Social Media Conference
Communicating Environmental Issues Online


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Contact Philippe Carr, European Commission Representation in Ireland

Social Media Conference for Environmental NGOs
September 4th 2010, EU House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

We'd like to thank everyone who attended the conference! For those who missed it, or want to refresh their memories, the conference can be watched here.

A one day conference hosted by the EU Commission Representation in Ireland and in association with the Celsius research group, Dublin City University

Across a range of environmental fields including loss of bio-diversity, maintenance of natural resources and climate change we need to communicate to the public and policy makers the need for a change in our behaviour. At times it seems we are facing a losing battle; but the internet may prove to be a useful means of communicating the threats the earth is facing. This one day conference seeks to explore how the internet is being used to convey the complex issues and challenges associated with the environment.

Members of the academic, political, media and NGO communities will be brought together with social media practitioners to see what best practice can emerge.

Workshops focusing on practical issues in communicating environmental topics and a number of panel discussions will also be held during the day.

Mr Fred Pearce, the well-known science writer for the Guardian and former consultant for the New Scientist, has kindly agreed to deliver the keynote address.

The day will be broken into four sessions, followed by a reception:

  1. Practical workgroups for online tools. How to make an online movie, using Facebook, Twitter and debating forums, optimising your website.
  2. Panel discussions on what online media is effective in carrying the environmental message to the public.
  3. Discussion on what environmental messages work best with the Irish public.
  4. Keynote address by Mr Fred Pearce on the state of the Internet
  5. Reception for participants and speakers (opportunity to network)

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