National AGM and End of Year Event

Dear Members,

We would like to invite you to attend the 2020 National AGM that will be held online on Wednesday 25th of November 2020 at 4pm.

An AGM notice and agenda will be sent out to all members on Wednesday 4th of November 2020

Following the short AGM, we will hear from our guest speaker, Rebecca Huntley, who will be discussing her new book, How to talk about climate change in a way that makes a difference.

As this event will be virtual, we suggest, you join us with a glass of wine for our last event of the year!

Guest Speaker: Dr Rebecca Huntley

Research Society Fellow, Rebecca Huntley will discussing her new book How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference, a toolkit for understanding our emotional responses to climate change and how we can have meaningful conversations across dividing lines.

Why is it so hard to talk about climate change? While scientists double down on the shocking figures, we still find ourselves unable to discuss climate change meaningfully among friends and neighbours - or even to grapple with it ourselves.

The key to progress on climate change is in the psychology of human attitudes and our ability to change. Whether you're already alarmed and engaged with the issue, concerned but disengaged, a passive skeptic or an active denier, understanding our emotional reactions to climate change - why it makes us anxious, fearful, angry or detached - is critical to coping on an individual level and convincing each other to act.

This book is about understanding why people who aren't like you feel the way they do and learning to talk to them effectively. What we need are thousands - millions - of everyday conversations about the climate to enlarge the ranks of the concerned, engage the disengaged and persuade the cautious of the need for action.

Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia's most experienced social researchers and former director of The Mind and Mood Report, the longest running measure of the nation's attitudes and trends. She holds degrees in law and film studies and a PhD in gender studies. It was realising she is part of the problem older generation that caused her change of heart and to dedicate herself to researching our attitudes to climate change. She is a member of Al Gore's Climate Reality Corps, carries out social research for NGOs such as The Wilderness Society and WWF, and writes and presents for the ABC. This is her sixth book.

Event information

Date: 25th Nov 20

Start Time:
NSW | ACT | VIC | TAS: 04:00PM - 5:00 PM
QLD: 03:00PM - 04:00 PM
SA: 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
NT: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
WA: 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Arrival Time:
5 mins before start time - please make sure you have downloaded the program and be ready to start.

your PC

QPR Points: 10

Member Price: FREE

Price: Free

Registrations Open: 22nd Oct 20 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 30th Nov 20 5:00 PM