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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.


25/09/2017    Evolving perspectives on the demand for illegal wildlife products    3 Days

St Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UJ, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. Contact:

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

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

29/09/2017    Autumn Regional Conference 2017: Restore and Reconnect    3 Days

Tickenham, North Somerset, BS21 6RT, Forest School Association South West Group. Contact:

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

Inverness, Scotland, Association for Heritage Interpretation. Contact:

03/10/2017    Changing Minds: Tools from Behavioural Science    1 Day

Bristol, Bristol Natural History Consortium. Contact: 01179253931

Understanding how people think, feel and respond to information is vital to successfully communicating environmental issues and influencing positive change. Join expert researchers and communications practitioners using behavioural sciences to explore and influence a shifting landscape of echo-chambers, divisive opinions and fake news.

04/10/2017    Women in Agriculture - Argyll & the Islands    1 Day

Lochgilphead Community Education Centre, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8PW, NFU Scotland. 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:

05/10/2017    Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) Annual Conference    1 Day

COSLA Conference Centre, Sustainable Scotland Network. Contact:

06/10/2017    CAT Conference 2017    3 Days

Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology. Contact:

07/10/2017    Scottish Badgers Annual Conference    1 Day

Best Western Queens Hotel, 105 Leonard Street, PH2 8HB Perth, Scottish Badgers. Contact:

Logo: Community Seagrass Initiative

09/10/2017    Community Science in the Natural World Conference    3 Days

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, PL40LF, Community Seagrass Initiative. Contact: 07824833013

This conference aims to celebrate the contribution of citizen science to conserving our natural world. Hosting organisations, from governmental bodies to small scale projects, both terrestrial and marine. We’ll discuss the best practices and learning curves of using citizen science, and how it can be used as a tool for important monitoring and conservation past, present and future. Abstract deadline for talks and workshops is the 31st of August.

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:

11/10/2017    Impacts World 2017: Counting the true costs of climate change    3 Days

Potsdam, Germany, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Contact:

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

London, Public Policy Exchange. Contact:

13/10/2017    Facing the Future: Snowdonia Society Conference and AGM 2017    3 Days

Plas Tan y Bwlch, Snowdonia National Park, Snowdonia Society. Contact:

14/10/2017    BRISC's Annual Conference and AGM: Marine Biological Recording    1 Day

Field Studies Council, Millport Field Centre, Isle of Cumbrae, KA28 0EG , Biological Recording in Scotland. Contact:

16/10/2017    IPROW Annual Update 2017    2 Days

Royal Wootton Basset, near Swindon, IPROW. Contact:

16/10/2017    World Urban Parks European Congress 2017    4 Days

Wirral, World Urban Parks European Congress. 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:

18/10/2017    Green Infrastructure Fund - Learners' Event    1 Day

The Whisky Bond, Glasgow, SNH. Contact: 01738 458555

A day of sharing ideas and experiences for those involved in the delivery of Green Infrastructure projects supported by the GI fund. An opportunity for networking, learning from each other and visiting a local project to see and discuss some of the on-the-ground activities being delivered in partnership.

20/10/2017    Community Woodlands Association / Making Local Woods Work Conference    2 Days

Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld, Community Woodlands Association. Contact:

20/10/2017    The 2017 SOC Annual Conference    3 Days

Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, The Scottish Ornithologists' Club. Contact:

23/10/2017    3rd International Conference on Renewable, Conventional Power & Green Technology 2017    3 Days

Grange Rochester Hotel. 69 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PA, Universal Green Energy & Power Limited. 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

01/11/2017    Communicate 2017: Navigating Change    1 Day

Clifton Pavillion at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol Natural History Consortium. Contact: 01179253931

In a time of unprecedented social, economic and political change we urgently need proactive tools for successfully communicating environmental issues. Communicate goes straight to the interface and asks some difficult questions about current approaches as we explore a shifting landscape of echo-chambers, divisive opinions and fake news.

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:

08/11/2017    Innovate 2017    2 Days

Birmingham NEC, Innovate UK. Contact:

09/11/2017    EPUK Annual Conference 2017    1 Day

Aston University, Birmingham, Environmental Protection UK. 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:

16/11/2017    NBN Conference and UK Awards 2017    2 Days

National Museum Cardiff, The National Biodiversity Network. Contact: 0115 9247132

18/11/2017    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.

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

23/11/2017    RICS Rural Mid-Session Conference    1 Day

SNH Battleby, Redgorton, Perth, PH1 3EW, RICS. Contact: 020 7695 1600

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:

06/12/2017    Interpreting Scotland’s Outdoor Heritage: new ways to look at old places    1 Day

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

Interpreting the history and archaeology of outdoor heritage sites in Scotland helps to increase understanding and enjoyment for visitors. At this fully participative event, attendees will discuss the range of options available for interpreting outdoor heritage sites, understand when sites are appropriate for interpretation and the variety of approaches available.

11/12/2017    International Conference on Energy, Environment and Economics (ICEEE2017)    3 Days

Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, World Energy and Environment Technology Ltd. Contact:

13/12/2017    European Coral Reef Symposium    3 Days

University of Oxford, Reef Conservation UK. Contact:

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:

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:

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:

06/04/2018    Symposium 2018    3 Days

The University of Southampton, Butterfly Consevation. Contact:

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:

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

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:

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.