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Thursday, May 12 • 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Thursday Evening Keynote Juan Martinez (National Geographic) + Big Bang Dinner
How do young people in today’s world become environmental leaders? Juan Martinez, Director of Leadership Development at the Children and Nature Network, will address the importance of connecting people to the natural world as a tactic for growing wholesome, capable leaders. His speech is a call to action for all of us to engage in environmental movements in our own communities--and across the globe. Now is the time to empower each citizen, young and old, to act on behalf of the earth.

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Juan Martinez

Emerging Explorer, National Geographic
A proud product of South Central Los Angeles, Juan D. Martinez is the Children and Nature Network’s Director of Leadership Development and the Natural Leaders Network.  He is also a National Geographic Explorer, and a TED Speaker. At an early age, his passion to empower youth individuals led him to direct the Sierra Club’s first environmental justice youth leadership academy in Los Angeles, and his interesting journey... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Westin: Grand Ballroom