October 16-17, 2019
Washington, DC

Through the Catapult Collaborative (Catapult), Conservation International is committed to creating a forum to identify the issues and trends preventing companies from achieving corporate sustainability targets. Catapult also invests in innovative tools and services that break down these barriers and inform sustainability decision-making.

This October, the Catapult Ideas Summit will bring corporate leaders together to identify and develop scientific solutions for advancing corporate sustainability. Highlighting the principals of co-creation and innovation, we will use Moonshot and Design Thinking to explore trends in sustainability, green-gray approaches and biodiversity monitoring to identify new solutions to some of the toughest environmental problems facing industry. We hope you can join us!


The 2019 Ideas Summit is open to Catapult Collaborative members and invited guests only. Please RSVP by submitting the form below.

Agenda (subject to change)

October 16, 2019
Catapult Welcome Dinner
Big Bear Café (1700 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20001)
6:30pm: Dinner

October 17, 2019
Conservation International Board of Directors Reception & Cocktail Hour
Conservation International (2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22202)
4:00pm: Reception and Cocktail Hour

October 17, 2019
Catapult Ideas Summit
Bechtel Group, Inc. (799 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001)
8:30am: Breakfast & Welcome Remarks
9:15am: The Five Biggest Issues in Corporate Sustainability
9:45am: Co-Creation: The Business Case for Green-Gray Infrastructure
11:00am: Networking Break
11:15am: Innovation: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Biodiversity Monitoring
12:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm: Moonshot Thinking: Going Beyond the Confines of Traditional Sustainability
3:00pm: Closing Remarks
3:30pm: Shuttle to Conservation International Office

Accommodation Recommendations

Each of the hotels below is located 0.4 miles from the Ideas Summit venue (Bechtel, 799 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001).

Courtyard Washington Downtown/Convention Center
901 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Hampton Inn Washington Downtown/
Convention Center
901 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Moxy Washington DC
1011 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Contact Katie Russell if you have questions or would like to request an invitation.