Countdown To Blue Earth '23 -
10-12 Oct — Bristol
These are momentous times and the show must go on. King Charles III is a fervent supporter of our movement, clear in his actions around Cornish business, leading organic production and developing sustainable housing projects. Our programme is designed to drive action and his example is one of many to follow.
Our 3 day programme has many more examples of great leadership and inspiration. From returning favourites and local heroes at last year’s summit such as Kresse Wesling CBE, Hugo Tagholm and Sir Tim Smit KBE; to wisened and firebrand newcomers Jonathan Porritt CBE, Poppy Stowell-Evans and Richard Walker.
The speakers are here to challenge and be challenged. The whole programme is a call to ACT, whatever sphere you hail from or however you spend your time. As such the keynotes are short and punchy, the opportunity to interact is very welcome and encouraged.
The panels, workshops, activities and learning experiences are a large focus with an extended format across all 3 days. If former Shell consultant Caroline Dennett and XR co-founder Gail Bradbrook don’t get your activation juices flowing then drink some more coffee or catch them at The Wave in person whilst prepping for your Trash Free Trails-led bike ride.
The much-anticipated Pitch Tent final rounds will be live and challenging investors to put their money behind game-changing, planet-positive ideas across Business, Impact and Adventure. The expertise in the room from investment collectives is a who’s who of sustainability investment in partnership with Wavelength Ventures, ActionFunder and Adventure Uncovered respectively.
The workshops proved hugely popular in ’21 and as such have a bigger stage to accommodate the amazing insight from experts and Blue Earth ambassadors Kate Larsen, Andy Hawkins and Dan Macaulay, keynote speaker Mike Barry to name but a few.
The intimate Campfire stage will host topics to inspire and challenge in equal measure. We head to Good Space with Josh Weston and Melissa Thorpe, search our diversity blind spot with ambassador Phil Young and Naveed Bakhsh. Our great friends Finisterre join the fray with Sea7 expertise, and Riverford’s Wicked Leeks editor Nina Pullman provides a regenerative farming platform for discussion.
We are inspired by the outdoors and all summit roads lead to The Wave on Day 3 for continued inspiration from the brands and individuals making moves from surfing to cycling to food. Harrison Ward aka The Fell Foodie will be cooking up a camping stove delight alongside Freediving and Cold Swimming masterclasses from Charlie Young, Cath Pendleton and Laura Nesbitt (also Blue Earth podcast host).
The programme is right here and the above is just a small taster of what to expect. Download it, peruse at your leisure and then decide why attending only one day will simply not be enough.