Communicate 2017 – Thank you for joining the conversation!      

Bristol Natural History Consortium (BNHC) was thrilled to welcome 30+ speakers and 150+ delegates to Bristol Zoo this week for two packed days of debates, discussions, workshops and networking. As we packed away the last materials, and waved off our final attendees back to all four corners of the UK, we’ve already been thinking about some of the key themes that came out of the conference, and how we can continue to support the Communicate community to ‘Navigate Change’.

‘Community’ definitely feels like the right word for the next stage of environmental communications in the UK. In addition to the 14 members of BNHC, we were pleased to welcome numerous organisations to our national consultation meetings in 2017. At the end of the conference, over half of attendees volunteered to help us shape future events. We can’t wait to pick up the phone over the next few weeks, put some dates in the diary, and get creative about what a bold future for the sector might look like.

We will be adding films and source material from the event on a rolling basis over the coming weeks (we know that many of speakers need a bit of time to get everything in the best format for sharing). If there is something you are looking for, someone you didn’t get to meet, or would also like to get involved in creation of future events – get in touch! Thanks again for joining us in Bristol this week, or on twitter. Speak soon!

– Savita Custead, Chief Executive, BNHC, savita@bnhc.org.uk

We’re pleased to share slides from Communicate’s favourite format: THE SWAP, showing choice quotes from speakers and delegates throughout the conference…

Please take a look at the resourc