MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th, 7:30p
Golden Bough Playhouse | Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Elin Kelsey, PhD is a leading scholar and educator in the area of hope and the environment and an award-winning author. Kelsey’s work focuses on the study of the reciprocal relationship between humans and the rest of nature. Her influence can be seen in the hopeful, solutions-focus of her clients, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and other powerful institutions where she has served as a visiting fellow including the Rachel Carson Center for the Environment and Society, and the Rockefeller Foundation. In 2014, she co-created #OceanOptimism, a twitter campaign to crowd-source marine conservation solutions which has reached more than 95 million shares to date. In 2018, she was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University in the Graduate School of Education. As an Adjunct Faculty member of the University of Victoria School of Environmental Studies, she is consulting on the development of a solutions-oriented paradigm for educating environmental scientists and social scientists. Passionate about bringing science-based stories of hope and multi-species resilience to the public, Kelsey is a popular keynote speaker and media commentator. She is a feature writer and podcast host for Hakai Magazine and a best-selling children’s book author. She regularly gives public talks and leads environmental workshops with kindergarten to university students across North America and around the world.