SPEAKERS

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Keynote Speakers

Juan Camilo Gonzalez

Advisor

Bogota City Hall

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Erion Veliaj

Mayor

Municipality of Tirana, Albania

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Plenary and Special Event Speakers

Happy Haynes

Executive Director

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Dave Hutch

Director, Planning and Park Development

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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Yvonne Lynch

Urban Greening and Climate Resilience Strategist

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Stuart Mackinnon

Chair/Commissioner

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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Gil Penalosa

Founder and Chair

8-80 Cities

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Speakers

Carlos Alvarez

PowerCorpsPHL

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Russell Antonucci

New York City Parks & Recreation

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Barbara Austin

RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture

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Drew Becher

San Francisco Parks Alliance

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Adrian Benepe

Trust for Public Land

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Frederick Bonci

LaQuatra Bonci Associates

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Dana Bourland

The JPB Foundation

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Jesse Brackenbury

Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

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Jack Braunstein

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

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Benjamin Bryant

Interface Studio

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Nicole Buchholz

U3 Advisors

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Nathan Campeau

Barr Engineering Co.

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Francisca Castillo

LA City Recreation and Parks/Girls Play LA

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Anna Cawrse

Sasaki

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Jon Christensen

University of California, Los Angeles

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Connie Chung

HR&A Advisors, Inc.

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Joseph Claunch

Zuni Youth Enrichment Project

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Beth Conover

CSU Salazar Center for North American Conservation

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Laura Cottam Sajbel

Love Austin Pools

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Matthew Cutler

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation

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Itziar De Luisa

Neighborhood Association, Santa Fe Mexico City

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Garrett Dempsey

Sierra Club Detroit Outdoors

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Emmalee Dolfi

The Trust for Public Land

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Maria Durana

San Francisco Children & Nature/SF Rec & Parks

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Caryn Ernst

City Parks Alliance

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Ed Ewing

Seattle Parks Foundation

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May Fenton

Denver Department of Parks and Recreation

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Mark Focht

New York City Parks & Recreation

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John Gibbs

WRT Design

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Phil Ginsburg

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

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CJ Goulding

Children & Nature Network

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Thomas Guentner

Landforce

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Radious Guess

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

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Veronica Hahni

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI)

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Stephanie Harbin

San Juan Block Club

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Dave Harvey

Park People

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John Hausdoerffer

Western Colorado University

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Benjamin Helphand

NeighborSpace

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Harmony Hodges

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

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Walker Holmes

Trust for Public Land

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Juanita Irizarry

Friends of the Parks

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Meg Kelly

Healthy Schools Campaign

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Kimberley Knox

City of Baltimore, Baltimore Green Network

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Eric Landau

Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Daniel Lawson

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

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Harry Lesesne

Charlestown Parks Conservancy

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Elizabeth Lindner

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

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Maura Lout

Central Park Conservancy

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Jennifer Quinn Mahar

Fairmount Park Conservancy

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Charlie McCabe

The Trust for Public Land

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Scott McCready

SWA Group

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Rebecca McMackin

Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Jackie Miller

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)

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Jayne Miller

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

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Cate Mingoya

Groundwork USA

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Hayley Mortimer

National Parks Conservation Association

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Caitlin Murphy

Live6 Alliance

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Renée Myers

Forest Park Conservancy

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Catherine Nagel

City Parks Alliance

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Eric Nelson

Students With a Goal

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Wendy Nilsson

Providence Parks Department

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Christopher Noel

NYC Parks Department

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John O'Gorman

Forest Park Forever

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Vaughn Perry

11th Street Bridge Project

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Tristan Porto

NYC Parks

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Katie Rehwaldt

Washington D.C. Department of Parks & Recreation

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Dan Rice

Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

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Emily Rice

Department of Energy and Environment

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Luis Romahn Diez

Parques de Mexico

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Trent Rondot

Houston Parks Board

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Maitreyi Roy

Bartram Gardens

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Ellen Ryan

Fairmount Park Conservancy

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Cristina Sassaki

M-NCPPC, Montgomery Parks

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Rick Schneider

ISTUDIO Architects

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Carolyn Scotchmer

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

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Mitch Silver

New York City Parks and Recreation

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Jennifer Smith

Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy

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Shanelle Smith

The Trust for Public Land

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Rena Soutar

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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Christopher Spahr

Centennial Parkside Community Development Corporation

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Virginia Spielmann

STAR Institute and Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation

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Alexis Stephens

PolicyLink

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Peggy Stewart

Chicago Park District

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Carter Strickland

The Trust for Public Land

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Tina Sullivan

Overton Park Conservancy

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Mark Tabor

City and County of Denver, Department of Parks and Recreation

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Kate Tooke

Sasaki

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Sissy Trinh

Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA)

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Keiko Tsuruta Cramer

WRT

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Hollie Velasquez Horvath

Xcel Energy

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Colin Wallis

Austin Parks Foundation

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Dana Wedeles

City of Alexandria, VA

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Marc Wilken

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

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Jaime Zaplatosch

Children & Nature Network

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