Family learning conference – Generations of tomorrow

A half day family learning conference on sustainability and climate change


Family Learning Conference – Generations of tomorrow: sustainability and climate change
20 June 2024 | 9.30am-2.00pm | Online

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Sustainability and climate change are the defining issues of our age. Yet whilst people are keen to take action for the environment and be more sustainable, it can be challenging with many feeling anxious and overwhelmed by information.

Family learning can connect families to real-life, day-to-day sustainability and its wider benefits from health and wellbeing to financial resilience. Learning about sustainability can help families build an understanding of the issues, and introduce them to new technologies, ways of living, and green jobs and careers. As an intergenerational discipline, family learning has the potential to support a generational shift towards mindful consumption, environmental stewardship and social equity. 

Join us for this half-day conference, where we'll explore the role of family learning in addressing sustainability and climate change. 

We'll hear from inspiring speakers about how to build engagement and positive action for the environment and their successful family learning and community-based initiatives.

Confirmed speakers and workshops:

  • Christina Demski, Deputy Director, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation (keynote) on public attitudes to sustainability and their implications, how to put people at the heart of climate change action and the importance of co-benefits
  • Dr Diane Boyd, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Hull on the sustainable development goals, early childhood and the importance of place based learning 
  • Juliette Collier, National Director, Campaign for Learning on embedding sustainability into family financial resilience
  • Sabirah Ali, Head of Community and Cultural Learning, Westminster Adult Education Serivice on the service's family learning initiative, Green Live Learning Lab
  • Daniel Clark, Director of Creative Programme, The Story Museum on the museum's BrilliAnt project
  • Dr Carol Davenport, Associate Professor and Director, NUSTEM, Northumbria University on family learning, primary schools and climate change education

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This conference will give delegates opportunities to:

  • explore attitudes towards sustainability and climate change and what this means for family learning.
  • hear about innovative projects that are bringing family learning and real-life sustainability learning together.
  • connect with other professionals to exchange ideas and inspire each other to make positive changes for the planet.

 Who will benefit from attending?

This conference is ideal if you want to boost engagement and participation of families and communities in sustainability and climate change initiatives and activities, including in:

  • adult and community learning settings
  • family learning settings
  • schools
  • libraries
  • galleries
  • museums
  • family hubs
  • early years settings



Online (Zoom)

Programme to be announced.


Standard Ticket from - £90 (£75 plus VAT)

Standard Ticket with National Centre for Family Learning member discount - £81 (£67.50 plus VAT) - the Centre is free to join here.

Please note: We can provide discounted places for people who would find the cost a barrier to attendance. Please get in touch for more information.

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20/06/2024 09:30 - 14:00
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