The Nature Tech Expo 2024 will include an exciting programme of talks, panel discussions and side sessions. The EKN team is currently working hard to bring you the best expertise and insight on the many aspects of digital technology for nature recovery and nature-based solutions in the UK and beyond. The programme will be updated in response. Follow EKN on LinkedIn for news and speaker announcements as they happen.

The focus for the first day (25th June) is digital technologies for use by people working in paid roles. The second day (26th June) includes a focus on digital technologies that can involve all citizens.

Tuesday 25th June

Opening address by James McBreen, Global Co-ordinator, IUCN Tech4Nature, followed by a panel discussion involving environmental and technology industry experts.

Hear from a leader at the forefront of the application of AI to nature recovery.

Over lunch, there will be conversations with innovators in the application of digital technologies for nature recovery, along with spotlight talks from a selection of our exhibitors.

Join these sessions to get to grips with specific areas of the use of digital technology for nature recovery.

  • Digital technologies for monitoring, reporting and verification of nature finance
  • How to make a digital twin for nature

Hear from an industry leader how new applications of digital technologies for nature recovery are going to play an important part in the green economy.

Drinks and light food at our rooftop venue 8 minutes walk from the Expo venue. Make the most of this networking opportunity, taking place at The Terrace, LS1 4AP.

Throughout the day, visit the displays of our exhibitors.

Book your place to exhibit at the conference.

Wednesday 26th June

Guest speaker with expertise in visualisation for nature recovery.

A presentation and discussion with partners in iNaturalist UK. With Giselle Sterry, National Biodiversity Network.and Dan Lear, Marine Biological Association.

An expert from the digital games industry and a leader in nature conservation discuss how apps and games can help citizens engage in UK nature recovery.

An opportunity to be introduced to a selection of digital games that support nature recovery and nature-based solutions. Featuring Henry Driver, creator of ‘Secrets of Soil’ for BBC Arts and Arts Council England.

Keynote speaker to be announced

25th & 26th June 2024

Aspire, Leeds City Centre

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Secure your early bird place before 30th April

The conference is being organised by the award-winning Ecosystems Knowledge Network (EKN).