COMMUNICATE, now in its fourth year, is the only conference of its kind, focusing specifically on improving the standards and effectiveness of communication about environmental and conservation issues. Through its unique format, it delivers an intense and exciting programme, which includes presentations from prestigious speakers, debates, creative activities and networking, learning and skill development opportunities.
The theme for COMMUNICATE 07 is ‘Going Mainstream’. With the ever increasing popularity of environmental issues, we will look at how NGOs have dealt with the transition from fringe to mainstream and how this has affected the way they communicate their messages. We will also look at businesses, media and politicians and discuss how traditionally mainstream bodies and organisations have embraced the rhetoric of the environmental movement, and where this leaves the pressure groups.
COMMUNICATE 07 is hosted, once again, by Quentin Cooper and Prof. Kathy Sykes and will deliver an intense and exciting programme of presentations from prestigious speakers, debates, creative activities, as well as networking, learning and skill development opportunities.
George Monbiot, author, environmentalist and columnist in the Guardian, will address the conference as our keynote speaker, providing his own personal perspective on how environmental communication has changed in the past decade.
PResenting teh point of view of the Environmenatl Movement will be Martin Atkin, Creative Development Director at Greenpeace International, Colin Butfield, Head of Campaigns for WWF UK, and Doug Hulyer, independent environmental adviser.
Nigel Pate, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility at HSBC will join us in the session on partnerships which will look at how we create successful and meaningful alliances, and will present the case of a global corporation seeking and heavily investing in partnerships with environmental groups worldwide.
We will also look at businesses, media and politicians and find out how traditionally mainstream bodies and organisations have embraced the rhetoric of the environmental movement, and where this leaves the pressure groups. Contributors to these sessions include:
Prof. Jaqueline McGlade, Chief Executive - European Environment Agency
Mike Barry, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility – Marks and Spencer
James Niven, Head of PR and Communication – Triodos Bank
Keith Scholey - Deputy Chief Creative Officer - BBC Vision
Many more prestigious speakers will contribute to the event, and a series of workshops, led by key players in their field, will take place on each day of the conference. For more information about the programme and to read the speaker’s biographies, please check our website (www.communicatenow.org).
Early Bird Registration Fees: Charity (£175 pp + VAT)
Public Sector (£200 pp + VAT)
Private Sector (£250 pp + VAT)
The fees above apply to registrations received before September 21st. Registration received after that date will be subject to an additional charge of £25 + VAT.
Share your project
One of the key elements of the Communicate community is the opportunity to share projects, best practice, and evaluating results. At this year's conference there will be an important opportunity for delegates to display their organisation’s current work. A booking form is available to download on our website. As we have a limited amount of stalls available, spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Official Website: http://www.communicatenow.org
Added by AngelaC on September 12, 2007