2018 Conference

New Horizons in Conservation Conference 2018

The inaugural New Horizons in Conservation conference held in Washington D.C. on April 18 – 20, 2018 represented a milestone in conservation history. More than 200 students, faculty, SEAS alumni and leading conservation professionals—the majority of them people of color—gathered to understand the status of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the environmental sector and assess critical gaps.

“The students and young professionals who attended this conference represent the future of conservation. They are multicultural, multi-faceted, and talented, and they are poised to take on leadership roles in this sector. Diversity benefits us all, and there is strength in it.” – Dr. Dorceta Taylor

“I was really impressed with the opportunities at the job fair and the wide array of organizations that were represented. After the conference, I was able to connect with a national leader for a non-profit that I work with at home. From that connection, I have been given an opportunity to present at a state conference. I look forward to attending the conference again and interacting with more of the nation’s leaders and fellow scholars.” – Gabbie Buendia, 2017 UM Doris Duke Conservation Scholar