South West of England Bat Conference

South West of England Bat Conference

Skills development workshop

"Really good to catch up with people I haven't seen for years, lots of useful information from the talks and workshops and great for networking. Looking forward to the next one." Conference Delegate 2023

This one-day event is an opportunity for anyone interested in bats, from hobbyists and volunteers to professional bat workers, to spend time together updating their knowledge, sharing best practice, developing their skills and catching up on the latest 'bat chat'. The day includes a mixture of short and long talks on projects and new knowledge, and a choice of practical workshops. There will also be time for catching up with batty friends or making some new batty acquaintances.

Whilst the conference is open to anybody from any region, you may be able to meet people from the bat groups in the South West of England including from: Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Isles of Scilly, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire.

The next South West Regional Conference will be held in April 2026.

The previous conference was held on in March 2023, in Tiverton and on zoom.

You can see the programme from this conference here, and the spotlight updates provided by some of the region's bat groups here.