The 2020 SHIFT Summit will be broadcast virtually from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, from October 14-16. Entitled “Healthy by Nature,” the Summit will focus on the mental health benefits of time outside, with a specific focus on health equity and access to nature.
Presented by: SHIFT
October 14 - 16, 2020
The 2020 SHIFT Summit has three main goals:
The program will be developed around two elements integral to these objectives:
The Summit will be feature a combination of keynote presentations, think tanks, workshops, panel discussions and world café-style breakout groups. An overview of the programming is as follows.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16: THE EVIDENCE
Day 1 of The 2020 SHIFT Summit will focus on the evidence for the mental health benefits of time outside, including research that looks at equitable access to nature and corresponding public health outcomes.
The morning’s keynote presentation will be followed by oral lightning rounds on both new findings and established studies. Following the lightning rounds, audience members will self-select to breakout rooms with researchers on the topics of their choosing. Three 30-minute rounds of world cafe-style breakouts will be followed by a thirty-minute “harvest” that reports out on the findings of each table. The results will then be synthesized for distribution among Summit attendees.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15: INTERVENTIONS
Day 2 of The 2020 SHIFT Summit will focus on interventions: the practical application of the evidence for the mental health benefits of time outside, particularly in underresourced and vulnerable communities.
The morning will begin with feature presentations by five of The 2020 SHIFT Award recipients, who will provide ten-minute overviews of their work, with Q&A from the audience.
Three separate discussions will be then be developed in conjunction with SHIFT Award recipients and 2020 ELP cohort members. Each topic will begin with a panel discussion, followed by world-cafe style breakout groups. Topics are as follows:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16: MAKING IT REAL
Day 3 of The 2020 SHIFT Summit will explore ways to institutionalize nature as a mental-health intervention within practice and policy at the community, municipal, state and national levels.
The programming will feature three tracks:
Each track will begin with a panel discussion with subject-matter experts, followed by world-cafe style breakout groups that focus on transitioning the evidence and the interventions into lasting practice and policy.
Registration for The 2020 Summit will open July 21. Stay tuned for more details.
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