SHIFT for the Planet

SHIFT for the Planet, which begins at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, marks the first day of The 2018 SHIFT Festival.

Tickets for this and all other parts of the program may be purchased here.

SHIFT for the Planet is comprised of two main elements.

At 2 p.m., following introductory remarks by SHIFT Director Christian Beckwith, Dr. Michael Suk will deliver the opening keynote,“Public Lands, Public Health: A National Challenge.

At 3 p.m., SHIFT for the Planet will spotlight eight SHIFT Award finalists in a series of five-minute presentations that feature the work’s focus, its impact, and a central challenge facing its ongoing success.

Designed in partnership with 1% for the PlanetSilicon Couloir, and The George B. Storer Foundation, SHIFT for the Planet offers a unique showcase of organizations at the front lines of the outdoor recreation/conservation partnership.

How It Works: Each year, SHIFT’s researchers identify individuals, organizations and initiatives from around the United States that leverage outdoor recreation and education for conservation gains and evaluate the work on the basis of Impact, Innovation and Replicability. (Criteria details may be found here.) The best examples of these are honored as SHIFT Award Official Selections. 

SHIFT for the Planet features eight of the most innovative, impactful and replicable initiatives currently underway at the intersection of public lands and public health.

SHIFT for the Planet will be followed by two days of The SHIFT Summit, which is designed to facilitate networking between businesses, organizations and individuals working at the intersection of public lands and public health.

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