Talk of the Village Stage

The Village at Squaw Valley will be host to a wide array of sustainable vendors, nonprofits, speakers, and activities for all ages throughout the weekend. The Talk of the Village stage will connect the local community directly with Visions Conference speakers, including artists, scientists, authors, and activists who are making a difference today. Local and regional vendors will showcase sustainable goods that celebrate the beautiful natural surroundings of Lake Tahoe.  Non-profits and green businesses will host booths and activities that reinforce the underlying themes of Creating Equilibrium. 


Land-to-Lake Climate Art Installation & State of the Lake Scientific Data Report
Mia Hanak, Executive Director, Tahoe Public Art (TPA)
Heather Segale, Education and Outreach Director, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC)

1 pm
Reclaimed and Reimagined, Environmental Art
Gilles Cenazandotti, Artist & Activist, Contessa Gallery

Book Launch for Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution
Marcus Erikson, Co-Founder & Research Director, 5 Gyres Institute
Anna Cummins, Co-Founder & Global Strategy Director, 5 Gyres Institute


Book Launch for The Accidental Naturalist: Exploring the Flora and Fauna of San Francisco and Beyond
Jo Situ Allen, author, illustrator and sustainability expert

How Can You Help Tahoe? Introduction to Tahoe Fund with some Tahoe Fun Facts
Amy Berry, CEO, Tahoe Fund.

Environmental Art Workshop for Children & Youth
A hands-on educational program led by Gilles Cenazandotti of Contessa Gallery and Mia Hanak of Tahoe Public Art