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Events (Conferences, fairs etc)

Professional events, conferences, fairs etc held for the countryside, arboriculture, wildlife, ecology and conservation sectors.

There are a lot of Celebration Days in the countryside, conservation and environment sectors throughout the world, for example Tick Prevention Week starting 1 April in the UK is to raise awareness regarding the dangers of tick bites, and how to reduce the chance of infection. A useful thought for all outdoor types. Have a look at the list on Naturenet.


21/02/2018    Bioenergy Ireland National Conference 2018    1 Day

Croke Park, Dublin, IrBEA. Contact:

22/02/2018    Developing England's road network: priorities for RIS2 delivery and Major Road upgrades    1 Day

To be confirmed , Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum . Contact: 01344 864796

Delegates at this seminar will consider the key policy priorities for developing England’s road network, as the Government and Highways England prepare the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS 2).

23/02/2018    Workshop for Land Owners and Managers about Grassland Meadows    1 Day

Balallan House, 24 Allan Park, Stirling, FK8 2QG, Buglife. Contact: 01786 447504

27/02/2018    Safe guarding space for nature, securing our future: developing a post - 2020 strategy     2 Days

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, Zoological Society of London, Outer Circle, Regents Park, NW1 4RY, Zoological Society of London. Contact:

01/03/2018    Natural Capital Investment Conference    1 Day

The British Library, London, Ecosystems Knowledge Network. Contact: 03332406990

Come to learn about new forms of green finance that can support investment in natural features. Speakers include leading environmental and financial experts from Triodos Bank, Defra, Green Purposes Company plus Rt Hon John Gummer and Tony Juniper CBE.

01/03/2018    Game 2018    1 Day

Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Contact: 01425 651013

03/03/2018    BASC National Wildfowling Conference 2018    1 Day

Ramada Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, BASC. Contact: 01244 573024

06/03/2018    Ecobuild 2018    3 Days

ExCeL, London, Futurebuild Events . Contact:

10/03/2018    TVERC Spring Recorders' Conference     1 Day

Wallingford, OX10 8BB, Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC). Contact: 01865 815451

Come along to our Spring Recorders’ Conference to find out about wildlife monitoring and conservation in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. There will be a range of talks and workshops, as well as opportunities to network and meet local organisations and recording groups.

10/03/2018    Green Architecture Day    1 Day

Brighton, Brighton Permaculture Trust. Contact: 07746185927

The theme this year is: Sustainability at Scale - Size Matters Green Architecture Day presents a comprehensive programme led by designers, practitioners and professionals, run in partnership with Low Carbon Trust. The cost is between £10-£85 depending on income.

13/03/2018    Ecosystems under the microscope: why microbes matter for conservation    1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, Zoological Society of London, Outer Circle, Regents Park, NW1 4RY, Zoological Society of London. Contact:

17/03/2018    Scottish Birdwatchers’ Conference    1 Day

SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries DG1 3NE, The Scottish Ornithologists' Club. Contact:

17/03/2018    East of England Bat Conference    1 Day

Ely College, Bat Conservation Trust. Contact:

17/03/2018    The Photography Show    4 Days

Birmingham NEC, Future Publishing Limited. Contact:

20/03/2018    CIEEM Spring Conference 2018 - Nature of Buildings: Designing Effective Mitigation and Enhancement    1 Day

Crowne Plaza Birmingham, B1 1HH, CIEEM. Contact:

This one-day conference will showcase innovative approaches for effective biodiversity mitigation and enhancement in and on buildings. Keynote speaker: Justin Bere, award winning Director of bere:architects will be speaking about the architects' perspective on environmentally friendly building design.

24/03/2018    UK Butterfly Recorders' Meeting    1 Day

Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham, B3 3BS, Butterfly Conservation. Contact: 01929 400209

Each year Butterfly Conservation hosts a conference for butterfly recorders. This year’s meeting includes presentations from Dr Martin Warren on the scientific insights gained from 50 years of butterfly recording and Professor Chris Thomas who will be considering what the next 50 years hold for the UK’s Lepidoptera.

27/03/2018    Leading Edge - the youth of today    1 Day

Battleby Conference Centre, Scottish Natural Heritage. Contact: 01738 458555/6

A fully participative day of sharing ideas, techniques, experiences and opportunities for working more closely with young people in Scotland. A celebration in support of Year of Young People 2018.

29/03/2018    ‘Growing the future’ Prospecting for innovative approaches to food    1 Day

Oxstalls Campus, Room LC003 Oxstalls Lane, Gloucester, GL2 9HW , Countryside and Community Research Institute . Contact:

06/04/2018    Symposium 2018    3 Days

The University of Southampton, Butterfly Consevation. Contact:

13/04/2018    ICF and RTPI: Trees in the Planning Process    1 Day

Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD, Institute of Chartered Foresters. Contact:

18/04/2018    New approaches to monitoring participation in outdoor recreation    1 Day

City Hall, Cardiff, Outdoor Recreation Network. Contact:

20/04/2018    The Mammal Society’s 64th Spring Conference    3 Days

Queen’s Building, University of Exeter, The Mammal Society. Contact: 02380010984

Our 64th Spring Conference will be a forum for mammal experts and enthusiasts to meet in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, hear the results of new research, look to future work and discuss contemporary issues in conservation.

21/04/2018    Midlands Bat Conference    1 Day

University of Leicester , Bat Conservation Trust. Contact:

21/04/2018    CIEEM East Midlands Section - Student Employability Conference    1 Day

University of Derby, DE22 1GB, CIEEM. Contact:

University of Derby and the CIEEM East Midlands Member Network are hosting a Student Employability conference at the University of Derby. This will include morning speakers on different Ecology and Environmental Management employment routes and afternoon identification, survey and CV workshops, along with a student poster competition.

26/04/2018    Social Calls of Bats Conference    2 Days

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport, BatAbility Courses & Tuition. Contact: 07877570590

Two day conference with guest presenters & workshops.

26/04/2018    CIEEM Irish Conference: Making Mitigation Work    1 Day

Red Cow Moran Hotel, Red Cow Complex, Naas Road, Dublin, D22 YX80, CIEEM. Contact:

This conference will examine what mitigation does and does not work and will reflect on learning from our mistakes. It will examine what happens after the project consent has been obtained: - who is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of mitigation; how and when is mitigation put in place and is it effective; who and how is mitigation monitored, reviewed and evaluated.

08/05/2018    A new era for shark conservation? Protecting 'flat sharks' & rays    1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, Zoological Society of London, Outer Circle, Regents Park, NW1 4RY, Zoological Society of London. Contact:

06/06/2018    BIAZA Annual Conference 2018    3 Days

Devon, BIAZA. Contact:

19/06/2018    The CLA Connected Countryside Summit 2018     1 Day

London, Country Land and Business Association Limited. Contact:

20/06/2018    4th International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impact on Sustainable Development    3 Days

Naples, Italy, Wessex Institute. Contact:

10/07/2018    Wildlife and Well-being in Urban Landscapes    1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, Zoological Society of London, Outer Circle, Regents Park, NW1 4RY, Zoological Society of London. Contact:

05/09/2018    European Wood Pastures: past, present & future    3 Days

Sheffield, UKEconet. Contact: 0114 272 4227

07/09/2018    National Bat Conference    1 Day

University of Nottingham, Bat Conservation Trust. Contact:

17/11/2018    Scottish Bat Workers Conference 2017    1 Day

Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth PH1 3EW , Bat Conservation Trust. Contact:

This is a one day conference open to anyone with an interest in bats. It will be held at the Battleby Conference centre near Perth. Attending the conference is a great way to update your bat knowledge, practical skills and to network, through the varied programme of talks and workshops.

22/11/2018    Linking behaviour to populations and communities: how can behavioural ecology inform conservation?    2 Days

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, Zoological Society of London, Outer Circle, Regents Park, NW1 4RY, Zoological Society of London. Contact:

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