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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.


24/04/2019    Mitigating single pathogen and co-infections that threaten amphibian biodiversity     2 Days

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact:

26/04/2019    Turning the Tide - red squirrel conference    1 Day

University of Exeter Business School, Red Squirrel South West Project. Contact: 07799 691429

Aimed at bringing together like minded groups and individuals working for one goal, but often without knowledge of, or reference to each other. It also provides an opportunity for people working on the ground in squirrel conservation and control to learn from leading experts in the field, and hear from projects and research nationally.

27/04/2019    TWIC Spring Conference: Biodiversity Matters    1 Day

McSence Conference Centre, 32 Sycamore Rd, Mayfield (EH22 5TA), The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC). Contact: 01875 825968

The Spring Conference is a chance for recorders to get together at the start of season to share news and to enjoy a programme of talks. This time our programme is centred around themes from the new Midlothian LBAP. FREE (includes buffet lunch), but Booking essential.

07/05/2019    Cumbria BogLIFE end of project Conference     1 Day

Penrith, Natural England. Contact: 07881255343

This conference marks the end of the Cumbria BogLIFE project, restoring 3 lowland raised bogs across Cumbria. A mix of talks and field trips to see the results of our work.

08/05/2019    World Conference on “Forests for Public Health”    4 Days

Athens, Greece, Forest Research Institute. Contact:

09/05/2019    NFBR Conference 2019    3 Days

BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk, National Forum for Biological Recording. Contact:

10/05/2019    Establishing a career in conservation science: a ZSL/BES early career event    1 Day

ZSL London Zoo, ZSL/BES. Contact: 020 7449 6227

This one-day event by ZSL/BES is aimed principally at advanced PhD students and early post-docs. Talks from leading experts and workshops throughout the day will review the key skills and knowledge needed for establishing a career in conservation science, including job applications, funding opportunities, networking, scientific writing, and publishing.

11/05/2019    The Ocean Tide and the Port of Liverpool    1 Day

Liverpool, National Oceanography Centre. Contact:

14/05/2019    Street-smart animals: incorporating cognitive behaviour into conservation efforts     1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact:

15/05/2019    Living with the trouble: mapping sustainable food futures     1 Day

University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus, Room LC202 Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL2 9HW , Countryside and Community Research Institute . Contact:

16/05/2019    The future of organic agriculture is participation: charting the waves of the global organic movement     1 Day

University of Gloucestershire, FCH Campus Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4AZ, Countryside and Community Research Institute . Contact:

21/05/2019    Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019    2 Days

The Crystal, London, Natural Capital Initiative. Contact:

21/05/2019    Wales BSBI Annual Meeting    3 Days

Stradley Park Hotel, Llanelli SA15 4HA, Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Contact:

22/05/2019    The 4th Annual Biodiversity Strategy Stakeholders' Event    1 Day

The Battleby Conference Centre, Battleby, Redgorton, Perth, PH1 3EW, Scottish Natural Heritage. Contact:

31/05/2019    Interpret Europe Conference 2019    4 Days

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Interpret Europe. Contact:

04/06/2019    SocEnv Annual World Environment Day Awards and Lectures -     1 Day

Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture, Theatre Jodrell Laboratory Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, TW9 3DS, Society for the Environment. Contact:

A Spotlight on Net Gain” with expert lectures. Celebrate the work of environmental professionals, network with a delegate list from across the environmental sector, learn from insightful lectures and discover how to register as a CEnv or REnvTech - all on the eve of World Environment Day 2019. Plus, it's our 15 year anniversary!

17/06/2019    Connecting Children & Teenagers with Local Nature    2 Days

University of Brighton, Grand Parade Campus, University of Brighton. Contact:

Dr Rachel White and Dr Deborah Harvey are looking forward to hosting this symposium in Brighton with what will be an exciting programme featuring plenary, 15-minute and lightning talks, poster sessions, exhibits and round-table discussions - all focusing on children and teenagers from 5-18 yrs  

19/06/2019    Evolving the Forest    3 Days

Dartington Hall, Devon, England, TQ9 6EL,, Royal Forestry Society and Timber Strategies. Contact:

A three-day international gathering bringing together creative thinkers and doers to explore the forest and how we live with trees. Evolving the Forest is convened by, the Royal Forestry Society and Timber Strategies. The event incorporates the 2019 Annual Conference of the Royal Forestry Society.

28/06/2019    Permaculture Scotland Gathering    3 Days

Rubha Phoil, Skye, Permaculture Association. Contact: 07787376475

A fascinating programme including walks, talks, workshops, practicals and music. Join us for a weekend of inspiring permaculture, campfires, music and dancing. Sliding scale £48-£120

03/07/2019    BES Macro 2019 Conference    3 Days

University of Exeter's Penryn Campus, BES macroecology and macroevolution Special Interest Group. Contact:

Macroecology SIG highlights all kinds of macro-scale research, across taxa, timescales, and career stages with presentations showcasing ground-breaking research.  There will be a workshop (3rd July) on impactful research, aimed at anyone who wants macroecological research to make a difference to the world around us. We especially welcome ECRs.

04/07/2019    South Downs Research Conference    1 Day

South Downs Centre, Midhurst, South Downs National Park Authority. Contact:

08/07/2019    Children in Permaculture International Conference 2019     1 Day

Cecil Sharpe House, London, Permaculture Association. Contact: 07787376475

This one day conference for school, nursery and kindergarten teachers, Forest School leaders, parents, permaculture educators, policy-makers, Scout Leaders and anyone else interested in the education of children, to find out about best practice in the field of Permaculture Education, Learning for Sustainability and Outdoor Learning.  Sliding scale £24 to £120

15/07/2019    European Parks Academy 2019    6 Days

Lakeside Campus, Klagenfurt , E.C.O. Institute of Ecology. Contact:

EPA is a summer school, situated at the attractive and inspiring facilities of the Klagenfurt Lakeside Campus (Austria). We offer an outstanding intercultural learning experiences for executives and professionals in the management of protected areas. You will find innovative solutions for your individual challenges and your organisation.

18/08/2019    16th European Heathlands Workshop: Heathlands in a crowded world    7 Days

Dorset and the New Forest, Bournemouth University. Contact:

06/09/2019    National Bat Conference    3 Days

University of Nottingham, Bat Conservation Trust. Contact:

06/09/2019    National Permaculture Convergence 2019    3 Days

The Hill End Centre, Eynsham Road, Farmoor, Oxford, OX2 9NJ, Permaculture Association. Contact:

The National Permaculture Convergence will explore the many ways permaculture is interacting with and influencing our world and is a unique opportunity to learn from others using and developing it. There are 2 days of workshops for all-comers, from beginners to those with advanced knowledge.

08/09/2019    AA Conference 2019    4 Days

University of Exeter, The Arboricultural Association. Contact:

24/09/2019    EUROPARC Conference 2019    4 Days

Kemeri National Park, Latvia, EUROPARC Federation. Contact:

02/10/2019    The Conservation Optimism Summit 2019    3 Days

Oxford, University of Oxford. Contact:

04/10/2019    Future Foresters Skills Day 2019    1 Day

Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9DX, Royal Forestry Society. Contact:

11/10/2019    The 2019 National Forest School Association Conference    3 Days

High Ashurst Outdoor Centre, Forest School Association. Contact:

14/10/2019    Annual Update 2019    2 Days

Derby, IPROW. Contact:

The Update will include a wide spectrum of topics of current interest, keeping you abreast of change and able to make savings through knowledge of opportunities and limitations. £335 members £435 non-members

07/11/2019    National Conference 2019: Beyond the Classroom    1 Day

The Blackpool Tower, Blackpool, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Contact:

12/11/2019    World Ranger Congress 2019    5 Days

Sauraha, Chitwan, Nepal, International Ranger Federation. Contact:

12/11/2019    Communicate 2019    1 Day

Bristol Zoo Gardens, The Natural History Consortium. Contact:

13/11/2019    NBN Conference 2019    2 Days

Albert Hall, Nottingham, The National Biodiversity Network. Contact:

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.