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Suzanne Simard is Day 2 keynote speaker at RSB Annual Conference 2022


We are delighted to announce DAY 2’s keynote speaker of this year’s RSB Annual Conference is Suzanne Simard!

Suzanne Simard is a Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia and the author of the book, Finding the Mother Tree. She is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; and has been hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls in James Cameron’s Avatar) and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide.

Ms. Simard is known for her work on how trees interact and communicate using below-ground fungal networks, which has led to the recognition that forests have hub trees, or Mother Trees, which are large, highly connected trees that play an important role in the flow of information and resources in a forest. Her current research investigates how these complex relationships contribute to forest resiliency, adaptability and recovery and has far-reaching implications for how to manage and heal forests from human impacts, including climate change.

She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and presented at conferences around the world. She has communicated her work to a wide audience through interviews, documentary films and her TEDTalk “How trees talk to one another”.



Ms. Simard will be the keynote speaker on Day 2 of the RSB Annual Conference – a day of centred around the theme “BUILD”.
Elizabeth Wathuti will be the keynote speaker on Day 1 – a day of centred around the theme “INNOVATE”.




As the excitement of the RSB Annual Conference draws closer, sponsorship opportunities have now become available to organisations wishing to partner with RSB and support an event that is focused on developing collaborations, projects, tools and roadmaps for positive impacts.

We are offering a simplified partnership approach, to reflect the new virtual format:


Full Event Sponsorship 
Our full event sponsors provide material support to ensure success of the conference and are acknowledged as headline sponsors, with significant promotion in the run up to and during the event, and significant visibility/branding on the platform.
6 sponsors sought | €13,500

Session Sponsorship
Our session sponsors provide support to specific sessions of the Annual Conference. You can select a session most appropriate to your area of interest and receive recognition on all marketing related to that session.
8 sponsors sought | €7,500


Click here to find out more about partnering with RSB at Annual Conference 2022.
Custom packages are also available on request. 



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