Program
1:00 pm–
6:00 pm
October 3rd
|      1:00 pm
Welcome
Elizabeth Wilson, The Pew Charitable Trusts
|      1:05 pm
Participant Introductions
|      1:20 pm
Introduction to the Annual Meeting and the US National Committee
Christopher Dunn, IUCN US National Committee Chair
|      1:35 pm
Town Hall
Grethel Aguilar, IUCN Acting Director General
|      2:05 pm
Brief Introduction to the IUCN + Q&A
Tracy Farrell, IUCN North America Office Director
Sarah Over, IUCN Senior Membership Engagement Manager
|      2:20 pm
IUCN Council 101 + Q&A
Sue Lieberman, IUCN Regional Councilor for North America & Caribbean
|      2:35 pm
US Members' Contributions for Nature + Q&A
Nicholas MacFarlane, IUCN Senior Scientist & Programme Manager
Healy Hamilton, IUCN USNC Executive Committee Member
|      3:05 pm
US Members' contributions to IUCN Resolutions & Recommendations Platform + Q&A
Sarah Over, IUCN Senior Membership Engagement Manager
Danielle Kessler, IUCN USNC Policy & Strategy Subcommittee Co-chair
Scott Hajost, IUCN USNC Policy & Strategy Subcommittee Co-chair
|      3:35 pm
Break
|      4:05 pm
IUCN Permanent Observer status at the United Nations + Q&A
Sofie Sandström Jaffe, IUCN Permanent Observer to the United Nations
|      4:25 pm
Fireside chat: Engaging with IUCN Commissions + Q&A
Moderator: Deborah Hahn, IUCN USNC Executive Committee Member
TBD (Chair, Climate Crisis Commission)
Brock Blevins (Commission on Ecosystem Management)
Claudia de Windt (Meso- and South America Commission Focal point, World Commission on Environmental Law)
Jon Paul Rodriguez (Chair, Species Survival Commission)
Kristen Walker Painemilla (Chair, Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy)
Marianna Bellot (North America Chair, World Commission on Protected Areas)
Sean Southey (Chair, Commission on Education and Communication)
|      5:25 pm
Member 3-minute Lightning Talks
Moderator: Jennifer Swandby, IUCN USNC Executive Committee Member
|      6:00 pm
Informal Happy Hour
Ella's Woodfired Pizza, 610 9th Street NW, Washington DC 20004
8:30 am
5:00 pm
October 4th
|      8:30 am
Coffee & pastries
The Pew Charitable Trusts
|      9:00 am
The IUCN 20-year strategy + Q&A
Razan Al Mubarak, IUCN President
|      9:30 am
Group photo
Virtual and in-person participants
|      9:45 am
The next World Conservation Congress: Update & Member opportunities + Q&A
Sue Lieberman, IUCN Regional Councilor for North America & Caribbean
Tracy Farrell, IUCN North America Office Director
Imene Meliane
|      10:15 am
2024 Regional Conservation Forum: Purpose & Member opportunities + Q&A
Tracy Farrell, IUCN North America Office Director
Sarah Over, IUCN Senior Membership Engagement Manager
|      10:30 am
Collaboration with the Canadian Committee for IUCN
Eli Enns, Canadian Committee for IUCN Chair
|      10:50 am
Collaboration with the Caribbean Regional Committee for IUCN
Mr Fernando Lloveras San Miguel (Para la Naturaleza, Puerto Rico)
|      11:10 am
Break
|      11:30 am
Member discussion on pressing IUCN topics & issues requiring a vote
Moderator: Christopher Dunn, US National Committee Chair
|      12:30 pm
USNC Membership & Communication Subcommittee + Q&A
Paul Salaman, Membership and Communication Subcommittee Co-Chair
Bonnie Wyper, Membership and Communication Subcommittee Co-Chair
|      12:50 pm
USNC Policy & Strategy Subcommittee + Q&A
Danielle Kessler, Policy and Strategy Subcommittee Co-chair
Scott Hajost, Policy and Strategy Subcommittee Co-chair & USNC Executive Committee Member
|      1:10 pm
Lunch
|      2:10 pm
USNC Executive Committee elections
Moderator: Christopher Dunn, US National Committee Chair
|      2:40 pm
US conservation in the global context + Q&A:
Relevance of the IUCN Programme to the local, national, and international conservation efforts of US Members
Monica Medina, Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO
Moderator: Tracy Farrell, IUCN North America Office Director
|      3:40 pm
Member 3-minute Lightning Talks
Moderator: Jennifer Swandby, IUCN USNC Executive Committee Member
|      4:10 pm
Member reflections on strengthening the role of the IUCN USNC
Moderator: Christopher Dunn, US National Committee Chair
|      4:50 pm
Wrap up
Christopher Dunn, US National Committee Chair
|      5:00 pm
Wine Reception
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Don't miss out.
Register by September 20 . We look forward to seeing you there.
Speaker Highlights
Razan Al Mubarak
IUCN President
Sofie
Sandström Jaffe
IUCN Permanent observer to the United NAtions
Grethel Aguilar
IUCN Acting Director general
Eli Enns
Chair, Canadian committee for IUCN
Monia Medina
Wildlife conservation Society President & CEO
News & Updates
PROGRAM UPDATE
Posted 28 September 2023
Monica Medina, President and CEO of IUCN Member organization Wildlife Conservation Society, will open a discussion about the relevance of the IUCN Programme to the local, national, and international conservation efforts of US Members.

Monica is the former Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment, and Science; and Special Envoy for Biodiversity and Water Resources at the U.S. Department of State. She is the first diplomat in the U.S. to have been designated to advocate for global biodiversity.
PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE
Posted 5 September 2023
The draft program for the annual meeting is now available on the event website.

We are excited to offer participants inspiration for engaging in the work of IUCN, informational sessions on some of the trickier aspects of the IUCN, and ample Q&A and discussion around key topics.
PROGRAM UPDATE
Posted 21 August 2023
North America Regional Conservation Forum 2024

As the IUCN Community prepares for the next World Conservation Congress, the North America region will hold a Regional Conservation Forum next year to connect and galvanize our community, discuss our priorities and plan for the outcomes we want in a productive 2025 Congress. Come to the USNC Annual Meeting to learn and contribute to plans for the Forum.

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PROGRAM UPDATE
Posted 21 August 2023
Hear directly from IUCN staff about the Contributions for Nature Platform, why it is important, how it is being used, and how US Members are contributing.
PROGRAM UPDATE
Posted 21 August 2023
Did you know that IUCN participates in the work of the United Nations General Assembly? Meet the newly appointed IUCN Permanent Observer to the UN, Sofie Sandström Jaffe. Learn more about IUCN’s role at the UN and connect with Sofie as YOUR new representative.
SPEAKER UPDATE
Posted 19 August 2023
Razan Al Mubarak, IUCN President, will open Day 2 of the conference, joining the USNC Annual Meeting virtually from Abu Dhabi.  Razan will focus her remarks on the development of a new 20-year strategic vision for IUCN, as requested by IUCN members through Resolution 147 at the 2021 World Conservation Congress in Marseilles.
VENUE CONFIRMED
Posted 13 July 2023
IUCN Member organization since 2008, The Pew Charitable Trusts will be hosting both days of the 2023 IUCN US National Committee annual meeting at their Washington, D.C. location.

Details for in-person and remote participants will be circulated in due course.
Meeting Venue
We are pleased to offer a hybrid meeting format this year.

In-person: 

The Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Virtual: 
Links will be provided to registered participants

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