Agenda

9:00-9:45 AM

DOORS OPEN

Please arrive by 9:45 AM for security screening and networking.

Location: 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205

10:00-10:10 AM

WELCOME

Creating and Realizing Return on Conservation

Remarks from TxN President & CEO, Joni Carswell

Location: Auditorium

10:10-11:40 AM

THIS LAND IS OUR LAND

95% of Texas is privately owned. Innovating to achieve broad and enduring conservation practices is key to our health, food systems, recreation opportunities, and sustained economy.

Speakers:

Location: Auditorium

11:40-12:20 PM

LUNCH

Buffet Style

Location: Hall of State

12:20-1:35 PM

TREASURE FROM TRASH

Resources come in many forms – including some that are headed for a landfill. Collaborating to utilize resources can create healthy habitats, recreation opportunities, cost savings, and even mitigate storm risks!

Speakers:

Location: Auditorium

1:35-1:55 PM

BREAK

Networking & Exhibition

Location: Cross Hall

1:55-3:25 PM

FUTUREPROOF

Texas’ population is expected to grow 60% by 2050. Innovating and planning to best utilize and provide access to resources offers a sustainable advantage for our future.

Speakers:

  • Health and Nature: Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB, Chief Wellness Officer, Texas A&M University
  • 2019 Conservation Wrangler – Trinity River Paddling Trail: Steve Smith, Board Chair, Trinity Coalition
  • 2019 Conservation Wrangler – Certified Water Partner Program: Lisa Rosendorf, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer, El Paso Water
  • Planning for the Future: Wendy Shabay, Vice President and Group Manager, Urban Planning + Design, Freese and Nichols

Location: Auditorium

3:25-3:45 PM

BREAK

Networking & Exhibition

Location: Cross Hall

3:45-4:50 PM

ROCing RESULTS

Measuring and reporting the results of conservation can be hard. Using a Return on Conservation framework that works can be a profitable competitive advantage.

Speakers:

  • Measuring and Evaluating Natural Resource Metrics: Holly Bamford, Ph.D., Chief Conservation Officer, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Brenda Mainwaring, AVP Public Affairs, Union Pacific
  • Ellen Mitchell-Kozack, Director of Sustainability & Citizen HKS Principal, HKS Architects

Location: Auditorium

4:50-4:55

SUMMIT CLOSE

Remarks from TxN President & CEO, Joni Carswell

Location: Auditorium

4:55-5:00 PM

TxN 20 ANNOUNCEMENT

Remarks from TxN President & CEO, Joni Carswell

Location: Auditorium

5:00-6:00 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

Location: Cross Hall

6:00-7:30 PM

DINNER AND CELEBRATION

Celebrating the Best of Texas Conservation

The Texan by Nature Conservation Wrangler Program highlights the very best Texan-led conservation projects that demonstrate tangible returns for people, prosperity, and natural resources. Texan by Nature supports these select innovative and transformative projects with tailored aid, resources, and visibility. The 2019 Conservation Wranglers include: