Need to know more?

Which online programme will Communicate 2020 be run on and is it easy to use?

We’re excited to be using the event platform Hopin. This simple online system will enable you, the delegate, 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! Hopin is easy to use and we are running ‘familiarisation’ sessions on how to use the programme prior to Communicate so that you can get the most out of the conference.

We’ve made a handy guide on how to use Hopin during Communicate which you can download here

Is there a minimum tech requirement to take part?

Like a lot of online video conferencing systems, Hopin requires a good internet connection. If you are able to use Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams on your computer you will also be able to take part without any problems. In technical terms the Hopin team recommend that, as a delegate, you have at least a 10Mpbs upload/download speed to get the most out of your experience. Please read our guide on using Hopin for more information.

You will need to run Hopin on Google Chrome, Firefox or the latest version of Edge.

I registered under an Organisation Pass, how do I login to the conferece?

Please search your emails for an email from titled ‘Communicate 2020 – Access your pass’. This email will include your special Organisational Link.

Wow, three parallel sessions throughout the conference! Will sessions at Communicate be recorded as I want to attend two running at the same time?

All sessions will be recorded and will be available on the Natural History Consortium Youtube channel after the event. Please note that this could take up to 3 weeks and we will announce when they are online through our social media and newsletter.

A few caveats to be aware of in case there is a particular session you really don’t want to miss!

– We will check with speakers that they are happy for their session to be made public. If they don’t want their talk online, we will not upload their session.

– We will cut Question and Answer sections when a delegate is on screen from all recordings.

– We will not record Fireside Chat sessions.

Do I need to book for a session in advance?

You do not need to book ahead for any session! You just need to turn up to the session at the right time and you will be able to take part.

£25 for a Individual Delegate pass? How is Communicate so inexpensive this year?

2020 has been an unexpected and exceptional year for the environmental communication sector. While some organisations have thrived, rapidly developed new programmes and digital skills; others are struggling to maintain stability and need to refresh communications and re-energise audiences. The Natural History Consortium has always run Communicate as a non-profit service to the sector, and thanks to our funders and supporters we have kept our physical conference passes (£275.00) the same price for 9 years running. This year, as we move to a virtual conference, we are working with our supporters to ensure accessibility for as many UK professionals as possible. Our thanks to everyone who has made it possible for us to offer delegate passes for £25.00 in this exceptional year for the sector.

£500.00 for an Organisation Pass? Does that mean I need to send at least 20 members of staff?

Please note Organisational Passes have now sold out.

Well….you could! But it’s more than that. This is a special offer, just for 2020, for those who are delivering quality environmental communication projects in the UK, and want to use the conference to maximise skills development, learning and networking across their organisation. We’ll work with you to engage staff teams to build skills through the conference, including co-designing a bespoke pre-conference training session with you. We’ll help you design a “virtual expo” area to showcase your work, and you’ll have the opportunity to host it in real-time and maximise your networking. Want to know more? Get in touch with us at and we’ll help you decide if an Organisation Pass is right for you.

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