The NBN Conference is taking place on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 November at the Albert Hall, Nottingham.


The theme

The theme of this year’s NBN Conference is “The NBN in a changing climate”.  Over the course of the two days we will be covering topics such as data from citizen science, data for delivering environmental planning, the importance of Traineeships, tools for online resources, “life” in changing environments, using species and habitat data to prioritise biodiversity action, improving biodiversity on farms and much more!  The programme is still being finalised, but to date includes the following speakers and organisations:

View the draft programme or download the Draft programme updated 1 Aug 2018

If you have any questions or would like to get involved through speaking or sponsoring the event, please do get in touch. Please view our Sponsorship Brochure for ways you can get involved.

Network Knowledge Exchange

The first afternoon (Wednesday 21 November) of the Conference is entitled “Network Knowledge Exchange”.  These sessions are an opportunity to find out more about a particular aspect of work related to Network business. Some will be presentation led, others will be discussion based. You will be asked to select your first and second choice sessions when booking for the Conference.

More details on the sessions and the leads can be found on the Knowledge Exchange information page.

Student talks – call for abstracts

We are offering speaking slots to students who are interested in participating in the NBN Conference.

There are three opportunities of 5 minutes each on Thursday 22 November. Read more, including how to apply, in our news article.

Network talks – call for abstracts

If you have a new way of working that you can’t wait to tell everyone about or a project that could include or benefit the Network, then we’d love to hear from you!  We have two opportunities for members of the Network to give a five minute speed talk on the morning of Wednesday 21 November or morning or afternoon of Thursday 22 November.  If you are interested please get in touch, but don’t leave it too late, we need to know as soon as possible!

Displays and demonstrations

As usual, there will be opportunities for Network participants to showcase their work by having a display stand at the NBN Conference.  This will need to be manned during registration, tea / coffee breaks and lunchtime on both days and those manning the stand will need to be registered as delegates. There is no cost for having a stand if you simply require a table or poster board (limited numbers available), but space will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Please get in touch if you would like a display.


Bookings are now open!

The cost of the ticket includes the UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing prize-giving ceremony on Wednesday 21 November.

Early bird
 24 July – 31 August
1 September onwards
Type of ticket Two day One day Two day One day
Member rate £100.00 £70.00 £130.00 £80.00
Non-member rate £140.00 £90.00 £160.00 £100.00
Student £70.00 £40.00 £70.00 £40.00

The venue

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