We are pleased to bring author and nature photographer and videographer Dudley Edmondson to deliver a plenary address at the 2021 Wetland Science Conference.

Edmondson’s presentation will address why African Americans and other people of color are under-represented in the field of conservation and in the outdoors more broadly. He will explore our nation’s history of slavery, the civil rights movement, and the resulting current social and economic factors that are now part of African American lives, and he will shed light on how these events shape the relationship between people of color and the outdoors. His presentation will help us all “connect the dots” and identify ways we can be more deliberate and inclusive in our conservation work, whether through broadening our outreach and partnerships or training the next generation of wetland professionals.

Learn more about Dudley Edmondson and other key speakers.