IFAW Speaker Series

IFAW is proud to offer our supporters and the local community the opportunity to meet with world-renowned authors that share our same vision of a world where animals and people thrive together. IFAW’s Speaker Series will introduce us to like-minded individuals sharing their thoughts on their favorite subjects while allowing an opportunity for important discussions at the end of each talk.

Coming soon! Tickets will be available soon to purchase individually or as a three-part series.

Meet our upcoming guest speakers:

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6pm-9pm

Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, author and scriptwriter who writes for children as well as adults. She is the author of more than 20 books, including The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, which was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a New York Times Bestseller. Her most popular book is The Good Good Pig, the bestselling memoir of life with her pig, Christopher Hogwood. Her other notable titles include Journey of the Pink Dolphins, Spell of the Tiger, and Search for the Golden Moon Bear.

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6pm-9pm

Thor Hanson

Thor Hanson is an award-winning author and biologist. His books include Buzz, The Triumph of Seeds, The Impenetrable Forest, Feathers, and the illustrated children’s favorite, Bartholomew Quill. They all look at the ordinary things in nature and turn them into extraordinary stories, accessible to all while still being informative, humane, hilarious, and moving. His illustrated children’s books about animals and nature have earned him a place in the hearts of many children. He has won a John Burroughs Medal, the AAAS/Subaru Prize, and two Pacific Northwest Book Awards.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6pm-9pm

David Owen

Voted one of The Fifty Funniest American Writers, David Owen has been a staff writer for The New Yorker and contributing editor at The Atlantic Monthly. He’s the author of more than a dozen books including his most recent: Where the Water Goes: Life and Death along the Colorado River, which addresses climate change, and the future of water in communities and on wildlife.