Schedule for Monday 15 November


9:00 - Morning Refreshments & Networking supported by Triodos Bank UK

In-person Delegates are welcome to arrive anytime from 9am to join us for morning refreshments. Coffee, tea, water and dairy milk alternatives will be served in our stunning Sansovino Room where delegates are welcome to network and meet our morning speakers. Coffee will be served in CanCan's innovative reusable cups, so you don't need to bring your keep cup! Our Sustainability Partner Ecolibrium will be available to guide delegates through the process of carbon balancing travel using their fantastic calculator.

10:00 - Introduction by Lucie Muir & Lizzie Daly

CEO of Wildscreen Lucie Muir will address our virtual and in-person audience, recognising the incredible sponsors and supporters who helped to bring our vision to life for Communicating COP26. Lizzie Daly will take to the stage welcome all delegates and introduce our first session.

Lizzie Daly

10:10 - Guardians of the Earth (Pre-Recorded Screening)

Listen to an incredible conversation between two globally respected natural world storytellers. Oscar and Golden-Panda award-winning Craig Foster shares an open and honest discussion with Polynesian Voyaging Society's Nainoa Thompson about the vital steps we need to take to reconnect to nature.

Craig Foster (v) & Nainoa Thompson (v)

10:30 - Indigenous Wisdom & Storytelling (Interview)

Presenter, author and filmmaker Will Millard takes to the stage to interview If Not Us Then Who's Vice President Michael McGarrell, proud member of the Patamuna people, to discuss the importance of indigenous wisdom and storytelling in communicating how we can protect the planet.

Will Millard & Michael McGarrell (v)

11:00 - Oceans: Changing the Tide (Panel Session)

Our oceans harbour millions of species that underpin an infinite web of ecological networks, and remarkable ecosystems like mangroves and kelp forests have an important role to play in coastal protection, carbon sequestration and supporting vulnerable coastal communities. Hear from practitioners and storytellers working on the front lines of the ocean climate emergency about scalable solutions that offer hope for people and nature.

Inka Cresswell, Pippa Ehrlich (v), Gildas Andriamalala & Alasdair Harris | Swati Thiyagarajan

12:00 - Comfort Break

A short comfort break for delegates in between panel sessions.

12:15 - Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet (Interview)

World renowned climate scientist Dr Johan Rockstrom will discuss climate science, planetary boundaries and the latest science communications from COP26. Studio Silverback's Colin Butfield will interview Johan about the importance of communicating climate science in an effective and accessible way, reflecting on their Breaking Boundaries production.

Johan Rockstrom (v) & Colin Butfield

13:00 - Introduction to Photography Exhibit by Jessica & Adam Sweidan

Sponsor of the Photography Exhibit, Jessica Sweidan, will provide a short introduction to the fantastic imagery and what her organisations Synchronicity Earth and Flourishing Diversity are working on to inspire people to protect the earth and provide a platform for indigenous leaders across the globe.

13:10 - Lunch with drinks from Lovely Drinks

Lunch will provide a screening of Filmmaker for Future Wildlife's Beyond the Frame films that were screened at COP26. These films will be made available for online delegates in the on demand library. In-person delegates are welcome to view our photography exhibit, meet Elizabeth Swanson Andi who is one of the featured photographers, enjoy a plant-based lunch and delightful soft drinks from Lovely Drinks.

14:30 - Making Space for Nature (Panel Session)

Broadcaster Tom Heap is moderating this insightful session focusing on projects employing nature-based solutions in communities and ecosystems across the world. With speakers who boast experience implementing projects across the world who are discussing restorative, conservation and replenishing projects that have created real impact and how delegates can have a positive impact.

Rebecca Wrigley, Jon Paul Rodriguez Ximena Velez-Liendo & Danni Parks | Tom Heap 

15:30 - Green Finance: Funding a Greener World (Panel Session) sponsored by EQ Investors

Following a short introductory video exploring our sponsor, EQ Investor, presenter and journalist Lucy Siegle will be moderating our panel of finance experts delving into their green finance projects and advising our delegates on what they, and their organisations, should know about the role of finance in conserving nature.

Louisiana Salge, Bevis Watts, Adam Sweidan & Ray Dhirani | Lucy Siegle

16:30 - Afternoon Refreshments

17:00 - The Future of Storytelling (Panel Session)

Lizzie Daly takes to the speaker panel for this session to delve into the future of storytelling alongside leaders in social media, visual, filmmaking and short form content communications. Discover the variety of ways that storytelling can convey climate science and natural world issues while inspiring the public to take action.

Sam Sutaria (v), Helena Bennett (v), Elizabeth Swanson Andi & Jonnie Hughes | Lizzie Daly

18:00 - Networking Drinks with drinks from Endangered Brewing & Silent Pool Distillers

Delegates of Communicating COP26 are welcome to attend a drinks reception with Wildscreen Network members between 6-8pm in The Bristol Harbour Hotel. Wildscreen Network members who do not have tickets to Communicating COP26 can purchase tickets for the reception which also include one drink.

Virtual Speakers

The innovative hybrid format of our event both allows the inclusion of international speakers and for a reduced carbon footprint. A few speakers at Communicating COP26 will be attending via video streams, or their conversation will be pre-recorded. These speakers will be marked above with a 'v' in the list above and on their speaker page.

Please note exact timings of the panel sessions is subject to change, and is in GMT format.




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