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Conservation International to Honor Vice President Joe Biden and Former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos at Gala

November 29, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Conservation International to Honor Vice President Joe Biden and Juan Manuel Santos, Former President of Colombia, With Global Visionary Award at Gala Dinner, December 6 in New York

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Byron D. Trott, Founder, Chairman and CEO of BDT & Company to Receive Founders’ Award

WHAT:

On Thursday, December 6th, at its annual New York gala dinner, Conservation International will honor Joseph R. Biden, Jr., the 47th Vice President of the United States, and Juan Manuel Santos, the former President of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, with the Global Visionary Award. Byron D. Trott, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BDT & Company, will receive the Conservation International’s Founders’ Award.

The dinner will be hosted by Lauren and Andres Santo Domingo at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.

WHO: Honorees and Speakers in Order of Appearance:

  1. Dr. M. Sanjayan, CEO, Conservation International
  2. Shailene Woodley, Actress and Conservation Advocate
  3. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States
  4. Peter Seligmann, Co-Founder and Chairman, Conservation International
  5. Byron D. Trott, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BDT & Company
  6. Jennifer Morris, President, Conservation International
  7. Lee Pace, Actor and Conservation Advocate
  8. Andrés Santo Domingo, Gala Host and Co-Chair
  9. Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

WHERE:

Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY

WHEN:

Thursday, December 6th

5:30 p.m. Press Call Time
6:30 p.m. Guests arrive
6:30 p.m. Cocktail
7:30 p.m. Dinner, Evening Program begins

Press coverage is invited but press must RSVP in advance by contacting Jenny Parker at (917) 763-3263 or media@conservation.org.


About Conservation International

Conservation International uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the nature that people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. Founded in 1987, Conservation International works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet that supports us all. Learn more about Conservation International, the groundbreaking “Nature Is Speaking” campaign and its series of virtual reality projects: “My Africa”, “Under the Canopy” and “Valen’s Reef.” Follow Conservation International’s work on our Human Nature blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.