San Rafael, CA: Dr. Goodall’s Speech at the Bioneers Conference

Oct 17 2010

Dr. Goodall will give a special plenary talk at the Bioneers Conference. Bioneers prides itself as a leading-edge forum that brings together social and scientific innovators that focus on breakthrough solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity. Over 12,000 people attended last year’s conference.

This year marks a monumental milestone for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and its founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Fifty years ago, Goodall, who is today a world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in what is now Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. The chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there has produced a wealth of scientific discovery, and her vision has expanded into a global mission to empower people to make a difference for all living things.

In her speech, Gombe and Beyond: The Next 50 Years, Dr. Goodall will reflect—both personally and professionally—on the meaning of the past five decades, the extraordinary changes the world has seen since 1960, and the impact these changes have had on people, animals and the environment we all share. In addition, she will discuss the role we must all play over the next 50 years to ensure a better future for generations to come.

Of particular focus will be Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global youth program that empowers young people to design and lead service projects that address environmental issues in their community. A Roots & Shoots workshop will be held later in the day.

A book signing will follow the speech. Dr. Goodall’s books, and JGI merchandise and memberships will be available for sale on site.

*Please note that ticketing for this event is handled directly by the Bioneers Conference, and not JGI*

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