Explore South West Conferenceconference Sat 9 Feb 2019, 09:00 – 17:00
Peter Chalk Conference Centre
EXETER EX4 4QD
- Tickets £25 (students £15) plus booking fee
one-day conference is designed for anyone planning expeditions and field research overseas,
with a focus on self-led student projects. The day is packed with talks and
workshops on planning fieldwork, communicating findings, and engagement.
The event is vital for people of all backgrounds considering leading their own
field research or expeditions.
The topics of talks and workshops include putting purpose into your ventures, how to do field research & expeditions that make a difference and attracts funding, using new technologies to enhance field research, staying healthy in the field, risk assessments and safety management, communicating your discoveries, adventure with a purpose, funding for fieldwork, and a campus sound walk.
Speakers include Belinda Kirk (Explorers Connect), Will Lawson (BBC Dynasties), Dr Ceri Lewis (Marine Biologist) & Katie Willis (Social Scientists and Vice-President Royal Geographical Society (with IBG))
On display at the event will be ice report, an exhibition of paintings made by Leverhulme artist Naomi Hart following her research in Svalbard in the High Arctic with international ice scientists, and which looks at the cryosphere, carbon, climate change, the work of scientists and the multiple layers of history, commerce, art and science in our understanding of the earth and our place in it.
Tickets for this one-day event are £25 (students £15) plus booking fee. Ticket price includes lunch.
Advance tickets can be purchased at: https://www.seetickets.com/tour/explore-south-west
More information about the conference and an accompanying evening panel discussion event the night before, can be found at: https://www.agile-rabbit.com/
The organising committee is grateful to supporters of this event: the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and the members of the Society’s South-West Regional Committee, the University of Exeter – Departments of Geography, Bioscience, Global Systems Institute, the widening participation team, Arts and Culture Exeter, and Agile Rabbit.