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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.


Logo: National Biodiversity Network

13/11/2019    NBN Conference 2019    2 Days

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

This year’s NBN Conference is taking place on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 November at the Albert Hall, Nottingham.The theme is “Network, Knowledge and Narrative – sharing and using data across the NBN and beyond”.  Over the course of the two days we will be hearing from individuals and organisations from across the NBN and further afield, with twenty speakers (including three keynotes) explaining the importance of sharing and using data. We also have an afternoon of Knowledge Exchange, workshop style, sessions on Wednesday afternoon. These are an opportunity to find out more about a particular aspect of work related to Network business. Some are presentation led, others are discussion based. At the end of day one, we will also have a special ceremony to announce, and present prizes to, the winners of the NBN Awards. Ticket prices for the Conference, which also includes the NBN Awards ceremony, range from £45 - £165 depending on whether you attend for one day or two days, and are members, non-members or students. The NBN Conference matches CIEEM’s Competency Framework so attendance automatically counts as relevant CPD. More information and how to book can be found on the NBN website.

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?

21/11/2019    Nourish Scotland Conference 2019: Game Plan for a Good Food Nation    2 Days

Edinburgh, Nourish Scotland. Contact:

22/11/2019    The 2019 Annual Conference    3 Days

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

22/11/2019    Landworkers’ Alliance Winter Shindig and AGM    3 Days

Castle Head Field Centre, Grange-over-sands, Cumbria, LA11 6QT, The Landworkers’ Alliance. Contact:

Landworkers' Alliance AGM and Winter Shindig 2019, Lake District from Fri Nov 22nd - Mon 25th.  Weekend ticket for members only, interested locals are invited to join the Sat night party. Farmer-to-farmer, skill shares, movement building, debates, feasting, local ales, live music, storytelling, forest schools kids space.

23/11/2019    'Er Indoors': Domesticity and Nature in Home and Garden    1 Day

Univeristy of Warwick, Univeristy of Warwick. Contact:

26/11/2019    Conservation in the South West Uplands: Challenges and Solutions    1 Day

University of Exeter, Great Hall, EX4 4PY, Butterfly Conservation. Contact: 07717653968

This conference led by the All the Moor Butterflies project, explores some of the challenges facing conservation in the uplands of Dartmoor, Exmoor, and Bodmin Moor and how we might begin to solve them together.

28/11/2019    Rural Business Conference 2019 - Unlocking Tomorrow's Markets    1 Day

The QEII Centre, Westminster, Country Land and Business Association Limited. Contact:

Landowners are always looking for different ways to grow their businesses. New markets will develop not only as a result of Brexit but because of changing consumer preferences and the public’s shifting expectations of the countryside. Join us to hear from landowners who have successfully identified and exploited markets both local and international.

30/11/2019    TWIC Autumn Conference: Urban Wildlife     Day

SRUC Oatridge Campus, Broxburn (EH22 5TA), The Wildlife Information Centre. Contact: 01875825968

The TWIC Autumn Conference is a fantastic opportunity for recorders to get together, to share news and to enjoy a programme of talks. This autumn our focus is Urban Wildlife: animals and plants that inhabit our cities in Scotland. To join us please book a place via Eventbrite.

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.

10/12/2019    Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference 2019    1 Day

Said Business School, Park End St, Oxford OX1 1HP, LEAP. Contact:

10/12/2019    Can surveillance technology and social science address rule breaking and wildlife crime?    1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, ZSL. Contact:

13/01/2020    Muntjac Symposium    1 Day

Great North Museum, Hancock, Newcastle University , British Deer Society. Contact:

14/01/2020    Coral reefs: running the gauntlet of climate change    1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, ZSL. Contact:

23/02/2020    World Biodiversity Forum    6 Days

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

27/02/2020    Adventure Mind    2 Days

YHA London Lee Valley, Explorers Connect. Contact: 0117 405 7497

Adventure Mind is a new conference designed to promote positive mental health through adventurous activity. Explorers Connect is bringing together some of the world’s best researchers in this field to London 27th-28th Feb 2020, with the aim of supporting the delivery of adventure in the UK. Please visit our website to book your tickets.

10/03/2020    Marine habitat restoration in the UK: how to move forward and stop treading water    1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, ZSL. 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:

09/06/2020    IUCN World Conservation Congress    9 Days

Marseille, France, IUCN. Contact:

06/09/2020    The Arboricultural Association Amenity Conference 2020    4 Days

University of Exeter, The Arboricultural Association. Contact:

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