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National Air Quality Conference 2024: date / venue / tickets

We are delighted to announce that the 2024 National Air Quality Conference will take place on Wednesday 6th November and, for the first time, will be held at London’s Prospero House.

Prospero House is located near London Bridge, directly opposite Borough Station.

This year’s event will be the fifth national conference and, as ever, we will be bringing together some of the most important policymakers and academics who are working on solutions to the challenges created by air pollution and clean air provision.

Our exhibition will also profile organisations who are offering solutions to the challenges we face in delivering improved air quality.

Super Early Bird tickets are now on sale but they are limited in number. Please use the form on this page to make the most of these best-value tickets.

We are also pleased to be able to confirm the first three speakers who are: 

Fiona Coull, Cross River Partnership

Prior to working at Cross River Partnership (CRP), Fiona worked as a consultant on several sustainable transport and Air Quality projects, including the Mayor’s School Air Quality Audit Programme, an initiative aimed at reducing emissions and exposure at 50 primary schools in some of London’s most polluted areas.

Fiona manages CRP’s Smarter Greener Logistics programme, a Defra-funded project that aims to minimise the impact of freight on noise, air quality, traffic and pavement space in London by making improvements across 14 London boroughs and two London Business Improvement Districts. The programme also involves increasing the viability of river freight.

Diana Varaden, Imperial College London

With a decade of experience in participatory research, Dr Varaden has led numerous citizen science projects, including the successful Breathe London wearables study, which actively engaged children in research, enabling the collection of a large and unique data set. It simultaneously increased children’s awareness of air pollution, fostering positive changes in their behaviours to reduce exposure.

Dr Varaden is currently deeply involved in the development and delivery of the engagement, involvement, and participatory strategy for the WellHome study, a community-based research project dedicated to investigating indoor air pollution. Her work underscores the importance of involving non-experts in research and promoting public engagement in health and environmental issues.

Nick Ruxton-Boyle, Director of Environment, Marston Holdings

Nick is a chartered transport planner and urban mobility expert with professional experience from strategic planning to concept design. Nick was head of transport at the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Technical Director at Project Centre and is currently now Director of Environment at Marston Holdings. An urbanist, Nick is passionate about the role transport can play in the environment, the economy and society and is currently working on a wide range of air quality projects.

Nick represents just 50% of this presentation, as he will be joined by a local authority partner to explain a detailed air quality project on which they both worked. Further details to be announced.

We are also in the process of acquiring experts for our traditional panel session.

If you have not attended once of our conferences before, you can find a report on last year’s National Conference here, while below is a short montage of the Northern Air Quality Conference we held in Manchester in March.


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