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Keith Bowers
Keith Bowers
Founder & President
Biohabitats

For nearly three decades, Keith Bowers has been at the forefront of applied ecology, land conservation and sustainable design. As the founder and president of Biohabitats, Keith has built a multidisciplinary organization focused on regenerative design—the blurring of boundaries between conservation planning, ecological restoration and sustainable design. His work has spanned the scale from site-specific ecosystem restoration projects involving wetland, river, woodland and coastal habitat restoration to regional watershed management and conservation planning, to the development of comprehensive sustainability programs for communities and campuses throughout the country. 

Kat Imhoff
Kat Imhoff
President & CEO
The Montpelier Foundation

Kat Imhoff is the President and CEO of The Montpelier Foundation. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she has worked for over thirty years in conservation and preservation. Imhoff currently lives at Montpelier with her husband and black lab.

Caitlin DeSilvey
Associate Professor, Cultural Geography
University of Exeter

Caitlin DeSilvey is Associate Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Exeter, where she has been employed since 2007. Her research explores the cultural significance of material and environmental change, with a particular focus on heritage contexts. She is currently co-investigator on the ‘Heritage Futures’ project, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council to explore the potential for innovation and creative exchange across a broad range of heritage and related fields. She was a 2016-17 fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study, Olso, as part of the ‘After Discourse’ research group. Recent publications include Anticipatory History (2011, with Simon Naylor and Colin Sackett), Visible Mending (2013, with Steven Bond and James R. Ryan) and Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving (2017).