2014 Annual Meeting
Dear Friend of Conservation,
Please join us May 1-3, 2014 for National Wildlife Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The meeting will be at the Embassy Suites Baltimore–Inner Harbor and Grand Historic Venue.
The theme of our meeting is Water: It Connects Us All. For generations Americans have enjoyed our nation’s clean waters. North America’s aquatic resources—rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, wetlands and coastal waters—are among the planet’s most biologically rich. These systems are also among the world’s most threatened. We need to act swiftly to protect our water resources by cutting the carbon pollution that currently is on track to cause significant warming by mid-century, taking steps to safeguard wildlife and its habitat from the climate changes that we can no longer avoid, redouble our efforts to restore and expand critical habitat, and manage our water resources in a way that ensures that both people and wildlife have the clean and abundant water they need to survive.
This year’s meeting offers expanded opportunities for professional enrichment, collaboration and networking. These include:
- Practical breakout sessions on fundraising, membership outreach, and key conservation issues;
- Important regional and topical discussions at regional roundtables;
- Hands-on learning sessions with tips you can take home;
- A variety of field trips and excursions to local points where you can stretch your legs and get your feet wet, while you learn about Baltimore’s history and environmental initiatives;
- A Saturday luncheon where you will learn about the NWF Action Fund and how you can engage;
- Affiliate Night at the National Aquarium, hosted by NWF’s Maryland affiliate; and
- An inspiring Annual Meeting Awards Dinner to honor exceptional individuals from the NWF affiliate ranks for their contributions to conservation.
Mark the dates—May 1-3, 2014—and start making your travel plans now. Let’s connect in Baltimore and all work together on solutions to protect America’s water, air, and wildlife habitat for future generations. We look forward to seeing you there.
Larry J. Schweiger Deborah Spalding
President and CEO Chair, Board of Directors