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UR22 London Satellite Hub: register now

Programme and speakers announced for UR22 London Satellite Hub: register now

Lloyd’s Register Foundation is excited to be hosting the London Satellite Hub of the Understanding Risk Global Forum in partnership with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and in association with The World Bank. Taking place at the Design Museum on 29 November 2022, this event will provide an important opportunity for risk practitioners from across the UK, Europe and beyond to come together, in person and online. Four key sessions throughout the day will hear discussions from leading experts on themes including understanding compound risks and best practice in risk communication.

The London Satellite Hub will feature a keynote speech from Richard Blewitt, Executive Director of International at the British Red Cross, as he reflects on over three decades of personal experience in international humanitarian work and the challenges of managing compound risks around the world.

In session one, Tracey Brown from Sense about Science is joined by Leonard Lee from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk and community risk practitioners to discuss and take questions on how to support communities to make sense of risk in their own contexts.

In session two, our Director of Evidence and Insight, Dr Sarah Cumbers, is joined by Aidan Peppin, from Ada Lovelace Institute and Shahar Avin from the University of Cambridge to explore new findings from our 2021 World Risk Poll on perceptions of risk from AI and personal data misuse. This session will discuss what must be done to manage this new area of risk, while still maximising the potential of these technologies to help manage old ones.

Session three offers an imaginative showcase that combines a taste of circus arts performance with (safe, and sensorially, cognitively, and emotionally stimulating) audience engagement and expert discussion to challenge how attendees perceive, understand, and address risk. Pablo Suarez, Lloyd's Register Foundation’s Artist for Impact, alongside Tilly Alcayna from the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and Daniel Clarke, from the Centre for Disaster Protection, will offer a combination of formal presentations, designed interaction and thought-provoking fun.

The final session of the day, framed by insights from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre as part of the Anticipation Hub, will explore how multiple risks can compound each other to cause greater harm, particularly to vulnerable populations that may suffer from discrimination and financial insecurity. Newly announced speaker Kate Raworth, alongside Ksenia Chmutina, Catalina Jaime, and Nicola Ranger will reflect on factors that contribute to compound risk and how we can use these insights to build equitable models of resilience.

Registrations are now open to anyone with a role or interest in understanding and managing risks to safety, including from government, academia, international institutions, NGOs and the private sector. By registering in person, you will gain access to all sessions, exhibits, networking opportunities, food (including breakfast and lunch) and beverages throughout the day. Secure your free place now: https://www.lrfoundation.org.uk/en/understanding-risk-2022/registration/

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