Communicate 2013: Stories for Change, Bristol, UK, 6-7 November 2013
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Communicate 2013: Stories for Change will be held at the Arnolfini, central Bristol on 6 and 7 November 2013.
As environmental communicators, we are storytellers. We have been telling our stories for decades, presenting the facts, explaining the importance, carefully crafting our messages… Yet despite our collective skills, experience, and hard work, there is still a mountain to climb to achieve the understanding and action needed.
So let’s stop and listen for a while. Listen and learn. And then perhaps tell new stories, more powerful and relevant stories, in new ways. Let’s challenge our assumptions and improve our skills, continuously develop how we construct narratives, convey messages, and use different techniques and media to engage, persuade and empower. We need to both listen for, and create, Stories for Change.
Communicate 2013 will be an outstanding networking opportunity, and will provide training sessions and discussion opportunities on the theme Stories for Change, with inspirational plenary sessions, challenging debates, and practical workshops focused on both liberating stories and telling stories. Join us.
Communicate is the UK’s leading conference for environmental communicators,bringing together over 150 delegates each year – a blend of professionals from NGOs, the public sector, the media, academia and green business – to debate and share the latest challenges, best practice, and inspiration for engaging people with the natural world. With close to 100 organisations represented each year, Communicate offers a unique opportunity for environmental communicators to get informed on upcoming trends, form new professional relationships across sectors, and develop their own practice.