• Opening General Session and Keynote Speaker


    2016 Keynote Speaker: Scott Sampson
    Advocate for connecting people to nature and host of the Emmy- Nominated PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train

    Scott Sampson is a dinosaur paleontologist, science communicator, museum executive, and passionate advocate for connecting people with nature. Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., he serves as vice president of research and collections and chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He is best known as “Dr. Scott,” host and science advisor of the Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train, produced by the Jim Henson Company. He has published numerous scientific and popular articles, and he regularly speaks to audiences of all ages on a range of topics. Sampson is author of Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life (University of California Press, 2009) and, mostly recently, How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015).


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