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Lloyd's Register Foundation presents

Safer World Conference 2022

Join our two-day hybrid conference exploring how we can ensure a safer world for years to come.

safer world conference 2022

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Day 2 - 11th May 2022


8:45 - Registration, morning coffee and networking

9:30 - Impact Talks: A Little Goes A Long Way

Three short talks from the Foundation's grantholders who have made a big impact from a small amount of funding.

9:50 - Safer World Awards 2022

We’re celebrating the impact of some of our grant holders, partners and students through
presenting some awards to recognise their achievements.

  • 10th Anniversary Impact Award
  • 10th Anniversary Student Impact Award

10:10 - Interactive Games: Taking Risks

Pablo Suarez leads an interactive session on how human experience risk, and how a better understanding of risk can lead to better and safer lives.

  • Pablo Suarez, Artist-In-Residence, Lloyd’s Register Foundation

11:00 - Morning break

11:30 - Global perspectives: Safety Champions in Engineering Education

Live discussion with Engineering X's Safety Champions in Engineering Education from around the world.

12:00 - Panel Discussion: Engineering Skills for Safety

A discussion based on the Engineering X Global Engineering Capability Review looking at key questions such as: Where in the world is there most harm now and in the future? What skills are needed and when? How can we create more problem solvers? And how do we promote equity and diversity?

13:00 - Lunch break


14:00 - Keynote: The Global Initiative for the Future of Industrial Safety

As industry adopts emerging technology such as AI and robotics, how do we ensure we keep people safe?

14:15 - Keynote: The New Valuation of Safety

Asking whether current methods of valuing safety are fit for purpose in today’s world.

14:30 - Panel Discussion: Evolving how we Value Safety

A panel of industry leaders discuss how we can evolve safety valuations across sectors to include sustainability, ethics, social, mental health and other factors; ensuring we keep people safe today and in the future.

15:30 - Afternoon break

16:00  - Keynote: How should the understanding of risk help people?

A perspective on the public understanding of risk and how this could help make the world a safer place.

  • Michael Blastland, Writer and broadcaster, board member of the Winton Centre for Risk & Evidence Communication

16:30 - Panel Discussion: what should we expect of organisations providing data and information on risk?

Our panel of experts in statistics, risk literacy, and risk communication weigh in on questions such as: What is the agenda for improving public understanding of risk in service of informed decision-making? How can the provision of information educate people? What are the pathways that enable people to critically engage with risk information?

  • Dr Sarah Cumbers, Director of Evidence and Insight, Lloyd's Register Foundation
  • Tracey Brown OBE, Director, Sense about Science
  • Dr Olivia Jensen, Lead Scientist, Lloyd's Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk
  • Paul Hardaker, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Physics
  • Michael Blastland, Writer and broadcaster, board member of the Winton Centre for Risk & Evidence Communication

17:30 - Thanks and Closing Remarks

18:00 - Venue closes

The Hub

The Safe Seaweed Coalition - Seaweed in 3D

14:00 - 15:00 

The Safe Seaweed Coalition is a global partnership established to oversee the safety and sustainability of the seaweed industry as it scales up. Join the Coalition for a fascinating group discussion about the distinctness, diversity, and desirability of this incredible food source.

Participatory Film Screening: ‘Resilience Engineered – Preparing for an Uncertain Future'

16:00 - 17:00 

Explore your approach to building a safe and sustainable world through an interactive survey alongside a film screening of ‘Resilience Engineered – Preparing for an Uncertain Future’ (by Engineering X Awardee Kristen MacAskill and The Resilience Shift), which is one of a three-part series demystifying risk, resilience and uncertainty. Earthquakes, climate change and the pandemic all highlight the need for a shift in the way that we design infrastructure systems in increasingly complex and unpredictable world.

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