SPEAKERS

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Yilmaz Büyükerşen

Mayor

Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality

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Juan Camilo Gonzalez

Advisor

Bogota City Hall

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Anjali Mahendra

Director of Research

World Resources Institute (WRI)

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Charles Nilon

Professor, School of Natural Resources

University of Missouri

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Erion Veliaj

Mayor

Municipality of Tirana, Albania

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Plenary and Special Event Speakers

Rosalynn Bliss

Mayor

City of Grand Rapids

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Michael Hancock

Mayor

City of Denver

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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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Luis Andres Orive

Environmental Director

City of Vitoria Gasteiz

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Gil Penalosa

Founder and Chair

8-80 Cities

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Jennifer Smith

Program Director

Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy

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Knox White

Mayor

City of Greenville, SC

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Speakers

Jennifer Allen

IOBY

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Carlos Alvarez

PowerCorpsPHL

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Russell Antonucci

New York City Parks & Recreation

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Todd Appel

Quantified Ventures

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Barbara Austin

RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture

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Thatcher Bailey

Seattle Parks Foundation

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Drew Becher

San Francisco Parks Alliance

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Jane I. Beesley

Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District

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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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Yvette Bowden

City of Boulder

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Jesse Brackenbury

Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

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Lisa Bransten

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

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Jack Braunstein

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

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Nicole Buchholz

U3 Advisors

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Stephen Burrington

Groundwork USA

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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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Carol Coletta

Memphis River Parks Partnership

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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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Itziar De Luisa

Neighborhood Association, Santa Fe Mexico City

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Garrett Dempsey

Sierra Club Detroit Outdoors

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Chris DiStasi

Interface Studio

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Emmalee Dolfi

The Trust for Public Land

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Anne Marie Donnelly

SF Recreation & Parks Department

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Maria Durana

San Francisco Children & Nature/SF Rec & Parks

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Matt Eldridge

Urban Institute

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Caryn Ernst

City Parks Alliance

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Ed Ewing

Seattle Parks Foundation

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Mickey Fearn

North Carolina State University

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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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Tanya Müller García

Resilio

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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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David Haight

Atkins

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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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Melanie Hill

WILD Foundation

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Ali Hiple

Trust for Public Land

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Walker Holmes

Trust for Public Land

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Juanita Irizarry

Friends of the Parks

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Joan Keener

The Trust for Public Land

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Meg Kelly

Healthy Schools Campaign

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Dan Kelly

San Francisco Human Services Agency

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Amber Knapp

Esri

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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

Charleston Parks Conservancy

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Elizabeth Lindner

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

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Christine Lou

San Francisco Human Services Agency

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Maura Lout

Central Park Conservancy

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Roosevelt Lyons

Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation

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Greg Macfarlane

Brigham Young University

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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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Melissa McHale

Colorado State University

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Rebecca McMackin

Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Lesly Melendez

Groundwork Lawrence

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Jayne Miller

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

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Jackie Miller

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)

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Cate Mingoya

Groundwork USA

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Hayley Mortimer

National Parks Conservation Association

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Corinne Muir

University of Warwick

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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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Maria Nardi

Miami Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Space

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Eric Nelson

Students With a Goal

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Bishop Ngobeli

Institute of Environment and Recreation Management

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Wendy Nilsson

Providence Parks Department

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Christopher Noel

NYC Parks Department

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Beth Nordlund

Anchorage Park Foundation

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John O'Gorman

Forest Park Forever

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Adela Park

Fairmount Park Conservancy

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AJ Pearlman

KaBOOM!

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Vaughn Perry

11th Street Bridge Project

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Tristan Porto

NYC Parks

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Akiima Price

A Price Consulting

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Suzanne Quinn, Ph.D.

Kompan Playgrounds/Kompan Play Institute

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Stacy Radine Bradley

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

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Carolyn Ramsay

Los Angeles Parks Foundation

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Brandon Ransom

Denver Water

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Katie Rehwaldt

Washington D.C. Department of Parks & Recreation

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Emily Rice

Department of Energy and Environment

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Dan Rice

Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

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Camila Rivera-Tinsley

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

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Luis Romahn Diez

Parques de Mexico

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Trent Rondot

Houston Parks Board

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Kevin Roth

National Recreation and Park Association

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Maitreyi Roy

Bartram Gardens

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Ken Salazar

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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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Dawn Shirreffs

Miami Foundation

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Mitchell Silver

New York City Parks and Recreation

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Tyler Smith

Xcel Energy

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Shanelle Smith

The Trust for Public Land

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James Snow

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

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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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Mary Ellen Sprenkel

The Corps Network

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Alexis Stephens

PolicyLink

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Peggy Stewart

Chicago Park District

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Tina Sullivan

Overton Park Conservancy

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Mark Tabor

Denver Parks & Recreation

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Stella Tarnay

Capital Nature

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Lauren Taylor

Hyde Family Foundation

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Ann Taylor

Midway

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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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Richard Ubbens

City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

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Aytac Unverdi

Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality

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Colin Wallis

Austin Parks Foundation

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Dana Wedeles

City of Alexandria, VA

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Lilly Weinberg

Knight Foundation

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Stephanie West

Appalachian State University

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Marc Wilken

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

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Paul Williams

Congressional Cemetery

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Christopher Williams

Seattle Parks and Recreation

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David Wilson

LAND-Studio

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Tom Woiwode

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

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Selina Young

City of Toronto

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Leon Younger

PROS Consulting, Inc.

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Jaime Zaplatosch

Children & Nature Network

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Tour and Mobile Workshop Leaders

Christine Adams

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Nicole Ankeney

City of Westminster

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Brooke Badon

cityWILD

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W. Bart Berger

Denver Mountain Parks Foundation

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Mark Bernstein

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Mallory Bettag

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Deak Brown

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Will Chan

North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative

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Michael Chavez

City and County of Denver

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Jill Coffman

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Craig Coronato

City and County of Denver

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Shannon Dennison

City and County of Denver, Denver Mountain Parks

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Cinceré Eades

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Brad Eckert

City and County of Denver

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Bob Finch

City and County of Denver

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Chris Geddes

Design Workshop

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Lisa Gedgaudas

Create Denver

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Evan Hensley

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Dennis Humphries

Humphries Poli Architects

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Margo Josephs

Boulder Parks and Recreation

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Eric Knopinski

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Harriet Crittenden LaMair

High Line Canal Conservancy

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Julie Lehman

City of Denver

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David Lucas

Colorado Front Range National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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Dillon McBride

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Ali Moore

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Cali Pfaff

Design Workshop

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Josh Phillips

High Line Canal Conservancy

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Kathy Piper

City of Westminster Parks, Recreation, and Libraries Department

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Laurel Raines

Dig Studio

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Cary Rhodes

Denver Parks & Recreation

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Marcus Ritosa

Denver Day Works

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Gordon Robertson

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Heather Runkel

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Adam Smith

East Operations District, City of Denver

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Kent Sondgerath

Denver Parks and Recreation Department

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Kelly Uhing

Denver Parks and Recreation

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Vicki Vargas-Madrid

Denver Parks and Recreation

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