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L4L Conference 2019 - Programme

Tuesday 9th July (optional local site visits)

11.00/12.00 Site visit departure (time of departure depends on which site visit was booked)
18.00 Return to campus
19.00-20.30 Hot buffet for site visit participants and early arrivals served at ‘Fusion’ on campus (further details can be found on the Joining Details page)

Wednesday 10th July

From 7.30 Breakfast (for residents) at choice of on-campus concessions (further details can be found on the Joining Details page)
From 08:30 Registration – Business 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 The future role of AONBs
Lucy Barron Trustee – National Association for AONBs / Director – Arnside & Silverdale AONB Partnership
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's project carousel – Break-out rooms
14:40 Refreshments and Bowland Award voting – Business School Foyer
15:05 Welcome Back – Lecture Theatre 2.2
Philip Hygate, Chairman – National Association for AONBs
15.10 Designated Landscapes Review
Julian Glover, Chairman – Designated Landscapes Review Panel
15:25 Improving the delivery of nature conservation in designated landscapes
Nigel Dudley, Co-Founder – Equilibrium Research
15:50 Impacts of Nature on Health and Wellbeing
Jules Pretty, Professor of Environment and Society – University of Essex
16:15 Rising to the challenge of climate change in our landscapes
Craig Bennett, Chief Executive Officer – Friends of the Earth
16:40 Question Time chaired by 
Chris Woodley-Stewart, Vice-Chairman – National Association for AONBs
17:00 The Colchester Declaration
Howard Davies, Chief Executive – National Association for AONBs
17:10
Finish of Formal Proceedings
Philip Hygate, Chairman – National Association for AONBs
17:15
'Human Heart' photo opportunity – Outside the Business School
Delegates and speakers are encouraged to be part of our photo call to form a human heart as part of our 70@70 celebrations.
17:25 Time for fringe meetings – Business School Lecture Theatre 2.2 and break-out rooms
The New Heritage Fund
Drew Bennellick, Head of Land & Nature – National Lottery Heritage Fund
and Robyn Llewelyn, Head of East of England – National Lottery Heritage Fund
19:00
Conference Dinner  Wivenhoe 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

From 7:30 Breakfast (for residents) at choice of on-campus concessions (further details can be found on the Joining Details page)
By 9:30 Residents to check-out of rooms (luggage storage at Essex Events)
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 and Future Landscapes Topic Working Groups – AONBs collaborating for change​​​​​​​
Richard Clarke, National Policy and Development Manager – National Association for AONBs
09:40 Workshop Session 1
Choose 1 of 4 workshops, or attend Future Landscapes Topic Working Groups – AONBs collaborating for change
10:20 Collection of refreshments on way to next Workshop – Business School Foyer
10:30 Workshop Session 2
Choose 1 of 3 workshops, or attend Future Landscapes Topic Working Groups – AONBs collaborating for change
11:10 Workshop Session 3
Choose 1 of 4 workshops, or attend Future Landscapes Topic Working Groups – AONBs collaborating for change
11:50 End of Workshops / Future Landscapes TWGs
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