The New Horizons in Conservation Conference is a yearly gathering of students and alumni of the two important environmental diversity pathway programs – The Environmental Fellows Program and the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program. Current participants and alumni of other diversity pathway programs are also invited to participate in the conference. The conference helps attendees to connect with each other, network across programs and cohorts, engage in hands-on workshops and training, and hear from leaders and visionaries in the environmental field. This year, the conference is also open to students and young professionals who are historically underrepresented in the environmental field as well as those who are committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field.
The second annual New Horizons in Conservation Conference: Diversity, Equity, and Justice will take place from April 24th through April 26th, 2019 at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s conference starts with field trips, toxic tours, and walking tours. Panels and workshops will include analyses of energy issues, discussions on the toxics in beauty products, the in’s and out’s of policy briefing, lobbying, salary negotiations, and graduate school preparation.