This free, online event was held on November 20, 2013, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.

This dialogue featured a senior advisor to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Stephen Woodley, who is an expert on strategies for reaching ambitious habitat and biodiversity conservation goals. Stephen will be joined by Crista Valentino and Elaine Hsiao, who are helping to lead efforts to engage a new generation in the global biodiversity conservation movement. Stephen, Elaine, and Crista will be talking about plans for the upcoming IUCN World Parks Congress, to be held in Sydney, Australia, in November 2014.

Taking the theme of Parks, People, Planet -- Inspiring Solutions, the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 will advance an ambitious agenda that will inspire solutions for today's most pressing global challenges. As a prestigious global gathering of protected area leaders and professionals and the wider cross-section of society, with a legacy of collaboration and innovation dating back to the inaugural event in 1961, this World Parks Congress promises to build a dynamic foundation for achieving conservation and development goals for the decade to come.

For more information about the World Parks Congress, please visit: http://www.worldparkscongress.org/

This webinar was moderated by Jim Levitt with panelists Stephen Woodley, Crista Valentino, and Elaine Hsiao.