COMMUNICATE RETURNS 26-27 NOVEMBER 2020!
The UK’s annual environmental communication conference will return in 2020 bringing together a diverse group of delegates and speakers to develop skills, share best practice and debate latest issues in science communication, nature conservation and engaging people with the natural world. Tickets are now on sale, Individual and Organisation Passes can be purchased at www.communicatenow.org.uk
2020 has been an unexpected and exceptional year for the environmental communication sector, and as we’ve quickly learnt to become experts in video calling and meeting virtually, we are excited to bring Communicate to a fully digital platform for the first time! Using online conference software Communicate 2020 will enable you, to watch live talks, exclusive pre-recorded content, interact with live sessions, network and join round table discussions – all without leaving your desk or house!
So, with so many changes taking place, how do we approach programming Communicate 2020? Since 2004, we’ve been trying to do things a little differently. As we move on to a virtual platform, our three priorities remain the same:
Diverse voices: creating a platform beyond the big names
As easy as it can be to fill a conference with CEO’s and household names, we know from evaluation and listening to delegates that some of the sessions that really resonate feature people you haven’t (yet!) heard of, working on challenges you haven’t yet conquered. We’re excited to bring you some of our sector’s leaders and big thinkers, but also create platforms for those working at the frontlines of environmental communication to share their challenges and ideas.
More narrative, less pick ‘n’ mix:
Conference flexibility and working around busy schedules is great. Disconnected or repeated conversations, lack of continuity between sessions and a missed opportunity to build community is not. We work hard on the user journey across the Communicate conference, and as we move to a virtual setting we’re exploring new ways to give our attendees a satisfying experience. We know that crucial work (and life!) interruptions will happen, so we’ll provide easy re-entry points to ensure you can re-join the conversation at any point.
Research and Practice on equal footing:
We’re proud to bring researchers from the social sciences (psychology, behaviour science, communications) and researchers from the natural sciences together with practitioners from organisations, volunteer groups, and freelance projects. We know the community value having the opportunity to explore connections between the two, and have the latest research and thinking at their fingertips when designing their new environmental communications approach.
Communicate 2020 will take place online between 26-27 November 2020. Individual and Organisational passes to the conference are available at www.communicatenow.org.uk