Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Monday, January 23 – Thursday, January 26, 2017

Speaker Chris Palmer

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Chris Palmer

Professor & Director

American University

Chris Palmer is an environmental/wildlife film producer, professor, speaker, and author. Over the past thirty years, Chris has spearheaded the production of more than 300 hours of original programming for prime time television and the giant screen IMAX film industry. Chris serves as president of One World One Ocean Foundation and the MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation, which produce and fund IMAX films on conservation issues. Chris also serves on American University’s full-time faculty as Distinguished Film Producer in Residence at the School of Communication. In 2004, he founded AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking, which seeks to inspire a new generation of filmmakers and media experts to produce creative work that makes a difference. His 2010 book, Shooting in the Wild (Sierra Club Books) pulls back the curtain on the dark side of wildlife filmmaking, revealing an industry undermined by sensationalism, fabrication, and animal abuse. In 2015, he published two more books:Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King(Bluefield Publishing) and Now What, Grad? Your Path to Success after College(Rowman & Littlefield).

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