Nature Forward Conferences

Our Naturally Latinos and Taking Nature Black conferences and related events are premiere showcases for regional and national environmental leaders to help inform, engage and empower diverse communities around critical environmental issues.

Naturally Latinos Conference

Nature Forward and our partners hosted the 4th Naturally Latinos Conference on March 22-26, 2022. The event was presented in a hybrid format with a series of virtual panels and speakers that led up to an in-person networking and advocacy day at the Silver Spring Civic Center on March 25th.

Our 2022 theme was “Otro mundo es posible / Another world is possible,” and highlighted the importance, beauty, and urgency of co-creating powerful new visions for the future as we enter a form of rebirth into a post-Covid, climate-urgent world.

Taking Nature Black Conference

We will host our 5th Taking Nature Black conference March 8 – 11, 2023.

The theme, Belonging: Engaged and Empowered, reflects the need for environmental justice and togetherness as we continue to build power together.

In addition, we will salute leaders who have made outstanding contributions to protect the environment as Environmental Champions. Several recent champions have been nominated to serve on the White House Council on Environmental Justice.


Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility are the core of our Flagship Conferences.  As a conference sponsor, you can advance your commitment to connecting with diverse environmental professionals and organizations.

Current and previous conference sponsors include: