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L4L Conference 2019 - Workshops

Workshops will take place on Thursday 11th July to complement the plenary presentations. They will cover a broad range of topics and will give delegates opportunities to hear about various projects and to question workshop facilitators on the nature of their work and broader applications.

This year, running in parallel with the Conference workshops, the Future Landscapes Taking the Lead Topic Working Groups (TWGs) will be present in the Auditorium to hold workshops on their areas of work. This is a unique chance for you to voice your opinions on crucial AONB matters:

  • Get to the HEART of Landscapes for Life Week! (Arts & Communications TWG)
  • Diversifying Income & Funding Sources (Income & Funding TWG)
  • Evidence Strategy and Big Data – technology for time efficiency and intelligence (Evidence & Tech TWG)
  • Embedding Landscape Quality in the Agriculture Bill (Advocacy TWG)

These sessions will be highly interactive, giving you plenty of opportunities to contribute to developing the AONB Network of the future!

All 6 Topic Working Groups will also be present in the foyer with engaging and dynamic displays throughout the Conference, so you can also get a chance to engage with them during breaks.

Concurrently, we are pleased to offer a total of nine workshops, running by four in parallel (some workshops are repeated). Topics covered will be as follows:

  • Conserving natural beauty – compromise or concealment? (Sally Marsh, High Weald AONB Partnership)
  • Nature recovery in AONBs – how can we establish coherent and resilient ecological networks? (Ian Marshall, NAAONB)
  • Innovations in Remote Sensing to Support work in protected landscapes (Rick Bayne, Kent Downs AONB Partnership & Patrick Rickerby, Terra Drone Europe)
  • The Colchester Declaration (Howard Davies, NAAONB)
  • Maps, monitoring and money: how designated landscapes play an important part in the delivery of public good. (Diana Manson & Maria Grant, LUC)
  • Integrating climate change into nature conservation practice in Europe: State of affairs and opportunities. (Olivier de Sadeleer, EUROPARC Federation)
  • Arts - engaging hearts and minds with Natural Beauty (Sue Dampney & Tom Munro, Dorset AONB Partnership & Ali Clarke, Surrey Hills AONB Partnership)
  • New entry routes and competencies for Protected Landscape Professionals. (Christina Hirst, Landscape Institute)
  • A case-study of the first dedicated Development Plan Document for an AONB in the country. (Lucy Barron, Arnside & Silverdale AONB Partnership)

A detailed workshop schedule with full descriptions for each session will be sent to delegates in advance of the Conference and will also be available on site during the event.