Sustainable Earth 2018
Sustainable Earth 2018 is an annual conference connecting research with action, and highlights how researchers and organisations are working towards sustainability solutions. It is an informal and interactive event, aimed at a global audience to increase collaborations between organisations and researchers.
Each year the event attracts around 200 attendees from a variety of backgrounds including local groups, academic researchers, PhD students, global organisations, charities, and individuals with an interest in sustainability. The event will be held in the Rolle Marquee on the University of Plymouth's main campus.
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We are pleased to announce the 2018 keynotes:
- Professor Dame Anne Glover
President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Strathclyde University
- Baroness Bryony Worthington
Executive Director, Environmental Defence Fund Europe
- Dr Mike Maunder
Director of Life Sciences, The Eden Project
- Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB
Senior adviser to governments, inter-governmental organisations including the World Bank and large private sector organisations and a Non-Executive Director of the Satellite Applications Catapult
- Professor Virginia Murray
Consultant in Global Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Health England; Vice Chair UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group
Programme: Day 1
- Thursday 28 June 2018
- Rolle Marquee, University of Plymouth
13:15 Registration, networking and coffee
13:45 Conference welcome and introduction
14:00 Keynote 1: Baroness Bryony Worthington
14:45 University of Plymouth speaker: Professor Richard Thompson
15:15 Tea and coffee
15:30 Marketplace session 1
16:15 University of Plymouth speaker: Mr Jason Lowther
16:45 Keynote 2: Dr Mike Maunder
17:30 Close of conference
The Sterling Lecture
Selling Planet Earth: Translating geo-science into global action
Speaker: Professor Iain Stewart - UNESCO Chair in Geoscience and Society
- Find out more and register your place now (please note this is a separate registration form to the conference)
- Location: Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
18:30 Arrival and registration
19:00 Public lecture
20:30 End of lecture
Programme: Day 2
- Friday 29 June 2018
- Rolle Marquee, University of Plymouth
8:30 Registration, networking and coffee
8:55 Welcome back
9:00 Keynote 3: Professor Virginia Murray
9:45 University of Plymouth speaker: Dr Sana Murrani
10:15 Tea and coffee
10:30 Marketplace session 2
11:15 Marketplace session 3
12:00 Lunch with poster session
13:00 Keynote 4: Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB
13:45 University of Plymouth speaker: Professor Will Blake
14:15 Tea, coffee and biscuits
14:30 Marketplace session 4
15:15 Keynote 5: Professor Dame Anne Glover
16:00 Closing remarks
16:30 End of conference
Standard rate: £80The price is set at a nominal rate to encourage diverse participation.
Marketplace speakers, poster sessions and concessions: £50Eligibility: Students from other universities, marketplace/poster presenters, over 60s, children, unemployed, disabled people and University of Plymouth alumni
University of Plymouth staff and students: FreeEligibility: University staff and students, including those from partner institutions.
External collaborators: FreeEligibility: Those who are currently working on or developing a research project with the University.
- Register for the standard rate
- Register as a marketplace speaker, poster presenter or concession
- Register as a member of staff, a student or an external collaborator
For travel information to the University of Plymouth including campus maps please visit the travel page.
For hotel accommodation in Plymouth please view the Visit Plymouth accommodation page. We recommend the Jury’s Inn, Copthorne and Holiday Inn as the closest.
If you require more information on the conference, please email email@example.com.
If you require more information on the marketplace and poster submissions, please email Kirsty Henderson.