Australasian Bat Society 2018 Conference & AGM

Event Name Australasian Bat Society 2018 Conference & AGM
Start Date 3rd Apr 2018 5:00pm
End Date 7th Apr 2018 5:00pm
Duration 4 days

Flying Foxes

The Australasian Bat Society is proud to announce that its 18th biennial conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in Richmond at Western Sydney University's Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment.

As usual, we anticipate an exciting program of spoken and poster presentations on a wide range of bat-related topics to be presented by researchers, consultants, educators, wildlife carers and other bat enthusiasts from across the Australasian region.

The conference will be preceded by a half-day forum entitled 'Sydney bats: hidden treasures and flying icons'. This forum will focus on the fascinating bats of the Sydney area and will aim to appeal to a wider public audience as well as ABS members.

Latest results and ideas will be presented on both microbats and flying-foxes by leading researchers, with an emphasis given to practical guidance for land managers and those who just want to know more about these secretive mammals.

The formal conference program, coupled with an invigorating mix of social events, field sessions and informal discussions, will captivate and inform delegates about the latest information and news relating to bat conservation.

Located at the foot of the Blue Mountains, the venue is easily accessible by public transport (trains and buses).

Join us, and enjoy the natural beauty that Western Sydney and the nearby Blue Mountains has to offer.

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The conference registration portal has four sections: Registration, Social activities, Field trip and Accommodation.

All registrants will need to fill in the registration form. Please complete a registration form for each attendee.If you wish to book social activities that are not included in your registration or include additional people, reserve your place on the field trip or book accommodation you will need to fill out the other corresponding forms.

If you are filling out more than one form, you can add the items from each form to your cart and then return to the event page by clicking events on the top right side of the page. Once you have added all your items you can click ‘Process Payment’, which will take you to your cart and allow you to pay for all items together.

Conference Registration Social Activities Field Trips Accommodation

Half-Day Forum 3rd April 1pm- 5pm

Ausbats Forum