Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium 2019

Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium 2019

Bookings now open!

Tuesday 21 May 2019 at Arup's offices in London: 8 Fitzroy St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 4BQ

Through the Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium 2019, BCT and their partners will bring together experts from academia, the lighting industry and conservation to share their learning and experiences of best practice in terms of lighting and its impact on bats.

We are delighted that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Kevin Gaston ( Professor of Biodiversity & Conservation at University of Exeter. Dr. Gaston is a natural scientist with in depth experience in leading, managing, and conducting basic, strategic and applied research on a range of environmental issues presently facing humanity, including the impacts of artificial lighting on a range of taxa and habitats.

The symposium will then feature sharing of knowledge and best practice via a series of presentations. Contributors will be from across professions involved in lighting and bats, including:

  • Bristol University
  • Southampton University
  • Arup
  • Exeter University
  • Signify (formerly Philips Lighting)
  • Clarkson & Woods ecological consultancy

As with previous built environment symposia, we are looking for attendance from a diverse audience representing a cross section of the industries involved in lighting and wildlife within the built environment.

The day will begin with teas / coffees at 9.30am, talks will start at 10am and the day will wrap up around 16.45.

Bookings for this event are now open, please follow this link to secure your place:

Any questions about bookings, please contact BCT's Training Manager, Naomi Webster:

Any questions about the event itself, please contact BCT's Built Environment Manager, Jo Ferguson:


Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium 2019

Symposium Co-Sponsor - Arup

The symposium is being co-sponsored by Arup and we are looking for another co-sponsor to support the event. Please contact Naomi Webster, email if you are interested in getting involved.

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