Past Summits

Looking to get a sneak peek at this year’s Planet Forward Summit?

You can learn about our main event by exploring our past Summits, back to our 3rd annual summit in 2016!

Every year is a bit different, but you can always expect in-depth discussions, electrifying speakers, and the solutions that will help move this planet forward!

Past Summits

Past Summits

2023 Summit Report

For the 2023 Summit, we celebrated diverse voices, dove into compelling narratives, and explored sustainable solutions. Speakers included Kristen Jarrett, Equity and Impact Lead at Spotify, and Katie Orlinsky, National Geographic Contributing Photographer.

See the presentation here!

2022 Summit Report

At the 2022 Summit, Indigenous graduate students JoRee LaFrance and Alexander Cotnoir introduced plans for the inaugural Indigenous Correspondents Program with Frank Sesno.


See the full presentation here!

2021 Summit Report

At the 2021 Virtual Summit, we met with keynote speaker and EPA Administrator, Michael S. Regan, who discussed the importance of environmental justice in all of our discussions of climate change.


See the presentation here!

2020 Summit Videos

This year, we conducted the Summit from home and spoke with the Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus about preserving hope across communities in the face of climate change.


Watch the 2020 Summit here!

2019 Summit Videos

In 2019, we spoke with Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle, about waste management, plastic pollution, and the various ways to encourage business to mitigate their plastic waste.


Watch the 2019 Summit here!

2018 Summit Recap

National Geographic photographer Anand Varma described the beautiful and bizarre aspects of the natural world as the 2018 keynote speaker.


Read about the 2018 Summit here!

2017 Summit Report

Virtual reality was introduced to the Summit this year! We spoke with Tobin Asher and Elise Ogle from the Virtual Human Interaction Lab about scientific storytelling through VR.


Read about the 2017 Summit here!

2016 Summit Report

For the 2016 Summit, we spoke with keynote speaker Melodee Colbert-Kean, president of the National League of Cities about building green infrastructure in American cities.


Read about the 2016 Summit here!

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