Wildscreen: Communicating COP26

Mon Nov 15 2021 at 09:00 am to 06:00 pm

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa | Bristol

Wildscreen Festival
Publisher/HostWildscreen Festival
Wildscreen: Communicating COP26
Inspiring urgent action through the translation of complex critical science
About this Event

Straight after COP26, Wildscreen is convening the natural world storytelling industry, conservation organisations, green finance and climate scientists to ensure key messages and actions are translated so everyone is empowered to take action to protect our planet.

What is Communicating COP26?

Communicating COP26 aims to translate complex but critical climate science and conservation, and spotlight the crucial role that visual media plays in doing this. Communicating COP26 will be a platform to clarify, communicate and discuss key messages that emerge from the official COP26 summit in Glasgow.

The event will feature a robust line-up of interviews, panels and networking, starting from 9am. Content highlights include:

  • Indigenous Leaders exploring humanity's intrinsic connection to nature
  • Breaking Boundaries: The Science of our Planet
  • Marine biomes as a solution
  • The role of finance in creating a greener world, brought to you by
  • Rewilding and nature-based solutions
  • Natural world storytelling as a tool for positive change

View the full programme here. This hybrid event will take place live in Bristol, UK and streamed online via Wildscreen’s online platform.

  • Craig Foster - My Octopus Teacher / SeaChange Project
  • Michael McGarrell - If Not Us Then Who, Patamuna Nation
  • Tom Heap - Freelance Broadcaster & Journalist
  • Johan Rockstrom - Climate Scientist / Netflix's Breaking Boundaries
  • Louisiana Salge - EQ Investors

We will also have representation from Aurum Research Ltd., Blue Ventures, IUCN, Rewilding Britain, Polynesian Voyaging Society, Sea Change Project, Studio Silverback, WaterBear, WWF UK and WFN.

Please note that some participants will not be attending the venue in-person. Discover the other leading industry experts speaking at our event here.

Ticket Prices
  • Full Pass - £75 + VAT
  • Wildscreen Network Member Pass - £64 + VAT
  • Concession Pass - £37.50 + VAT
  • Online Pass* - £25 +VAT

Get in touch if you would like to find out about group discounts for buying blocks of 10+ tickets.

* Please note, the Online Pass does not permit access to the venue, refreshments or evening drinks reception.

What to Expect

Full, Network Member and Concession Passes allow entry to the stunning Sansovino Room of the Bristol Harbour Hotel on Monday 15 November from 9am, with programmed panel sessions and interviews running from 10am-6pm.

Passes are inclusive of a delicious plant-based buffet lunch and afternoon refreshments, including a delicious cold beverage generously provided by Lovely Drinks and morning refreshments provided by Triodos Bank UK.

Following the final panel session, delegates are welcome to attend the Wildscreen Network drinks reception from 6-8pm. Delegates can pre-purchase a ticket to this reception to receive a drink. Drinks are provided by Endangered Brewing & Silent Pool Distillers.

The venue will feature a unique photography exhibit by Indigenous Peoples, in collaboration with If Not Us Then Who, with high-quality prints available to pre-order. This incredible exhibit is sponsored by Jessica & Adam Sweidan.

Wildscreen are working in every way to reduce the environmental impact of Communicating COP26. Including avoiding single-use items, collaborating with closed-circuit coffee cup company CanCan and Carbon Balancing Sponsor Aurum.

Please get in touch with [email protected] if you have any dietary or access requirements at least two weeks prior to the event.

Hybrid Access

The event will be livestreamed via Wildscreen’s online platform. Following the event the sessions and a media library of films will be accessible to all ticket holders following the event for 1 month.

Online Pass holders will not be able to physically attend the event.

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Can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Get in touch with the Wildscreen team at [email protected]

Am I eligible for the Concession Pass?

A special concession rate is available at a massive 50% discount from the full pass price, bringing the price down to just £37.50+VAT. You are eligible for this rate if you are:

  • Under 25
  • An employee of a non-profit organisation
  • under 30 years of age at point of purchase
  • over 65 years of age
  • have applied for or are in receipt of your country's social assistance benefit programmes
  • reside in a least economically developed country as defined by the UN. For the current list of eligible countries see this webpage.

Please be prepared to provide proof of eligibility if requested.

How will COVID-19 impact the event?

We will continue to monitor the latest government guidance to ensure the safety of all delegates and staff, and communicating any safety precautions in the weeks ahead of the event.

In the scenario of an event cancellation due to governmental guideline changes, we will convert to a fully online event and provide a partial refund to live event tickets holders to the price of an online pass

What is the accessibility of the venue?

Bristol Harbour Hotel has a ramp for wheelchair access for the few steps leading up from the street into The Sansovino event room. The entire event is accessible on this level as well as a disabled toilet at the back of the event room. There is also an option for reduced price tickets offering virtual access to the event for individuals who are unable to travel.

We want to create a welcoming and accessible event for our delegates. We encourage anyone with specific access requirements or questions to get in touch with the Event Manager at [email protected]

Are you minimising your environmental impact?

We will continually assess the environmental impact of Communicating COP26 and take every action to ensure that the effect our event has on the planet is minimised. Read our full commitment here.

Wildscreen have partnered with Aurum who are the Carbon Offset sponsor and Emerging Talent sponsor for Communicating COP26.

We strongly encourage delegates to offset the impact of travelling to our event and are working with Ecolibrium as a Sustainability Partner. We will be contacting delegates directly with a simple and easy-to-use method for carbon balancing.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Requests to transfer your ticket to an alternative person must be made via email to [email protected] Such requests shall be approved or denied by Wildscreen in its sole discretion and a fee may be charged.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are refundable 7 days after purchase until 1 September 2021. A fee may be charged.

Is there anything else I should know?

You should be aware that you may be photographed or filmed at times throughout the event and the recordings may be distributed. Your contact details will be published on a delegate list which is distributed to all attendees of Communicating COP26. We will always respect your privacy and any personal communication between you and ourselves.

Where are the full terms and conditions?

You can find them on our website.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa, 53-55 Corn Street, Bristol, United Kingdom


GBP 25.00 to GBP 75.00

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