Intertwine Summit 2023
Wed, May 3
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
With optional time outside together starting at 9:30 a.m.
World Forestry Center, Miller Hall
This venue is wheelchair accessible
Space is limited, and we do expect to sell out
Connections are everywhere: between each other, to our communities, and to nature. What work is being done to foster, form and sustain these? We will nurture our networks and community connections to build a more interconnected future.
Come to Intertwine Summit 2023 for grounding and reflection, perspective-taking and conversations. We’ll dig into how policy drives (dis)connections, and what we all can do to nurture more people’s connections to nature.
We're so excited to be back in person, for the first time since 2019! Here's what we've got planned:
- Mini keynote by Charissa V. Jones, cultural and community connector & outdoor and environmental educator; lightning talks & two panel discussions
- Co-emcees Will Cortez of Metro Parks & Nature and BikePOC and Sarah Williams Brown of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Urban Refuge Program
- Catered lunch with social time
- Table talks in small groups, to dig deeper into the topics and themes of the day
- Optional community forest walk or forest bathing activity hosted by Hoyt Arboretum at 9:30 a.m. Accessible for all abilities.
- Optional convening of water stewards and advocates the day before, on Tue, May 2
Partner early bird (through March 31): $30
Partner regular: $40
Non-partner early bird (through March 31): $40
Non-partner regular: $50
Please check this list of Intertwine Alliance partners when selecting a ticket type. If your organization isn't on the list but should be, please email Tara at email@example.com. The Intertwine Alliance collaborates with many organizations and individuals in both formal and informal partnerships; ALL are welcome and encouraged to attend Summit!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
THANK YOU TO OUR SUMMIT PLANNING COMMITTEE!
Dr. Erin Abernethy, Portland Area Urban Conservation Coordinator
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Intertwine Alliance Council of Public Advisors
Alexis Barton, Coordinator
Tryon Creek Watershed Council
Andrea Bryant, intern and student
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Portland State University
Karen Foster, Experience Curator
KF Curates & Intertwine Alliance Board of Directors
Amanda Gallegos, Community Outreach & Events Director
Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Juan Garcia, RID Patrol Supervisor
Theresa Huang, Partnerships and Planning Manager
Urban Greenspaces Institute and Intertwine Alliance Policy Committee
Roy Iwai, Water Quality Specialist
Multnomah County and Clean Rivers Coalition
Charissa Jones, Outreach and Inclusion Coordinator
Oregon State University Extension Service
Max Light-Pacheco, Volunteer and Community Engagement Programs Specialist
The Nature Conservancy
Heather Nelson Kent, Grants Program Manager
East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Intertwine Alliance Policy Committee
Alejandro Orizola, Conservation Director
Forest Park Conservancy
Ashley Schahfer, Owner
Janelle St. Pierre, Water Resources Program Manager
Clean Water Services
Tina Taeb, Architectural Designer
Eva Valadrian, Owner
Valadrian Creative & Consulting, NW Family Daycation, and Intertwine Alliance Board of Directors
Tara Wilkinson, Director
The Intertwine Alliance