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Conservation Optimism 2019


The Conservation Optimism Summit 2019, organised by the University of Oxford in partnership with Synchronicity Earth, will bring together people to share ideas and offer solutions for more empowering conservation while continuing to disrupt the doom and gloom narrative.

The summit will be held from September 2-4 at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, and will gather people from the worlds of conservation, government, industry, journalism, NGOs, academia, and the creative arts to highlight ways in which we can cross-pollinate new ideas and share our strength and resources.

The event will build on the success of the first summit by touching on a number of themes: What works in conservation?; How can we scale up the Conservation Optimism movement to create a tipping point for nature?; How can we incorporate creativity and arts to reach a diverse range of audiences? and finally What are the links between mental health and conservation?

We are excited to announce that the summit this year will also include a panel session featuring young leaders in the Conservation Optimism movement from across the globe and a film festival which will highlight positive stories from the conservation and environmental sectors.

The Virtual Film Festival page goes live on Monday at 8pm (BST). Viewers have access to some of the Conservation Optimism Short Film Festival shortlisted films and other sources of inspiration for 24 hours.

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  • Is there a directory of participants?
  • Are any of the presentations / readings online?
  • Does the event have livestreaming and recorded video?

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