The 2018 ICCF U.S. Congressional International Conservation Gala

On September 25th, Washington, D.C. will welcome members of the U.S. and global corporate, NGO, and government communities to promote leadership in the sound management of the world's resources.

ICCF Galas are the most important gatherings of conservationists from the corporate, NGO, and government communities to celebrate and promote U.S. leadership in the sound management of the world's natural resources.

The 400+ guests at this year's Gala will include members of the U.S. Cabinet, 100+ Members of Congress, policymakers and opinion leaders from around the globe, world business leaders, celebrities, and leaders from the international NGO community. This powerful cross-sectoral audience offers an unparalleled opportunity for guests to engage with the most important bipartisan caucus on Capitol Hill, high-level foreign delegations, and influential business and conservation leaders about the need for U.S. and international conservation leadership, cooperation, and action.

Join us at the historic Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC for a memorable and inspiring evening with some of the world’s foremost conservation leaders.

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Masters of Ceremonies

The Honorable John Tanner and The Honorable Connie Mack IV, members of the ICCF Board of Directors, will serve as Masters of Ceremonies for the 2018 ICCF U.S. Congressional Gala. Instrumental in the establishment and growth of ICCF in the U.S. and Latin America respectively, John and Connie bring to this night of celebration a deep understanding, passion, and commitment to the conservation cause. With their leadership and direction, the Gala will welcome to the podium numerous guests and awardees.

Welcome: John B. Gantt, Jr., President, ICCF

Presentation of Colors: U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard

U.S. National Anthem


ICCF Gala History & Past Programs

The U.S. International Conservation Congressional Gala was first hosted on September 19, 2006, bringing together a diverse group of liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats, corporations and NGOs, foreign dignitaries and American celebrities, volunteers and professionals in a common cause to "elevate to new heights the emphasis that the United States of America places on leading the world in habitat and biodiversity conservation and overall good stewardship of natural resources."

Since then the ICCF hosted a series of Galas to further its collaborations and spread the Teddy Roosevelt approach to conservation, the event growing in popularity year after year.

2017Inauguration Gala View Program 2015Extraordinary Leadership in International Conservation View Program 2013Conservation in Africa: Security, Democracy, Development View Program 2012Oceans Gala View Program
2010The Natural Security Challenge View Program 2009Inauguration Gala View Program 2007U.S. Congressional International Conservation Gala View Program 2006U.S. Congressional International Conservation Gala View Program