Bonnie Wyper,
Founder & Executive Director
Thinking Animals United

2017 Rethinking Animals Summit

PROGRAM

Saturday May 6, 2017

The New York Academy of Medicine at 1216 5th Avenue

Keynote Speakers

Paula Kahumbu, PhD
CEO, WildlifeDirect

Carter & Olivia Ries
Founders,
One More Generation (OMG)

The Threat To Human Health

Our treatment of animals around the world is making us sick

Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Moderator

Jim Robbins
Contributor,
New York Times

Speakers

Dr. Scarlett Magda
Founding President,
Veterinarians International

Aysha Akhtar, MD,MPH
Neurologist, Public Health Specialist

Anna Cummins
Co-Founder & Global Strategy Director,
5Gyres

The Threat To Global Security

How we contribute to terrorism and international crime through the exploitation of animals.

Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Moderator

Crawford Allan
Senior Director, TRAFFIC, WWF

Speakers

Azzedine Downes
President and CEO
IFAW

Gary A. Flory
Agricultural Program Manager, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Mark Spalding, JD President The Ocean Foundation
The Threat To World Economy

Our treatment of animals around the world is making us sick.

Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Moderator

Andrew Revkin
Senior Reporter,
ProPublica

Speakers

Carl Safina, PhD
Founding President,
The Safina Center

Philip Lymbery
CEO,
Compassion in World Farming

David E. Guggenheim, PhD
Founder & President,
Ocean Doctor

The Threat To Environmental Sustainability
Are we consuming to kill the planet?

Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals:

 

Moderator

Erica Goode
Contributor,
New York Times

Speakers

Mary Rice
Executive Director,
EIA International

Gene Baur
President & Co-Founder,
Farm Sanctuary

Susan Shaw, DrPH
Founder & Executive Director, Marine & Environmental Research Institute

The Threat To Our Happiness

The high price we pay for anthropocentric behavior.

Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals:

    

Moderator

Steven M. Wise Esq.
President,
Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc.

Speakers

Rev. Fletcher Harper
Founder, GreenFaith

Will Travers
President,
Born Free Foundation,
Born Free USA

Beth Allgood
U.S. Country Director,
IFAW

Sunday May 7, 2017

The New York Academy of Medicine at 1216 5th Avenue

Keynote Speakers

Jeremy Coller
Founder, Coller Capital,
Jeremy Collar Foundation,
FAIRR

Rebecca Riley
Senior Attorney,
NRDC

Business for Sustainable Solutions

Making a profit while protecting the environment and biodiversity.

Moderator

Jane Lawton
Director,
Global Community & Development,
The B-Team

Speakers

Mike Nilan
CEO, TreeZero.com

Ashley Jablow
Vice President,
Development & Impact,
Vizzuality

Gavin McIntyre
Co-Founder & Chief Scientist,
Ecovative Design

Mike Korchinsky
Founder,
Wildlife Works, Inc.

Biodesigning Our Future
Changing how we maintain life and growth on the planet.

Moderator

Jennifer Jacquet
Evironmental Scientist,
Writer

Speakers

Isha Datar
Co-Founder and CEO,
New Harvest

Matthew Markus
Founder and CEO,
Pembient

David Benjamin
Founder,
Living Architecture Lab

Philip Ross
CTO and Co-Founder,
MycoWorks

Remarks

Stephan Bognar
Program Director,
US National Park Service / Oxford University,
Women Leaders In Conservation

Tapping The Global Citizen

The power of individuals to change the world.

Moderator

James Deutsch
Wildlife Conservation Director,
Vulcan Philanthropy

Speakers

Stephen Kohn
Founder,
National Whistleblower Centre

Mary Ellen Hannibal
Author,
Citizen Scientist

Sam Rivers
Founder,
Allott

Alex Dehgan, PhD, JD
Co-Founder,
Conservation X Labs

Moderators Wrap-Up

Annette Lanjouw, Drs.
Co-Executive Director,
The ARCUS Foundation

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