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East of England Conference

Date of next event: 17 March 2018

Location of next event: Ely College, Downham Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire. CB6 2SH

Booking is now closed

The 2018 East of England Bat Conference is sponsored by Wildlife Acoustics. 

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This is a one day event for bat workers and bat enthusiasts who live or work in the East of England or who are members of bat groups in the region. The area covered includes: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Bedfordshire, and Cambridgeshire.

The programme will include:

  • An update on the work of the Bat Conservation Trust - Joe Nunez-Mino, BCT
  • Going batty - from a Local Authority Ecologist’s perspective - Sue Hooton, Place Services, Essex CC 
  • National Bats and Churches Project - Philip Parker, Philip Parker Associates
  • Lighting up the Landscape - Julie Day, University of Exeter
  • Bat Conservation in Africa - Emma Stone, Conservation Research Africa
  • Five minute bat group spotlight sessions will be scheduled between the main talks during the day
  • A Priorities Discussion Session for Bat Conservation in the East of England 

Delegates may also choose a 90 minute workshop from:

  • Introduction to Kaleidoscope Viewer,*
  • Surveying Buildings for Bats,
  • Anabat Insight Introduction,
  • Introduction to Advanced Survey Techniques for Bats,
  • Introduction to QGIS for Bat Groups,
  • Introduction to Bat Sound Analysis,
  • Social Media for Beginners,
  • Introduction to Project Licensing.

There will be an exhibition area including stands from Wildlife Acoustics, Titley Scientific, NHBS, Peersonic and Wildlife & Countryside Services as well as some of the East of England bat groups, BCT and the National Bat Helpline.

*For a more in-depth exploration of Kaleidoscope Viewer and Pro including free trial licence, check out the one-day Wildlife Acoustics Kaleidoscope Pro course at Ely Cathedral on Fri 16 March (the day before the conference so you can have a batty weekend!) 

If you have any questions about the East of England Bat Conference, or any other English regional conferences, please email Naomi Webster

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