Wild Things Conference – Gary Nabhan – Keynote Speaker
Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
About Wild Things Community:
We are the Wild Things community: collaborative, optimistic, effective. Recognized as one of the nation’s largest networks of people engaged with nature, we enjoy and protect Chicago area wild lands and wildlife.
We are stewards, monitors, advocates, educators, Chicago Wilderness members, volunteers, and staff, all working together to promote and protect the prairies, woodlands, wetlands, wild yards, and natural parks of northeast Illinois, northwest Indiana, and southeast Wisconsin.
We come together in person every two years at the Wild Things Conference. And in between, this website celebrates the week-in, week-out experiences of the community as we seek to investigate, enjoy, and protect local nature.
Gary Paul Nabhan is the Kellogg Endowed Chair at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center. He is author or editor of more than thirty books, including Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land; Where Our Food Comes From; and Renewing America’s Food Traditions. Honored with a MacArthur “genius” award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, and other awards, Gary is recognized as the father of the local food movement.