Wilder Conference and Strategy Launch

Wilder Hampshire & Isle of Wight Conference

© Jim Higham

AGM, Conference and Strategy Launch

Thursday 24 October 2019

The Middle Brook Centre, Winchester SO23 8DQ

The world is waking up to the environmental catastrophe we face. Action is needed at all levels, globally and locally, to reverse wildlife declines and tackle the climate crisis. By 2030 the Wildlife Trust’s vision is that nature is fully on the road to recovery, wildlife is returning and ecosystems are restored.

We know we need more people on nature’s side and more space for nature to thrive, but how will we achieve this and who will help us?

Join us and those who inspire us – our partners, our members, our champions and community leaders – as we set out our plan for a wilder future.

Speakers and panellists will include:

  • David Jordan OBE, Chairman and Debbie Tann, Chief Executive of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
  • Sir Charlie Burrell, rewilding pioneer and owner of Knepp Estate
  • Dagan James, leader in farming with nature and owner of Broughton Water Buffalo
  • Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming, author and visiting professor at Winchester University
  • Tiffany Francis, nature writer and commentator
  • Gemma Lacey, Director of Sustainability & Communications for Southern Co-op
  • Local wildlife champions from our two counties, including St Alban's Primary School.

Book your place today

The conference has a minimum cost of £5 per ticket, which includes refreshments and lunch. We invite attendees to add an appropriate donation and pay what they can, to help cover our costs.

Book your place at the conference

The day will start with the AGM for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust between 10am-11am. The AGM is free to attend and is open to members and non-members. Non-members will not be able to vote. Whether you are attending the AGM, the conference or both, booking is essential.

Book your place at the AGM

AGM

Annual General Meeting

Find out more details about the AGM including how to book your place or request a proxy vote.

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Full Programme

9.30am AGM registration and refreshments

10.00-11.00am Annual General Meeting
This will include a report on the year 2018-2019 from the Chairman of the Trust, approval of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019, elections to Council and the appointment of auditors.

11.00am Conference registration and refreshments

1 1.30am Welcome and introduction to a Wilder Hampshire & Isle of Wight
This conference will see the official launch of our ten year vision and plan. David Jordan OBE,  Chair of the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, will be joined by speakers and panellists Debbie Tann, Chief Executive of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming, author and visiting professor at Winchester University and Tiffany Francis, nature writer and commentator.

12.45pm Lunch

1.45pm More people on nature’s side
We will be joined by some of the brilliant local individuals, students, businesses and community groups who are taking action for wildlife and leading the way in creating a wilder future for our counties. Speakers and panellists will include Gemma Lacey, Director of Sustainability and Communications for Southern Co-op and pupils from St Alban’s Primary School in Havant.

2.45pm Break and refreshments

3 .15pm More space for nature to thrive
We will share our exciting plan to radically restore our nature depleted land and sea. Our speakers and panellists will include Sir Charles Burrell, rewilding pioneer and owner of the Knepp estate in Sussex, and Dagan James, owner of Broughton Water Buffalo and leader in farming with nature.

4.30pm Conference close

Wilder Hampshire & Isle of Wight discussion paper, Autumn 2018

A Wilder Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Our Wilder discussion paper published in Autumn 2018 started the debate on what a wilder Hampshire and Isle of Wight looks like, and how we can all help make it happen. 

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