Bill Bryson is an American-born author and UK resident most famous for his travel books A Walk in the Woods, about his experience hiking the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, and Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe. In addition to his amazing writing career, he has a keen ability communicate scientific topics. As a longtime resident of the UK, Bryson has been an advocate for conserving the English countryside. In 2007, he was appointed president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Bryson will share his unique perspectives regarding conservation on both sides of the Atlantic.