Colorado State University’s Salazar Center will come to Denver September 24 to host an international symposium on North American landscape conservation.
The symposium, which will take place at the McNichols Event Center from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m, will showcase a variety of speakers and panels throughout the day, featuring everyone from conservation experts to local politicians, as well as the announcement of the Conservation Impact Prize.
Notable speakers include Terry Tatsey, Vice-President of the Blackfeet Tribal Council; Gary Tabor, Director of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation; Colorado Governor Jared Polis; Denver Mayor Michael Hancock; and, of course, namesake Ken Salazar, former Secretary of the Interior.
The conference will cover a wide range of topics in the umbrella on landscape conservation.
According to the event’s registration page, panelists and speakers will discuss “opportunities to connect and collaborate across urban and rural, public and private, and wild and working lands; how landscape-scale conservation is critical to environmental and human health; and what opportunities and challenges exist surrounding large landscape conservation and stewardship.”
The Salazar Center, which launched last fall, seeks to facilitate innovative approaches to environmental sustainability.
This symposium will open the 2019 Biennial of the Americas Festival, a six-day event with an aim to, “unify North and South America” through “art, music, culture and thought-leadership.”
Ticket prices range from $30 to $50, with discounts based on student or non-profit status. Prices will increase after September 17 to between $60 and $100. Tickets may be bought online.