Conservation International’s VR Experiences Named Finalist in Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards
April 8, 2019
ARLINGTON, Va. (April 8, 2019) – Today, Conservation International was named a Finalist in the Creativity category of Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards for its virtual reality films (“Valen’s Reef”, “Under the Canopy”, and “My Africa”). All of the finalists are highlighted in the May issue of the print magazine, which hits newsstands on April 16th.
Now in its third year, the World Changing Ideas Award showcases 17 winners, more than 200 finalists, and more than 300 honorable mentions, with Health and Wellness, Education, and AI and Data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent judges selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,000 entries, such as Food, Energy, and Developing World technology. The 2019 awards featured entries from across the globe, from New Zealand to Shanghai to Switzerland.
“To receive this acknowledgement among other innovative organizations with such transformative ideas, especially after such a competitive submission field, is truly affirming,” said Conservation International Chief Marketing Officer Anastasia Khoo. “It empowers us to continue to share these stories of where we work in the world to affect positive change, where people and nature can thrive together.”
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.
About the World Changing Ideas Awards
World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With a goal of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.