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NBN Conference 2019
We are pleased to announce that this year’s NBN Conference will take place on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 November at the Albert Hall, Nottingham.
We were so impressed with the venue in 2018, and the feedback we received from you was extremely positive, so we decided to return this year! Bookings are now open.
The theme of this year’s NBN Conference is “Network, Knowledge and Narrative – sharing and using data across the NBN and beyond”. Over the course of the two days we will be hearing from individuals and organisations from within the NBN and further afield, with a variety of speakers explaining how they are sharing and using data in their day to day work.
We will also have an afternoon of Knowledge Exchange sessions.
The NBN Conference matches CIEEM’s Competency Framework so attendance automatically counts as relevant CPD.
We are pleased to announce that the following speakers or organisations have confirmed that they will give presentations at this year’s NBN Conference:
- Harriet Carty – Caring for God’s Acre
- Tim Corner – Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
- Thomas Doherty-Bone – Independent conservationist
- Dr Roddy Fairley – Scottish Natural Heritage
- Richard Fox – Butterfly Conservation
- Daniel Hayhow – RSPB (State of Nature)
- Loreena Jaouen – Student intern – Geospatial Analyst, 2Excel geo
- Dr Jo Judge – NBN Trust
- Tony Juniper CBE – Chair of Natural England (Sir John Burnett Memorial lecture)
- Dr Sandy Knapp – The Linnean Society (Keynote address)
- Sir John Lawton – NBN Trust Patron, President of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Vice-President RSPB (Keynote address)
- Dr Erika Newton – British Ecological Society
- Dave Raffaelli – The Woodmeadow Trust
- Sophia Ratcliffe – NBN Trust
- Philip Stephens – Durham University
- Rachel Tierney – SBIF
- Caroline Van Dierkson – NBN Trust
- Ian Wallace – UK Caddis Recording Scheme Organiser
- Gilbert White’s House – name TBC
- iSpot user – name TBC
The programme as at 18 September 2019 is available to download.
Please go to the bookings page to see the ticket options and to book your place.
The cost of the ticket includes the NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording prize-giving ceremony on Wednesday 13 November.
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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 and there’s a nominal cost for poster boards (limited numbers available). Space will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please get in touch if you would like a display.
Student display opportunities
If you are a student on an ecology, environmental or wildlife related course, there are opportunities for you to have a display stand at the NBN Conference.
Let us know if you have a new or innovative way of using wildlife data or whether you want to share your research with like-minded individuals. Just drop us a line with some more information and we’ll get back to you.
Sponsorship opportunities are available! The NBN Conference Sponsorship 2019 tells you more about getting involved.
We are very grateful to the following organisation for its generous sponsorship of this year’s NBN Conference:
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