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2022 St. Louis River Summit Day 1


March 7, 2022
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

8:30 AM • Welcoming Words from Lake Superior Reserve

Deanna Erickson, Lake Superior Reserve

8:35 AM • Welcome from Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

8:40 AM • Orientation to the event, Keynote Introduction

Reserve staff

8:45-9:45am • Keynote Address

JESSE ROESLER, Credo Nonfiction
Inspiration To Impact: How to Seed & Lead Change Through Storytelling

Jesse Roesler is an Emmy and James Beard Award-winning filmmaker that puts the power of visual storytelling to work for global causes and brands. He works with cause champions and content publishers to uncover first person narratives that reveal core purpose and mission in an authentic, empathic and cinematic manner. His work for clients like TIME Magazine, The New York Times and Feeding America have garnered 25+ millions of views online. His feature length documentary, The Starfish Throwers was named most heartwarming film of the year by The Huffington Post.

This year’s Summit theme speaks directly to pandemic recovery and brighter days ahead for our communities, river recovery as St. Louis River Area of Concern work progresses, and the transformative work of understanding and addressing climate change. The 2022 Summit main program will be hosted virtually. Optional in-person elements include a poster session, field trips, and a River Talk. Register for the Summit at lakesuperiornerr.org/summit

SESSION 1: Addressing Change Together








12:15pm • Meet in the Hallway

Connect with presenters in Zoom breakout rooms after the session concludes.

12:30-1:30pm • Lunch Break & Networking Sessions

People with shared interests and unique knowledge have a lot to talk about when they come together! The Summit strives to support collaboration on timely topics to the St. Louis River community by creating space for networking sessions.  These optional sessions are established through the submission of an abstract indicating interest in hosting a conversation or smaller work session during the Summit. This year, networking sessions will be held in a virtual Zoom environment.

SESSION 2: River Resiliency





3:00PM • Meet in the Hallway

Connect with presenters in Zoom breakout rooms after the session concludes.

SESSION 3: Thriving Birds, Thriving Estuary




4:50PM • Meet in the Hallway

Connect with presenters in Zoom breakout rooms after the session concludes.

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The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve is part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), established by Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act, as amended. Additional information about the system can be obtained from the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1305 East West Highway - N/ORM5, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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