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We Make Tomorrow summit

Wednesday February 26, 2020, 10:00 - 19:00

We are in a #ClimateEmergency

In the last year we have seen an explosion of action on the climate crisis; from sector-wide declarations of climate emergency, to young people leading global strikes, and the UK’s first ever party leader’s election debate on climate and nature.

Join us for our flagship 2020 summit We Make Tomorrow: Creative climate action in a time of crisis to be at the forefront of an urgent and creative plan for change.

This provocative, intergenerational and action-focused event will bring creative-cultural leaders and institutions together with funders, grassroots activists, policy-makers and the scientific community to explore what creativity, leadership and innovation means in the context of climate and ecological emergency, ahead of the crucial COP26 climate talks.

What to Expect

Taking place on Wednesday 26th February 2020 at the Royal Geographical Society London, we will bring together high-profile expert speakers and facilitators with an audience of over 300 from across the UK and beyond.

Together we will ask: What will the world be like in 2030, and what can the creative and cultural community do now to push us closer to the future we want?  

This day-long event will look at the political, demographic, economic and social forces driving our changing climate and devastating loss of nature, and explore how the arts and cultural sector can be galvanised to move us towards net-zero, whilst laying foundations for a more connected, viable and just future society.

Expect interactive sessions, performances, high profile keynotes, and cross-disciplinary discussion. As a participant of this event, we would like you to bring your vision, experience and expertise to help shape and contribute towards the day.

First Names Announced

Kate Raworthrenegade economist tackling social and ecological challenges; Noga Levy-Rapoport, climate justice advocate with UK Student Climate NetworkNabil Ahmed, visual artist and Founder of INTERPRTJamie Oborne, Manager of The 1975 and Entrepreneur Of The Year (2018);Kareem Dayes, musician and Founder of the Rural Urban Synthesis SocietyAfsheen Kabir Rashid, co-Founder and co-CEO of Repowering London; and Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change.

We will be announcing more names and further details very soon. But for now, don’t miss out – book your tickets now!

Preliminary structure for the day

9.30 – 10 Registration
10 – 10.30 Welcome and introduction
10.30 – 11.30 Session 1 + Q&A
11.30 – 12.30 Group panel
12.30 – 12.45 Performance
12.45 – 1.45 Lunch, networking break, screening and activities
1.45 – 2.40 Group panel and workshop
2.50 – 3.45 Group panel and presentation
3.45 – 4.15 Refreshment and networking break
4.15 – 4.40 Voices from the creative climate movement
4.40 – 5.15 Presentation and performance
5.30 Daytime event close
5.30pm – 9.30pm Networking drinks and performances (tickets to be booked separately, free to all attending during the day)


Join the Creative Climate Action conversation

#ClimateEmergency #WeMakeTomorrow @JuliesBicycle @ace_national

Event partnerships

We are delighted to be partnering with Serpentine Galleries General Ecology Project and Sam Lee and The Nest Collective to curate various performative elements during the day.

This event is run in partnership with the Arts Council England as part of the environmental programme.

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Press enquiries

To apply for a press ticket to the conference, please fill in your details in this form. We we will be back in touch shortly with further details.

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Wednesday February 26, 2020
10:00 - 19:00
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Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AR United Kingdom
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