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2020 Speakers & Sessions


Keynote Speakers for 2020

Nadia Nazar is a high school student, artist, and youth climate activist from Baltimore.  She is the Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director, and Art Director of the youth led climate organization, Zero Hour.  An activist since the age of twelve, she uses art as a tool to bring awareness to environmental issues. Nazar is a Girl Scout Ambassador, and has taken her environmental efforts to school and her local Indian community.  She spoke at the 2018 International Day of the Girl summit at the United Nations Headquarters about the impact of the climate crisis on girls.  She also testified at the House Natural Resources’ hearing on climate change urging elected officials to act on climate.  She has also participated in and led multiple climate strikes in Washington DC.  In 2019 Nazar worked with Zero Hour to organize the Youth Climate Summit in Miami, FL and an international weekend of climate action.

Collin O’Mara is President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation organization. NWF works on recovering America’s wildlife, restoring America’s water bodies, advancing environmental education, and connecting every American child with the great outdoors.  Prior to becoming leader of the National Wildlife Federation, O’Mara led the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control as Cabinet Secretary from 2009 through 2014.  In that position, O’Mara served as the state’s top natural resource official, and led the state’s efforts to conserve and restore wildlife and fishery habitat, improve air quality and public health, ensure access to clean water, expand outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities, and enhance the state’s resilience to extreme weather and other climate impacts. He is regularly called before Congress to testify about wildlife, water, and sportsmen issues. NWF’s Eco Schools program serves as a basis for the Pathways to Green Schools program in Delaware.