L4L Conference 2019 - Programme

Tuesday 9th July (optional local site visits)

11/12.00 Site visit departure (time of departure depends on which site visit was booked)
18.00 Return to campus

Wednesday 10th July

From 08:30 RegistrationBusiness School Foyer
10:15 Conference 2019 opening and welcome - Lecture Theatre 2.2
Philip Hygate, Chairman – National Association for AONBs
10:30 Designated Landscapes Role in Mitigating Environmental Challenges 
The Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Defra
10:45 The Value of Natural Beauty at a Time of Environmental Challenge
Dame Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College – University of Cambridge
11:05 Designated Landscapes Review
Julian Glover Chairman – Designated Landscapes Review Panel
11:25 Natural Beauty and the eyes of the beholders
Howard Davies, Chief Executive – National Association for AONBs
11:45 Q+A of speakers chaired by 
Jules Pretty, Professor of Environment and Society – University of Essex
12:15 Lunch - Business School Foyer
13:15 Welcome Back - Lecture Theatre 2.2
Philip Hygate, Chairman – National Association for AONBs
13:20 National Parks and AONBs – Working together to secure natural beauty
Margaret Paren, Chair – National Parks England
13:40 Bowland Award nominee project carousel - Venue TBC
14:40 Refreshments and Bowland Award voting - Business School Foyer
15:10 Welcome Back - Lecture Theatre 2.2
Philip Hygate, Chairman – National Association for AONBs
15:15 Improving the delivery of nature conservation in designated landscapes
Nigel Dudley, Co-Founder – Equilibrium Research
15:40 Impacts of Nature on Health and Wellbeing
Jules Pretty, Professor of Environment and Society – University of Essex
16:05 Rising to the challenge of climate change in designated landscapes
Craig Bennett, Chief Executive Officer – Friends of the Earth
16:30 Question Time chaired by 
Chris Woodley-Stewart, Vice-Chairman – National Association for AONBs
16:50 The Colchester Declaration
Howard Davies, Chief Executive – National Association for AONBs
17:00
Finish of Formal Proceedings
Philip Hygate, Chairman – National Association for AONBs
17:15 Fringe meetings TBC - Venue TBC
19:00
Conference DinnerWivenhoe House
Developing stories – How to engage the media to run natural environment reports
Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader, Essex County Council and former BBC reporter 

Thursday 11th July

09:30 Welcome Back and Brief Report on Previous day - Lecture Theatre 2.2
Philip Hygate, Chairman – National Association for AONBs
09:35 Introduction to Workshops
Richard Clarke, National Policy and Development Manager – National Association for AONBs
09:40 Workshop Session 1
Choose 1 of 5
10:20 Collection of refreshments on way to next Workshop - Business School Foyer
10:30 Workshop Session 2
Choose 1 of 5
11:10 Workshop Session 3
Choose 1 of 5
11:50 End of Workshops
12:00 Welcome Back - Lecture Theatre 2.2
Bowland Award Presentation and Speech
Philip Hygate, Chairman – National Association for AONBs
12:15 Introduction, explanation, development of Colchester Declaration
Howard Davies, Chief Executive – National Association for AONBs
12:25 Closing Remarks
Philip Hygate, Chairman – National Association for AONBs
12:40 Depart with packed lunch