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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.


24/07/2017    Wild about...Wildlife filmmaking with Simon King    1 Day

Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 07399493120

TV presenter Simon King presents an inspirational talk on his life as a wildlife documentary maker. Part one of The Growing Confidence Project "Wild about" seminars, which aim to inspire the next generation. Event exclusively for 11-30 years. £5 per person.

26/07/2017    Buzzing About Grassland    1 Day

Caithness, Soil Association. Contact: 0131 666 2474

07/08/2017    For Peat's Sake!    1 Day

West Linton, Soil Association. Contact: 0131 666 2474

15/08/2017    Soils for Horticulture    1 Day

Inverness, Soil Association. Contact: 0131 666 2474

16/08/2017    Climate Challenge Fund Home Energy & Community Buildings Gathering 2017     1 Day

Burgh Halls, Cross House, Linlithgow, EH49 7AH, Keep Scotland Beautiful. Contact:

18/08/2017    Birdfair 2017    3 Days

Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Oakham, Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and the RSPB. Contact:

22/08/2017    MAKING NATURE COUNT: Natural capital in policy and practice    1 Day

The Grand Harbour Hotel, 5 West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1AG, CIEEM. Contact:

31/08/2017    Cherished Places - making the most of your local landscape designation    1 Day

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

04/09/2017    Schoolyard Diversity Conference    3 Days

Berlin, Grün macht Schule. Contact:

04/09/2017    African Postgraduate Conference on Science of the Environment    2 Days

Lancaster, Lancaster Environment Centre, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Rothamsted Research. Contact:

This 2-day conference for African postgraduate students will explore innovations in research towards a sustainabel Africa. Costs from £100.

07/09/2017    Confor Woodland Show 2017    2 Days

Longleat Estate, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7JS, Confederation of Forest Industries (UK) Ltd (ConFor). Contact:

08/09/2017    National Deer Management Conference    1 Day

Ashorne Hill, Leamington Spa, The British Deer Society. Contact: 01244 573019

08/09/2017    Spurn Migration Festival 2017    3 Days

Spurn Bird Observatory, Kilnsea Road, Kilnsea, HULL, HU12 0UB, Spurn Bird Observatory. Contact:

09/09/2017    Biological Recording CPD Conference    2 Days

The Gateway, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB and Preston Montford Field Centre, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, SY4 1DX, Manchester Metropolitan University. Contact: 01743 355137

09/09/2017    The Botany and Ecology of Dartmoor's Upland Heaths and Moors    1 Day

Dartmoor Conservation Garden, Dartmoor Preservation Association. Contact:

10/09/2017    The 51st AA National Amenity Conference 2017    4 Days

Exeter University, Arboricultural Association. Contact:

11/09/2017    5th iLEAP Science Conference: Understanding the impact of land-atmosphere exchanges    4 Days

Said Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Contact:

14/09/2017    When senses take flight: understanding avian sensory behaviour in a changing world    2 Days

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact: 0207 449 6227

15/09/2017    Resonance    3 Days

Dartmoor National Park , Change in Nature. Contact:

21/09/2017    Strengthening Communities national conference    2 Days

Aviemore Highland Resort, Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Contact:

27/09/2017    13th Annual Conference: ‘Constructed wetlands: natural systems for water management'    2 Days

Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire, Constructed Wetland Association. Contact:

03/10/2017    European Conference on Heritage Interpretation    4 Days

Inverness, Scotland, Association for Heritage Interpretation. Contact:

05/10/2017    Extinction and Livestock: Moving to a flourishing food system for wildlife, farm animals and us    2 Days

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE, Compassion in World Farming. Contact:

06/10/2017    CAT Conference 2017    3 Days

Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology. Contact:

11/10/2017    Small scale, big impact: retrofitting and enhancing green infrastructure    1 Day

Arup, 13 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BZ , Town and Country Planning Association. Contact:

12/10/2017    Tackling the Decline in Pollinating Insects: Boosting Community Partnerships and Engagement Nationwide    1 Day

London, Public Policy Exchange. Contact:

16/10/2017    IPROW Annual Update 2017    2 Days

Royal Wootton Basset, near Swindon, IPROW. Contact:

18/10/2017    Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2017    2 Days

John McIntyre Centre, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY, Valuing Nature. Contact:

This free conference for will provide a national forum for sharing knowledge and research about valuing nature. The themes are   1. Health and Wellbeing in the Natural Environment 2. Exploring and Understanding Tipping Points 3. The broader Valuing Nature agenda

18/10/2017    SoilsCon 2017    1 Day

Phyllis Court, Marlow Road, Henley on Thames, Oxon RG9 2HT, Tim O'Hare Associates. Contact:

27/10/2017    Second BSA Conference on Society, Environment and Human Health    1 Day

Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT, The British Sociological Association. Contact:

28/10/2017    Unknown Wales Conference 2017    1 Day

National Museum of Wales Cardiff , The Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales / National Museum of Wales. Contact: 01656724100

The 2017 Unknown Wales Conference, run in conjunction with the National Museum of Wales to celebrate the unknown aspects of Welsh wildlife

08/11/2017    National Tree Officers Conference 2017    1 Day

Oakengates Theatre, Limes Road, Telford TF2 6EP, Institute for Chartered Foresters. Contact:

08/11/2017    bgen Annual Conference 2017: Growing Your Audience    3 Days

National Botanic Gardens, Ireland, bgen. Contact:

16/11/2017    CLOtC Conference 2017    1 Day

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre, Ingestre, Staffordshire, ST18 0RF, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Contact:

Countryside Management Association

21/11/2017    Countryside Management Association Annual Conference    3 Days

Conwy YHA, North Wales, Countryside Management Association. Contact:

21/11/2017    CIEEM Autumn Conference - Mitigation, Monitoring and Effectiveness     2 Days

Mercure Hotel, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4PH, CIEEM. Contact:

23/11/2017    PCA Invasive Weed Conference    1 Day

The Moller Centre, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge, Property Care Association. Contact: 0844 375 4301

27/11/2017    World Forum on Natural Capital    2 Days

Edinburgh, Natural Capital Scotland Ltd. Contact: 0131 312 4725

28/11/2017    Rural Business Conference 2017    1 Day

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, Country Land & Business Association Limited (CLA). Contact:

29/11/2017    2nd European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference    2 Days

Budapest, Hungary, EUGIC 2017 Budapest. Contact:

02/12/2017    Annual Research Seminar    1 Day

Slapton Ley Nature Reserve and Field Centre, Field Studies Council. Contact:

06/04/2018    Symposium 2018    3 Days

The University of Southampton, Butterfly Consevation. Contact:

06/06/2018    BIAZA Annual Conference 2018    3 Days

Devon, BIAZA. Contact:

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.