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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.


02/06/2017    North of England Curlew Festival    3 Days

Bolton Castle, Bolton Castle. Contact:

03/06/2017    Wales Bat Conference    3 Days

Swansea University, Bat Conservation Trust. Contact: 020 7820 7169

An exciting weekend event for bat workers and anyone interested in bats who lives in or near Wales with diverse talks and optional evening fieldwork. £75 for BCT members/£80 for non-members, includes food and refreshments but not accommodation. Bat Worker’s Forum also taking place on Friday evening.

05/06/2017    3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference    4 Days

Glasgow, ECCA. Contact:

07/06/2017    Challenge and Opportunity – the use of technology to gather data about the natural environment    1 Day

Battleby Conference Centre, Scottish Natural Heritage. Contact: 01738 458555

12/06/2017    The Contribution of Green Spaces to Health and Wellbeing in Yorkshire 2017    1 Day

James Graham Theatre A, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University . Contact:

15/06/2017    Next Steps for a National Air Quality Plan    1 Day

London, Westminster Forum Projects. Contact: 01344 864796

It comes in the context of Defra expected to publish an updated air quality plan following the High Court ruling that plans were not sufficient, as well as the upcoming guidance due to be issued by NICE around the time of this conference.

15/06/2017    The 15th annual Rural Entrepreneurship Conference     2 Days

Newcastle, Newcastle University. Contact:

The conference is a forum for academics, practitioners & policy-makers that are involved in rural entrepreneurship – whether it be entrepreneurial farmers, social enterprise, new business models or international development. The programme will commence with a welcome reception at the Newcastle University Business School on the evening of the 14th June. The main programme starts on main campus on the 15th June with a 9:00 registration and finishes on the 16th June at 15:00. For the conference, early bird rates are £185 before 29th April 2017 (After this, the fee will be £220). Please go to the website to find out more and to book your place.

15/06/2017    Sounding The Sea: a two day symposium about our oceans    2 Days

Ferens Art Gallery and the University of Hull, Invisible Dust. Contact:

15/06/2017    CSGN Forum 2017: How green infrastructure is transforming the way we live     1 Day

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh, Central Scotland Green Network. Contact:

16/06/2017    The Mammal Society 6th Student Conference    2 Days

Newcastle University, The Mammal Society. Contact: 02380010984

There will be an exciting range of talks and posters and the opportunity to opportunity to gain new knowledge and experiences. On Saturday, join Northumbria Mammal Group for a day of mammal surveying. Tickets are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

16/06/2017    Conference: Connecting with the Crowd    1 Day

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, Natural History Museum. Contact:

A one day cross-disciplinary conference exploring best practices and new perspectives on crowdsourcing citizen science. Keynote presentations from Prof. Chris Lintott, leader of the Zooniverse platform, and Prof. Dan Rubenstein, Professor of Ecology at Princeton University. 16th June 2017. All welcome – register now!

17/06/2017    Wildflower Walk & Orchid Count    1 Day

Cae Blaen Dyffryn, near Lampeter, Carmarthenshire, Plantlife . Contact: 02920 376193

Join us at beautiful Cae Blaen Dyffryn for the annual survey of the wild flowers and orchids at the reserve. The morning will include a guided walk and the afternoon will focus on counting the beautiful greater butterfly orchids. Booking is essential – please email or call 02920 376193

22/06/2017    Wildlife Gardening Forum Conference - Meadows Special    1 Day

Magdalen College, Oxford, Wildlife Gardening Forum. Contact:

22/06/2017    Landscape as Infrastructure - LI Annual Conference 2017    2 Days

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Landscape Institute. Contact:

22/06/2017    Agroforestry 2017    1 Day

Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Woodland Trust. Contact:

22/06/2017    WENP Annual Conference 2017    1 Day

Bath Guildhall, High St, City Centre, Bath BA1 5AW, West of England Nature Partnership. Contact:

23/06/2017    Practical agroforestry in the British Isles    1 Day

Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Farm Woodland Forum. Contact:

Presentations on practical aspects of agroforestry followed by a visit to the apple and arable agroforestry system of Stephen Briggs near Peterborough.

28/06/2017    16th European seminar of the Institute of Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning     5 Days

Plymouth / Dartmoor, EOE Network. Contact:

Seminar Them: Outdoor Atmospheres and Narratives: Connecting people to the world Seminar Them: Outdoor Atmospheres and Narratives: Connecting people to the world

28/06/2017    Into the unknown: Managing our changing appetite for adventure    1 Day

Plas Menai North Wales, Outdoor Recreation Network. Contact: 07474949444

Using North Wales as a case study, this conference will examine changing trends in adventure based recreation and its meaning for wider recreation management. Rates of participation, reductions in funding, changes to visitors consumption of adventure and proliferation of adventure based attractions have all had an influence on the sector.

28/06/2017    Allerton Project 25th Anniversary Open Day    1 Day

Loddington, Leicestershire, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Contact:

30/06/2017    School Farms Network Education Alliance Conference    2 Days

Cirencester, The Royal Agricultural University. Contact:

01/07/2017    Wild Flower & Orchid Count    1 Day

Caeau Tan-y-Bwlch reserve, near Clynnog Fawr, Gwynedd, Plantlife . Contact: 02920 376193

Join Plantlife’s Dr Trevor Dines and the North Wales Wildlife Trust and experience the beautiful Caeau Tan-y-Bwlch reserve this National Meadows Day! Take part in the annual and help us check the health of the meadows. Booking not required. Please see the website for directions and parking details.

01/07/2017    National Meadows Day Celebration at Dinefwr    1 Day

National Trust Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire, Plantlife and National Trust. Contact: 02920 376193

Come along and celebrate National Meadows Day at National Trust Dinefwr’s beautiful Castle Field. There will be activities for all the family including guided walks around the meadow, making wild flower bunting and bug hunts. Please visit the website for cost and booking details.

03/07/2017    FACE Farm Education Conference    1 Day

Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB, FACE. Contact:

06/07/2017    PCA Structural Waterproofing Conference    1 Day

The Slate Conference Centre, Warwick University, Coventry, Cambridge CV4 7SH, Property Care Association. Contact: 0844 375 4301

07/07/2017    2017 Forest School Association Conference    3 Days

Northrop Campus, G l yndwr University, Mold. CH7 6AA, Forest School Association. Contact:

08/07/2017    Plantlife Members & Friends Day    1 Day

Kenfig Nature Reserve Visitors Centre, Plantlife. Contact: 02920 376193

Discover the exciting projects and activities taking place across our nation including our Lichen Apprenticeship Scheme and new Great Orme sheep! There will also be an afternoon walk to explore Kenfig sand dunes. Non members are very welcome. Visit the website for details of costs and booking.

11/07/2017    The state of the Thames    1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact: 0207 449 6227

24/07/2017    Wild about...Wildlife filmmaking with Simon King    1 Day

Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 07399493120

TV presenter Simon King presents an inspirational talk on his life as a wildlife documentary maker. Part one of The Growing Confidence Project "Wild about" seminars, which aim to inspire the next generation. Event exclusively for 11-30 years. £5 per person.

18/08/2017    Birdfair 2017    3 Days

Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Oakham, Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and the RSPB. 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

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

03/10/2017    European Conference on Heritage Interpretation    4 Days

Inverness, Scotland, Association for Heritage Interpretation. Contact:

16/10/2017    IPROW Annual Update 2017    2 Days

Royal Wootton Basset, near Swindon, IPROW. 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

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

29/11/2017    2nd European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference    2 Days

Budapest, Hungary, EUGIC 2017 Budapest. Contact:

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.