Communicate conference is coming to London!

Join environmental communicators this autumn in London for Communicate conference.


When: Tuesday 15 November 10:00 – 16:30

Where: The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AR



PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS FOR THE BRISTOL AND LONDON DAYS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT. You can still get tickets for the online conference here.

Communicate is the annual conference for environmental communication professionals across the UK, attracting NGO’s, academics, content creators, businesses and local and national policy makers in a cross-sector event running since 2004. Each year the conference brings together a diverse group of delegates each year to develop their skills, share best practice and debate latest issues in science communication, nature conservation and engaging people with the natural world.

London sessions and speakers:

10:00 – 10:30 Opening keynote: Putting nature at the heart of the conversation

Professor Joe Smith, Chief Executive of the Royal Geographical Society, will welcome delegates to the first live Communicate conference since 2019 and will share his own perspectives on ‘putting nature at the heart of the conversation’.

Speaker: Professor Joe Smith, The Royal Geographical Society

Chair: Savita Willmott, The Natural History Consortium

10:30 – 11:00 In our hands: Behaviour change for climate and environmental goals

Baroness Parminter will take us through the crucial headlines from the recently released (12 Oct) House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee Report 2022-23: ‘In our hands: Behaviour change for climate and environmental goals’

Speaker: Baroness Parminter, House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee

11:00 – 11:45 Breaking down the echo chamber

How do we break down, and reach beyond, our echo chambers? Our expert panel will each share a provocation and invite delegates to share their own perspectives engaging public and stakeholder audiences.

Speaker: Trewin Restorick, Sizzle Innovation

Speaker: Camilla Tham, The Natural History Museum

Speaker: Isabella Gornall, Seahorse Environmental

Chair: Chris Venables, Green Alliance

13:00 – 13:45 Formats and attention: How to turn communications into culture

A feature presentation from Anjali Ramachandran, Director at Storythings, a strategy and content company working globally with a HQ in the UK. Anjali is also a co-founder of global network for women and non-binary people in technology, Ada’s List, and a trustee of Chayn, a feminist technology non-profit.

Speaker: Anjali Ramachandran, Storythings

14:00 – 14:45 Social Media Masterclass: Working with influencers

How can we maximise our social media campaigns and communications through effective use of influencers? Heidi Easton will guide us through researching, approaching and building relationships with those who can help us tell our environmental stories.

Speaker: Heidi Easton, Media Communications Specialist

14:45 – 15:15 Reflection and provocation

Liz Parkes will summarise the key themes of the conference so far and offer a perspective and provocation to lead us into the final sessions of the day.

Speaker: Liz Parkes, Environment Agency

15:30 – 16:30 Leave your egos and logos at the door

How can we work together more effectively as a sector? Can we ignore our own egos and logos and take an audience-led approach to move forward with bolder, more courageous action for nature? This interactive session will bring Communicate delegates together to discuss, debate, and find more ways to come together and deliver change.

Speaker: Alan Wright, Lancashire Wildlife Trust


Please visit this page to find out more on accessibility at The Royal Geographical Society.

The online conference

You can still get involved in the online conference if you’re attending the London ‘deep-dive’ day! Join us online on Wednesday 16 November for a full day of talks, workshops, and roundtable discussions. If you have an online ticket, you are welcome to dip in and out of the London talks if there is a particular virtual session you would like to attend, however you will need to organise this using your own device and headphones. Check out the full programme of events online and in-person here.

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