Over 160 delegates attended the 2018 NBN Conference, which was held in Nottingham for the first time in its history.  A cross section of organisations were represented and included delegates from wildlife NGOs, academia, local environmental records centres, recording schemes, consultancies and students and individuals all concerned with biodiversity data and biological recording.

There were two keynote addresses, the annual Sir John Burnett Memorial lecture, 18 presentations and an afternoon of Network Knowledge Exchange sessions and so we hope we offered something for everyone.

With social media buzzing for the two days, the snippets below provide a flavour of the discussions that took place.

We also streamed three Facebook Live broadcasts, so if you were there, you can relive the event and if you weren’t able to join us, you will hopefully get a good idea of how it went!

PDFs of all of the presentations and a selection of photographs can also be found on the NBN Conference 2018 Presentations and Photographs page.


We streamed three presentations via Facebook Live.  These can be viewed on the NBN Facebook page, the NBN YouTube channel or by clicking the links below.

Professor Adam Hart

Deborah Boobyer

Professor Jane Memmott



Here we share a selection of Tweets which summarise the presentations and accolades from Wednesday and Thursday:


Network Knowledge Exchange Sessions