Children & Nature Network "Inside Out" Conference

Sep 22 2020 - Sep 23 2020


Let’s turn things Inside-Out

We believe that the well-being of children and the wild places we love are inextricably linked. And while research proves that regular time outdoors is essential for children’s healthy development, today’s kids are less connected to nature than ever before.

This is why we gather—as leaders, educators, practitioners and parents—to turn the trend of an indoor childhood back out to the benefits of nature.

Since 2007, we’ve been honored to convene the children and nature movement at grassroots gatherings, summits and conferences. Please join us this year for the 2020 Inside-Out Leadership Summit.


September 22-23, 2020

Atlanta Hyatt Regency, 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303


The Leadership Summit provides a forum for strategically selected leaders to share big ideas and advance action agendas. Through an application process, participants are selected to represent diverse perspectives, skills, voices, disciplines and approaches to connecting children to nature. Participants will work in 6 action areas that support the healthy development of youth:

  • Health & Nature for Community Well-being
  • Green Schoolyards
  • Nature Connection for Youth Development
  • Advancing Policy for Youth Outdoor Engagement
  • International Action: #NatureForAll 
  • City Government

We will accept applications until all action areas are full.  Action Area descriptions can be found in the Program section. Apply today!