Conference 2016 Briefings

In order to allow delegates to tailor-make their experience at L4L2016, after the initial plenary session there was be a choice of Briefings and Marketplace stalls to attend.

The Briefings took place every 45 minutes throughout two 90 minute sessions, divided by lunch to allow further networking and discussion on an informal basis. The Marketplace stalls were available all day.

Delegates explored the marketplace, engaged with exhibitors and/or attended different briefings, according to their particular area of interest.


The briefings fave more detail on particular topics and issues. The briefings covered areas of work where the Protected Landscape Family could focus collaborative effort, namely

  • Raising Profile
  • Raising Resources
  • Driving better delivery
  • Demonstrating value and relevance, and
  • Managing organisational change

These sessions included a short presentation and opportunity to question the presenter in detail on the nature of the work and its broader applications.

Briefings included:

  • The Imperative for Change? – why the AONB Family will need to evolve to meet post 2020 challenges
  • Tactile Tourism in the Wye Valley AONB
  • Delivering AONB objectives through grant activity
  • How Visitors to an AONB can “Join In!” with local Volunteering
  • Environmental Colour Assessment in the Malvern Hills AONB
  • Café of ideas
  • European Funding Application for Health and Nature Activities in Kent Downs AONB
  • Flowers on the verge…
  • AONB Family Communications – getting involved
  • Cannock Chase AONB Partnership Dementia Strategy
  • Collaboration between the 8 Protected Landscapes of Wales

Briefing Reports:

Tactile Tourism in the Wye Valley AONB

Notes and the presentation slides from the briefing session by Greg Dunn.

Cannock Chase AONB Partnership Dementia Strategy

Strategy document from the briefing session by Emma Jane Beaman