Announcing WiLD SPEAK: Symposium on Conservation Communications

20 August 2009 | News story
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Join the world’s leading conservation photographers, filmmakers, journalists and scientists for four days of discussion, insight and inspiration. The WiLD SPEAK symposium will be held during the World Wilderness Congress November 6-13 in Mexico. IUCN CEC Assistant Deputy Chair Cristina Mittermeier is an organizer.
 


A symposium on conservation communications will be held for the first time at the World Wilderness Congress (WILD9) this November in Mérida, Mexico. The symposium, called WiLD SPEAK, is organized by the International League of Conservation Photographers, which is headed by Cristina Mittermeier. Cristina is Assistant Deputy Chair of IUCN CEC, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Commission on Education and Communication.

More than 40 distinguished conservation photographers will join writers, filmmakers, videographers and other media professionals at the symposium November 9-12. They will discuss environmental issues and themes, share strategies and technologies, and explore how their work can raise awareness and help to achieve results for conservation.

“WiLD SPEAK will be the largest gathering of conservation photographers in history! They are coming because the World Wilderness Congress recognizes the unique role and impact of visual media to document, stimulate and motivate -- all fundamental to conservation efforts,” Cristina says.

WiLD SPEAK will also feature photography exhibits, nature film documentaries and a workshop for writers.

For more information on WiLD SPEAK, visit the WILD9 website >
www.wild9.org


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