Women in Conservation Leadership Summit

March 16 – 19, 2020 

The National Wildlife Federation is proud to announce the third Women in Conservation Leadership (WCL) Summit which will take place on March 16-19, 2020 on ancestral Sioux, Ute, Cheyenne and Apache lands at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, ColoradoClick to download the Summit brochure.  Content will begin in the evening of March 16th and end at noon on March 19th. A draft agenda will be posted in the coming weeks.

Women in Conservation Leadership is a diverse, inclusive, national community and a catalyst to elevate and embolden all women in advancing conservation. We believe in building stronger conservation through empowered women of all ethnicities, races and cultures and the 2020 WCL Summit is an opportunity to put these ideas into practice.

The 2020 WCL Summit will include trainings, hands on skill building, networking and resources for all women in conservation – from students to those who have been doing this work for decades, and everyone in between.

Registration will open in mid November and is open to all women working in conservation. The general registration fee is $375 attendees and $150 for employees from smaller organizations or individuals who cannot afford to cover the regular fee. Current students are also eligible for the lower fee of $150.

We are issuing a call for session proposals to capitalize on the expertise and knowledge in the community. You can find more information here and the application here.

If you are interested in volunteering or getting more involved with the program, please contact WCL co-founder Elizabeth Lillard.

In this space, the term “women” stands for women, femme/feminine-identifying, genderqueer and non-binary individuals who have historically been excluded from the environmental space.