The Bio-Diverse Festival’s vision is to create an inclusive, welcoming space for underrepresented and minority groups in biology and conservation to present their work, learn and share skills, network, and talk about topical issues in biology and conservation.

When is the Bio-Diverse Festival?

Talks and events will be held during the week of the 12th to 18th October 2020.

Talks and Day in the Life Videos: Monday 12th – Friday 16th October

Twitter Conference: Thursday 15th October.

Anti-racism Panel Discussion: Saturday 17th October

Disability Panel Discussion: Sunday 18th October


This event is FREE to attend. Talks will have closed captioning and transcripts available, social media posts will be accessible through Alt text for any photographs used, and there will be capitalisation in hashtags. This event will be online so it can be accessed from anywhere with internet access and talks will remain online and available through the website even after live streaming.

The Bio-Diverse Festival & Conservation Optimism Twitter Conference 2020

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Thursday 15th October 2020

The Bio-Diverse Festival is partnering with Conservation Optimism to bring you an inspiring day full of positive and optimistic conservation stories and research from minority and underrepresented conservationists.

The Bio-Diverse Festival & Conservation Optimism Twitter Conference 2020 aims to amplify minority groups who are making a significant contribution and impact in conservation all over the world, creating a diverse conversation and discussion that involves everyone affected by and working in conservation.

Twitter conferences reach and engage with many people in an accessible format and this Twitter conference is an opportunity for underrepresented and minority scientists and conservationists to communicate and present their work to an international audience. It is taking place on Thursday the 15th of October 2020 on Twitter, using the hashtags #BDF20TC and #ConservationOptimism.