is a Democracy Organizer for ACE in the state of Wisconsin. Based in Madison, he is proud to get the opportunity to encourage young people to exercise their right to vote and educate them on the reality of climate change. Barrett witnessed the reality of climate change firsthand... Read More →
avatar for Julia Olson

Julia Olson

Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel, Our Children’s Trust
Julia Olson graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, with a J.D. in 1997. For the first part of her 22-year career, Julia represented grassroots conservation groups working to protect the environment, organic agriculture, and human health. After becoming... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
Eventive

5:30pm MDT

A Virtual Happy Hour sponsored by Vulcan Productions
This live happy hour will be in Remo, our Virtual Jackson Lake Lodge! Click here to attend. First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.


Monday September 28, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm MDT
Remo
 
Tuesday, September 29
 

8:00am MDT

Live: One-on-one Speed Pitching
Sign up for an 8 minute slot to pitch to commissioners from CuriosityStream, Smithsonian, Love Nature and Nat Geo Wild. To sign up for a slot, email harlee@jacksonwild.org with a paragraph summary of the project you will be pitching, and who you would like to pitch to.
Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis, and will fill up quickly. Slots for a particular commissioner may be full.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Barrat

Alison Barrat

Vice President of Production and Development for Love Nature
Alison Barrat is Vice President of production and development for Love Nature, a natural history channel that reaches 200 million households around the world. Alison works with production companies and coproduction partners to help shape and greenlight new projects for Love Nature... Read More →
avatar for Tria Thalman

Tria Thalman

Executive Producer for Natural History, Smithsonian Networks
Tria considers herself one of the lucky ones: someone who knew early in life what she wanted to do and has happily followed that path for 25 years. In her current role she helps develop and oversee a broad slate of wildlife films for Smithsonian Channel US and their international... Read More →
avatar for Jessie Springer

Jessie Springer

Associate Manager, Development, Nat Geo WILD
Jessie Springer is an Associate Manager of Development for the National Geographic WILD creative team. She helps manage the development and production of wildlife and animal content for three major platforms: Nat Geo WILD, National Geographic Channel and Disney Plus. In this role... Read More →
avatar for Jorge Franzini

Jorge Franzini

Director of Content and Development, CuriosityStream
Jorge Franzini serves as the Director of Content and Development for CuriosityStream's original programming. His main duties are identifying potential series and one-offs for the service and its channels. As a member of the programming team, he is as a liaison with outside production... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Zoom

8:00am MDT

Rapid Fire: A New Lens on Untold Stories
Sponsored by Nationalpark Lake Neusiedl - Seewinkel.
To watch on-demand, click here.
How do we ignite that deeply personal connection with nature to make everyone feel part of saving our planet? Personal stories with new insights from around the planet. 

Speakers
avatar for George Pretty

George Pretty

Photographer & Filmmaker
George Pretty is a Bristol based photographer, award-winning filmmaker and a graduate of the prestigious National Film & Television School near London. In the face of our ongoing destruction of the natural world George uses his work to draw attention to some of the areas most at risk... Read More →
avatar for Fiona Tande

Fiona Tande

Wildlife Filmmaker
My name is Fiona Tande and I'm an early career wildlife filmmaker. I have the privilege of living in what I consider a wildlife hub-Kenya, where film crews from all over the work come to document our spectacular natural world. In my effort to be a cinematographer in my own right... Read More →
avatar for Kiliii Yuyan

Kiliii Yuyan

Photographer
Photographer Kiliii Yuyan illuminates the hidden stories of polar regions, wilderness and Indigenous communities. On assignment, he has fled collapsing sea ice, weathered botulism from fermented whale blood, and found kinship at the edges of the world. Kiliii is an award-winning contributor... Read More →
avatar for Faith Briggs

Faith Briggs

Documentary Filmmaker
Faith’s favorite feelings are a tie between sun on skin and warm mud oozing between bare toes. She is grateful for the life changing knowledge of literary grandmothers such as Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Cade Bambara and many more. She treasures... Read More →
avatar for Taira Malaney

Taira Malaney

Director and Editor
Taira is a director and editor from Goa, India. She received her BA in psychology in 2013 at Occidental College in L.A., after which she moved to the Andaman and Nicobar islands to work with Reefwatch Foundation, a marine conservation organization. There, she hosted regular film screenings... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Eventive

8:30am MDT

Live: Nature's Fear Factor - Pre-release Screening and Q&A
Sponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
To watch, click here.
LIVE Clips and conversation and Q&A will be at 9:30a. MDT
NOVA “Nature’s Fear Factor” Premieres Wednesday, October 14 at 9 p.m. ET/8C on PBS and will be Available for Streaming Online and on the PBS Video App:
For animals in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, the normal balance of competition and predation was upended when a war wiped out the top predators. The remaining animals didn’t simply grow in numbers—they began behaving in unusual ways, veering outside their typical territories and feeding patterns. Could it be that it’s not just predators’ kills that keep other populations in check, but also the fear they inspire? NOVA joins a team of scientists as they reintroduce wild dogs to Gorongosa to find out if restoring the park’s “landscape of fear” can restore balance to an entire ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Lipworth

Jared Lipworth

Executive Producer and Director of Impact HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
Jared Lipworth is an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer who has overseen production and development of hundreds of hours of popular factual, science, natural history and history programs. At Tangled Bank Studios, he oversees editorial on select films and series for broadcast... Read More →
avatar for David Murdock

David Murdock

Producer, Writer, Director
David Murdock has been producing and directing compelling documentaries on challenging subjects for more than 20 years. His credits include several projects for NOVA and FRONTLINE as well as American Experience, National Geographic, Discovery, and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions... Read More →
avatar for Paola Bouley

Paola Bouley

Associate Director - Dept. of Conservation Gorongosa National Park
Paola Bouley is Associate Director of Conservation in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. As a National Geographic Explorer since 2013, she leads teams of wildlife veterinarians and rangers in research and strategic initiatives focused on the post-war rewilding of the Gorongosa-Marromeu... Read More →
avatar for António “Tonecas” Paulo

António “Tonecas” Paulo

Senior Wildlif e Veteranarian Gorongosa National Park
Dr.António “Tonecas” Paulo is a Wildlife Veterinarian at Gorongosa National Park. He was born and raised in the BuziDistrict of Central Mozambique and driven by a passion for animals he went on to complete his degree in veterinary medicine in 2016 at the University of Eduardo... Read More →
avatar for John Bredar

John Bredar

Vice President of National Programming
John Bredar is WGBH's Vice President of National Programming, overseeing WGBH's many celebrated original primetime series for PBS and related digital media including FRONTLINE, NOVA, Masterpiece, American Experience, and Antiques Roadshow. He also supervises Studio Six, WGBH's in-house... Read More →
avatar for Chipanipani the Pangolin

Chipanipani the Pangolin

"Chipanipani" is a female pangolin that was rescued from traffickers and who has been raised from a tiny baby by her caretakers. Chipanipani means "firefly" in the local Sena language. She is the toughest!


Tuesday September 29, 2020 8:30am - 10:30am MDT
Eventive

9:00am MDT

Less is More: The Compelling World of Short-Form Storytelling
Sponsored by WaterBear Network
To watch on-demand, click here.
Shorts have always been around as a medium of expression and experimentation, but never before have they been consumed at such a massive scale on digital platforms. Have Natural History films effectively adapted to this growing medium? What are the opportunities, challenges, and future of short-form natural history storytelling and can these boundaries be pushed to maximize impact?

Speakers
avatar for Samreen Farooqui

Samreen Farooqui

Creative Head, Videos, RoundGlass Sustain
Samreen Farooqui is a filmmaker and producer and has over a decade of experience in creating non-fiction content for digital media. Her work traces an India-in-transition through stories of changing socio-political realities, wildlife and environment, urban living and technology.She... Read More →
avatar for Gunjan Menon

Gunjan Menon

Natural History Filmmaker and Writer
Gunjan Menon is an independent natural history filmmaker and writer from India. She specialises in conservation and human interest stories and has won multiple accolades with 30+ International awards and nominations across 15 countries including being shortlisted for a student BAFTA... Read More →
avatar for Hashem Al-Ghaili

Hashem Al-Ghaili

Filmmaker, Video Producer and Science Communicator
Hashem Al-Ghaili is a filmmaker, video producer and science communicator who was born in Yemen in 1990. He obtained his master’s degree in Molecular Biotechnology from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany and currently works as a full time science communicator. He runs his own Facebook... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Brown

Nicola Brown

Impact Producer
Nicola is an Impact Producer specialising in natural history and digital storytelling, currently working with Freeborne Media. Over the past few years Nicola's portfolio of work has included the award winning BBC Earth/OceanX Media impact campaign / digital series #OurBluePlanet... Read More →
avatar for Aneeta Akhurst

Aneeta Akhurst

Director of Programming, Seeker
Aneeta Akhurst is the Director of Programming at Seeker, an award-winning science digital media brand, delivering over 2 billion annual video views and ranking #1 in scale and engagement on social. Seeker empowers the curious to understand how science shapes their world, and celebrates... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Eventive

10:00am MDT

Barriers and Solutions to Hiring Filmmakers in Asia
Sponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
To watch on-demand, click here.
Natural history filmmaking is renowned for taking viewers to all corners of the world, however these programs are often told through the eyes of the west. Meanwhile reducing carbon emissions, increasing diversity and supporting local talent are all topics that are continuously raised within the industry. Hiring local talent addresses all these points but why have we still not managed to improve this? We ask local talent in the East and Producer/Directors in the West what are the barriers and solutions to hiring local talent in developing countries in Asia? We cover topics ranging from: technical expertise, finance, access to talent pools and time constraints.

To learn more about this topic and contribute to a live conversation about solutions, please join us for the Action Coalition: Elevating Global Voices and Local Storytellers meetup in Remo on September 30th at 1pm EST/ 7pm CEST/ 10:30pm IST

Speakers
avatar for Ashwika Kapur

Ashwika Kapur

Science Communicator & Natural History Filmmaker
Ashwika is a qualified Science Communicator and an award-winning Natural History Filmmaker from India. In the last 6 years, Ash's time & projects have been split between India, UK and New Zealand. Over the years, Ash has worn many hats: She's worked as a self-shooting director/producer... Read More →
avatar for Noel Guevara

Noel Guevara

Conservation Photographer and Filmmaker
Noel Guevara is a conservation photographer and filmmaker based in Manila, Philippines. His experience in producing content and creating visual stories spans more than 18 years, starting with the founding of his design firm, Burnwater Design Studios in 1998 to more recently, directing... Read More →
avatar for Roshan Patel

Roshan Patel

Filmmaker
Roshan is an award-winning filmmaker living in Washington, D.C, where he is the media producer at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. He earned an MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University and has produced and directed... Read More →
avatar for Sally Snow

Sally Snow

Zoologist and Filmmaker
Sally Snow is a Zoologist and Filmmaker. She is an Executive Director for the Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines, an NGO dedicated to the conservation of marine megafauna and their environment in the Philippines. A passionate science communicator she has worked... Read More →
avatar for Chloe Sarosh

Chloe Sarosh

Series Producer/Show Runner
Chloe is a television Series Producer/Show Runner with 15 years of experience specialising in Natural History and Science for the BBC, Discovery and international channels. She is currently at Wildstar films in Bristol, UK producing a blue-chip series for National Geographic channel... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eventive

10:00am MDT

Breaking Through the Noise: How Can Wildlife Storytelling Compete for Attention in an Oversaturated Media Landscape?
To watch on-demand, click here.
In the Covidian Age of the Kardashians and Tiger Kings, how can filmmakers help scientists and researchers reach a broader audience and t meserve as a tool to disseminate their important findings? How do we get these stories of wildlife and wildlife habitat to break through the noise on news and on social media?

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Heim

Morgan Heim

Conservation Photographer & Filmmaker
(MA) Journalism, (BS) Zoology — founded Neon Raven Story Labs, a storytelling and strategy platform for conservation, and co-launched Her Wild Vision Initiative, aimed at raising the voices of diverse women in the craft of visual storytelling. Morgan is a Senior Fellow with the... Read More →
avatar for Ru Mahoney

Ru Mahoney

Impact Producer
Ru Mahoney is an Impact Producer working at the nexus of storytelling, communication science and action. She's worked on films for National Geographic, BBC, and PBS, including the recent eco-thriller "Sea of Shadows." After several years in the film industry she founded Project Impact... Read More →
avatar for Ben Masters

Ben Masters

Fin and Fur Films
Ben Masters is an emmy nominated director and cinematographer who makes independent short and feature-length films about wildlife conservation efforts and environmental issues.
avatar for Eric Bendick

Eric Bendick

Series Producer, Grizzly Creek Films
Eric Bendick is an Emmy-winning Storyteller, Director and Producer for Montana-based GRIZZLY CREEK FILMS. His work is motivated by an exploration of connectivity, conflict, intersection, and balance among the human and natural world. Credits include broadcast specials and series for... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eventive

10:30am MDT

Live: Virtual Summit Lobby
Click here to access.
The Virtual Lodge Lobby will be live Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 10:30am - 3:30pm MDT. First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.
Live during the week of the Summit, as part of your All-access pass, you will have access to our Virtual Summit Lobby, which will allow you to sit in small group and move around the Lobby to meet and greet with friends new and old! You will be able to see who else is in the Lobby, talk on video with others at your table, and switch tables easily. The Virtual Summit Lobby will also allow you to send direct messages to all delegates in attendance, and to all delegates in the Lobby as well.


Tuesday September 29, 2020 10:30am - 3:30pm MDT
Remo

11:00am MDT

Live: Action Coalition Forum: Stay Healthy, Be Green
This LIVE session will be in the Explorers room on Remo, our Virtual Jackson Lake Lodge! Click here and once you're in the Lobby, click the Explorers button in the lower right. 
First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.

Sponsored by ORF and Terra Mater Factual Studios
This coalition integrates existing industry trends and a variety of international practices for greening production to create shared standards specific to documentary and nature filmmaking with opportunities for incentivized collaboration with institutions and associations affiliated with media production and distribution.

Speakers
avatar for Nina Holler

Nina Holler

Sustainability Manager & Production Coordinator
Nina Holler is the Sustainability Manager for Terra Mater Factual Studios and also a member of the Features & Special Projects team, where she has been involved in many award-winning productions, including the feature doc “Sea of Shadows”, which won the Audience Award at Sundance... Read More →
avatar for Tom Matzek

Tom Matzek

Head of Specialist Factual, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) is the country’s largest media provider, operating four national television, 3 national and nine regional radio channels, as well as a comprehensive range of online platforms. ORF is a foundation under public law.Tom Matzek, born 1964... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Remo

12:00pm MDT

15 minutes with Smithsonian Channel
To watch on-demand, click here.
Spend 30 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. Sage advice from those who sell: know your buyer!

Speakers
avatar for Tria Thalman

Tria Thalman

Executive Producer for Natural History, Smithsonian Networks
Tria considers herself one of the lucky ones: someone who knew early in life what she wanted to do and has happily followed that path for 25 years. In her current role she helps develop and oversee a broad slate of wildlife films for Smithsonian Channel US and their international... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 12:00pm - 12:15pm MDT
Eventive

12:30pm MDT

A Conversation with Enric Sala, 2020 Legacy Award in Science and Conservation
Sponsored by The Last Ice
To watch, click here
A Conversation with Enric Sala will be followed by The Last Ice Premiere, and LIVE Q&A with Enric Sala, Scott Ressler and Maatalii at 3pm MDT.
Join renowned photographer Cristina Mittermeier in a ‘fireside chat’ honoring the life mission and continuing work of Enric Sala, renowned ocean researcher and advocate whose legacy of creating public/private partnerships to create global Marine Protected Areas may change the trajectory of ocean conservation. Enric is the recipient of the 2020 Legacy Award in Science and Conservation.

Speakers
avatar for Cristina Mittermeier

Cristina Mittermeier

Photographer | Co-Founder, SeaLegacy
Cristina Mittermeier is the marine biologist and activist who pioneered the concept and field of conservation photography. Mittermeier founded the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) in 2005 to provide a platform for photographers working on environmental issues... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Enric Sala

Dr. Enric Sala

National Geographic Explorer in Residence | Founder, Pristine Seas
Dr. Enric Sala is a former university professor who saw himself writing the obituary of ocean life, and quit academia to become a full-time conservationist as a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. He founded and leads Pristine Seas, a project that combines exploration, research... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm MDT
Eventive

1:30pm MDT

Wildlife Savers: Do More for Less
To watch on-demand, click here.
Scratching your head on how to get more bang for your buck? Look no further, this panel of industry experts reveals the unbelievable possibilities when tackling cost-effective quality natural history programming. With decreased budgets and a demand for high-end programming, how can producers and networks work together to produce the best possible shows without breaking the bank? And, what do you sacrifice first when the pockets get tight?

To learn more about this topic and contribute to a live conversation about solutions, please join us for the Action Coalition: Elevating Global Voices and Local Storytellers meetup in Remo on September 30th at 1pm EST/ 7pm CEST/ 10:30pm IST

Speakers
avatar for Tria Thalman

Tria Thalman

Executive Producer for Natural History, Smithsonian Networks
Tria considers herself one of the lucky ones: someone who knew early in life what she wanted to do and has happily followed that path for 25 years. In her current role she helps develop and oversee a broad slate of wildlife films for Smithsonian Channel US and their international... Read More →
avatar for Ally Christos

Ally Christos

Development Executive, Red Rock Films International
Ally Christos is the development executive for Red Rock Films International. She has developed and worked on a number of natural history shows for broadcasters including Nat Geo WILD and Smithsonian Channel as well as developed shows for SVOD platforms. Ally is an international excellence... Read More →
avatar for Brian Armstrong

Brian Armstrong

President, Red Rock Films
Australian author and journalist, Brian Armstrong, has been a professional writer and television producerfor more than 30 years. As a staff filmmaker for National Geographic Television for 11 years and as thePresident of Red Rock Films since 2010, he has travelled the world to produce... Read More →
avatar for Jessie Springer

Jessie Springer

Associate Manager, Development, Nat Geo WILD
Jessie Springer is an Associate Manager of Development for the National Geographic WILD creative team. She helps manage the development and production of wildlife and animal content for three major platforms: Nat Geo WILD, National Geographic Channel and Disney Plus. In this role... Read More →
avatar for Noel Kok

Noel Kok

Co-founder and Executive Director, Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF)
Noel Kok is a director, creative and storyteller who has a passion for natural history and African conservation stories. After the realisation of pushing a false dream, Noel dropped out of university from studying a law degree. With over 25 years of experience in management, marketing... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Eventive

1:30pm MDT

Live: The Last Ice - Premiere and Q&A
Sponsored by National Geographic
To watch, click here.
LIVE Q&A at 3pm MDT with Enric Sala, Scott Ressler and Maatalii Okalik.
For centuries, Inuit in the Arctic have lived on and around the frozen ocean. Now, as climate change is rapidly melting the sea ice between Canada and Greenland, the outside world sees unprecedented opportunity. Oil and gas deposits, faster shipping routes, tourism, and fishing all provide financial incentive to exploit the newly opened waters. But for more than 100,000 Inuit, an entire way of life is at stake. Development here threatens to upset the delicate balance between their communities, land, and wildlife.
Divided by aggressive colonization and decades of hardship, Inuit in Canada and Greenland are once again coming together, fighting to protect what will remain of their world. The question is, will the world listen?



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Enric Sala

Dr. Enric Sala

National Geographic Explorer in Residence | Founder, Pristine Seas
Dr. Enric Sala is a former university professor who saw himself writing the obituary of ocean life, and quit academia to become a full-time conservationist as a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. He founded and leads Pristine Seas, a project that combines exploration, research... Read More →
avatar for Kalee Kreider

Kalee Kreider

Chief Communications Officer to the National Geographic Society
Kalee Kreider has nearly thirty years of communications and policy experience specializing in the environment, technology, sustainability and politics. Currently, she serves as Chief Communications Officer to the National Geographic Society. Prior to that she worked for nearly seven... Read More →
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Scott Ressler

Director
In Scott Ressler’s first feature-length documentary, THE LAST ICE, we are introduced to two young Inuit who are fighting for their survival in the face of climate change. Ressler is no stranger to environmental stories and causes, having worked as a producer, director, cameraman... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 1:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Eventive

2:00pm MDT

Live: Conservation Roundtables
This LIVE networking event will be in the Explorers room in Remo, our Virtual Jackson Lake Lodge! Click here and once you're in the Lobby, click the Explorers button in the lower right. 
First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.

Join conservation leaders and emerging filmmakers advocating for our natural environments for frank roundtable conversation and a chance to strategize this week of networking and engagement!

Featuring:
Ru Mahoney, Project Impact, Protect the Arctic Campaign
Dan O'Neill, Wildlerlands Festival, Philippine Eagle Foundation,
Sarika Khanwilkar, Fullbright Recipient, Wild Tiger PhD Scholar

Tuesday September 29, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Remo

3:30pm MDT

Where We Stand: The Importance of LGBTQ+ Representation
Sponsored by 500 Queer Scientists
To watch on-demand, click here.
Dan O'Neill and Dr. Lauren Esposito discuss LGBTQ+ representation in both science and wildlife filmmaking, and why it matters for achieving equality. This conversation will highlight Dan and Lauren's unique experiences as queer people doing field research and expedition filmmaking, the unique concerns for LGBTQ+ people working in these industries, and the ways in which everyone can do more to combat inequality. 

Speakers
avatar for Dan O'Neill

Dan O'Neill

Wildlife Filmmaker, Presenter
Dan O'Neill is a wildlife filmmaker, presenter, and PhD candidate biologist. After working internationally as a field researcher and video journalist, he completed a Masters in Wildlife Filmmaking at UWE Bristol in partnership with the BBC Natural History Unit where he founded Wilderland... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Lauren Esposito

Dr. Lauren Esposito

Assistant Curator and Schlinger Chair of Arachnology, 500 Queer Scientists


Tuesday September 29, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
Eventive

4:30pm MDT

FIRST LOOK: School of Hope, Moroccan Nomads living through Climate Change
To watch on-demand, click here.
This discussion features the Director and Producers of the soon-to-be-released feature documentary School of Hope, talking about how one community with the lowest carbon footprint is paying the biggest price on climate change, and expanding the idea of what an environmental film can be.

Speakers
avatar for Mohamed El Aboudi

Mohamed El Aboudi

Director, School of Hope
The director of School of Hope (2020), Mohamed El Aboudi, was born in 1961 in Morocco, and graduated from Bond University, Australia with the degree of Master of Film and Television. He currently resides in Finland, and was awarded in 2006 as the best and most experienced documentary... Read More →
avatar for Hind Saih

Hind Saih

Producer, School of Hope
Hind Saih was born and raised in Morocco. She arrived in France after receiving her High School diploma, and earned a PHD Degree in Cinema. She joined Play Film in 1999, an independent production and distribution company based in Paris, where she worked as head of international distribution... Read More →
avatar for Pertti Veijalainen

Pertti Veijalainen

Producer, School of Hope
Pertti studied film theory and history, philosophy, communications, sociology and literature at the Universities of Stockholm and Helsinki. He was a member of Helsinki students theatre 1976. He graduated from the Film Department of University of Industrial Arts 1984 and worked as... Read More →
avatar for Rocky Collins

Rocky Collins

Executive Producer, School of Hope, Vulcan Productions


Tuesday September 29, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
Eventive

5:30pm MDT

Stormborn - Premiere and Q&A
To watch, click here.
Love Nature's latest original commission, Stormborn (3×50’; 4K and HD) is a three-part, story led drama featuring a cast of charismatic, tenacious animals surviving and thriving in the remote, northern edges of the Atlantic Ocean. Audiences will join these animals as they race against darkness, before winter begins, breeding and raising their young during a short, harsh season. Created by Maramedia, the trilogy includes several instances of animal behaviour, in the rarely explored latitude of Subarctic, that have never been seen by scientists or captured on film, including:
  • Arctic Foxes in Iceland developing and mastering a new hunting technique to catch kittiwakes
  • Drone footage of an Orca catching a porpoise
  • First-ever 4K footage of a seal killing a pup
  • The most detailed footage ever recorded of a reindeer fjord crossing
The series’ world broadcast premiere will take place on Love Nature's international linear and streaming video platforms this November. Blue Ant International handles international licencing. 

Speakers
avatar for Nigel Pope

Nigel Pope

Founder and Creative Director of Maramedia
Creating landmark Natural History hits such as Big Cat Week, Secret Life of Elephants and Hebrides – Islands on the Edge he’s also worked with gorillas in the Congo, polar bears in Arctic Canada, orangutans in Borneo and ospreys in Scotland. Trained at the world-renowned BBC Natural... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Savery

Jackie Savery

Founder and Producer at Maramedia
Jackie has a host of expertise and experience – truly understanding the biology and detail of her film subjects, she is also an accomplished field naturalist. Jackie trained at the world-renowned BBC Natural History unit and wasa key member of the creative team for the award winning... Read More →
avatar for Alison Barrat

Alison Barrat

Vice President of Production and Development for Love Nature
Alison Barrat is Vice President of production and development for Love Nature, a natural history channel that reaches 200 million households around the world. Alison works with production companies and coproduction partners to help shape and greenlight new projects for Love Nature... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm MDT
Eventive
 
Wednesday, September 30
 

8:00am MDT

Live: One-on-one Speed Pitching
Sign up for an 8 minute slot to pitch to commissioners from Doclights and PBS. To sign up for a slot, email harlee@jacksonwild.org with a paragraph summary of the project you will be pitching, and who you would like to pitch to.
Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis, and will fill up quickly. Slots for a particular commissioner may be full.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Gardner

Bill Gardner

PBS Content Strategy, Development and Production
Bill Gardner oversees PBS content strategy, development and production in the genresof history, culture and science, along with a particular concentration on conservation-themed natural history, across platforms.During his time at PBS, projects he commissioned or oversaw have won... Read More →
avatar for Tom Synnatzschke

Tom Synnatzschke

Executive Producer, NDR Natural History Unit


Wednesday September 30, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Zoom

8:00am MDT

Improving Conservation Impact Through Collaboration and Inclusion.
Sponsored by Vulcan Productions
To watch on-demand, click here.
The founding members of Pride Lion Conservation Alliance share real-life challenges and examples of how they are changing the culture of conservation in order to achieve real, lasting impacts for wildlife. This session will challenge our audience to think differently about how we tell conservation stories in order to support positive change.

To learn more about this topic and contribute to a live conversation about solutions, please join us for the Action Coalition: Elevating Global Voices and Local Storytellers meetup in Remo on September 30th at 1pm EST/ 7pm CEST/ 10:30pm IST

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Stephanie Dolrenry

Dr. Stephanie Dolrenry

Co-founder and Director of Science, Lion Guardians
Stephanie has studied human-wildlife conflict throughout North America and East Africa, andhas spent the last 10 years leading a team of lion researchers and Maasai warriors. Stephanie received her PhD from University of Wisconsin, Madison and is a member of the African Lion Working... Read More →
avatar for Resson Kantai Duff

Resson Kantai Duff

Deputy Director, Ewaso Lions
Resson is the Deputy Director at Ewaso Lions. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford, graduating with distinction. She applies her passion for community conservation to facilitating the work of a community based... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Colleen Begg

Dr. Colleen Begg

Co-founder and Director, Niassa Lion Project
Colleen has lived in Niassa Reserve – one of the largest and wildest protected areas in theworld – with her family since 2003. Colleen has 25 years of field conservation experienceincluding work with honey badgers, cheetah, wild dog and lion.Colleen’s conservation programs employ... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Shivani Bhalla

Dr. Shivani Bhalla

Founder and Executive Director, Ewaso Lions
Born and raised in Kenya, Shivani founded Ewaso Lions in 2007 to promote coexistence between carnivores and people - a project that she now co-leads with her team. Together with her team, she works with communities to reduce livestock loss to carnivores, and monitors the existing... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Amy Dickman

Dr. Amy Dickman

Director, Ruaha Carnivore Project
With more than 18 years of experience in wild cat conservation, Amy has achieved vitalconservation successes in one of Africa’s most important landscapes for large carnivores – the Ruaha Landscape – which supports more than 10% of the world’s remaining lions.Amy received her... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Leela Hazzah

Dr. Leela Hazzah

Executive Director and Co-founder, Lion Guardians
Leela has worked on conservation issues in East Africa for more than 15 years, where herresearch focuses on understanding the predictors and motivations behind lion killing inMaasailand, Kenya.Leela’s innovative and culturally appropriate collaborations have seen dramatic results... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Alayne Oriol-Cotterill

Dr. Alayne Oriol-Cotterill

Founder and Director, Lion Landscapes
Alayne began her field conservation and research career in 1991 and, over the past 25 years,she has spent more time in the field with wild lions than nearly any conservationist alive today.Her vast experience working with diverse teams throughout East and Southern Africa, alongwith... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Eventive

8:30am MDT

Live: Corona - The Pandemic and the Pangolin - Premiere and Q&A
Sponsored by Terra Mater Factual Studios
To watch, click here. LIVE Q&A will begin at 9:30am MDT
At a time when we are bombarded with COVID-19 information comes a moment of clarity – and a warning we cannot afford to ignore. We ask – who is really behind this pandemic? Find out in revealing dialogues with scientists, experts and activists like conservation icon Jane Goodall and environmental hero Captain Paul Watson from Sea Shephard. Their stories combine with raw, up to date images and Terra Mater’s classic, inspiring blue-chip footage, in a film to make you pause, feel and act.

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Lummer

Susanne Lummer

Executive Producer, Terra Mater Factual Studios
A lovable animal needs soft fur, four paws and two big eyes? Not so for Susanne: She’s the Executive Producer with a soft spot for creepy-crawly creatures – may they have at least six to eight legs and the same number of eyes! Susanne’s passion for wildlife of any size combined... Read More →
avatar for Tracey S. McNamara, D.V.M., Diplomate, A.C.V.P.

Tracey S. McNamara, D.V.M., Diplomate, A.C.V.P.

veterinary pathologist and a Professor of Pathology at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
Tracey S. McNamara, D.V.M., Diplomate, A.C.V.P., is a veterinary pathologist and a Professor ofPathology at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, CA.Dr. McNamara specializes in the recognition and understanding of the diseases of captive and... Read More →
avatar for David Quammen

David Quammen

American author and Journalist
David Quammen is an American author and journalist who travels widely for research, usually to wild landscapes. His sixteen books include The Song of the Dodo (1996), The Reluctant Mr. Darwin (2006), and The Tangled Tree (2018). His 2012 book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Berry

Ruth Berry

Producer, Director and Writer
Award winning producer, director and writer of blue chip factual programming; content developer, natural history illustrator, moderator and trainer. Loves dinosaurs, Neanderthals, B movie monsters, mountains and killer marsupials. Her films have appeared on most broadcast networks... Read More →
avatar for Walter Koehler

Walter Koehler

Founder and CEO of the internationally acclaimed Terra Mater Factual Studios
WALTER KOEHLER is founder and CEO of the internationally acclaimed Terra Mater Factual Studios, based in Vienna/Austria. He looks back on almost 35 successful years in the film business, nonfiction as well as narrative. In 2011, Koehler launched his production company Terra Mater... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Flocken

Jeffrey Flocken

Humane Society International, President
Jeffrey Flocken is the President of Humane Society International. In this capacity he leads the organization’s animal welfare work over fifty countries, fighting to protect and conserve wildlife, companion animals, laboratory animals and farmed animals around the globe through direct-care... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 8:30am - 10:30am MDT
Eventive

9:00am MDT

Cinematography On the Move
To watch on-demand, click here.
This session explores the visions, style and techniques of four Directors of Photography. We explore changing trends in media use, iconic character-building of animals, fast-paced equipment developments, and how we’re reaching audiences of different cultures and gender are in focus of the discussion. 

Speakers
avatar for Gail Jenkinson

Gail Jenkinson

Director of Photography
Gail Jenkinson is a Director of Photography working in natural history, documentary and specialist factual. Filming on land, sea and air she has been fortunate enough to film in all seven continents. She is HSE qualified for filming underwater and is a specialist at working on boats... Read More →
avatar for Christina Karliczek Skoglund

Christina Karliczek Skoglund

Director of Photography and Underwater Filming Specialist
Christina Karliczek Skoglund is an international award-winning director of photography and underwater filming specialist.She filmed around the world for wildlife and expeditions series of BBC, NDR/Doclights, Terra Mater and Nat Geo Wild - on land and in water. ‘Sharks Of The Icy... Read More →
avatar for Gunjan Menon

Gunjan Menon

Natural History Filmmaker and Writer
Gunjan Menon is an independent natural history filmmaker and writer from India. She specialises in conservation and human interest stories and has won multiple accolades with 30+ International awards and nominations across 15 countries including being shortlisted for a student BAFTA... Read More →
avatar for Justine Evans

Justine Evans

Wildlife Cinematographer
Justine is a wildlife camerawoman, well known for her work both in front of and behind the camera. She has filmed for many of the large broadcasters including the BBC, Netflix, National Geographic and Disney Nature and is a specialist in tree canopy work, night filming and her appearances... Read More →
avatar for Tania Escobar

Tania Escobar

Camerawoman
Tania Escobar is a camerawoman working primarily in natural history and documentary genres, specializing in wildlife behavior sequences and observational cinematography. Her craft spans a range of filming techniques, including long-lens, remote control cameras, camera-traps, macro... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Eventive

10:00am MDT

Filming with the Land - Shifting the Narrative Through Indigenous Storytelling
Sponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
To watch on-demand, click here.
Indigenous filmmakers discuss audiovisual sovereignty, cultural appropriation and how they approach filmmaking with communities.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Rector

Tracy Rector

NIA TERO - MANAGING DIRECTOR, STORYTELLING
Tracy Rector comes to Nia Tero with a passion for amplifying and empowering Indigenous voices. She brings two decades of experience as a community organizer, educator, filmmaker, film programmer, and arts curator, all infused with her deep roots in plant medicine.For the last 18 years... Read More →
avatar for Emmanuela Shinta

Emmanuela Shinta

Dayak activist and Filmmaker
Emmanuela Shinta is a Dayak activist and filmmaker whose work is widely known in Southeast Asia. She is the founder of Ranu Welum Foundation. With a reputation for leading and empowering young people, she regularly speaks at workshops, graduations, panel discussions, activist forums... Read More →
avatar for Sany Montahuano Ushigua

Sany Montahuano Ushigua

Filmmaker, Tawna Films.
avatar for David Hernández Palmar

David Hernández Palmar

Filmmaker, Independent Curator and Film Programmer
David Hernández Palmar | Wayuu, IIPUANA Clan, Venezuela | is a filmmaker, independent curator and film programmer with recognized experience in the Latin American region. He is also a photographer, journalist, researcher and producer of several audiovisual works that have portrayed... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eventive

10:00am MDT

Jane Goodall: The Hope - Q&A with Jane Goodall
Film followed by Q&A with Jane Goodall and Filmmakers Kim Woodard and Elizabeth Leiter.
To watch on-demand, click here.

Lucky 8 TV for National Geographic
Six decades ago, Jane Goodall arrived in Tanzania, determined to earn the trust of the chimpanzee communities living there. Her discoveries on the shores of Lake Tanganyika made her one of the most important scientists of the twentieth century and a household name. Jane Goodall: The Hope chronicles Goodall’s journey from world-renowned scientist to icon—following her tireless work to save the world for chimpanzees and humans alike. Through never before seen archival and original footage, The Hope documents Dr. Jane travelling around the globe to spread her message of hope and inspire the next generation to save the world.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Woodard

Kim Woodard

Co-Founder and Co-President, Lucky 8
Kim Woodard is co-founder and co-president of award-winning production company Lucky 8,which creates unscripted content for broadcast and cable networks, as well as streamingplatforms. Since the company’s 2014 inception, Woodard has executive produced hundreds ofhours of programming... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Leiter

Elizabeth Leiter

Director/Producer
Elizabeth Leiter is a documentary filmmaker with over a decade of experience crafting films andtelevision. She made her directorial debut in 2019 with Frontline’s “The Abortion Divide”. Herproducing credits include the Emmy-nominated series "Parched" for National Geographic... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall

Primatologist, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots & Shoots program
In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is now Tanzania and ventured into the little-known world of wild chimpanzees.Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane Goodall braved a realm of unknowns... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eventive

10:30am MDT

Live: Virtual Summit Lobby
Click here to access.
The Virtual Lodge Lobby will be live Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 10:30am - 3:30pm MDT. First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.
Live during the week of the Summit, as part of your All-access pass, you will have access to our Virtual Summit Lobby, which will allow you to sit in small group and move around the Lobby to meet and greet with friends new and old! You will be able to see who else is in the Lobby, talk on video with others at your table, and switch tables easily. The Virtual Summit Lobby will also allow you to send direct messages to all delegates in attendance, and to all delegates in the Lobby as well.


Wednesday September 30, 2020 10:30am - 3:30pm MDT
Remo

11:00am MDT

Live: Action Coalition Forum: Elevating Global Talent & Local Storytellers
This LIVE session will be in the Explorers room on Remo, our Virtual Jackson Lake Lodge! Click here and once you're in the Lobby, click the Explorers button in the lower right. 
First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.

Sponsored by National Geographic Society
This Action Forum will unveil a new Jackson Wild Hub of solutions, resources, and best practices for ensuring global talent and local storytellers have greater access to training, opportunities and success in wildlife & documentary filmmaking. Our conversation distills the leading efforts of networks, distributors, producers and other industry members to chart a course and for the Jackson Wild Community to pave the way in expanding our field and broadening our view of the planet with concrete solutions and commitments to change.

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Runnette

Brooke Runnette

The Explorer Accelerator
Fmr President, National Geographic Studios; EVP & Chief Program Officer, National Geographic Society; CPO of Elemental @ Emerson Collective; Emmy & Peabody award-winning producer & journalist. Now launching a new project to unleash the better future faster: The Explorer Accelerat... Read More →
avatar for Jacqueline Farmer

Jacqueline Farmer

Saint Thomas Productions & Nature Through Her Eyes
Director/ Producer with 20 years experience in independent production in TV, Cinema, Imax. Helmed the 'Nature through her Eyes’ festival with the VII Academy in Perpignan in October 2019.


Wednesday September 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Remo

12:00pm MDT

15 minutes with ARTE France
To watch on-demand, click here.
Spend 30 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. Sage advice from those who sell: know your buyer!

Speakers
avatar for Hélène Ganichaud

Hélène Ganichaud

Deputy Head of the Specialist Factual Unit, ARTE France
Hélène Ganichaud is the deputy head of the Specialist Factual Unit at ARTE France. She commissions natural history, history science, adventure and human interest programmes. Before that, she was a London-based freelance producer, writer and director for more than 10 years working... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 12:00pm - 12:15pm MDT
Eventive

12:15pm MDT

15 minutes with Off the Fence
To watch on-demand, click here.
Spend 15 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. Sage advice from those who sell: know your buyer!

Wednesday September 30, 2020 12:15pm - 12:30pm MDT
Eventive

12:30pm MDT

Live: A Conversation with Steve Burns, 2020 Legacy Award in Media
Sponsored by Doclights
To watch, click here. LIVE Q&A with Steve Burns and Carole Tomko will be in the Explorers room of Remo at 1:15 MDT!
Once you're in the Lobby, click the Explorers button in the lower right. 
First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.

From NatGeo to Discovery to CuriosityStream, Steve Burns is a known innovator who has shaped nature and science media for more than twenty five years. Join long-time associate Carole Tomko in a conversation about where we’ve come from and where we might be headed. Celebrating one of the most well-regarded icons in documentary film.

Speakers
avatar for Carole Tomko

Carole Tomko

Chief Content Officer
Carole Tomko is a recognized global media executive who has been managing portfolios of businesses and producing award winning content for years.  As a mission-driven leader, she has launched and led networks, studios, philanthropic and content ventures. Leading consumer-facing organizations... Read More →
avatar for Steve Burns

Steve Burns

Roller Coaster Road Productions
Steve Burns recently retired as Chief Content Officer for CuriosityStream, a 5-year-oldfactual SVOD, pay and liner service, now available in 13-million homes worldwide.Burns rejoined Roller Coaster Road Productions as EP at the company he founded in2011. He also continues as Special... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm MDT
Eventive

2:00pm MDT

Live Workshop: All Things Immersive
Sponsored by cWave Labs
A guided tour of immersive storytelling: virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and 360 filmmaking. An overview of the differences in story structure, script writing approaches, workflows and associated development tools.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Aimé Cardona

Martha Aimé Cardona "Mac"

Founder and CEO of cWave Labs
Martha Aimé Cardona "Mac" is the founder and CEO of cWave Labs. She is a Wildlife Biologist, storyteller, and immersive experience designer


Wednesday September 30, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Remo

2:30pm MDT

Are Games the Next Frontier in Wildlife Storytelling?
Sponsored by National Geographic Society
To watch on-demand, click here.
Our panelists will discuss the power of games for both storytelling and behavior change and how those strengths can be applied to wildlife and its conservation.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Gershenfeld

Alan Gershenfeld

Co-Founder/President, E-Line Media
Alan Gershenfeld is Co-Founder/President of E-Line Media, a developer of commercial social impact video games. E-Line titles include the BAFTA award winning Never Alone, Beyond Blue, Gamestar Mechanic and MinecraftEdu. Alan has worked on impact game projects with the Gates Foundation... Read More →
avatar for Gautam Shah

Gautam Shah

National Geographic Fellow | Founder, Internet of Elephants
Gautam Shah, a National Geographic Fellow, is the founder of Internet of Elephants, a social enterprise that develops groundbreaking digital tools to engage people with wildlife. Through unique mobile games, augmented reality and data visualizations that use GPS and other data gathered... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Renée Lertzman

Dr. Renée Lertzman

Researcher, Educator and Eco-engagement Strategist
Renée Lertzman is a researcher, educator and eco-engagement strategist who uses psychological insights to change our approach to the environmental crisis. Applying her training as a psychosocial researcher specializing in deep human insights, she uses frameworks and methods that... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Berlowitz

Vanessa Berlowitz

Co-founder and Executive Producer, Wildstar Films
Vanessa is a world-renowned wildlife film producer and director, who has filmed in everycontinent and in over 65 countries, from pole to pole. She worked at the BBC NaturalHistory Unit for 24 years and made over 15 films for 5 highly internationally acclaimed,multi-award winning... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Eventive

3:30pm MDT

Data-Driven Storytelling: The Future of Impact media
Sponsored by WaterBear Network
To watch on-demand, click here.
Change is in the air as conservation storytellers harness powerful audience data, behavior change science, and digital tracking to create authentic targeted campaigns.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Hamilton

Ben Hamilton

Conservation Filmmaker & Owner of Wild Agency
Ben Hamilton is an award winning conservation filmmaker and the owner of Wild Agency. For the past decade he has traveled the globe capturing stories for NGOs and companies like National Geographic, BBC, and Smithsonian. Today, at Wild Agency, he works to design innovative video campaigns... Read More →
avatar for Brian Hutchinson

Brian Hutchinson

Vice President of Outreach, Oceanic Society
Brian Hutchinson is Vice President of Outreach for Oceanic Society, America’s oldest nonprofit dedicated to ocean conservation, and co-founder of its innovative Blue Habits program that draws on behavioral science to reach and engage people in daily habits that improve ocean health... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Mele Wheaton

Dr. Mele Wheaton

Research Scholar, Stanford University
Dr. Mele Wheaton is a senior research scholar in the Social Ecology Lab at Stanford University. Her research interests include behavior change, environmental learning, and equity and inclusion in conservation education. Mele currently manages projects including exploring the various... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
Eventive

3:30pm MDT

Pollinating Development
To watch on-demand, click here.
As bee hives and organic produce are a garden staple, the market for natural pollinators continues to expand. It’s important to ask ourselves, what role do natural pollinators play in the future for our climate? How can bees and pollinators be vectors of development in communities?


Speakers
avatar for Scott Atkinson

Scott Atkinson

Managing Partner and Co-Head of Global Sustainability at Heidrick & Struggles Inc
Scott is a Managing Partner and Co-Head of Global Sustainability at Heidrick & Struggles Inc., an international executive search and leadership advisory firm. In his role, Scott leads executives searches for companies and organizations that focus on advancing environmental and social... Read More →
avatar for Marisa Rodrigues

Marisa Rodrigues

Honey Project Manager at Gorongosa National Park
I am driven by curiosity and passion for biodiversity, entomology, and genetics. I was born and raised in a rural village in Portugal and since my earliest recollections, I have always been fascinated by how biology and evolution shape the world. My fascination turned academic when... Read More →
avatar for Scott Hoffman Black

Scott Hoffman Black

Executive Director, Xerces Society
Scott Hoffman Black is an internationally known conservationist who has been at the forefront of the conservation movement for three decades. He is executive director of the Xerces Society, which under his leadership has become the premier invertebrate conservation organization in... Read More →
avatar for Jane Kim

Jane Kim

Visual Artist, Science Illustrator, and the Founder of Ink Dwell
Jane Kim is a visual artist, science illustrator, and the founder of Ink Dwell, a Bay Area studio that explores the wonders of the natural world. Her art career started when she was a little girl obsessively painting flowers and bears on the walls of her bedroom. She received more... Read More →
avatar for Thayer Walker

Thayer Walker

Author and Correspondent for Outside magazine
As an author and correspondent for Outside magazine for more than a decade, Thayer covers science, adventure, exploration, and the natural world. He has explored the Cayman Trench in a homemade submarine, survived 20 days stranded on a desert island, once escaped the jaws of an irascible... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
Eventive

4:00pm MDT

Photo Ark - Premiere
Sponsored by National Geographic
Premieres October 17 and 24 at 10/9c on Nat Geo WILD 
To watch, click here.
In the two-hour PHOTO ARK special, tag along with National Geographic photographer, Fellow, and Founder of the National Geographic Photo Ark Joel Sartore on his quest to use the power of photography to inspire people to save species at risk by photographing every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. He just recently documented the 10,000th species for the Ark, and he always goes to great lengths to photograph thousands more, even if it means following a giant armadillo into a bathroom! Joel dives deep under water in the Amazon rainforest and soars more than 12,000 feet above the tree line in the Colorado Rockies just so he can get the perfect shot and encourage people to care about endangered species before it’s too late. He must constantly adapt his ever-changing “photo studios” and accommodate animals with unpredictable habits to create a connection with audiences around the world, showcasing these species like never before. “It’s the eye contact that moves people,” Sartore explains. “It engages their feelings of compassion and a desire to help.”

Wednesday September 30, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Eventive

4:30pm MDT

Shifting Programming for a World on Lockdown (Producing in a Pandemic)
Sponsored by Burgenland.
To watch on-demand, click here.
When the world stops, how do we keep our industry going? When film crews can't travel and access to locations are cut off, what are some strategies and opportunities we can use to keep learning and producing alive? How can we pivot?

To learn more about this topic and contribute to a live conversation about solutions, please join us for the Action Coalition: Elevating Global Voices and Local Storytellers meetup in Remo on September 30th at 1pm EST/ 7pm CEST/ 10:30pm IST

Speakers
avatar for Arielle Ness-Cohn

Arielle Ness-Cohn

Production Designer
Arielle is an LA based Production Designer who's designed for film, television, music video and commercial productions, notably the HBO docuseries McMILLION$ (2020) and the feature film THE BLOODHOUND (2019). Arielle has also Art Directed and Assistant Art Directed on multiple feature... Read More →
avatar for Adam Cole

Adam Cole

Writer and Director, The Mind, Explained
Adam is a relentlessly curious science reporter. During eight years at NPR's science desk, his reporting was heard on the radio and podcasts, and he created, produced and hosted the video series Skunk Bear. He is currently writer and director of the Netflix miniseries "The Mind, Explained... Read More →
avatar for Ally Christos

Ally Christos

Development Executive, Red Rock Films International
Ally Christos is the development executive for Red Rock Films International. She has developed and worked on a number of natural history shows for broadcasters including Nat Geo WILD and Smithsonian Channel as well as developed shows for SVOD platforms. Ally is an international excellence... Read More →
avatar for Aneeta Akhurst

Aneeta Akhurst

Director of Programming, Seeker
Aneeta Akhurst is the Director of Programming at Seeker, an award-winning science digital media brand, delivering over 2 billion annual video views and ranking #1 in scale and engagement on social. Seeker empowers the curious to understand how science shapes their world, and celebrates... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany McNeil

Tiffany McNeil

Cinematographer/Director/Digital and New Media Strategist
Tiffany McNeil is an award winning Cinematographer/Director/Digital and New Media Strategist and has held positions at media companies including HBO, CNN, Huffpost. As Producer/Editor for National Geographic, she led the creation of and built the video strategy around National Geographic's... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Steinberg

Danielle Steinberg

Digital Lead, PBS Nature
Danielle Steinberg is currently the digital lead for PBS Nature. She was most recently a senior producer running the video teams for Gizmodo and Earther. Before that, she was a founding member of PBS Digital Studios, PBS' original digital network of educational series, where she began... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
Eventive

4:30pm MDT

Wild Women: Oceans & Conservation
To watch on-demand, click here.
The title says it all. These fearless five women are looking to change the way we see our ocean. Through different mediums of science and visual storytelling, each looks to the ocean as a new vector for exploration. Join them as they each tell their stories of what it’s like working and filming under the sea.


Speakers
avatar for Farah Obaidullah

Farah Obaidullah

Independent Ocean Advocate, Consultant and the Founder of Women4Oceans
Farah Obaidullah is an Independent Ocean Advocate, Consultant and the Founder of Women4Oceans. She holds both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science from Imperial College in London. With 16 years experience in ocean advocacy, Farah has travelled the world, observing the beauty... Read More →
avatar for Alannah Vellacott

Alannah Vellacott

Marine Ecologist, Coral Farmer and Science Communicator
Alannah Vellacott is a Bahamian marine ecologist, coral farmer and science communicator. Alannah is passionate about marine research and outreach and she works daily to restore the world's dying coral reefs through growing corals to bolster reef resilience. An experienced diver and... Read More →
avatar for Inka Cresswell

Inka Cresswell

Wildlife Filmmaker and Underwater Camera Operator.
Inka Cresswell is a Wildlife filmmaker and underwater camera operator. After studying a B.Sc degree in Marine Biology she noticed a strong disconnect between science and general awareness and decided to combine her passion for underwater photography and interest in marine biology... Read More →
avatar for Katie Bryden

Katie Bryden

Senior Video Producer
Katie Bryden is a cause-based conservation filmmaker. Currently, she works as a Senior Video Producer at Conservation International and is an Emerging League Fellow at the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). Katie has led international film productions in Tanzania... Read More →
avatar for Malaika Vaz

Malaika Vaz

National Geographic Explorer, wildlife presenter and filmmaker
Malaika is a National Geographic Explorer, wildlife presenter and filmmaker. As part of her Nat Geo Early Career grant, Malaika recently created a 3-part documentary series on the community-led conservation of Big Cats in India titled 'Living with Predators' which is scheduled to... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Erika Woolsey

Dr. Erika Woolsey

Marine Biologist, Designer, VR filmmaker & National Geographic Explorer
Dr. Erika Woolsey is a marine biologist, designer, VR filmmaker, National Geographic Explorer, Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Virtual Human Interaction Lab, and CEO and co-founder of The Hydrous, a non-profit devoted to translating marine science into public understanding... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
Eventive

5:30pm MDT

The Deep Med - Premiere and Q&A
To watch, click here.
Explorers of the deepest depths, liberating themselves from time and challenging thelimits of the human body. Four divers are preparing themselves to embark on a new experience: to live in a 5m2 pressurized chamber for 28 days, in order to explore at 100m deep without boundaries and reveal the lush and unknown depths of the Mediterranean Sea.

Wednesday September 30, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm MDT
Eventive

7:30pm MDT

Live: Purple Mountains Premiere and Q&A
To watch, click here.
LIVE Q&A will be at 8:30pm MDT.
Professional snowboarder and mountaineer Jeremy Jones has an intimate relationship with the outdoors. It’s his escape, his identity, and his legacy. But over the course of his 45 years in the mountains, he’s seen things change: more extreme weather, fewer snow days, and economic strain on mountain towns.
Motivated by an urge to protect the places he loves, Jeremy sets out on a physical and philosophical journey to find common ground with fellow outdoor people across diverse political backgrounds. He learns their hopes and fears while walking a mile in their shoes on the mountain and in the snow. 
With intimacy and emotion set against breathtaking backdrops, Purple Mountains navigates America’s divide with a refreshing perspective: even though we may disagree about climate policy, our shared values can unite us.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones

Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, Environmentalist and Snowboarding Pioneer
As an accomplished filmmaker, entrepreneur, environmentalist and snowboarding pioneer, Jeremy Jones is widely regarded as one of the most legendary big mountain riders and explorers of all time. Named a 2013 National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” and eleven times voted “Best... Read More →
avatar for Josh 'Bones' Murphy

Josh 'Bones' Murphy

Director
Josh is a director and producer of film, commercials and branded entertainment. He was co-producer and second unit director of the feature film adaptation of David James Dunkin’s classic novel THE RIVER WHY that won the Gerald Hirschfeld, ASC Best Cinematography at the 2010 Ashland... Read More →
avatar for Gina Papabeis

Gina Papabeis

Impact Producer
Specializing in socially conscious, world-changing projects, Gina has over a decade of experience in documentary production and impact campaign execution with the high-profile documentary films The Game Changers (Executive Producer, James Cameron), Racing Extinction (Emmy and Oscar-nominee... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm MDT
Eventive
 
Thursday, October 1
 

8:00am MDT

Live: One-on-one Speed Pitching
Sign up for an 8 minute slot to pitch to commissioners from ARTE France and Off the Fence. To sign up for a slot, email harlee@jacksonwild.org with a paragraph summary of the project you will be pitching, and who you would like to pitch to.
Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis, and will fill up quickly. Slots for a particular commissioner may be full.

Speakers
avatar for Loren Syer-Willoughby

Loren Syer-Willoughby

Acquisitions Executive, Off the Fence
Loren started her career as a sales executive at Indigo Film & Television, selling to multiple territories across factual, fiction and kid’s content to international broadcasters around the world. After three years, Loren moved to Off the Fence as an Acquisitions Executive and is... Read More →
avatar for Hélène Ganichaud

Hélène Ganichaud

Deputy Head of the Specialist Factual Unit, ARTE France
Hélène Ganichaud is the deputy head of the Specialist Factual Unit at ARTE France. She commissions natural history, history science, adventure and human interest programmes. Before that, she was a London-based freelance producer, writer and director for more than 10 years working... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Zoom

8:00am MDT

Impact Campaign Finalist Film Case Studies
Sponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
To watch on-demand, click here.
A conversation with the Impact Campaign Finalist films: The Elephant Queen, Sea of Shadows, Peng Yu Sai.

Speakers
avatar for Malaika Vaz

Malaika Vaz

National Geographic Explorer, wildlife presenter and filmmaker
Malaika is a National Geographic Explorer, wildlife presenter and filmmaker. As part of her Nat Geo Early Career grant, Malaika recently created a 3-part documentary series on the community-led conservation of Big Cats in India titled 'Living with Predators' which is scheduled to... Read More →
avatar for Ru Mahoney

Ru Mahoney

Impact Producer
Ru Mahoney is an Impact Producer working at the nexus of storytelling, communication science and action. She's worked on films for National Geographic, BBC, and PBS, including the recent eco-thriller "Sea of Shadows." After several years in the film industry she founded Project Impact... Read More →
avatar for Victoria Stone

Victoria Stone

Director / Producer
Victoria Stone is a Director / Producer. She and her partner Mark Deeble are award-winning wildlife filmmakers, based in Kenya. They are known for their story-driven films, celebrating biodiversity and the inter-connectivity of the natural world. Their most recent film, The Elephant... Read More →
avatar for Mark Deeble

Mark Deeble

Cinematographer and Director/Writer
Mark Deeble is a cinematographer and director/writer. He has produced multi-award winning ‘authored’ films with his partner Victoria Stone, both above and below water over a period 30 years. Besides directing and writing the couple’s films, he worked on Terrence Malick’s Voyage... Read More →
avatar for Etienne Oliff

Etienne Oliff

Filmmaker, Educationalist and Conservationist
avatar for Nitye Sood

Nitye Sood

Director & Producer, Peng Yu Sai

Session Producers
avatar for Maggie Burnette Stogner

Maggie Burnette Stogner

Executive Director Center For Environmental Filmmaking American University
Maggie Burnette Stogner is the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University in Washington, D.C. She has been directing, producing, and writing award-winning documentariesfor 30 years, including a decade at National Geographic for their signature... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Eventive

8:30am MDT

Live: Age of Nature - Premiere and Q&A
Produced by Brian Leith Productions in association with The Nature Conservancy
For PBS and BBC Studios Distribution


LIVE Clips and conversation and Q&A will be at 9:30am MDT

THE AGE OF NATURE is a three-part documentary series, for PBS and BBC Studios Distribution.  This forward-thinking series explores how an increased awareness of the natural world is leading to a new chapter in the story of both humanity and the planet. With stunning photography, the series focuses on the resiliency of Earth’s ecosystems through stories of success, as scientists, citizens and governments act to fix past mistakes and restore the environment. With the current pandemic exposing the fragility and vulnerability of humankind, the balance of nature and our relationship with it is more important than ever. Narrated by Uma Thurman in the US and Anna Friel for international sales, the premiere of THE AGE OF NATURE is PBS starting October 14-28, (check local listings) on PBS, pbs.org and the PBS Video App.


Speakers
avatar for Bill Gardner

Bill Gardner

PBS Content Strategy, Development and Production
Bill Gardner oversees PBS content strategy, development and production in the genresof history, culture and science, along with a particular concentration on conservation-themed natural history, across platforms.During his time at PBS, projects he commissioned or oversaw have won... Read More →
avatar for Brian Leith

Brian Leith

Creative Director of Brian Leith Productions & Executive Producer, The Age of Nature
Brian is the creative director of Brian Leith Productions and an executive producer on The Age of Nature. He was the originator of the series concept. He is an environmental and wildlife film maker with over forty years’ experience. Some of his most notable work includes Wild Arabia... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Morris

Patrick Morris

Executive Producer, The Age of Nature
Patrick is an executive producer on The Age of Nature whose work spans thirty years and includes the major landmark series The Hidden Kingdoms of China, Wild Mexico, Life, Yellowstone, Galapagos, Europe: A Natural History and Wild Africa, the theatrical movie Enchanted Kingdom and... Read More →
avatar for Stanley Heckadon-Moreno

Stanley Heckadon-Moreno

Anthropologist
Stanley is an anthropologist who worked with indigenous communities in Panama during the 1970s and 1980s. This work lead to his important realisation of how much the river depends on the forest, and thus the creation of Panama’s National Parks. Protecting the forests in the headwaters... Read More →
avatar for Tshering Tobgay

Tshering Tobgay

Former Prime Minister of Bhutan
Tshering is the former Prime Minister of Bhutan – the only carbon negative country in the world. He is committed to spreading the message of the melting of the Himalayan ice caps which are threatening the people of Bhutan and the rest of the Himalayan Hindu Kush region.
avatar for John D. Liu

John D. Liu

Ecosystem Ambassador, Commonland Foundation
In the 1980s and 1990s John D. Liu worked as a television producer and cameraman with CBS News, RAI and ZDF covering geo-political events including the rise of China from poverty and isolation and the collapse of the Soviet Union. In the mid-1990s the World Bank asked John to document... Read More →
avatar for Emmanuela Shinta

Emmanuela Shinta

Dayak activist and Filmmaker
Emmanuela Shinta is a Dayak activist and filmmaker whose work is widely known in Southeast Asia. She is the founder of Ranu Welum Foundation. With a reputation for leading and empowering young people, she regularly speaks at workshops, graduations, panel discussions, activist forums... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D.

Dr. Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D.

Chief Strategy Officer of The Nature Conservancy
Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D., is an expert on environmental sustainability and resource economics. He is the Chief Strategy Officer of The Nature Conservancy, one of the largest conservation organizations in the world. Immediately prior to joining the Conservancy, he was a Partner of... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 8:30am - 10:30am MDT
Eventive

9:00am MDT

Why Indigeneity and Indigenuity Matter – Indigenous Leadership in the Face of Crises
Sponsored by Conservation International
To watch on-demand, click here.
Indigenous communities make up less than 5% of the world’s population yet are responsible for protecting 80% of global biodiversity. These communities are at the forefront of the climate movement and feel the impacts of nature’s degradation the most. Today, with the COVID-19 pandemic, global biodiversity loss at an all-time high in many places, worsening and increasing natural disasters, Indigenous communities face unparalleled challenges. Join us for a conversation with leaders from around the world about the importance of Indigenous leadership, knowledge systems and practices in responding to the confluence of challenges the world is facing, critical decisions we need to make as a global community, and why they are optimistic about the survival of our planet and ourselves.

Thursday October 1, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Eventive

10:00am MDT

Conservation Frontline: Rangers v Poachers
To watch on-demand, click here.
With international travel and tourism brought to a standstill, many wilderness areas are vacant and workers from surrounding communities left without jobs—a situation that makes many endangered animals particularly vulnerable to wildlife crime.

Speakers
avatar for Dereck and Beverly Joubert

Dereck and Beverly Joubert

Filmmakers, Conservationists and Explorers
Dereck and Beverly Joubert are world famous, award-winning filmmakers, conservationists and explorers from Botswana. As National Geographic Explorers-at-Large, they founded the Big Cats Initiative that now has over 147 projects across 28 countries, all focused on protecting large... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eventive

10:30am MDT

Live: Virtual Summit Lobby
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The Virtual Lodge Lobby will be live Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 10:30am - 3:30pm MDT. First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.
Live during the week of the Summit, as part of your All-access pass, you will have access to our Virtual Summit Lobby, which will allow you to sit in small group and move around the Lobby to meet and greet with friends new and old! You will be able to see who else is in the Lobby, talk on video with others at your table, and switch tables easily. The Virtual Summit Lobby will also allow you to send direct messages to all delegates in attendance, and to all delegates in the Lobby as well.


Thursday October 1, 2020 10:30am - 3:30pm MDT
Remo

11:00am MDT

Live: Action Coalition Forum: Impact Campaign Development
This LIVE session will be in the Explorers room on Remo, our Virtual Jackson Lake Lodge! Click here and once you're in the Lobby, click the Explorers button in the lower right. 
First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.

Sponsored by National Geographic Partners
This coalition is challenged with creating open-source resources, training and metric strategies that empower storytellers to effectively build impact strategy into the DNA of their projects from concept through distribution.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Rose

Lisa Rose

Head of Impact at the WaterBear Network
Lisa is Head of Impact at the WaterBear Network where she is responsible for NGO partnerships and impact campaigns. Prior to WaterBear, Lisa spent over 15 years working for NGOs such as Greenpeace and Avaaz -- leading campaigns and communications on multiple issues across the world... Read More →
avatar for Ted Richane

Ted Richane

Senior Director of Strategy, Engagement and Impact at Vulcan Productions
Ted is a social change, strategy and communications professional with nearly 20 years of experience designing and managing political, advocacy and social marketing campaigns. As senior director of strategy, engagement and impact at Vulcan Productions, he oversees the company’s partnerships... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Remo

11:30am MDT

Wild Women Media Lab Short Film Showcase and Q&A
Sponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios.
To watch on-demand, click here.
Ten powerful women in conservation science and media from South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia and Kenya were selected for the NEWF Wild Women Media Lab.  From 10th - 22nd August 2020, the cohort engaged in intensive online filmmaking workshops with industry experts and mentors from around the world to guide them through the process of producing a micro-film – a first time experience for all. Each participant was provided with a media making legacy package, allowing them to each develop, film and edit their stories in just a few days. The NEWF Wild Women Media Lab has been designed in partnership with Jackson Wild and is supported by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, American Film Showcase, the United States Mission South Africa and National Geographic Society.

Speakers
avatar for Simangele Sithole

Simangele Sithole

Ecosystem Services Ecologist, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Wild Women Media Lab Fellow
Simangele is an Ecosystem Services Ecologist at Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, where she is responsible for demonstrating the value of biodiversity and ecosystems to human well-being in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Her main research interests lie in the areas of water quality... Read More →
avatar for Norah Rotich

Norah Rotich

Conservationist, Wild Women Media Lab Fellow
Norah is a conservationist from Baringo, Kenya with a passion for photography. She first discovered her insatiable love for the natural world when she was about six years old. She would get excited whenever there was a trip to visit their grandmother who lived about 400 kilometres... Read More →
avatar for Nonhle Mngadi

Nonhle Mngadi

Social Ecology Technician, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Wild Women Media Lab Fellow
Nonhle is currently employed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife as a Social Ecology Technician and is a Master’s student in Agriculture Extension and Rural Resource Management to further increase her knowledge on how to manage socio-economic challenges facing South Africa in the field of... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Nchimbi

Catherine Nchimbi

Conservation Enterprise and Marketing Officer for Tanzania People and Wildlife, Wild Women Media Lab Fellow
Catherine Nchimbi is the Conservation Enterprise and Marketing Officer for Tanzania People and Wildlife. She focuses on empowering women in rural areas through the Women’s Beekeeping Initiative. This work provides women with entrepreneurial skills and opportunities that benefit... Read More →
avatar for Pragna Parsotam-Kok

Pragna Parsotam-Kok

Executive Director, Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF)
Pragna Parsotam-Kok is a film and television producer and production manager. She has a passion for the documentary genre with a focus on conservation, natural history, social justice and call to action filmmaking. With a Bachelors Degree in Social Science (majoring in Culture, Communication... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
Eventive

12:00pm MDT

15 minutes with Nat Geo WILD
To watch on-demand, click here.
Spend 15 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. Sage advice from those who sell: know your buyer!

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Cassin

Meghan Cassin

Vice President of development for National Geographic Channels
Meghan Cassin is the Vice President of development for National Geographic Channels. In this role, she is responsible for animal specials and series across Wild, National Geographic, and the National GeographicDisney+ tile. She is also a co-creator of the Field Ready program which... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 12:00pm - 12:15pm MDT
Eventive

12:15pm MDT

15 minutes with Love Nature
To watch on-demand, click here.
Spend 15 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. Sage advice from those who sell: know your buyer!


Speakers
avatar for Alison Barrat

Alison Barrat

Vice President of Production and Development for Love Nature
Alison Barrat is Vice President of production and development for Love Nature, a natural history channel that reaches 200 million households around the world. Alison works with production companies and coproduction partners to help shape and greenlight new projects for Love Nature... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 12:15pm - 12:30pm MDT
Eventive

12:30pm MDT

Live: Jackson Wild Media Awards Ceremony
Sponsored by Burgenland.
To tune in LIVE at 12:30pm MDT, click here
This event is free and open to the public, feel free to share this link with friends and family to tune in live!
Join us for the culminating event of the 2020 Virtual Summit, the Jackson Wild Media Awards Ceremony, live on Thursday, October 1 with our lovely emcees M. Sanjayan and Andrea Heydlauff! After announcing the winners, we'll gather at small group tables for a celebration. After the ceremony concludes, head over to Remo for the after party where we'll celebrate all of the nominees and winners!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. M. Sanjayan

Dr. M. Sanjayan

CEO Conservation International
Dr. M. Sanjayan has served as Conservation International’s chief executive officer since 2016. He is a global conservation scientist whose work spans from genetics to wildlife migration to nature’s impacts on human well-being.Raised in Southeast Asia and West Africa, Sanjayan’s... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Heydlauff

Andrea Heydlauff

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for African Parks
Andrea Heydlauff is the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for African Parks, a conservation NGO that manages 18 national parks and protected areas in 11 countries on behalf of Governments and communities across Africa. She was the founding employee of Panthera, a big cat... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eventive

2:00pm MDT

Live: Awards After Party
The after party will be in our Virtual Lodge Lobby, Click here to access!
First time logging in? Click here for more details on how to set up your Remo account.

Sponsored by Burgenland.
After the awards ceremony, celebrate the winners at small group tables in the Virtual Lodge Lobby!

Thursday October 1, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Remo

3:30pm MDT

Reaching Beyond the Choir – What NGO’s Can Tell Us about Film Impact
To watch on-demand, click here.
NGOs and a funding grant foundation discuss their experiences with film outreach and audience engagement campaigns. Find out what works well from their side of the fence. What makes a good partnership? Which films have worked well for awareness building versus membership incentives and fundraising? What kind of disappointments and lessons learned from past experiences? What advice do you have for impact producers & filmmakers about approaching them? NGO’s – The difference between ‘in-kind’ contributions and a financial ask? When does it make sense to get involved financially? How do they measure success for their involvement?
Learn more about the National Marine Mammal Foundation.
Our planet website  https://www.ourplanet.com/en/
Impact Report - Our Planet Our Impact. https://www.wwf.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-09/wwfuk_our%20planet%20impact%20report_final.pdf
Our Planet - Educational Guides https://www.ourplanet.com/en/schools-and-youth
Sea of Shadows website https://films.nationalgeographic.com/sea-of-shadows & https://www.terramater.at/cinema/sea-of-shadows/
Sea of Shadows - National Geographic discussion guide https://www.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/ngdotcom/rights-exempt/films/seaofshadows/seaofshadows_discussionguide_2019.pdf?logActivity=true

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Jackson

Joanne Jackson

Producer, Long Haul Big Hearts Productions
Joanna Jackson is an award-winning producer who has been the driving force behind numerous compelling and thought-provoking productions over the last 20 years. Feature documentaries include “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” (2018-19) currently in US release. (Bell Media’s movie... Read More →
avatar for Ru Mahoney

Ru Mahoney

Impact Producer
Ru Mahoney is an Impact Producer working at the nexus of storytelling, communication science and action. She's worked on films for National Geographic, BBC, and PBS, including the recent eco-thriller "Sea of Shadows." After several years in the film industry she founded Project Impact... Read More →
avatar for Colin Butfield

Colin Butfield

Conservation Advisor, Our Planet, WWF-UK
avatar for Vanessa Serrao

Vanessa Serrao

Executive Producer of Impact Media, National Geographic Society
Vanessa Serrao is the Executive Producer of Impact Media at the National Geographic Society, where she and her team create content that advances the mission of the organization. An award-winning filmmaker, producer and media strategist, Vanessa specializes in telling stories about... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Smith

Cynthia Smith

Executive Director, National Marine Mammal Foundation
avatar for Jonnie Hughes

Jonnie Hughes

Supervising Producer, Our Planet, Silverback Films
Jonnie Hughes was a science lecturer and journalist before joining the BBC Natural History Unit in 2002 to make documentaries.  In the last eighteen years, working at both the BBC and independent production companies, he has produced and directed science and natural history films... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
Eventive

4:30pm MDT

A Conversation with Mundiya Kepanga
Sponsored by ARTE France.
To watch on-demand, click here.
Mundiya Kepanga - "The Voice of the Forest" shares about his tribe's ancestral relationship to their sacred primary forest, that is currently being logged for export to the first world, and this Papua New Guinean Chief's journey to protect it. This is a unique interview in a pidgin language with English subtitles.

Speakers
avatar for Hélène Ganichaud

Hélène Ganichaud

Deputy Head of the Specialist Factual Unit, ARTE France
Hélène Ganichaud is the deputy head of the Specialist Factual Unit at ARTE France. She commissions natural history, history science, adventure and human interest programmes. Before that, she was a London-based freelance producer, writer and director for more than 10 years working... Read More →
avatar for Mundiya Kepanga

Mundiya Kepanga

Papuan Chief
Bio to come!


Thursday October 1, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
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