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Field Museum Women in Science Virtual Keynote and Conservation Celebration

May 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


At the Field, we’re committed to supporting women in science at all stages of their careers. Our scientists on staff not only impact all scientific disciplines through groundbreaking research, they also provide meaningful education, insightful mentorships, and more.

Celebrate their leadership—and support the next generation of women scientists—by attending the 2021 Women in Science virtual keynote and conservation celebration events. These events are sponsored by the Field’s Women’s Board. Proceeds from the event support internship and fellowship opportunities for women pursuing careers and research in the sciences.

This year’s keynote speaker is Kristine Tompkins, co-founder and president of Tompkins Conservation and the UN Patron of Protected Areas. Also the former CEO of Patagonia, Tompkins has spent the last 28 years protecting and restoring biodiversity in Chile and Argentina. She currently serves as chair of National Geographic Society’s Last Wild Places campaign. Chicago-area conservation leader Wendy Paulson will join Tompkins for a moderated discussion. A live audience Q&A follows.

The virtual keynote will stream online on Thursday, May 6, from 12:30–1:30pm CST, to ticket holders and sponsors, and their guests.

Tickets are $300 and go on sale in mid-March. Sponsorships are currently available, starting at $3,000. Please visit www.fieldmuseum.org/WISLunch for more information, and to buy tickets and sponsorships.


May 6
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


The Field Museum Women's Board
Maggie Schneiderman