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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.


11/08/2019    Hen Harrier Day    1 Day

Carsington Water Visitor Centre, Wild Justice. Contact:

Join Wild Justice (Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery) for the UK's 5th Hen Harrier Day. Learn more about our Hen Harriers, discover the TRUTH behind their disappearance in the UK and find out what you can do to help.

16/08/2019    Birdfair 2017    3 Days

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

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

Dorset and the New Forest, Bournemouth University. Contact:

27/08/2019    ZSL Animal Careers Conference    1 Day

ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact:

02/09/2019    Conservation Optimism Summit 2019    3 Days

St Catherine’s College, Oxford, University of Oxford. Contact:

05/09/2019    Wildlife Interpretation in a time of ‘environmental and climate change emergency’    1 Day

Slimbridge, GL2 7BT, Association For Heritage Interpretation. Contact: 01795 436560

The workshop is designed for anyone interested in communicating with visitors at wildlife-related sites: interpretation professionals, countryside rangers, visitor experience and education staff site managers, etc. The day will include presentations and activities deigned to provoke thought provide inspiration and ideas.

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.

06/09/2019    2019 Spurn Migration Festival     3 Days

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

06/09/2019    Conservation and Technology Conference    1 Day

University of Nottingham, Bat Conservation Trust. Contact: 020 7820 7169

A one-day conference exploring conservation and technology for all wildlife (not just bats!) The conference will: bring together wildlife conservationists, ecological consultants, researchers and technology experts to network and share their knowledge, products and techniques. showcase new technologies, new applications of existing technologies and new developments in best practice

08/09/2019    AA Conference 2019 - Crown & Canopy Management & Working with Nature    4 Days

University of Exeter, The Arboricultural Association. Contact:

10/09/2019    Impacts of extreme climatic events on ecosystems    2 Days

University of York, Heslington , BES Climate Change Ecology Special Interest Group. Contact:

24/09/2019    EUROPARC Conference 2019    4 Days

Kemeri National Park, Latvia, EUROPARC Federation. Contact:

24/09/2019    2019 Scottish Conference Climate Change: Its Impact on Scotland's Wildlife & Landscapes    1 Day

Stirling , Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Contact: 01962 868626

The conference will highlight key issues for Scotland and provide practical advice for delegates when they are considering climate change in their current ecological and environmental management practices.

26/09/2019    Conservation, Preservation and Demonstration: the What, Why and How of National Plant Collections    1 Day

Upton House and Gardens, Plant Heritage and PlantNetwork. Contact:

26/09/2019    SoilsCon 2019    1 Day

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

28/09/2019    TVERC Autumn Recorders' Conference 2019     Day

Oracle, Thames Valley Park, Reading, Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre. Contact: 01865815451

We organise recorders' conferences twice a year as a chance for the biological recording community to come together and share updates and information on what they are doing. Anyone who is interested in wildlife recording and conservation is welcome to attend.

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

Oxford, University of Oxford. Contact:

02/10/2019    Institutional Landowners Conference    1 Day

Hallam Conference Centre, London, Country Land and Business Association Limited. Contact:

Drivers of Investment will explore what makes for a successful investment strategy and how financial, social and environmental improvements can be generated. Featuring guest expert speakers from Rothschild & Co, United Utilities, the Duchy of Cornwall and the National Trust, this is an unmissable event.

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

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

09/10/2019    ‘Facts, Fiction and Interpretation’ AHI Conference 2019    3 Days

The Bedford Centre Hotel, 2 St Marys Street, Bedford, MK42 0AR, Association For Heritage Interpretation. Contact: 01795 436560

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09/10/2019    CMA Conference 2019    3 Days

Ambleside YHA, Countryside Management Association. Contact:

Building on the ‘Bigger, Better and More Joined Up’ approach outlined in the ‘Making Space for Nature’ review carried by Sir John Lawton the 2019 CMA Conference is a chance for members to develop their awareness and understanding of the impacts of countryside management at a landscape level. Through a series of presentations, workshops and field trips the conference will look at topical talking points such as Re-wilding, Bio-diversity Connectivity & Pollinators, discuss landscape projects which feature current and future issues around conservation, farming, water catchment and heritage protection and hear about the experiences, ideas and best practice from fellow countryside professionals looking to encourage a wider vision for countryside management beyond a park or site boundaries.

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

28/10/2019    Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2019    2 Days

Royal Society, London, Valuing Nature. Contact:

31/10/2019    Nature Matters 2019: Time for Nature    3 Days

St Peter’s School, York, New Networks for Nature. Contact:

06/11/2019    National Tree Officers Conference 2019    1 Day

Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Institute of Chartered Foresters. Contact:

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:

13/11/2019    bgen Annual Conference 2019 - Securing Our Future    3 Days

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Botanic Gardens Education Network. Contact:

16/11/2019    National Dormouse Conference 2019    1 Day

Reading University, PTES. Contact: 020 7062 8619

This one-day event will primarily be for dormouse monitoring volunteers to learn more about hazel dormouse conservation and meet up with fellow wildlife enthusiasts. The day will be packed full of exciting talks from the country’s top dormouse experts and researchers.

19/11/2019    Planning for Success: Maximising Biodiversity by Turning Ambitious Strategy into Successful Delivery    1 Day

Llandudno, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Contact: 01962 868626

Arguably there has never been more emphasis on the environment in the planning and land use system. Green infrastructure planning, biodiversity net gain, natural capital assets, ecosystem services assessment, nature recovery networks – these are just some of the strategic approaches designed to make space for nature but how can we ensure that they are used to best effect?

10/12/2019    BES Annual Meeting 2019 - Celebrating Global Ecology in Belfast    4 Days

Belfast, British Ecological Society. Contact:

Join ecologists from around the world in Belfast this December at the British Ecological Society’s Annual Meeting. You’ll find the latest ideas and the topics that matter in a changing world, with leading science being presented across all of ecology.

23/02/2020    World Biodiversity Forum    6 Days

Davos, Switzerland Congress Centre, bioDISCOVERY, and URPP Glob¬al Change and Biodiversity. Contact:

22/04/2020    Trees, People and the Built Environment 4 International Urban Trees Reseach Conference    2 Days

University of Birmingham, Institute for Chartered Foresters. Contact:

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