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Rachel Hughes

The Get to Know Unconference was an inspiring event that enabled me to share my ideas with like-minded youth, industry professionals, and leading researchers. Being in a room with such passionate individuals really gave me a sense of hope for the future of environmental conservation. Our lives are so closely connected to the health of the environment that it is important for adults and youth to grasp the concept that there needs to be a balance between materialistic improvement and conservation. I hope to see the Get to Know Program grow and continue to encourage youth to connect with nature in the years to come.


Katie Fitzgerald

As a youth Ambassador for the Get to Know program and a presenter at the 2015 Get to Know Unconference. I passionately believe this program cultivates a growing interest with youth today. It encourages youth to discover adventures and to develop a relationship with our natural world. I am so grateful for this amazing program and may I extend my most sincere thanks for those who lend their support. The Get to Know program is so diverse in the age range it connects with, it has the capability to inspire generations of nature lovers. Speaking from my own experience, I can say this program directly influenced many of my decisions, to become involved with environmental initiatives in my community at an early age. It was a real privilege to be a presenter at the 2015 Get to Know Unconference. The incredible amount of information that was shared and the art that was created, was unbelievable. To say it was exciting, is an huge understatement. Just imagine an entire group of people; everyone being completely supportive and encouraging to one another. That’s what the Get to Know Unconference is like.

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Abby Benwood
I had an amazing time at the 2015 Unconference. It was truly inspiring to see amazing artwork from youth who have traveled far and wide to spread their environmental messages and are genuinely concerned about the condition of our world.

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Laura Makaltses

I would like to thank Get to Know for putting on the Unconference. This conference was the best way to showcase my work as it reached out to people with the same interested and goals that I have. It was really exciting to see other people get interested in what I am doing and ask me questions about how they can support my cause. I made great friends and met some very unique people. I am so grateful for the opportunity and am going to continue to be involved with Get to Know.

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Natalya Shevchuk

I had the most amazing time at the 2015 Get to Know Unconference. I saw so many inspiring youth statement art presentations about issues that hadn’t even crossed my mine that are crucial to the well being of the Earth. I met many wonderful, passionate youth that had many innovative and new ideas on how to present their environmental issues. The nature photography and artwork were stunning to see and the organizers were very passion about this event. Thank you to the Rotary Club for sponsoring me and thank you to Get to Know for having a place for youth to display their art and passion.

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Joel Agarwal
The Get-to-Know 2015 International Unconference was such an amazing experience where I got to learn about different environmental issues from so many talented young people across North America. Being a part of the unconference was an eye opener to so many issues that get neglected today. I absolutely loved the art work of each and every presenter, and just how talented and driven everyone was! Being a presenter myself also allowed me to really think about the big questions that we face, and realize how important nature really is to us. The unconference is a must, for everyone. Just being able to hear about the environmental issues from young people is such a remarkable thing!


Rina Ng
The Unconference is an amazing event to go to, the presentations are always very memorable and powerful.

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Mya Kough
Mya was inspired by the recent oil spill in Santa Barbara county in 2015 that affected over 35 miles of beach and ocean as more than 100.000 gallons of crude leaked onto the Stant Barbara Coast.

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Kiana Rose
At the Unconference, I met people who shared my passions. I encountered fellow birders, photographers, and artists who were also youth. I was inspired by as well as encouraged by others to better appreciate and use my own talents. I made connections I otherwise would not have made.

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Adhora Mir

As a presenting youth delegate at the Get to Know Unconference, I feel very honored to have been able to form meaningful bonds with so many passionate, intelligent and passionate youth from around the continent. The Unconference opened my eyes to many critical issues, and inspired me to change the way I look at our globe. I had presented about the social and environmental impacts of industrial water pollution on a local, regional, and global level, and being able to share my thoughts to an open and welcoming group of people means a lot to me. I would like to thank Get to Know for setting up this amazing opportunity.

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