2022 New Horizons Conference

The conference had 824 attendees from 25 countries and 259 cities. The conference featured 12 panel presentations, 12 workshops, networking sessions, student poster presentations, and keynote speeches.

Thank you for attending! We were pleased to welcome many fantastic speakers for this year’s conference, including:

  • Dr. Dorceta E. Taylor

    Professor, School of the Environment, Yale University
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  • Charisma Acey

    Assistant Professor - University of California - Berkeley
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  • Margie Alt

    Campaign Director - Climate Action Campaign
    Margie Alt
  • Shalanda Baker

    Senior Advisor - Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy
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  • Gary Barrett

    Senior Advisor - U.S. Forest Service
    Gary Barrett
  • Frances Beinecke

    President Emerita - Natural Resources Defense Council
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  • Bilal Butt

    Associate Professor, University of Michigan - School of the Environment and Sustainability
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  • Mijin Cha

    Assistant Professor - Occidental College
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  • Danielle Deane

    Director of Equitable Climate Solutions - Bezos Earth Fund
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  • Juan Declet-Barreto

    Senior Social Scientist for Climate Vulnerability - Union of Concerned Scientists
    Juan Declet-Barreto Headshot
  • Michael Dorsey

    Partner and Co-Founder - IberSun & IberSun, North America
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  • Sikina Jinnah

    Associate Professor University of California - Santa Cruz
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  • Shumaisa Khan

    UrbanA Fellow - European Commission UrbanA Project
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  • Brenda Mallory

    Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality - Office of the White House
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  • Sparkle Malone

    Assistant Professor - Florida International University
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  • Beth Rose Middleton Manning

    Professor, University of California - Davis
    Beth Rose Middleton Manning
  • Ahmina Maxey

    Operations Director - Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition
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  • Michael Méndez

    Assistant Professor - University of California - Irvine
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  • Regan Patterson

    Research Fellow - Congressional Black Caucus
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  • David Pellow

    Professor, Environmental Studies - University of California at Santa Barbara
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  • Leah Penniman

    Founding Co-Director - Soul Fire Farm
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  • Keston Perry

    Assistant Professor - Williams College
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  • Tony Reames

    Senior Advisor, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy; Assistant Professor, University of Michigan - School of the Environment and Sustainability
    Tony Reames Profile
  • Phil Rigdon

    Department of Natural Resources Deputy Director, Yakama Nation
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  • Robin Saha

    Professor - University of Montana
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  • Cyndi Suarez

    President and Editor in Chief - Nonprofit Quarterly
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  • Eric Tate

    Associate Professor - University of Iowa
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  • Tamara Toles O'Laughlin

    Chief Executive Officer and President Environmental - Grantmakers Association
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  • Aradhna Tripati

    Professor - University of California at Los Angeles
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  • Ebony Twilley Martin

    Co-Executive Director - Greenpeace
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Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Resources for the Future
The Wilderness Society
National Wildlife Federation
Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum - U of M
Latino Outdoors
Planet Women
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Connecticut Association of Conservation Districts




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