Happy Hour: Gotta See It To Be It

At the 2017 SHIFT Festival, the “Gotta See It to Be It” project convened social media influencers to discuss the influence of social media on who we expect to see outside, and how we can use grassroots mediums to challenge the prevailing narrative of the outdoor recreation community. Out of this was born Diversify Outdoors, which created a network of social media innovators committed to positive disruption in the space. What will this year’s Gotta See It project produce?

Brought to you by The Trust for Public Land (“TPL”) and presented by Dr. Hanaa Hamdi, TPL’s National Director for Public Health and a 2018 SHIFT Award Official Selection, this dynamic, interactive happy hour discussion will feature a report-out on 2018 proceedings.

Invited Participants:

  • Christopher Chalaka, Founder, Outdoor Asian (2018 Emerging Leader)
  • Vasu Sojitra, Program Director, Eagle Mount Bozeman // Admin, Earthtone Outsideᴹᵀ // Athlete, The North Face (2018 Emerging Leader) (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Bam Mendiola, Founder, Bam Organization (2018 Emerging Leader)
  • Jayme Dittmar, Freelance Filmmaker // A-CHILL Advocate // Denali National Park and Preserve Mushing & Media Ranger // WILD Foundation Associate (2018 Emerging Leader)
  • Nadia Iris Mercado, Cardiac Nurse // Blogger, Melanin Basecamp (2018 Emerging Leader)
  • Karen Ramos, Executive Director, Get Out Stay Out (2018 Emerging Leader)
  • Pınar Ateş Sinopoulos-Lloyd, Co-Founder, Queer Nature // Ambassador, Native Women’s Wilderness // Coalition Member, Diversify Outdoors (2018 Emerging Leader)
  • Sarah Shimazaki, Program Coordinator, Resource Media  (2018 Emerging Leader)
  • Meg Haywood Sullivan, Photographer + Environmentalist (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Len Necefer, Ph.D., CEO & Founder, NativesOutdoors (Center for Jackson Hole Board Member) (2017 Emerging Leader)

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