NBN Conference 2016

So, that’s it for another year!  Thank you to everyone who joined us on 17th and 18th November at National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh, we hope all 170 of you enjoyed the event as much as we did.
You can find a summary of the two days and the talks on the NBN Conference review page. Links to all of the presentations can be found below.


We are already looking ahead to 2017, so please help us shape the next NBN Conference by completing the Conference survey. Thank you!

Presentations Thursday 17th November


Workshops were held on Thursday afternoon.  Download the summary reports from the workshops.

Presentations Friday 18th November



You can also download the printed NBN Conference brochure (N.B. This is 18MB)

Photographs from the Conference

Photographs can be downloaded from the Dropbox links below.

Thursday presentations, coffee breaks and display stands

Thursday workshops, feedback and panel discussion

Friday presentations, coffee breaks and display stands



Information on the NBN Conference 2016

NBN Conference 2016 theme

The theme of the conference is ‘Going with the flow: Supporting the NBN Data Flow Pathway’.  As the title suggests, this will focus on the stages of the data flow pathway across the two days.


We received very positive feedback from last year’s conference in York, especially in relation to the two day format and moving around the UK.  You asked for more interaction throughout the conference with increased time for questions, and for the venue to be closer to public transport links.

With this in mind, this year’s two day conference will be held at the National Museums Scotland, which is within walking distance of Edinburgh Waverley Station. We have also built more time for questions into the programme as well as regular breaks for networking.


Download the final NBN Conference programme

We have built in a full afternoon of workshops on Thursday 17th November.  You will need to select which workshop you wish to join when you complete your registration form.  Places are limited, so please don’t forget to book!

More information on the workshops


Member, non-member and student rates are available.


We are delighted that National Museums Scotland and Habitat Aid are both involved with sponsoring the Conference and SSE are sponsoring student attendance.  There are various opportunities available for sponsorship.

Please ask for more details


Habitat Aid

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