Conference Programme

Programme of events


Tuesday 17th July

from 10.30 Registration
from 11.30 Lunch
13.00 Chairing and welcome by Peter Stevens, Chairman, NAAONB
13.05 NAAONB Annual Review by Howard Davies, CEO, NAAONB
13.25 Conference Opening Slide Show
Afternoon session chaired by Howard Davies, CEO, NAAONB
13.30 Making Space for Nature – Professor Sir John Lawton
13.50 Biodiversity 2020 – Ms Maddy Jago, Natural England
14.10 Natural Environment Framework Wales – Roger Thomas, CEO, Countryside Council for Wales
14.30 Coffee break
15.00 Landowners linking to Lawton and AONBs – William Worsley, Former President, CLA and local landowner
15.20 National LNP and NIAs overview – Chris Woodley-Stewart, Vice Chairman, NAAONB
15.30 A Local Nature Partnership – Gary Smith, Head of Conservation, Yorkshire DalesNational Park Authority
15.50 A Nature Improvement Area – Lucy Barron, AONB Manager, Arnside and SilverdaleAONB Partnership
16.10 Q&A
16.30 Presentation of the Bowland Award
16.50 Field Trip snapshots carousel and coffee
18.00 Close of first day of Conference
Time for fringe meetings
19.30 Drinks reception and formal dinner in the Vanbrugh Refectory
Late bar facilities ’til midnight

Wednesday 18th July

from 6.30-8.30 Breakfast in the Vanbrugh Refectory
from 7.30 Field trips with lunch
By 19.00 Return to York
19.30 Dinner and quiz
Late bar facilities ’til midnight

Thursday 19th July

from 6.30-8.30 Breakfast in the Vanbrugh Refectory
9.00 Workshops
10.30 Coffee break
11.05 An alternative view of landscape-scale conservation – Rob Stoneman, Chief Executive, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
11.25 Private/Public Partnerships – Jean Spencer, Director of Regulation, Anglian Water
11.45 Message on Environment White Paper – Richard Benyon MP, Under Secretary of State, Defra
11.55 Branding Biodiversity – Ed Gillespie, Co-founder, Futerra
12.15 Q&A
12.45 Conference report, debate and conclusions by NAAONB CEO
13.00 Close of Conference by NAAONB Chairman
13.05 Packed lunch to take


The NAAONB reserves the right to adapt the programme at any time to accommodate the Minister.