The Australasian Bat Society is delighted to officially announce that its 18th Biennial Conference and its Annual General Meeting will be held at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment in Richmond (NSW) in the first week following Easter 2018.
As usual, we anticipate an exciting program with contributions from researchers, consultants, educators, wildlife carers and other enthusiasts, on a wide range of bat-related topics 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.
Location: 'Memorial Hall', just off College Drive, Richmond, NSW 2753: https://goo.gl/maps/nK1BZZxs1Lt
• Sydney Bats Forum: Tuesday 3 April (afternoon);
• Welcoming function: Tuesday 3 April (evening);
• Conference & AGM: Wednesday 4 April to Friday 6 April;
• Fieldtrip: Saturday 7 April to Sunday 8 April.
More information will follow in due course. In the meantime, please put this in your diaries!