Photos: Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, ‘Hope and Renewal’

May 2, 2017

Nearly 1,000 guests from across Wisconsin and the upper Midwest gathered April 18 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center for the 11th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, Hope and Renewal in the Age of Apocalypse. 

Featured speakers included Steward Brand, founder of Whole Earth Catalogue and Long Now Foundation; Julian Agyeman, author of Sharing Cities and Just Sustainability; and a panel of award-winning speculative fiction authors Sherri L. Smith, author of Orleans and other young adult novels; Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven and other novels; and Paolo Bacigalupi, author of The Water Knife, The Windup Girl and other novels.

Below browse our Storify story for a collection of comments and photos from attendees.