Please click on the names for more information and details of the individual speakers and their presentations:

  • Richard Benwell, Chief Executive, Wildlife and Countryside Link will deliver the Sir John Burnett Memorial Lecture – “Targets trends and trajectories: can DEFRA halt the decline of nature?”
  • Lisa Chilton, Chief Executive Officer, NBN Trust – “The impact challenge – how can we demonstrate the value of the NBN?”
  • Tim Hirsch, GBIF- the Global Biodiversity Information Facility – “Multiplying the value of national activity through international cooperation”
  • Paul Jepson, Head of Innovation, Ecosulis Ltd – “What the finance world needs from biodiversity data”
  • Christopher Leeson, Conservation Education Team Leader, BIAZA/ Twycross Zoo – “BIAZA ‘Spotted on site’ – Citizen Science at the zoo”
  • Dr Allyson Lister, FAIRsharing Content & Community Lead, Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC), Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford – “FAIRsharing: curating an ecosystem of databases, standards and policies to enable FAIR data and explore community relationships”
  • Francesca Mancini, Ecological Modeller, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology – “Bringing the data revolution to nature recovery”
  • Bryony Pound, Senior Associate and Impact Specialist, Dialogue Matters Ltd, will give our keynote address – “How can data inform wise decisions for nature”
  • Sophia Ratcliffe, NBN Atlas Data Manager, NBN Trust – “NBN Atlas 2022 update”
  • Alex Robinson, Commercial Director, Zulu Forest Sciences – “From datasets to dirty spades: Mapping evolutionary land cover with current floral and faunal species distribution to inform restoration potential”
  • Vince Smith, Head of Digital, Data and Informatics, Natural History Museum, London – “Harnessing the power of the UK’s natural science collections”
  • Emily Stott, Nature Positive Universities Coordinator, University of Oxford – “Nature Positive Universities”
  • Dr Andrew Stringer, Head of Environment, Forestry England – “Forestry England’s aspirations for utilising eDNA and metabarcoding”
  • Jenny Tse-Leon, Conservation, Evaluation and Research Manager, Froglife – “Dragon Finders”
  • Dr Jessica Wardlaw, Citizen Science Programme Developer, Natural History Museum, London – “From Fat Spiders to Slimy Snails and Slugs: Using iNaturalistUK to engage new audiences in Biological Recording”
  • Laurence Watson, Head of Technology, Subak – “Improving access to climate data”

The final programme is available to download.