9th Irish Bat Conference – Bat Conservation Ireland
08:00 to 14:00
From 14-10-17 to 15-10-17

9th Irish Bat Conference

October 14 @ 8:00 am – October 15 @ 2:00 pm

€20 – €80

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The deadline for submission of abstracts is August 18th 2017. Abstract submission guidelines can be found here.

Our bat conference is held every three years and is an educational, scientific and social focus for all fans of bats in Ireland.

This year’s conference consists of a day of talks on Saturday Oct 14th followed by an evening wine reception. Sunday 15th will be a half day of interactive workshops and we finish up after a light lunch.

For this upcoming conference in Dublin we have two keynote speakers lined up; Dr Christian Voigt of Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany, and Dr Danilo Russo of Naples University, Italy. Christian will present results of some of his work as co-editor of the book “Bats and the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World” while Danilo will present work on bats and ecosystem services particularly in the context of his recent research on bat insect predation in cattle grazing habitats. Irish bat workers and volunteers will also present talks on their research and experiences during a packed and informative day.

Workshops on Sunday will include sessions on Bat Rehabilitation, New Technology and Bat Mitigation with plenty more to come.

Tickets can be booked for either or both Saturday and Sunday. Price includes access to talks and/or workshops, teas/coffees, lunch on the day and the wine reception on Saturday evening. Accommodation and dinner are the responsibility of individual delegates. The Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is offering a limited number of rooms at a special discounted conference rate. You can contact the hotel directly for more information.

While there is some parking available at the hotel we would like to encourage all delegates to avail of public transport to attend the conference. The hotel is situated a minute’s walk from the Luas Green Line Central Park stop and is also the terminus for Aircoach Route 700.

We are indebted to The Heritage Council, EPA Research Event Support and The National Parks and Wildlife Service who are providing grant assistance for the conference.

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