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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.
21/09/2019 The Big Picture Conference: Bringing Rewilding to Life 1 Day
Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, Scotland: The Big Picture. Contact: www.scotlandbigpicture.com/conference
The Big Picture Conference, the only event of its kind dedicated to rewilding in Scotland, will focus on inspirational stories and experiences from Scotland and around the world, delivered by rewilding practitioners, policymakers and storytellers. Delegates can also browse the Rewilding Market and network with other attendees.
24/09/2019 EUROPARC Conference 2019 4 Days
Kemeri National Park, Latvia, EUROPARC Federation. Contact: https://c-js.info/2VHKBqc
24/09/2019 2019 Scottish Conference Climate Change: Its Impact on Scotland's Wildlife & Landscapes 1 Day
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: https://c-js.info/2WMGut5
26/09/2019 SoilsCon 2019 1 Day
Phyllis Court, Marlow Road, Henley on Thames, Oxon RG9 2HT, Tim O'Hare Associates. Contact: https://c-js.info/2LA3HMh
28/09/2019 TVERC Recorders' Conference Day
Join us for a day of talks, workshops and updates on biological recording. A great opportunity to meet other local naturalists and share news. There will also be a wildlife bookstall and space for groups to bring displays. £10 for students/volunteer recorders and £18 corporate/professional rate, includes lunch and refreshments
28/09/2019 Climate Resilience: Think and Act like a Forest Garden 1 Day
National Forest Gardening Scheme AGM, Green Fish Resource Centre, 46 - 50 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE, Manchester Permaculture Network. Contact: https://c-js.info/2L8sFjS
02/10/2019 The Conservation Optimism Summit 2019 3 Days
02/10/2019 Institutional Landowners Conference 1 Day
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
08/10/2019 Future Planning: Designing Places in a Climate Emergency 1 Day
09/10/2019 ‘Facts, Fiction and Interpretation’ AHI Conference 2019 3 Days
09/10/2019 CMA Conference 2019 3 Days
Ambleside YHA, Countryside Management Association. Contact: https://c-js.info/2YLeDKV
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.
09/10/2019 How we damage nature and what we might do about it 1 Day
Westlain House, Village Way, Falmer, BN1 9PH, Royal Geographical Society. Contact: https://c-js.info/2KPEOKJ
11/10/2019 The 2019 National Forest School Association Conference 3 Days
High Ashurst Outdoor Centre, Forest School Association. Contact: https://c-js.info/2Tndm92
11/10/2019 Smart Parks 1 Day
Specialised conference focussed on making formal and informal parks easier to find, engage with, and manage - by using technology. All-day event comprising talks, networking and exhibitions. Buffet lunch and refreshments included. Short walk from mainline station. Associated Twitter stream @parks_smart. £50 plus Eventbrite fee. (Opportunities to exhibit by arrangement)
12/10/2019 Scottish Badgers Annual Conference 1 Day
Join the charity Scottish Badgers in Perth on Saturday 12th October for their Annual Conference. A packed day of talks, workshops and a chance to network with like-minded people. Speakers include Peter Cairns of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, a representative from SSPCA's Special Operations Unit and more.
14/10/2019 Annual Update 2019 2 Days
Derby, IPROW. Contact: https://c-js.info/2SgdzKH
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
14/10/2019 Healthy Cities Design 2019 2 Days
Royal College of Physicians, London, SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange. Contact: https://c-js.info/2YRZX0A
22/10/2019 Outdoor Recreation 2030: Future Trends and Insights 2 Days
Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon, Outdoor Recreation Network. Contact: www.outdoorrecreation.org.uk/events/
Join the Outdoor Recreation Network for their upcoming ‘Outdoor Recreation 2030: Future Trends and Insights’ Conference on 22nd & 23rd October 2019. This two-day conference will look at what past and current trends tell us about how to prepare for the future, what determines the next “big thing” and the role the outdoors play in contributing to good health and wellbeing. Given the pace of change in the sector this is a timely occasion to gather leaders across the outdoor recreation industry and consider how to plan for and manage future challenges and opportunities. Please book early as tickets are limited and expected to fill up fast. Visit outdoorrecreation.org.uk for the full programme and booking details.
28/10/2019 Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2019 2 Days
31/10/2019 Nature Matters 2019: Time for Nature 3 Days
St Peter’s School, York, New Networks for Nature. Contact: www.newnetworksfornature.org.uk/
02/11/2019 Scottish Botanists' Conference 1 Day
Everyone with an interest in Scottish botany is very welcome to the Scottish Botanists’ Conference. We will have a great mix of botanical talks, ID workshops, exhibits & posters. Our main speaker is Professor Robert Crawford, who will give a talk on ‘Plants at the Margin in a Changing Climate’.
06/11/2019 National Tree Officers Conference 2019 1 Day
Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Institute of Chartered Foresters. Contact: https://c-js.info/2l5Yock
07/11/2019 National Conference 2019: Beyond the Classroom 1 Day
The Blackpool Tower, Blackpool, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Contact: https://c-js.info/2T2CAtn
12/11/2019 World Ranger Congress 2019 5 Days
12/11/2019 Communicate 2019 1 Day
13/11/2019 NBN Conference 2019 2 Days
Albert Hall, Nottingham, The National Biodiversity Network. Contact: https://c-js.info/2CefNW1
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: https://c-js.info/2VtUlXC
16/11/2019 National Dormouse Conference 2019 1 Day
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
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?
26/11/2019 Conservation in the South West Uplands: Challenges and Solutions 1 Day
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
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.
10/12/2019 BES Annual Meeting 2019 - Celebrating Global Ecology in Belfast 4 Days
Belfast, British Ecological Society. Contact: https://c-js.info/2FBDWYl
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
23/02/2020 World Biodiversity Forum 6 Days
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: https://c-js.info/2WeQP0I
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