Looking back at Communicate in 2022

In 2022, we were excited to be able to return to in-person events across all of our public and sector-facing programmes, including Communicate conference.

We started the year with a ‘Beyond COP26: The Conversations’ mini online conference in January. This unique event brought together communication professionals from across the UK to discuss and share how the environmental communication community will translate international declarations into local action and national programmes as a result of COP26. 61 organisations took part in 6 themed roundtable sessions during this mini conference.

Communicate presents: Amplifying Awareness, Focusing Action

This year’s larger conference took place in November with over 800 attendees across a number of sectors. Communicate 2022 saw a return to live events and a packed two-day digital programme. The main conference took place online with 617 delegates attending. In-person workshops days were held alongside the main conference for 74 (London) and 118 (Bristol) delegates. Expanding to London, the Consortium was able to reach new audiences and perspectives.

  • 809 individuals attended Communicate conference 2022, including 17 freelancers and representatives from 235 organisations
  • 14 different sectors were represented across the event
  • The 2022 programme offered 53 unique sessions with 90 speakers and chairs
Catch up on Communicate 2022 content

Didn’t manage to make it to the conference or just missed out on some sessions? No need to worry! All of the online talks were recorded and can be found on our YouTube channel. View specific discussions or the entire 2022 playlist here.

Please note – the online roundtable sessions were NOT recorded. You can find their summaries here.

What sectors were in the room?




Thoughts on the conference

“Nothing substitutes the value of the face to face event and the contacts I have made at Communicate last week have already landed several useful conversations and connections to follow up. This comes on top of the practical tips and learning that I have already been able to put into practice.”

“Meeting and networking in person again – how that inspired more ideas to come through and was rewarding and positive for my well-being in a way that online is hard to achieve.”

“I feel heartened, motivated and resourced to be reminded I am working within a growing network of amazing people and organisations passionate about nature and the health of our awesome planet.”

Plans for Communicate 2023

Save the date! Communicate returns 14th-15th-16th November 2023.

Our next conference will offer an online and hybrid programme over 2 days alongside in-person workshop events in London, Manchester and Bristol. In the lead up to and following the conference, there will be roundtable sessions taking place online for in-depth discussions of particular topics.

Communicate Archive

In need of some environmental communication inspiration? Explore video playlists, take a look at the presentations and programmes from this year’s and previous Communicate conferences, with highlights including keynote speeches from Sir David Attenborough, Dame Fiona Reynolds and Jonathon Porritt. Visit the archive.