Wednesday February 26, 2020, 10:00Â -Â 19:00
We are in a #ClimateEmergency
In the last year we have seen an explosion of action on the climate crisis; from sector-wide declarations of climate emergency, to young people leading global strikes, and the UKâ€™s first ever party leaderâ€™s election debate on climate and nature.
Join us for our flagship 2020 summit We Make Tomorrow: Creative climate action in a time of crisis to be at the forefront of an urgent and creative plan for change.
This provocative, intergenerational and action-focused event will bring creative-cultural leaders and institutions together with funders, grassroots activists, policy-makers and the scientific community to explore what creativity, leadership and innovation means in the context of climate and ecological emergency, ahead of the crucial COP26 climate talks.
What to Expect
Taking place on Wednesday 26th February 2020 at the Royal Geographical Society London, we will bring together high-profile expert speakers and facilitators with an audience of over 300 from across the UK and beyond.
Together we will ask: What will the world be like in 2030, and what can the creative and cultural community do now to push us closer to the future we want?
This day-long event will look at theÂ political, demographic, economicÂ andÂ social forcesÂ driving ourÂ changing climate andÂ devastating loss of nature, and explore how the arts and cultural sector can beÂ galvanised to move us towards net-zero,Â whilst laying foundations for a moreÂ connected,Â viableÂ andÂ just future society.
Expect interactive sessions, performances, high profile keynotes, and cross-disciplinary discussion. As a participant of this event, we would like you to bring your vision, experience and expertise to help shape and contribute towards the day.
BRIAN ENO,Â world famous musician, producer and trustee ofÂ Client Earth;
AFSHEEN KABIR RASHID, MBEÂ co-Founder and co-CEO ofÂ Repowering London;
CHRIS STARK,Â Chief Executive of theÂ Committee on Climate Change;
JAMIE OBORNE,Â Manager ofÂ The 1975Â and Entrepreneur Of The Year (2018);
FRANCES MORRIS,Â Director,Â Tate Modern;
JASON deCAIRES TAYLOR,Â sculptor ofÂ underwater museumsÂ and environmentalist;
KATE RAWORTH,Â renegade economistÂ tackling social and ecological challenges;
KAREEM DAYES,Â musician and Founder of theÂ Rural Urban Synthesis Society;
BARONESS LOLA YOUNGÂ of Hornsey OBE, Crossbench peer and arts,Â culture and climate justice advocate;
NABIL AHMED,Â visual artist and Founder ofÂ INTERPRT;
NOGA LEVY-RAPOPORT,Â climate justice advocate withÂ UK Student Climate Network;
FARHANA YAMIN, VeteranÂ UN climate negotiatorÂ and activist;
DRILL MINISTER,Â drill artistÂ and political activist;
CHARISE JOHNSON,Â Science policy researcher andÂ environmental justice advocate;
LUCIA PIETROIUSTI,Â Curator of General Ecology atÂ Serpentine Galleries;
ANDREA CARTER, Lead Producer,Â D6: Culture in Transit;
ZAMZAM IBRAHIM, President of theÂ UK National Union of Students
SAM LEE, folk singer and musician and founder ofÂ The Nest Collective.
Full speaker biographies can be found here.
We will be announcing more names and further details very soon. But for now, donâ€™t miss out â€“ book your tickets now!
Preliminary structure for the day
9.30 â€“ 10Â Registration
10 â€“ 10.30Â Welcome and introduction
10.30 â€“ 11.30Â Session 1 + Q&A
11.30 â€“ 12.30Â Group panel
12.30 â€“ 12.45Â Performance
12.45 â€“ 1.45Â Lunch, networking break, screening and activities
1.45 â€“ 2.40Â Group panel and workshop
2.50 â€“ 3.45Â Group panel and presentation
3.45 â€“ 4.15Â Refreshment and networking break
4.15 â€“ 4.40Â Voices from the creative climate movement
4.40 â€“ 5.15Â Presentation and performance
5.30Â Daytime event close
5.30pm â€“ 9.30pmÂ Networking drinks and performances (tickets to be booked separately, free to all attending during the day)
FULL DAY TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT however a limited number ofÂ additional half-day and digital access tickets have now been created. Click below to find out more and book.
FRIENDS & CAMPAIGNSÂ -Â
BelieveÂ -Â sharing news of their fundraising bike ride
Craftivist CollectiveÂ -Â hosting an activists retreat space throughout the day
Culture Declares EmergencyÂ -Â sharing campaign tips for declarers
MusicÂ Declares EmergencyÂ -Â sharing campaign tips for declarers
The Climate CoalitionÂ -Â inviting you to Show The Love for the climate
UK Student Climate NetworkÂ (UKSCN) -Â sharing campaign tips for students
Borough WinesÂ -Â serving delicious organic wine by the keg
EventbriteÂ -Â providing equipment for a digital-first event
FocusriteÂ -Â supporting audio/visual equipment
SeacourtÂ -Â supporting zero carbon, Planet Positive Printing servicesÂ Â
Slido– helping collect Q&A’s andÂ ensure the event is interactive
White LightÂ – supporting audio/visual equipment