Agenda

9:00-9:45 AM

DOORS OPEN

Please arrive by 9:45 AM for security screening and networking on April 20, 2021.

Location: 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 752059

10:00-10:15 AM

WELCOME

IN IT TOGETHER – THE FUTURE OF CONSERVATION
The future of conservation is collaboration — collaboration between business and conservation communities such that conservation is not a separate project, group, or conversation but part of our DNA. Conservation must be part of who we are — as citizens, family members, leaders, entrepreneurs, humans. It is collaboration that yields innovation and returns that positively shape our resources, health, and economy. Texan by Nature’s 2020 summit brings leaders from all sectors together to discuss and shape this future.

Remarks from TxN Board Chairman & President and CEO of the East Foundation, Neal Wilkins

Location: Auditorium

10:15-12:00PM

COLLABORATIVE CONSERVATION

PANEL 1
Collaboration produces better results — more innovative solutions, deeply engaged team members, higher loyalty and morale. Research shows that teams working collaboratively stick to the task 64 percent longer than those in solitary endeavors, report higher engagement levels, cite lower fatigue levels, and have a higher success rate. Collaborative conservation spanning business, landowners, communities, and natural resource organizations yield similar positive results.

SPEAKERS:

Location: Auditorium

12:00-1:00 PM

LUNCH

Buffet Style

Location: Hall of State

1:00-2:40 PM

DEVELOPING FUTURE RETURNS

PANEL 2
Home to seven of the 15 fastest growing cities in the U.S., Texas’ population has increased over 48% in the last decade alone. With this mass urbanization, less than 1% of Texans are landowners and there’s a diminished connection to nature and our natural resources. As Texas develops, it’s critical that conservation and business work together to create innovative spaces, practices, and leaders to care for our natural resources, prosperity, and health for generations to come.

SPEAKERS

Location: Auditorium

2:40-3:15 PM

BREAK

Networking & Exhibition

Location: Cross Hall

3:15-4:35 PM

REIMAGINING RESOURCES

PANEL 3
Texas is bountiful – enjoying the world’s 10th largest GDP, 29 million citizens, and 10 diverse ecoregions. Reimagining how we bring our plentiful resources together to deliver innovative places, resilient landscapes and natural resources, equitable access, and economic opportunities is a future that will benefit every Texan at work, at play, and at home.

SPEAKERS

Location: Auditorium

4:35-4:45 PM

RETURN ON CONSERVATION

Remarks from TxN President & CEO, Joni Carswell

Location: Auditorium

4:45-4:55 PM

TxN 20 ANNOUNCEMENT

Location: Auditorium

4:55-5:00 PM

SUMMIT CLOSE

Remarks from TxN President & CEO, Joni Carswell

Location: Auditorium

5:00-6:00 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

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 2020 Conservation Wranglers include:

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