NBN Conference and UK Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that the NBN Conference 2017 will take place on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th November at the National Museum Cardiff.

As we continue to move around the UK, and based on feedback from 2016, Wales was the next logical place to visit, especially with the launch of the NBN Atlas Wales this year.

Venue information

National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3NP

The Museum is a 20 minute walk from the central railway station and is served by local buses.  Find out more about how to get there


This year’s theme is “Data – what is it good for?

NBN Conference 2017 final programme

In addition to the programme you can find out more information on the presentations by clicking the links below for the speakers:

Thursday 16th November

Morning session

Afternoon session

We have built in a full afternoon of workshops on Thursday 16th November.  You will need to select which workshop you wish to join when you complete your registration form.  Places are limited for each workshop, so please don’t forget to book!

More information on the workshops

The UK Award winners will also be announced at a ceremony on the evening of 16th November at the Museum, so please confirm your attendance for this event if you plan to join us. Find out more about the UK Awards

Friday 17th November

Morning session

Afternoon session

Tour of the Natural History Collections at the Museum

National Museum Cardiff, Department of Natural Sciences, has kindly offered to arrange guided tours of the Natural History Collections for those who are interested in seeing them. The collections include Entomology, Marine, Mollusca or the Herbarium. Space is limited and booking is essential. If you are interested please email Michael Wilson with a preferred time from the following options:

  • Wednesday 15th at 16:00.
  • Thursday 16th at 08:30
  • Thursday 16th at 17:15 – 18:00
  • Friday 17th at 08:00.

Whilst the time cannot be guaranteed it will help the team to plan the tours around the number of people wishing to participate.


Online Bookings are now closed. Please contact us if you still wish to attend.


Opportunities are available for sponsorship from just £100. NBN Conference Sponsorship brochure 2017

Please contact us for more information.

support@nbn.org.uk or 0115 9247132

Thank you to our current sponsors of the NBN Conference and UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing: