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  • Are you interested in hearing from National Geographic about communicating science, geography, history and world culture?
  • Do you want to find out the latest research from the Sustainable Earth Institute, and how we can help you communicate research in innovative ways?
  • Would you like to meet the winners from the 2018 Creative Associate awards in an informal exhibition?

The Sustainable Earth Institute (SEI) is celebrating innovative and novel ways of communicating sustainability research, with an informal exhibition showcasing how researchers have collaborated with creative industry organisations through the Creative Associates project.

Chaired by Professor Iain Stewart, a highlight of the event will be a keynote talk by Claire McNulty, Senior Director at National Geographic, sharing her insight on the art of storytelling for science.

This will follow with an exhibition of the Creative Associate award winners to celebrate their project successes, displaying how they’ve used a variety of media such as film, photography, animation, illustration, poetry, digital 3D visualisation and more to present research in a new, interesting way.

The researchers and creative organisations will be on hand to discuss their creative outputs, and their experiences of collaborating together through the 2018 Creative Associates project.

This is a brilliant opportunity to bring together researchers, creative organisations, businesses, social enterprises, community groups and the general public to network and discuss sustainability research, public engagement and communicating research.


18:00: Welcome from Professor Iain Stewart, Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute

18:05: Introduction to the Sustainability Hub and the SEI Creative Associates programme by Dr Paul Hardman, Manager of the Sustainable Earth Institute, and Dr Paul Warwick, Associate Professor.

18.10: Science and Storytelling for a Sustainable Future - tips and tricks from National Geographic - Claire McNulty, Senior Director, National Geographic

18:25: Creative Exhibition and networking – a networking drinks reception where guests can meet the Creative Associates 2017/18 Award Winners, the researchers and creative partners behind the best communication projects from the pilot year.

19:30: Conclusion

Who is this event for? 
This event will be of interest to those who would like to hear the latest thinking in creative research communication, particularly researchers or creative organisations looking to collaborate.

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