Annual Conference 2018

The date for the SAGT Conference this year is Saturday 27th October 2018 and it will be hosted again by Dollar Academy in Clackmannanshire.
We are following the theme of:
‘Tomorrow’s World: the future of our planet’
To register to attend, choose three seminars from the attached list and complete the form on the link below.
I will then send you an invoice with confirmation of your place. 
Please note that there is a discount for members who register before the end of September.…
SAGT Conference Programme 2018
08:00 Minibus pickup from Stirling train station (prior booking required)
08:30 – 09:30 Registration, Publishers and Refreshments
09:30 – 09:40 Presentation of SAGT Publisher’s Awards
09:50 – 10:15 Welcome and Presidential Address
10:20 – 11:00 Keynote Lecture A – Dr Herminone Cockburn
11:00 – 11:20 SAGT Awards for SQA
11:30 – 12:30 Seminar A
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
14:00 – 14:20 Keynote Lecture B – Jamie Livingstone
14:45 – 15:45 Seminar B
16:00 – 16:30 SAGT AGM
Keynote speakers:
Dr Hermione Cockburn has over 20 years’ experience in science engagement and is currently the Scientific Director at Dynamic Earth, the UK’s only science centre dedicated to the story of our planet. She is a geographer with a PhD in geomorphology and has worked in Africa, Australia and Antarctica researching landscape evolution at the macroscale. For BBC Radio 4 she has presented documentaries on subjects ranging from lead pollution and lasers to an award winning series on bacteria. Her television presenting credits include the BBC series Coast, Rough Science, and Fossil Detectives for which she wrote an accompanying book. She taught Environmental Science for the Open University for ten years and is passionate about engaging diverse audiences with science and, in particular, inspiring people with stories about the Earth.
Jamie Livingstone has been Head of Oxfam Scotland since November 2013. He leads a diverse team covering media relations, public campaigning, policy generation, political advocacy, education, and programmatic projects within Scotland. Jamie joined Oxfam in 2011 as Campaigns and Communications Manager – overseeing campaigns, media and supporter communications in Scotland. He is the former Convenor of the Disasters Emergency Committee in Scotland and is currently a board member of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. Jamie is a former print and broadcast journalist. This includes a five-year period with STV News – including as Political Correspondent. He is a graduate of the University of St Andrews and completed a Bobby Jones Jr Memorial Scholarship to Emory University in Atlanta. Jamie lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two young children.
Hope to see you there
Alastair McConnell
SAGT Conference Convenor

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