Agenda - Coming soon....

You will get the opportunity to interact and collaborate through networking breaks, keynote talks, problem-solving sessions, entertainment, insightful panels and unstructured time for 1:1 meetings. Brace yourselves for a galvanizing and mind opening experience!
Friday, September 6, 2019
Rwanda national gorilla naming ceremony: Kwita Izina9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Attendee Registration9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Collaborations in Conservation - One-on-One meetings9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Maliasili Event - Catalyzing Africa’s Conservation Economy: Making Enterprises work for Communities, Business and Nature9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hermosa Life Student Debate Finals10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Students Poster Presentations10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
RDB Hosted Exhibition10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(Re)Telling Africa’s Conservation Story - Movie Night4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Opening Cocktail7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
RDB Concert9:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Press conference7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome Ceremony & Opening Remarks8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakout Session 3: Scaling up Community-Private Sector Business Models10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Session 4 - How to get a yes: Creating large scale protected areas10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Session 2 - Innovative Conservation Finance10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Session 9: Return On Investment for community panel10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Session 7: The Deal Room10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Session 6: Beyond tourism and hunting10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Session 1: Sustainable Conservation10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Session 5: The New Lion Economy10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Leopard's Cove12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch(Exhibition & Student presentations open over lunch)1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Meet the Future of Conservation2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Back to School Sessions4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Jennifer Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Break7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gala Dinner8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2019
Building the Blue Economy8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Keynote9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
The Politics of the Environment9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
In the shoes of a Policymaker11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
‘TED-style’ Talks2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Closing Ceremony3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
New Campus Groundbreaking Ceremony5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Optional Group Dinners around Kigali6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Departures9:00 PM - 11:59 PM