WS Events Run Through for Fellows & Board

Hello All –

Below please find information on WilDSPEAK and the iLCP Annual Meeting events.  I am sending this to everyone for simplicity sake on our end – but also so that we can share everything that is happening, even with those that can’t join us this year.  Hopefully, it will inspire you to come next year!

All the best –


iLCP Annual Meeting & WiLDSPEAK Weekend

We are very excited to welcome you to DC later this week! As you’ll see from the below – we have a packed few days planned. Our goal was to make it absolutely worth your while to come and participate not only in WiLDSPEAK, but in the days leading up to it. We hope next weekend will serve not only to build iLCP’s name in the conservation/photography community, but also to provide many opportunities for all of you to get to know one another, build our internal community, and create value in being active and engaged members of iLCP.

Here are some details. If you have any changes, please let us know. Dress to everything is casual, except as noted for the Nature’s Best Exhibit Opening and WiLDSPEAK.

All of the scheduling information below is available here:  Sign in to the iLCP Members Only section of the website to access.

Thursday – Nature’s Best Opening
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Constitution Avenue at 10th Street – Metro: Smithsonian (Blue & Orange)

  • 6:30 – 7:15 Buffet in the Sant Ocean Hall
  • 7:30 – 8:30 Awards Ceremony in the Rotunda
  • 8:30 – 10:00 Viewing of the Exhibit
  • Dress – Business or cocktail attire

Attendees Registered
Lucas Bustamante , Matthew Cicanese , Paul Colangelo, Jasper Doest, Ronan Donovan, Kevin Fitzpatrick,
Alexandra Garcia , John Harrington, Jason Houston, Sergio Izquierdo, Alison Jones, Robert Glenn Ketchum
Lindsay King, Gaston Lacombe, Tim Laman, Chris Linder, Peter Mather & Teri Cairns, Neil Osborne, Pete Oxford & Renee Bish, Jaime Rojo, Krista Schlyer, David Showalter, Joris van Alphen, Gerrit Vyn, Michele Westmorland

Friday – Grant Writing & Research Workshop
Foundation Center Offices
1627 K Street, NW 3rd floor – Metros: Farragut North (Red) & Farragut West (Orange)

  • 9:30 – 12:00

Attendees Registered
Karine Aigner, Lucas Bustamante, Matthew Cicanese, Paul Colangelo, Ronan Donovan, Keith Ellenbogen, Eladio Fernandez, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Morgan Heim, Jason Houston, Sergio Izquierdo, Alison Jones, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Chris Linder, Peter Mather, Neil Osborne, Pete Oxford, Jaime Rojo, David Showalter, Michele Westmorland

Friday – Story Pitch and Portfolio Reviews
The Nature Conservancy
4245 Fairfax Drive, Arlington – Metro: Ballston (Orange or Silver)

  • 1:00 – 5:00
  • See email from Gaston last week on details

Friday – Reception at the DoubleTree hotel bar for Fellows, Board, Staff
1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW

  • 6:00 – 8:00
  • Cash bar
  • Dinner dine arounds will follow, sign up at the reception

Saturday – ESRI Mapping Workshop
Martin Luther King Jr. DC Public Library
901 G Street, NW, closest Metro: Metro Center (Red, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow)

  • 9:30 – 11:00

Attendees Registered (Limit 8)
Octavio Aburto, Lucas Bustamante, Paul Colangelo, Ronan Donovan, Eladio Fernandez, Robert Glenn Ketchum, David Showalter, Sergio Izquierdo

Saturday – FotoDC PhotoTalks
Former Spanish Ambassadors Residence
2801 16th Street, NW Metro: Columbia Heights (Green & Yellow)

  • 12:00 – 5:00
  • Open to the public, just show up
  • iLCP Presenters are:
    • Krista Schlyer/Wild Anacostia: A future for DC’s Forgotten River(12 PM)
    • Alison Jones/ Ethiopia’s Highlands to Kenya’s Jade Sea (1PM)
    • Paul Colangelo/Belugas, Salmon & Salvation (2PM)
    • Dave Showalter/Sage Spirit (3PM)
    • Jaime Rojo/The Last Freeflowing River in the Sierra Madre (4PM)

Saturday – BYOB Open House for Fellows at Karine Aigner’s
1115 12th Street, NW Apt 705

  • As of 6:30

Sunday – iLCP Annual Meeting & Tech Prep
Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P Street, NW

  • 10:30 – 12:00 Annual Meeting with Fellows, Staff Board
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Fellows Only Meeting run by the FAC
  • 1:30 – 4:00 AV Tech run throughs for Wildspeak Presenters, Exhibit set up, meetings with panel presenters

Full list of Fellows expected for the Annual Meeting and WiLDSPEAK
Octavio Aburto, Karine Aigner, Lucas Bustamante , Matthew Cicanese , Paul Colangelo, Claudio Contreras Koob, Jasper Doest, Ronan Donovan, Keith Ellenbogen, Eladio Fernandez, Kevin Fitzpatrick,  Morgan Heim, Jason Houston, Sergio Izquierdo, Alison Jones, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Tim Laman, Chris Linder, Peter Mather, Piotr Nasckrecki, Neil Osborne, Pete Oxford, Jaime Rojo, Krista Schlyer, David Showalter, Joris van Alphen, Gerrit Vyn, Carlton Ward, Michele Westmorland, Steve Winter…. and last minute joiners are of course most welcome!

Monday – WiLDSPEAK
Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P Street, NW

  • 8:30 Check in and Registration
  • 9:00 – 5:00 Symposium
  • 5:30 – 7:00 Environmental Film Shorts, Movie Showing are:
    • Jim Balog/1,000 Cuts
    • Trip Jennings/Appalachian Voices
    • Jaime Rojo & Octavio Aburto/Gold Fever in Decay
    • Chris Linder & iLCP/Saving Mar Brava
    • Morgan Heim & Joel Sartore/How to Catch a Tiger
    • Andy Maser & Jenny Nichols/Namibia: The Guardians
    • Sandesh Kadur/Stop Murder for Medicine
    • Bridget Besaw/From Sand to Sea and Back
    • Robin Moore/Guardian of the Reptiles
    • Benjamin Drummond & Sara Joy/Badru’s Story
    • Andy Maser, Peter Maser & iLCP/Headwaters of the Wild
    • Day’s Edge Productions/Legends of the Peruvian Amazon
    • Morgan Heim, Jenny Nichols & iLCP/Welcome to the MAR
    • Gerrit Vyn/Sagebrush Sea
  • 6:30 – 9:30 WiLDSPEAK Reception
  • Dress Code – No jeans for presenters please. For most attendees from the various conservation organizations, this is a working conference. So let’s look professional.

Getting around

All events planned are accessible by walking from the venue hotel or by Metro, and closest stations have been indicated. For a map of the DC metro see