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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.


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

London, Country Land and Business Association Limited. Contact:

19/06/2018    Toad Summit    1 Day

Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF, Froglife. Contact:

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

Naples, Italy, Wessex Institute. Contact:

20/06/2018    Sea Scotland 2018: Empowerment in marine stewardship – Emerging opportunities for citizens and communities in Scotland    2 Days

The Bay Hotel, Burntisland Road, Kinghorn, KY3 9YE, Sea Scotland Steering Group. Contact:

21/06/2018    Premiam Conference 2018    1 Day

Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum, London, Cefas. Contact:

23/06/2018    Pot Beetle survey     Day

Kirkconnell Flow NNR, Dumfries DG2 8HE (Grid reference - NX 96216 70145), Buglife Scotland. Contact: 01786 447504

Help survey Kirkconnell Flow NNR for the rare Six-spotted pot beetle. This species has only ever been recorded from this site in Scotland. This survey is being organised to assess the status and remaining habitat for this species. For full details please visit the ‘Events’ page on the Buglife website.

25/06/2018    The Nottingham Environment Conference    2 Days

Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham. Contact:

26/06/2018    Beyond the Coast 2018: JNCC's Conference on the future of the offshore    2 Days

Canham Turner Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Rd, Hull, HU6 7RX, JNCC. Contact:

27/06/2018    ENDS Natural Capital Conference    1 Day

15 Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ, Environmental Data Services. Contact:

03/07/2018    Clean Growth Strategy    1 Day

DLA Piper London, 3 Noble Street, London, EC2V 7EE, Castle Debates. Contact:

05/07/2018    Summer Networking Event 2018    1 Day

Terrace Pavilion, House Of Commons, St. Margarets Street, London, Thames Estuary Partnership. Contact:

09/07/2018    The Bi-Annual Scottish Fishing Conference 2018    2 Days

University of St Andrews, Medical and Biological Sciences Building, North Haugh, Saint Andrews, KY16 9TF , Fisheries Innovation Scotland. 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:

11/07/2018    UK AD and World Biogas Expo 2018    2 Days

Birmingham NEC, The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association. Contact:

12/07/2018    TCPA & Green Infrastructure Partnership conference: Green spaces, healthy places    1 Day

Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, W1B 4TZ , Town and Country Planning Association . Contact:

12/07/2018    CIEEM Summer Conference     1 Day

Natural History Museum , CIEEM. Contact:

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the development of a strategic network of nature reserves. This conference celebrates the achievements of this crucial cornerstone of UK nature conservation strategy but also looks forward.

17/07/2018    All Change at Wisley    1 Day

RHS Garden Wisley, Botanic Gardens Education Network. Contact: 07341131965

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of the new educational and engagement programme at Wisley! Don your hard hat for an inspiring at RHS Garden Wisley, a unique opportunity to see this landmark project to promote excellence in science and education, guided by the Wisley team.

21/07/2018    Festival of Urban Landscapes for Nature and People    2 Days

Hilldrop House and Gardens, Horndon-on-the-Hill, SS17 8QB , John Little. Contact:

24/07/2018    Landscapes for Life Conference 2018    3 Days

University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Contact:

02/08/2018    3rd European Bat House Symposium    2 Days

Juniper Hall Field Centre, Old London Road, Dorking, RH5 6DA , Vincent Wildlife Trust and The Mammal Society . Contact:

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17/08/2018    Visions to Actions    2 Days

Falkirk, Inner Forth Landscape Initiative. Contact: 01324 831 568

How can you turn a Vision for landscape-scale working into Action through the power of uniting in partnership? Whether you are experienced in this way of working, or looking to establish a new collaboration, join us in the central belt of Scotland for two days of sharing inspiring stories, best practise and your experiences. Thursday 16th August Conference: Hear first-hand from a range of programmes and partnership projects working to deliver diverse benefits for communities and natural, cultural and built heritage at a landscape-scale. 17th August guided projects bus tour: Visit four sites where the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative has been delivering its ambitious vision since 2014. Book via Eventbrite for the full two days including the conference meal, or select to attend one day. Visions to Actions is hosted by the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative. Tickets are free of charge thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

04/09/2018    Neobiota 2018    4 Days

Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Neobiota. Contact:

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

Sheffield, UKEconet. Contact: 0114 272 4227

06/09/2018    Valuing Landscape Conference 2018    2 Days

University of Greenwich, Landscape Institute. Contact:

07/09/2018    National Bat Conference    1 Day

University of Nottingham, Bat Conservation Trust. Contact:

The National Bat Conference is the biggest event in the bat calendar! A weekend of exciting talks, workshops and a conference dinner on Saturday evening. The conference is an opportunity to learn about new discoveries in the world of bat conservation, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

10/09/2018    World Canals Conference 2018    3 Days

Athlone Co. Westmeath, Waterways Ireland. Contact:

11/09/2018    YOUMARES 9 Conference    4 Days

Oldenburg, Germany, YOUMARES. Contact:

13/09/2018    State of the World's Fungi Symposium    2 Days

Jodrell Laboratory, Kew Gardens, Kew Road, Surrey TW9 3DS, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Contact:

18/09/2018    EUROPARC Conference 2018    4 Days

Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, EUROPARC Federation. Contact:

29/09/2018    Autumn Recorders' Conference    1 Day

Oracle, Thames Valley Park, Reading, TVERC. Contact:

02/10/2018    IUCN UK Peatland Programme 2018 Conference    3 Days

Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, IUCN UK Peatland Programme. Contact:

04/10/2018     5th World Conference on Climate Change    2 Days

Park Inn by Radisson, London, Conference Series llc LTD. Contact:

11/10/2018    Urban trees of tomorrow – which are they and how to find them?    1 Day

Castle Howard, York, YO60 7BY, The Yorkshire Arboretum. Contact:

The benefits of urban trees are well known - but which species are most suitable? Henrik Sjöman , from  Gothenburg Botanic Garden, Sweden, discusses how he is looking for the best to create a diverse and resilient urban forest.

15/10/2018    Annual Update (IPROW conference)    2 Days

Leeds, IPROW. Contact:

IPROW’s Update is a conference style event with a series of presentations, primarily from members, about recent innovations or initiatives, intended to provoke thought, discussion and opportunities for review or change of practice.

15/10/2018    7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress (ISPAH)    3 Days

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, Public Health England and Sport England. Contact:

16/10/2018    IFM 49th Annual Conference    3 Days

The Guildhall, Hull, Institute of Fisheries Management. Contact:

23/10/2018    Communicate 2018: The Art of the Possible    2 Days

Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol Natural History Consortium. Contact:

07/11/2018    Talking Plants: How to Communicate Plant Science    3 Days

Cambridge University Botanic Garden , Botanic Gardens Education Network. Contact: 07341131965

bgen Conference, hosted by Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden and Sainsbury Laboratory, focusses on communicating plant science and research to a wide range of audiences. Join plant scientists from the University and plant science communicators and educators from across the UK for three days of ‘Talking Plants’.

16/11/2018    PTES Dormouse Mitigation Conference    1 Day

Natural History Museum, People's Trust for Endangered Species. Contact: 020 7498 4533

The Dormouse Mitigation Conference is a must for anyone involved in dormouse surveying, licencing and mitigation. You will get updates on survey techniques, how to plan mitigation strategies and updates to licensing legislation.

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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