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North of England Conference

Date of next event: 6th May 2017

Venue: Gateshead College, Gateshead

Booking: Now open (Closes on 26th April)

This is a day event for bat workers and bat enthusiasts who live or work in the North of England or who are members of bat groups in the region. The area covered includes: County Durham, Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Northumberland and Yorkshire.

Full address and map of the venue location - including details of public transport.

Parking will be available at the venue with a charge of £5.50. 

Exact timings for the day are to be confirmed but registration will open around 9am, talks will begin around 9.45am, and the day will end by 5pm.

The day's highlights will be tweeted using #NorthBatConf

This event is sponsored by:

      Wildlife Acoustics    

The programme:

  • An update on the work of the Bat Conservation Trust - Kit Stoner, Joint Chief Executive, BCT
  • East Cleveland Batscape. What we have learnt and where we go from here? - Sarah Barry, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust
  • Tatton Park and SLBG; a tale of transects, trapping and Tasty Lancashire - Steve Parker, South Lancashire Bat Group
  • South Yorkshire Magnesian Limestone Autumn Swarming Survey - Robert Bell, South Yorkshire Bat Group
  • Automatic species identification optimism or caution? - Dean Waters, Environment Department, University of York
  • Five minute bat group spotlight sessions will be scheduled between the main talks
  • A final afternoon session will discuss the priorities for bat conservation in the North of England.

Workshops: 

Delegates will be able to choose a 90 minute workshop from the following:

  • Wildlife Acoustics Product Workshop
  • European bat box database
  • A beginners guide to social media
  • Bat handling
  • Bat identification
  • Working with BATLOGGER and BatExplorer
  • Introduction to sound analysis 

Exhibitor stands will include:

There will be a Wildlife Acoustics stand along with other displays and stands including the BCT Helpline, NHBS, Titley Scientific, Wildcare, Elekon, Bats without Borders and some of the North of England Bat Groups. 

If you have any questions about the North of England Bat Conference, or any other English regional conferences, please contact Becky Wilson by email

Find out more


North of England Conference Programme (464 KB) - 20/04/15
Full programme with abstracts for talks and workshop descriptions for the one-day North of England Bat Conference that took place on Saturday 18th April 2015 Lancaster University, Lancashire.

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