Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Harvard Northwest Science Building, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge

Careers in Conservation 2019

The Harvard College Conservation Society invites you to this year's Careers in Conservation Conference. The theme for this year is environmental justice in conservation through the increase of diverse perspectives within the field.

Careers in Conservation (CiC) is an annual event, hosted by the Harvard College Conservation Society, which provides inspiration, career advice, and connections for students from Harvard and nearby Boston area universities who are interested in pursuing careers in any of many disciplines within the field of conservation. CiC includes renowned speakers from the field, various workshops for students to gain more information on various subfields within conservation, and an interdisciplinary panel. We are also expanding our networking opportunities this year, inviting more alumni and representatives from various organizations in the hopes of connecting with students with potential job/internship opportunities and mentors. Lunch will be provided free to attendees.


This year's event schedule is:

9 am-10am: Registration and breakfast in Northwest Basement.

10 am-11am: Keynote Address by Lisa Famolare, Vice President, Amazonia at Conservation International.

11 am-11:50 am & 11:50 am-12:40 pm: Workshops on topics including conservation communication, technology in conservation, environmental legislation, environmental leadership/advocacy, and conservation education.

12:40 pm-2 pm: Networking lunch with local environmental organizations.

2 pm-3:30 pm: Interdisciplinary panel featuring Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard University; Angelou Ezeilo, author of "Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders"; and José González, Founder and Director Emeritus of Latino Outdoors.

3:30 pm-4 pm: Closing Remarks


If you cannot attend the entire day, please come for as many sessions as you are able to!

This event is made possible by our generous sponsors: Harvard Forest, Harvard Office for Sustainability, Harvard Office of Careers Services, Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE), and Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPiNE).

Please reach out to with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!


NOTE: If you are a student, please select the student ticket. If you are a non-student, we ask that you please choose the $10 ticket in order to help us fund this conference. However, if cost is a burden (which we recognize deeply as it is intrinsic to the topic this year), please choose the student ticket (we will not see what type of ticket you chose at check-in).

Contact Name: 

Sophie Pesek

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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