Dialogue Between Disciplines 2024

Monday, 20 May 2024 - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Woburn House, London

Join us at the inaugural Dialogue Between Disciplines Conference

Connect with environmental professionals from across specialisms and sectors to discuss practical actions to address climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution using a holistic approach.

The Institution of Environmental Sciences (the IES) is at the forefront of uniting the interdisciplinary field of environmental science around a shared goal: to work with speed, vision, and expertise to solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges, together.

IES members have deep expertise in areas such as air quality, land condition and water. These operate as distinct areas within the IES through our communities and sister organisations. However, environmental issues do not sit in neat boxes. Each specialism interacts with others, and often they use different terminology, assessment methodologies and approaches. This can lead to siloed thinking and difficulties when assessments are brought together through processes such as SEA and EIA, and can lead to sub-optimal environmental outcomes. Unlocking multifunctional solutions to the interlinked crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution are dependent on effective interdisciplinary working, knowledge sharing, and application of systems-thinking approaches.

To bridge some of these gaps we are proud to present the inaugural Dialogue Between Disciplines Conference, a groundbreaking event dedicated to fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing between environmental professionals from across specialisms and sectors. The first conference will focus on facilitating discussion on the triple crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, with the aim of championing solutions and practical action.

Set against the backdrop of these urgent global challenges, our conference invites environmental scientists, practitioners, policy makers, engineers and social scientists from across specialisms to come together in a shared mission to find sustainable solutions.


Conference highlights

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: We will start the day by discussing the need to work together and the challenges that our IES Communities face.
Practical Solutions: Engage in hands-on workshops and interactive sessions that focus on developing actionable strategies to combat the triple crisis.
Expert Insights: Hear from leading experts who are at the forefront of environmental science providing fresh perspectives on how to navigate the challenges ahead.
Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals and budding innovators, building a strong community of interdisciplinary allies dedicated to making a difference.

Why attend?

Dialogue Between Disciplines isn’t just another environmental conference. It’s a call to action for those who are passionate about achieving better environmental outcomes that appreciate the systemic nature of environmental issues. We aim to break down silos, encouraging a collaborative approach to environmental challenges that brings together the unique strengths and perspectives of various disciplines. This conference will explore the question of how different disciplines can work together more effectively to address the triple crisis, fostering a collaborative environment where challenges are discussed openly, and innovative solutions are developed collectively.

Who should attend?

Whether you are an environmental consultant at the forefront of delivering environmental projects, a scientist or researcher uncovering new insights into environmental processes, a policy maker shaping the laws that protect our planet, a technology innovator creating sustainable solutions, or an advocate raising awareness about environmental issues, your voice is essential. Dialogue Between Disciplines is the perfect platform to share your ideas, learn from others, and play a leading role in supporting a unified approach to solving the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Join us at the Dialogue Between Disciplines Conference and be part of a movement towards a more sustainable and resilient future. Together, we can turn interdisciplinary dialogue into decisive action for our planet. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute this landmark event - book your place today!

Early bird Member - £160
Early bird Non Member - £200
Local Authority - £100
Student or Graduate - £100


Would you like to sponsor this event?

Sponsoring the inaugural Dialogue Between Disciplines Conference offers a unique opportunity for organisations to align themselves with a pioneering event that seeks to address the world's most urgent environmental challenges through interdisciplinary collaboration. Here are reasons why an organization should consider sponsoring this conference:

High-Impact Networking: This conference brings together professionals from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, all united by their dedication to solving environmental challenges.

Contribute to Meaningful Dialogue: By supporting the inaugural Dialogue Between Disciplines Conference, your organisation contributes to fostering meaningful dialogue and collaboration across disciplines.

Showcase Innovation: The conference focuses on championing solutions and practical action. Sponsoring provides a platform to showcase your organisation’s innovations and initiatives in environmental sustainability.

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Who to contact

Derek Jardine

Events & Training Lead

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