Mindful Conservation 


Virtually, January 4 - 9, 2021


Capacity 200 people, Register ASAP to get your spot!

Connecting the Human dimension and mindful consciousness with our earth.

This conference will help you re-center yourself from all the stress of conservation advocacy. Guide you back to your inner power and happiness as an enlightened conservation guardian of mother nature and wildlife. We will focus on the healing of the mind, body, and soul to rejuvenate your productivity in conservation research, outreach, advocacy success. 


The goal of the conference is to motivate, inspire, de-stress, and awaken your authentic self, mind, and spirit. So you can have another mindful guardian year of productive conservation adventures.

You will start your day off with morning meditation and yoga sessions followed by guest speakers, workshops, and presentations that enrich our skills in mindful communication, outreach, and collaboration.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the conference is virtual! 

Conference Tickets

4 Day- Mindful Conservation Package 

$20 Early Registration Price

$30 After November 15th

This Includes

  • Approximately 16 Seminars

  • 8 Yoga classes

  • 8 meditation sessions​

*This does not include Workshops. Workshops are an additional price.

*Tickets are non-refundable or non-transferable

*Price does not include Eventbrite service charge

A la Cart Friday Workshop 

$10 Early Registration 

$20 After November 15th

Title: Ocean Love: An Essential Tool for Conservation and Climate Justice

(100 Capacity)

We are all connected by the ocean. It is time for our global community to learn how to be connected, living in unity, while celebrating our diversity. A peaceful future where humans are living, working, and playing in harmony with nature requires that each of us become more self aware and intentional with how we are showing up every day in the world. Conservation is a way of being. This workshop will be dedicated to honouring our sacred relationship with nature. Our relationship with nature is reflective of our relationship with ourselves, because we are nature. Come ready to move, laugh, reflect, and develop skills such as phenomenological listening that will better prepare you to be an ally for Mother Earth and our entire human race.


*Tickets are non-refundable or non-transferable

*Price does not include Eventbrite service charge

A la Cart Saturday Workshop

Healing from Wildlife Trama and loss

$25 Early Registration 

$35 After November 15th

Title: Inner Healing to Outer Conservation (50 capacity)

Summary coming soon!

*Tickets are non-refundable or non-transferable

*Price does not include Eventbrite service charge

Mindful Speakers

Dr. Ancilleno Davis

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Dr. Ancilleno Davis is a general ecologist with a passion for teaching and integrating Bahamian culture and lived experience into the exploration of science. He owns and operates the Science and Perspective Brand @SciPerspective on social media. Dr. Davis has a deep toolkit including computer programming, geospatial data analysis, marine and terrestrial environmental monitoring, science teaching, international field course development and coordination, animal training, plant propagation, coral nursery establishment and maintenance and voice acting. Dr. Davis has held three art exhibitions featuring his wildlife photography and sculptural work related to environmental concepts. He coordinated the establishment of the first coral nursery in the Bahamas, and the participation of Bahamians in the first leg of the Khaled bin Sultan's Living Oceans Foundation Global Reef Expedition. He is the founder of Bahamians Educated in Natural and Geospatial Sciences. He is a father and husband, and aims to improve the lives of those around him through science.

Dr. Claire Simeone

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Dr. Claire Simeone is a conservation leader, working fearlessly to heal the animals and ecosystems of our planet. A veterinarian by training, Claire specializes in working with marine mammals, studying the connections between animal health, ocean health, and our own health.

In the wake of her father’s death, and the day she brought her son home from the hospital, Claire suffered a spontaneous coronary artery dissection, a rare post-partum heart attack. This, coupled with severe burnout, led her to a re-evaluation of life, work, and saving the world.

Claire is the Founder and CEO of Sea Change Health, an organization working to massively shift our understanding and cultivation of health, for all those who rely on the sea. Claire was the first veterinarian ever selected as a TED Fellow, and is the author of numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and is a seasoned speaker. Prior to founding Sea Change Health, Claire led conservation efforts for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal at The Marine Mammal Center. Claire’s work underscores the connection between humans and animals, and how our very survival relies on a return to listening to what wisdom the natural world has to share. 

Divina Lade

Divina Lade is a marine biologist and a behavior change communicator . She has mixed experiences of marine science and social science research,  community development work, coaching and mentoring community leaders in conservation, and alliance building.  She is currently serving as one of the members of the board of Conservation Marketing Working Group of Society for Conservation Biology. 

Rev.  LoraKim Joyner


Rev.  LoraKim Joyner is both a wildlife veterinarian and Unitarian Universalist minister, having served in parish ministry for 10 years in North Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, and Florida.  Currently she serves as a community minister in Multispecies Ministry and Compassionate Communication, affiliated with the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains.  She draws on her training as a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication and over 33 years as a conservationist and wildlife veterinarian  to co-lead One Earth Conservation.  With her team, they support others through their international Nurture Nature Program that seeks to empower the people saving the planet. She directs projects in Latin America to stand in solidarity and witness to the plight of the parrots of people there, and do what she can.  One Earth's projects extend to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Guyana, Brazil, French Guiana, and Suriname. She has written two books, “Conservation in Time of War,” and “Nurturing Discussions and Practices.” Currently she serves as the Acting Secretary of the Parrot Researchers Group.

Dr. Chris Parsons


Dr. Chris Parsons is currently an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow and a science communications specialist. Dr Parsons has been involved in whale & dolphin research and conservation for nearly 3 decades and has been involved in projects on every continent. Dr. Parsons previously was an Associate Professor at George Mason University as well as designing and managing/directing the undergraduate program in environmental science & conservation. He's taught a variety of courses from marine mammal biology, conservation science & policy, marine ecology, tropical ecosystems, to environmental science communication. He’s been member of the scientific committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) since 1999, and has been involved in organizing four of the International Marine Conservation Congresses (the world’s largest academic marine conservation conference) and two of the International Congresses for Conservation Biology. He was a Governor of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) for nearly a decade and also served two terms as the president of the SCB Marine Section, and on the Board of Directors of the American Cetacean Society. He is currently the Membership Chair and on the Board of Directors of the Society for Marine Mammalogy and he's also the Conference Chair for the SCB Conservation Marketing Working Group. Dr Parsons has worked with a number of NGOs as a consultant including NRDC, AWI, HSUS, HSI, WDC, Oceana, MCS, Panacetacea, Oceanswell, Earthjustice, Amigos de los Delphines and others. He has also worked with Government conservation and marine management bodies in the USA, UK and Hong Kong. He's also a senior correspondent for the #1 marine science blog www.southernfriedscience.com and the presenter/producer of the Marine Mammal Science, Environmental Studies & Sciences, Dugongs & Seadragons and Marine Conservation Happy Hour podcasts.

Chelsea Gray

Chelsea Gray is an interdisciplinary marine researcher and science educator, currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Science and Policy. She is also on the board of the Conservation Marketing Working Group of Society for Conservation Biology. She has previously conducted social research, developed coursework for undergraduate environmental scientists, and run social media for research organizations.

Eagle Ray Empress

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Eagle Ray Empress, also known as Nikita Shiel-Rolle, is a dreamer, and her purpose in life is to spread love for The Ocean. She does this as creatrix of Cat Island Mermaid, a science communication and conservation wellness business, Founder and CEO of Young Marine Explorers & the Cat Island Conservation Institute, a NPO focused on developing climate resilient coastal communities, and a Real Estate Assistant at HG Christie and Christie's International. . Nikita has a MSc in Biodiversity Wildlife and Ecosystem Health from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Marine Affairs from the University of Miami.
As a Climate Justice Activist, Nikita is dedicated to driving bold and ambitious climate action and social justice, especially for those from marginalized and vulnerable communities. A talented speaker, she has shared her passion for ocean conservation and climate adaptation and mitigation at numerous international meetings, most recently at this year's (2020) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change meeting and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commissions Decade of the Ocean Latin America and Caribbean regional planning meetings. Nikita is a UNESCO partner and actively involved in driving small island sustainability. She loves and nurtures her passion and commitment for transformative and loving social change from her homestead on Ocean Soul Farm, Cat Island, The Bahamas.

Brooke Tully


Brooke Tully helps conservationists use behavioral insights and communication strategies to motivate audiences to take action and change behaviors. She does this by bringing together best practices from her work in commercial advertising, insights from the behavioral and social sciences, and her first-hand experience implementing conservation programs.

Brooke spent the first decade of her career working in ad agencies, such as Ogilvy, helping clients reach target audiences to build brand awareness, change preferences, and sell products. In 2007, she joined the NGO Rare where she designed and implemented behavior change campaigns that inspired local communities in Mongolia, Thailand, Laos, and The Philippines to adopt more sustainable fishing and hunting practices.

Operating independently since 2016, Brooke offers workshops, online courses, and consulting services that provide practical steps for designing communication & outreach plans that create conservation movements. More information about Brooke's work can be found at https://brooketully.com.

Andrew Lewin


Andrew Lewin, Founder and CEO of the Speak Up For Blue Network, launched the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast in June of 2015 to inform people about the projects happening the protect the Ocean. Andrew instantly fell in love with speaking into a microphone and connecting with people all over the world.

Andrew soon realized that his audience was highly engaged with his content, which developed into numerous opportunities for him including jobs, travel, and TV appearances!

Since 2015, Andrew launched a network of Science and Conservation Podcasts as well as launched podcasts for people who wanted to connect with their audience in their own niches so that they can be exposed to similar opportunities in their field.

He created a service that works closely with clients to gain valuable knowledge and strategies on how to position their podcasts for success.


Speak Up For Blue

Speak Up For Blue is a Network of Podcasts providing you with updates on Ocean News, People and the projects they work on to protect the Ocean.


The Marine Conservation Happy Hour 

The Marine Conservation Happy Hour is a podcast that looks at the many different sides of Marine Science and Conservation in an informal setting - a during a pub Happy Hour, chatting casually over a few (or more) drinks. 

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