2020 Vital Lands Illinois Summit
January 29th– 30th
IHotel and Conference Center
The VLI Summit is open to all in the conservation community, but space is very limited so registertoday! https://ilenviro.salsalabs.org/vitallands/index.html
Register now in order to connect with others in the field, learn about new projects and initiatives, build new skills, and contribute to rich conversations.
This year we will continue to focus on the theme of Integrative Conservation. Integrative Conservation acknowledges the unique and exciting ways that conservation gets done by people who we aren’t necessarily used to thinking of as conservationists and in places that we aren’t used to thinking of as conservation lands.Building upon last year’s successful summit, we’ll be engaging with innovations in conservation practices; partnering with local communities to address pressing environmental needs; building the movement and field to address the climate crisis; and embedding diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
Please note: this year, summit participants are responsible for your own hotel reservations and payment.VLI has secured a block of rooms at the iHotel for $129 (plus tax) per night and there are many other hotel options in the Champaign area.Book your room https://reservations.travelclick.com/15044?groupID=2533574#/guestsandrooms
or call 217 819 5000 and use the Attendee Code: 2020VLS.Please book your room by Dec 29th2019 to receive the discount.
Space is limited so please feel free to invite those you feel would be integral to the convening.To join us for this fun and challenging experience, please RSVP by Monday, December 16.
Reserve your spot now a https://ilenviro.salsalabs.org/vitallands!
Looking forward to it!
The Network Architects:
Tolu Olorode, Openlands
Jesse Riechman, Southern Illinois Prescribed Burn Association
Lindssy Keeney,Illinois Environmental Council
Bob Cavney, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Erin Holmes, Pheasants Forever
Lisa Haderlein, Land Conservancy of McHenry County
Marjorie Brooks, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Aasia Mohammad Castañeda, Environmentalists of Color
Paul Botts, Wetlands Initiative
The Vital Lands Illinois Vision
The Vital Lands Illinois Vision is an interconnected system of land and waters of sufficient scale and ecological health to allow habitat, wildlife, and people to thrive. The Vital Lands Architects is a subset of conservations leaders tasked with guiding and facilitating the Network in cooperative pursuit of this shared vision.