Start your day off with a cup of joe and compelling conversation at a Mountainfilm Coffee Talk, where you can engage with guests in an intimate setting.
Note that the talks start at 8 a.m., so please be sure you are seated before then.
How do environmental organizations work with business entities in a way that’s transparent and ethical? Erin Barnes, the founder of IOBY.org, which connects people and money to site-based projects; Terry Kellogg, the CEO of One Percent for the Planet; and Sandra Steingraber (Living Downstream) join Chris Keyes, editor of Outside (a member of One Percent), to discuss this tricky issue.
It could be argued that we’re living in the golden age of nonfiction storytelling. Geralyn Dreyfous (Impact Partners) and filmmaker Susan Cohn Rockefeller (Mission of Mermaids) discuss the best way to get these important stories told and heard.
Director Tom Shadyac sits down with the Invisible Children team to talk about the wild ride that followed the release of KONY 2012, which went viral around the world.
Artists often lead the way by showing us what we could not previously see. Artists Phil Borges, Chris Jordan, Todd McGrain (Lost Bird Project) and James Prosek (Picture the Leviathan) join photographer Aaron Huey to talk about how artists can use their talents to change the world.
Jimmy Chin (House of Cards), National Geographic Young Explorer Sarah McNair-Landry, Cory Richards (Cold) and author and adventurer Jon Turk have been pushed to their physical and mental limits. How do they know when to stop and when to keep going?
There is a generation of young people who are trying to take control of their future. The relentless 17-year-old climate activist Alec Loorz and National Geographic Young Explorers Becca Skinner and Shannon Switzer talk about their missions and why they are imperative.
After the National Parks series by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, the system experienced a boost in visitors. From access questions in Yosemite to bear problems in Yellowstone, are the National Parks being overstressed? Yosemite ranger and author Shelton Johnson, Amy Marquis (The Way Home) and David Rockefeller Jr. discuss how to both preserve and maximize these special places.