The Arboricultural Association National Amenity Conference 2017: Protect and Survive
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The Arboricultural Association National Amenity Conference 2017: Protect and Survive

10/09/2017 to 13/09/2017
When: 10 - 13 September 2017
Where: Exeter University
Stocker Road
Exeter EX4 4SZ
United Kingdom
Contact: Stephen Hodsman

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The First International Conference on Arboricultural Biosecurity

10 International Speakers | 38 Speaker Sessions

Society for the Environment Licensed Body, the Arboricultural Association (AA), is proud to present a fantastic line-up of speakers for our 51st Conference, which will take place within new state-of-the-art facilities at ‘The Forum’, The University of Exeter’s stunning centrepiece.

‘Protect and Survive’ will focus on Biosecurity, a subject of much concern to the industry and to the population at large. To cover the variety of topics that affect Biosecurity, AA have gathered together a diverse array of 38 speaker sessions, including 10 prominent international speakers, to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of new research, developments and solutions.

Following the introduction of the collaborative middle day during last year’s event, AA are thrilled to be able to continue this new approach by presenting Tuesday’s Conference in partnership with a second Licensed Body of the Society, The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). This has enabled the organising team to bring in expert speakers with a wider perspective than just the arboricultural view, with experiences shared from the ecology sector and the chance for delegates to network, discover new challenges, ideas and innovative solutions.

The conference is available for members of AA and CIEEM, as well as non-members. 

Conference Themes and Chairs

Biosecurity: The Challenges
Tony Kirkham

Biosecurity: Exploring Solutions
Dr. Kieron Doick

Diversity, Ecology and Tree Selection
Dr. Stephanie Wray CEnv, President and Chair of CIEEM

Environmental Management in Practice
Dr. John Jackson CEnv

Pests and Diseases
Professor Nicola Spence

Biomechanics and Morphology
Dr. David Lonsdale

For further details, including prices for attendance, please check out the 2017 Conference Preview Guide.

To book, and for even more information, please visit the Arboricultural Association website.

Tuesday sessions in collaboration with:

Professional bodies licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist registration:

Society for the Environment
EC1.1 Enterprise Centre, Puma Way 
Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
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