This meeting will gather people from around the world who are working to factor the true value of nature into human decision-making. A variety of workshops, talks, discussions, and other sessions will be held in three primary tracks each day of this three-day symposium. We hope to foster dialogue, encourage collaboration, and learn from one another as a community. Attendees are encouraged to visit sessions across all three tracks, depending on your interests.
The Training Track will be a 3‐day course in NatCap’s approach and our primary software tool, InVEST, for those who have limited or no prior experience with our approach and tools, focusing on hands‐on work with specific models, the latest updates and advancements with the software, and other technical topics.
In the Pathways to Impact Track, experts from around the world will share experiences ecosystem services information to change decisions, stakeholder processes, or outcomes on the ground. We will compare theories of change with actual experience of change in contrasting sites, sectors and decision contexts. NatCap strives to advance the science behind ecosystem services, and to apply new ways to bring our approach to governments, corporations, and other organizations across the globe. We look forward to to sharing lessons and opportunities among featured experts as well as members of our broader practitioner community.
The Learning Exchange will offer a variety of opportunities to work in smaller groups with members of NatCap as well as practitioners from other organizations, including a poster session, focused discussion groups, panel discussions, and more. We hope to foster a lively and robust exchange of knowledge, information, and understanding about the latest advances in natural capital science and education. This will be a great opportunity to seek out new collaborations with NatCap and many other organizations and individuals who will be in attendance.