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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.


20/02/2019    Brexit and Early Career Ecologists: the risks and opportunities, and what we can do about them    1 Day

Charles Darwin House, London, British Ecological Society. Contact:

26/02/2019    TCPA seminar: Creating green cities    1 Day

TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AS , TCPA. Contact:

27/02/2019    BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2019 launch    1 Day

London, CIRIA. Contact:

28/02/2019    Natural Capital Investment Conference 2019    1 Day

The Royal Society, London, Ecosystems Knowledge Network. Contact: 03332406990

28/02/2019    Irish Conference 2019 Wading into Water: The Assessment and Management of our Aquatic Environment    1 Day

Ireland, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626

This conference will provide forward thinking, practical advice and best practice examples, giving the attendees an opportunity to learn and take useful information into their work when Wading into Water.

02/03/2019    TVERC Spring Recorders' Conference    1 Day

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre. Contact: 01865 815451

For your interest the latest programme, plus details of the main speakers, workshops and speed updaters visit the website.

02/03/2019    Festival of Outdoor Learning    2 Days

Castleton, Lindley Educational Trust Ltd. Contact: 01433 620377

A great CPD opportunity for outdoor professionals, teachers, youth workers or anyone interested in the outdoors. The Festival provides a wide mix of workshops and informal networking giving you plenty of ideas both conceptual and practical. Choice of 4 workshops over the weekend. Complimentary accommodation from Friday evening and meals.

04/03/2019    Durham Tree Health Event     1 Day

Elemore Hall School, Outdoor Classroom, High Pittington, Durham DH6 1QD, Forestry Commission England. Contact:

This is a free event. For further information or to reserve a place please email:, please state any dietary requirements as we will be providing lunch.

05/03/2019    Futurebuild 2019    3 Days

ExCeL, London, Futurebuild. Contact:

08/03/2019    Yorkshire Tree Health Event     1 Day

Harrogate Rugby Union Football Club, Stratstone Stadium, Rudding Lane, Harrogate HG3 1DQ, Forestry Commission England. Contact:

This is a free event. For further information or to reserve a place please email:, please state any dietary requirements as we will be providing lunch.

12/03/2019    Can we find better ways to live with wildlife?    1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact:

12/03/2019    Next steps for protecting natural capital in England: value, governance and assessing policy developments    1 Day

Central London, Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum. Contact:

This conference will be a timely opportunity to discuss next steps for protecting the UK’s natural capital, and assess a range of developments in environmental policy.

16/03/2019    Recorders' Gathering    1 Day

Battleby, Perth, Butterfly Conservation. Contact:

16/03/2019    Simon King: Call of the Wild - Communicating with Nature    1 Day

Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 0115 972 1777

Join us for this Evening with Simon King from 7.30-10pm at The Pearson Centre for Young People, Beeston, which will include a talk, Q&A session, and time for a spot of tea and cake. £14.95.

16/03/2019    South West Bat Conference    1 Day

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

One day event for bat workers and bat enthusiasts who live or work in the South West to come together to discuss research, share best practice and develop their skills and knowledge. Programme includes a variety of speakers and a practical workshop in the afternoon.

16/03/2019    BioBlitz in the Botanics    1 Day

Glasgow Botanic Gardens, The Conservation Volunteers. Contact:

Take part in activities around the Botanics for British Science Week, such as recording wildlife, pond dipping, guided bird walks, foraging & bug hunt. Stalls, hands-on activities and games on the day.

16/03/2019    Landscape of Play: design for children’s play    1 Day

The MERL, University of Reading , FOLAR. Contact:

20/03/2019    Drought and Water Scarcity: addressing current and future challenges, International Academic Conference    2 Days

Pembroke College, Oxford University, About Drought. Contact:

Droughts pose a substantial threat to the environment, agriculture, infrastructure, society and culture in the UK, yet our ability to characterise and predict their occurrence, duration and intensity, as well as minimise their impacts, is often inadequate. Join us to hear about our research at our International Conference

27/03/2019    Biodiversity Net Gain from Policy to Practice: A transformative tool for tackling biodiversity loss?    1 Day

South East England, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626

This one-day conference will bring together stakeholder perspectives to explore the rationale behind the biodiversity net gain (BNG) approach. Ecologists, environmental managers, sustainability leaders, planners, developers and policymakers all have a role to play in making BNG a game changing new tool in tackling biodiversity loss.

29/03/2019    Living Streets Walking Summit 2019 - Birmingham    1 Day

Victoria Square, Birmingham , Living Streets. Contact:

30/03/2019    Green Architecture Day     Day

Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY, Brighton Permaculture Trust in partnership with Low Carbon Trust. Contact: 07746185927

This annual event presents a comprehensive programme based on the theme this year: How the Built Environment Affects Health and Well-Being Speakers include: Duncan Baker-Brown, Maria Brenton, Karen Flatt, Kelvin Campbell Cost depends on income - £20-£75 and includes a vegetarian soup and bread lunch

08/04/2019    Unifying Tropical Ecology: Strengthening collaborative science    5 Days

Appleton Tower, Edinburgh, BES/gtö. Contact:

In 2019, gtö & BES will come together for a joint symposium with support from the Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation. This collaborative venture will bring together ecologists from the UK & Europe, together with their research partners from across the entire tropics. Submissions for Thematic Sessions, which will feature at this exciting joint Symposium, are now open.

09/04/2019    Ocean Business 2019    3 Days

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, Diversified Communications UK. Contact:

09/04/2019    Indigenous knowledge and conservation management: challenges and opportunities     1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact:

09/04/2019    XI Charter Network Meeting    2 Days

Tzoumerka, Acheloos Valley, Agrafa and Meteora National Park, EUROPARC Federation. Contact:

09/04/2019    4th Natura 2000 Monitoring workshop    1 Day

Doñana, Spain, Eurosite. Contact:

10/04/2019    EUGIC 2019    2 Days

Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, EUGIC 2019 London. Contact:

24/04/2019    Mitigating single pathogen and co-infections that threaten amphibian biodiversity     2 Days

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact:

08/05/2019    World Conference on “Forests for Public Health”    4 Days

Athens, Greece, Forest Research Institute. Contact:

09/05/2019    NFBR Conference 2019    3 Days

BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk, National Forum for Biological Recording. Contact:

11/05/2019    The Ocean Tide and the Port of Liverpool    1 Day

Liverpool, National Oceanography Centre. Contact:

14/05/2019    Street-smart animals: incorporating cognitive behaviour into conservation efforts     1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact:

21/05/2019    Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019    2 Days

The Crystal, London, Natural Capital Initiative. Contact:

31/05/2019    Interpret Europe Conference 2019    4 Days

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Interpret Europe. Contact:

19/06/2019    Evolving the Forest    3 Days

Dartington Hall, Devon, England, TQ9 6EL,, Royal Forestry Society and Timber Strategies. Contact:

A three-day international gathering bringing together creative thinkers and doers to explore the forest and how we live with trees. Evolving the Forest is convened by, the Royal Forestry Society and Timber Strategies. The event incorporates the 2019 Annual Conference of the Royal Forestry Society.

15/07/2019    European Parks Academy 2019    6 Days

Lakeside Campus, Klagenfurt , E.C.O. Institute of Ecology. Contact:

EPA is a summer school, situated at the attractive and inspiring facilities of the Klagenfurt Lakeside Campus (Austria). We offer an outstanding intercultural learning experiences for executives and professionals in the management of protected areas. You will find innovative solutions for your individual challenges and your organisation.

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

Dorset and the New Forest, Bournemouth University. Contact:

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.

08/09/2019    AA Conference 2019    4 Days

University of Exeter, The Arboricultural Association. Contact:

24/09/2019    EUROPARC Conference 2019    4 Days

Kemeri National Park, Latvia, EUROPARC Federation. Contact:

12/11/2019    World Ranger Congress 2019    5 Days

Sauraha, Chitwan, Nepal, International Ranger Federation. Contact:

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.