Mammal Society Virtual Spring Conference 2021
The Mammal Society’s 66th Spring Conference is an opportunity for mammal experts and enthusiasts to meet in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, discover results from new research, explore gaps for future research and discuss ongoing issues in conservation.
Due to the Covid situation, this year the Spring Conference will be held online from Friday 16 to Saturday 17 April.
Download a copy of the conference schedule here
Please note that timings for the afternoon events on 17 April have been slightly altered. There will be a short break between 14:40 and 15:05 to coincide with HRH the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral and minute’s silence at 15:00.
Friday 16 April – pre-Conference evening of events – 17:30-21:30
There will be an exciting opportunity for students to network on Friday evening while listening to guest speakers talk about their career journeys.
This will lead into our Cranbrook Lecture, which this year features Professor Andrew Balmford talking about reasons to be cheerful, and the importance of optimism in conservation. A talk we all need after the year we’ve just had!
We will then announce the winners of the Mammal Photographer of the Year 2021 competition, with winning entries on display before leading on to our annual quiz night hosted by Derek Crawley of Staffordshire Mammal Group. We kindly invite (cough, *challenge*) all attendees to join, so you best start swatting up! This is a free event but advance tickets must be booked.
Saturday 17 April – 66th Mammal Society Spring Conference – 09:00-17:00
We have a great range of talks this year with topics spanning from the restoration of water voles in Wales to lessons learnt from studying small mammals. Talks will run for 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions, with rapid fire talks only 5 minutes with time for questions after each session.
Booking for the Mammal Society Spring Conference is now closed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries regarding your booking.
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Sunday 18 April – AGM – 11.00am
The Annual General Meeting of The Mammal Society will be held the day after the conference at 11.00am on Sunday 18th April.
You do not need to book to attend the AGM. Find out how to join the meeting here.
For more specific questions about the AGM please email firstname.lastname@example.org.