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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.


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

31/08/2017    The Gardens Trust Annual Conference 2017: ‘Blest Elysium’ – Sustainable?    3 Days

University of Plymouth, The Garden Trust. Contact:

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.

05/09/2017    Outdoors Future Camp    2 Days

Whirlow Playing Fields, Ecclesall Woods, Limb Lane, Sheffield, S17 3ES, OIA / ISPO ACADEMY. Contact:

06/09/2017    Peatlands for Birds: Fens, Mires & Bogs - Reconstructing Peat Landscapes in Uplands & Lowlands    3 Days

Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street Building, 133 Charles Street, Sheffield, S1 2ND , UKEconet . Contact:

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:

08/09/2017    Moorsview 2017 - Landscape & Wildlife Photography on the North York Moors & Coast    3 Days

Pickering, PC Photographic and Trailblazer Outdoors. Contact: 01751475183

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:

16/09/2017    Hull City of Permaculture    1 Day

Constable School Field & Community Allotment, Hull, Transition & Permaculture Hull. Contact: 07816 141169

20/09/2017    LEAF Education and Public Engagement Conference - Feeding Fertile Minds    1 Day

The Auditorium, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, Holborn, London., LEAF. Contact:

20/09/2017    European Dark Sky Places Conference 2017    3 Days

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway, Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. Contact:

21/09/2017    Strengthening Communities national conference    2 Days

Aviemore Highland Resort, Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Contact:

22/09/2017    Communicating with your audience - biodiversity and the agricultural sector    1 Day

Battleby Conference Centre, SNH. Contact: 01738 458555

Why do some land managers embrace biodiversity while others are reticent to do so? At this event we will learn from those who communicate biodiversity to the agricultural sector as well as from those farmers and other land managers who have embraced nature as part of running successful businesses.                

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.

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:

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:

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:

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:

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

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.

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:

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

Sheffield, UKEconet. Contact: 0114 272 4227

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