Training Directory: Events

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Events (Conferences, fairs etc)


Professional events, conferences, fairs etc. held for the countryside, arboriculture, wildlife, ecology and conservation sectors.

13/06/2024 Future of Oceans at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton and Hove, Brighton, BN1 1EE 1 Day

Blue Earth Contact:

Our future is tied to the ocean; we depend on it for food, health, culture and of course climate regulation. But our oceans and coastlines are under threat. Pollution, industrialisation, overdevelopment and overfishing are destabilising these fragile ecosystems.

14/06/2024 Scope 3 Emissions Workshops Day 2024 at IET London: Savoy Place 1 Day

edie Contact:

Taking place at the IET London: Savoy Place, this full-day event creates the time and space for professionals to identify new ideas and actions when it comes to effectively engaging with suppliers and taking control of scope 3 emissions.

17/06/2024 1st Workshop on Wildlife Fertility Control: What Now? What Next? Where To? at University of York 2 Days

The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control Contact:

The BIWFC Europe will host a workshop on fertility control and wildlife coexistence in Europe on the campus of the University of York, in York, UK, on June 17 and 18, 2024. This two-day event will explore the practical applications of wildlife fertility control in Europe.

17/06/2024 Sustainable Livelihoods: Regenerating Integrated Development through Innovative Communities at Atlantic Technological University Connemara, County Galway, Ireland 4 Days

North Atlantic Forum Contact:

For the first time, the North Atlantic Forum (NAF) bi-annual international conference will take place in Connemara, Ireland from June 17th to 21st, 2024.

18/06/2024 Nature-based Solutions Conference 2024: Growing Positive Change at Online 3 Days

Nature-based Solutions Initiative Contact:

Over three days and nine sessions, we will bring together interdisciplinary researchers with practitioners and decision makers from the public and private sectors, as well as Indigenous voices from around the world, to discuss and co-create an action plan for nature-based solutions to support positive social-environmental change. In-person tickets have now sold out. Online tickets are still available.

19/06/2024 4th European i-Tree Conference & Urban ReLeaf Conference at Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee 3 Days

Dundee City Council Contact:

Join us at the 4th European i-Tree Conference and Urban ReLeaf Conference, in the beautiful city of Dundee, Scotland. Our theme this year is Turning data into action, in and around the urban forest.

19/06/2024 5th International Social Prescribing Conference at London 2 Days

The National Academy for Social Prescribing and the Social Prescribing Network Contact:

Building on the success of our previous events, this year's conference will focus on innovation and innovative practices in social prescribing. Our objective is to spotlight pioneering approaches, both nationally and internationally, with a focus on impact and tackling health inequalities.

19/06/2024 Digital Skills and Inclusion in Volunteering at Online 1 Day

Association of Volunteer Managers Contact:

Across the volunteering sector, organisations are increasingly adopting a ‘digital first’ approach, looking to embrace the flexibility and efficiency of digital tools and systems.

20/06/2024 Species ID Skills Virtual Symposium at Zoom 0.5 Day

Biological Recording Company Contact:

This virtual event will bring together conservationists, environmental educators, biological recording schemes and more to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to developing species ID skills in both professional and non-professional audiences. We'll explore how training, ID guides, assessments and emerging technologies can be used to develop these skills.

24/06/2024 Resilient Landscapes for People, Nature and Climate at University of Birmingham 2 Days

British Ecological Society Contact:

This 2-day symposium supports the creation of a more cohesive community around large-scale land, freshwaters and coastal/marine systems. This event will encourage the sharing of best practice, promote more standardised monitoring and evaluation approaches and support the development of new projects to enhance our evidence base.

25/06/2024 Nature Tech 2024 at Aspire, 2 Infirmary St, Leeds, LS1 2JP 2 Days

Ecosystems Knowledge Network Contact:

Join experts from the public, private, non-profit and academic sectors who are harnessing the potential for digital technologies to transform nature recovery. Displays, presentations, panel discussions and workshops will provide an unrivalled learning and networking opportunity.

25/06/2024 Oceans Past X Conference at Penryn campus, University of Exeter, Cornwall 4 Days

Oceans Past Initiative Contact:

Historical perspectives on human-ocean interactions: deep understandings for informing ocean futures.

25/06/2024 Access for All: A Celebration of What's Possible at Gisburn Forest 2 Days

Image: Forest of Bowland Event

Forest of Bowland National Landscape Contact:

The Forest of Bowland National Landscape and Access the Dales are delighted to be hosting a two-day celebration of inclusivity in the countryside. "Access for All: A Celebration of What's Possible," will be held on the 25th and 26th of June at Gisburn Forest – a Forestry England site in the Forest of Bowland. This exciting event is free to attend and promises a range of engaging activities for all participants.

The event will feature two distinct networking opportunities: Business to Business on the first day and Business to Public on the second day.

Both days are aimed at organisations, businesses and individuals delivering Access for All opportunities, wishing to share best practice and engage in networking sessions.

25/06/2024 CLA South East: Rural Professional Conference 2024 at Loseley Park, The Tithe Barn, GU3 1HS 1 Day

Country Land and Business Association Limited (CLA) Contact:

We are delighted to invite you to our Rural Professionals Conference, offering you the chance to hear updates and insight on a range of topical issues. CLA experts will outline the very latest developments and policy announcements, covering areas including residential tenancies, EPCs, environmental markets, tax, access, planning and infrastructure, plus a political and lobbying update.

26/06/2024 Forest School Research Symposium at University of Liverpool 3 Days

Forest School Association Contact:

The Forest School Association (FSA) and the University of Liverpool look forward to welcoming you to the world’s first International Research Symposium of Forest School. The Forest School Research Symposium is being developed in partnership with the University of Liverpool. It will take place at the University of Liverpool, in the Hub on the 26th – 28th June 2024.

26/06/2024 The Regenerative Agriculture Festival at Lannock Manor Farm, Hertfordshire, SG4 7EE 2 Days

Groundswell Agriculture Ltd Contact:

The Groundswell Festival provides a forum for farmers, growers, or anyone interested in food production and the environment to learn about the theory and practical applications of regenerative farming systems.

09/07/2024 How Can We Use Sound to Measure Biodiversity? at Zoom 0.5 Day

Biological Recording Company Contact:

A bioacoustics specialist will introduce how the science of bioacoustics is used to monitor and measure biodiversity, delving into the current limitations and potential applications. We'll then hear a case study from a conservationist who is using cutting-edge bioacoustics to monitor and conserve the birds across their sites.

10/07/2024 ReMeMaRe 2024 at The Scarborough Spa, Scarborough 2 Days

Ocean & Coastal Futures Ltd Contact:

We look forward to welcoming you to the Restoring Meadow, Marsh and Reef (ReMeMaRe) 2024 conference. Bringing together restoration practitioners, Government bodies, environmental Non-Government Organisations (eNGOs), industry and businesses, from across the United Kingdom, with a shared vision to restore our estuaries and coasts.

16/07/2024 CIEEM 2024 Summer Conference: Financing the Future: Using Green Finance to Drive Nature’s Recovery at Online via Zoom 1 Day

CIEEM Contact: 01962 868626

Our summer conference will share examples of green finance initiatives in the UK and Ireland, evaluate the success of nature-related financial mechanisms, and highlight opportunities for ecologists and environmental managers to advise on and access funding to support nature’s recovery.

16/07/2024 Windermere's Water Quality: From Satellite To River Bank at Zoom 0.5 Day

Biological Recording Company Ltd Contact:

This webinar will delve into the evidence behind the algal blooms impacting on Lake Windermere. We'll explore different sources of data, such as invertebrate monitoring, satellite imagery and human activity data to establish if a common cause can be established. A must for anyone that cares about water quality.

17/07/2024 Hoverfly Lagoons Project: A Journey into the Past, Present and Future (entoLIVE) at Zoom 0.1 Day

Biological Recording Company Contact:

The Hoverfly Lagoons project was invented in 2016 as a citizen science project. The aim was to trial artificial habitats, essentially small water bodies designed for semi-aquatic hoverfly species. Dr Ellen Rotheray takes us through her lagoons journey - past, present, and plans for the future.

19/07/2024 State of the UK's Invertebrates Virtual Symposium at Zoom 0.5 Day

Biological Recording Company Contact:

This event will bring together a range of invertebrate specialists to showcase some of the innovative work that is being undertaken. We'll explore what is being done to improve our understanding of British invertebrate populations and what we can do to protect the species that are struggling.

10/09/2024 National Heathland Conference at Springfield Country Hotel, Wareham,Dorset 3 Days

National Heathland Conference CIC Contact:

If you work on it, research it or just find heathland fascinating come and join us and meet fellow enthusiasts from many NGO’s, Local authorities, universities and consultancies. Great company in a lovely venue with a fantastic day in the field, don’t miss it!

13/09/2024 National Bat Conference at University of Reading / Zoom 3 Days

Bat Conservation Trust Contact:

The National Bat Conference is the biggest event in the bat calendar and this year returns as a hybrid event! An opportunity to hear from experts, develop your skills and connect with bat workers from across the country - catch up with old friends and make new ones.

27/09/2024 FSA National Conference 2024 at Danbury, Essex 3 Days

Forest School Association Contact:

03/10/2024 CIEEM 2024 Scotland Conference Reshaping Scotland: Nature Restoration in Action at The Royal George Hotel, Tay Street, Perth, PH1 5LD 1 Day

CIEEM Contact:

Scotland is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world, ranking 28th from bottom out of more than 240 countries, as measured by the Biodiversity Intactness Index, conveying the need for ambition and urgency to restore nature across Scotland.

04/10/2024 NHS Forest Conference 2024 - Healthy Spaces: Integrating trees and green space into the NHS at Hybrid event online via Zoom and in person at Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9QP 1 Day

NHS Forest Contact:

Join us on 4th October 2024 for the NHS Forest Conference. This year the theme is ‘Integrating trees and green space into the NHS’ and will be exploring how trees on healthcare sites are important for sustainability, clinical practice and community. 2024 will be our first ever hybrid conference taking place online and in person at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.

07/10/2024 IRF 10th World Rangers Conference at Club Belambra Hyères 4 Days

International Ranger Federation Contact:

The International Ranger Federation (IRF), together with Gardes Natures de France (GNF), present the 10th IRF World Ranger Congress to be held in Hyeres, South of France from 7-11 October 2024. The Congress will attract over 400 ranger professionals and conservation workers to discuss topics of common interest and concern in an international networking and professional development event.

16/10/2024 Blue Earth Summit at Woolwich Works, London 3 Days

Blue Earth Contact:

In October 2024, adventurers, business leaders, conservationists, politicians and members of wider society will gather at Woolwich Works, London to connect around a shared set of values in order to make the world a better place to be.

22/10/2024 Net Zero Festival 2024 at Business Design Centre, London 2 Days

BusinessGreen Contact:

Now in its fifth year, this October’s Net Zero Festival will provide an invaluable opportunity to celebrate and showcase the best of the UK’s vibrant net zero economy in what is set to be a pivotal year for the country’s decarbonisation efforts.

24/10/2024 Bat Workers Forum at Online 1 Day

Bat Conservation Trust Contact:

The Bat Workers Forum (BWF) is an annual meeting held online open to anyone interested in bats, regardless of whether the interest is professional or voluntary and regardless of experience.

30/10/2024 Saving Species Conference 2024 at University Centre, South Devon, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ 1 Day

Conservation Chat UK Ltd Contact:

This event will bring together a range of guest speakers involved in species conservation. If you are passionate about the environment, be sure to join us. The day will be filled with presentations, discussions and networking opportunities. It will be aimed at those who work in the conservation sector, students, early career researchers, and anyone with a passion for the environment

06/11/2024 National Tree Officers Conference 2024 at Leeds, West Yorkshire 1 Day

Institute of Chartered Foresters Contact:

Building on the success of eight previous events, we’re delighted to announce the National Tree Officers Conference will return on the 6 November 2024. Proudly hosted by the Association of Tree Officers (ATO), Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) and the Municipal Tree Officers’ Association (MTOA).

08/11/2024 Bat Tracking Methodologies Conference at TBC 3 Days

Bat Conservation Trust Contact:

The Bat Tracking Methodologies Conference is an opportunity for bat tracking practitioners to share their methods, experience and knowledge of bat tracking and how the data is analysed and presented, with the aim of collating information and insights to improve our understanding of best practice when tracking bats and presenting the results.

12/11/2024 UK Wildfire Conference 2024: Resilience in a changing world at Aberdeen, Scotland 2 Days

The Heather Trust Contact:

Wildfire2024 is the UK Wildfire Conference’s bi-annual flagship event, attracting delegates, sponsors, industry experts, scientists and thought-leaders from all over the globe.  This year, our theme is ‘Resilience in a Changing World’ - a focus on the challenges and opportunities we face in light of the climate emergency, changing landscapes and emerging science.

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