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Blue Earth Alliance, in partnership with PhotoWings, presents the 5th annual Collaborations for Cause visual storytelling event. Space is limited. Take advantage of Early Bird pricing and reserve your tickets today! 

Hosted in the beautiful Pacific Northwest by Blue Earth Alliance, we bring together socially conscious businesses, non-profits, educators, public agencies and content creators for two days of inspiration, exploration, and partnership building. Watch videos from the last three years of Collaborations for Cause thanks to the generous sponsorship of PhotoWings. Learn more about Blue Earth Alliance here

Thanks to the generosity of C4C sponsors, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarship tickets. Please fill out this form if you are interested. 

Schedule and speaker lineup may be subject to change due to circumstances out of Blue Earth’s control. Unfortunately, we are not able to issue refunds.

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Saturday, May 6 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Melissa Ryan, & Mercy Mason: "Engaging Communities in Conservation Through Photography"

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Nature Conservancy magazine’s Director of Photography Melissa Ryan will discuss the participatory photography workshop that she and photographer Jason Houston created to use photography as an engagement experience for individuals & communities working to conserve their natural resources.

Mercy Mason, one of the high school students who participated in the workshop, will present her personal experience and speak to the impacts the workshop had on her and her community.

The participatory photo workshop was held in July 2016 in the remote village of Klemtu, deep in the heart of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.


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Mercy Mason

Blackfish clan of the Kitasoo Xai'Xais First Nations, High-school senior from British Columbia
Mercy Mason is a high-school senior at Kitasoo Community School in Klemtu, British Columbia, Canada. Mercy has participated in several programs supported by the Spirit Bear Lodge and designed to help engage youth in the community with their cultural heritage and the environment including... Read More →
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Melissa Ryan

Director of Photography, Nature Conservancy Magazine
Melissa Ryan is the director of photography for Nature Conservancy magazine, the flagship publication of the world’s leading environmental conservation organization, The Nature Conservancy. http://nature.org/magazine   Melissa works in close partnership with photographers to create & publish dynamic environmental conservation stories that reveal the connections between global natural resource use, scientific research, and the beauty & wonder of the natural world. Melissa’s goal is to elevate the authentic, unique vision of the photog... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Seattle Central Library Auditorium 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA