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Communicate 2012 – Breaking Boundaries: The Next Ten Years for People and Nature

24/25 October, Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol
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Communicate is a leading conference for environmental communicators, bringing together a blend of NGOs, media professionals, green business leaders, academics and policy makers. With over 100 different organisations represented each year, Communicate gives delegates the opportunity to stay informed on the crucial current debates in the sector, share best practice, hear from inspirational speakers, and get direct feedback on their own communication campaigns.

The conference aims to break the boundaries of environmental communication – crossing the barriers to engagement; challenging the boundaries between sectors; overcoming the gap between awareness and action – and look ahead to the next ten years for people and nature.

The conference programme will include:

  • Keynote speeches from David Shukman, BBC Science Editor; broadcaster and marine biologist Monty Halls; and Wendy Darke, recently appointed Head of the BBC Natural History Unit.
  • The Carnegie Challenge Debate: Head versus Heart – Changing Behaviour or Influencing Core Values – our expert panel debate different approaches to environmental communication, with panellists, John Thøgersen, Theresa Marteau, Ed Gillespie and Richard Hawkins.
  • The Next Ten Years for People and Nature – inspirational visions of the future and how to achieve them, with speakers Chris Baines, Rob Hopkins and Keri Facer.
  • Engaging audiences – from the next generation to hard to reach groups. Breaking down the barriers to engagement with speakers including Stephen Moss and Judy Ling Wong.
  • A chance to influence government strategy through Defra’s People Engagement Group – where should our priorities lie?
  • The Psychology of Partnership – examining the challenges and processes of partnership, including working productively with business and communicating The Wettest Drought on Record.
  • The Delegate Showcase – share your own innovative campaign with Communicate delegates and hear practical case studies from other leading communicators.

A summary and the full proceedings of last year’s conference is available online.

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