Adfree Cities Conference 2020 (online)

Start: Saturday, November 07, 202011:00 AM Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

End: Saturday, November 07, 2020 4:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

This is a virtual event

Imagine a city free from corporate advertising...

Online conference, free to attend. Register to receive joining details.


11am – 12 noon. Stop adverts fuelling the climate emergency: How to persuade your local council to introduce curbs on advertising for high carbon products. Part of the ‘Badvertising’ campaign with New Weather Institute and Possible.

1pm – 2pm: Street art tour: Travel the UK with us (virtually!) to see some inspiring examples of people taking public space back from advertisers. See community arts billboards and murals celebrating local heroes. Hear from the artists who made them.

3pm – 4pm: Big Bank Bulls*** — Ads, Banks & Climate Colonialism: Activists are ‘subvertising’ bank adverts to create a ‘right of reply’ for frontline resistance movements, exposing the impacts of their policies. Join for stories of resistance from the frontline in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, and to hear about the latest UK-wide solidarity actions.

What to expect

The first Adfree Cities conference was held in Bristol in October 2019. Read about it here. The event was free and attended by around 150 people including from Birmingham, Manchester, London, Brighton, the South West, Cardiff and Bristol.

The 2020 Adfree Cities conference aims to:

  1. Bring together critical voices around the advertising issue (e.g. climate, corporate power, junk food, public space, arts)
  2. Amplify individual anti-advertising campaigns
  3. Movement building: support new Adblock groups and organisers around the country.

Get inspired to get involved – book now!

Lead organisation: Adfree Cities

This event was previously advertised as happening in person in Birmingham but has now been moved online due to covid19.

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