Longwood Graduate Program Annual Symposium

Monday, March 5, 2012


The 2012 Longwood Graduate Program Annual Symposium was a tremendous success! Thank you to all of the speakers, attendees, sponsors, LGP staff, and fellows who made the 2012 Annual Symposium possible. We hosted approximately 115 people for the day in the Ballroom at Longwood Gardens.

Our Symposium, entitled “The Panda and the Public Garden: Reimagining Our Conservation Story” explored uncharted territory between zoo and garden conservation advocacy. A group of professionals with expertise relating to gardens, zoos, wildlife conservation, new media, and conservation marketing investigated shared ground between these two worlds, while advancing new promotional strategies for zoos and public gardens. The event unfolded perfectly, as presenters shared how various organizations are inspiring audiences through creative conservation messaging.

This year, 19 organizational sponsors provided significant support for this event, and we would like to express our appreciation for their continued support of the Longwood Graduate Program Annual Symposium. Additionally, we would also like to thank our Former Fellows for their contributions, support, and encouragement.

Please visit the links below to view the 2012 LGP Symposium recordings. Feel free to share these with friends and colleages, and check the Website again in the fall for information on our 2013 Symposium!

Introduction and Keynote Committing to Conservation, Jerry Borin
Inspiration for Conservation by Design, John Gwynne
The Eden Project, Dr. Alistair Griffiths
The Last Hippopotamus, Kathy Wagner
Storytelling sessions with Sally O’Byrne and Andrew Losowsky
Building Capacity for Conservation, Catherine Hubbard and Closing Remarks