TWIC organises an annual conference to bring together individuals interested in wildlife recording and conservation from across the region.

A highlight of the year, our annual conference includes a full and diverse programme of talks and a chance to meet with fellow naturalists. Anyone interested in wildlife recording and conservation in SE and central Scotland is welcome to attend.

Information on previous conferences can be found here.

Sponsorship

The conference attracts around 60+ people to our event, including local naturalists and recorders, students, ecological consultants, and ecology professionals. We offer students a discounted ticket price to help encourage early-career ecologists and under 26s. Your sponsorship will help keep the event accessible to our volunteers especially those on lower incomes.

If you are interested in sponsoring our next conference please contact Natalie Harmsworth, Centre Manager at natalie@wildlifeinformation.co.uk.

Supporting sponsor details: £300 (up to 2 available)
  • Recognition in all conference advertising, including TWIC website, social media #TWICconf and emails to members and subscribers. (combined reach of nearly 4k)
  • Acknowledgement in conference programme including logo.
  • Logo on main screen between conference sessions.
  • Opportunity to have a display stand at the conference – including table, board space and/or space for free standing banner as required.
  • Opportunity to contribute a sponsor’s flyer or booklet as part of the delegate pack.
  • Free ticket for 1 delegate from your organisation.

Previous Conferences

For details of previous conferences including links to presentations click here.

DateThemeLocationDocuments / downloads
November 2023TWIC/BRISC Autumn ConferenceStirling High School, StirlingDownload the presentations here. Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page (no login required).
November 2022Home and AwayNicolson Square, EdinburghDownload 3 of the presentations here.
November 2021The Circle of LifeOnline (Zoom)Recordings of the talks can be viewed on TWIC’s YouTube Channel.
March 2021Backyard BiodiversityOnline (Zoom)Recordings of the talks can be viewed on TWIC’s YouTube Channel.
December 2020Climate Change and BiodiversityOnline (Zoom)Recordings of the talks can be viewed on TWIC’s YouTube Channel.
November 2019Urban WildlifeOatridge College, Broxburn (West Lothian)Download the presentations here [Compressed (zipped) folder, 70.0 MB]. Note that David Palmar’s talk (Wildlife Photography in Central Scotland) is a Picturestoexe file. Run the file ending with .exe to view this presentation. Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook album (no login required).
April 2019Biodiversity MattersMcSence Conference Centre, Mayfield (Midlothian)Download the presentations here [Compressed (zipped) folder, 84.5 MB]. Note that the Pentland Hills Regional Park presentation is not available to download. Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook album (no login required).
November 2018Hot Topics in Biological RecordingMelrose Corn Exchange (Scottish Borders)Download the presentations here [Compressed (zipped) folder, 41.2 MB]. Note that Graham Stone’s talk is not available to download, but a paper from which much of the talk was derived was published on 14 January 2019 and can be accessed here (Note the paper is only free to download for about a month). Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook album (no login required).
April 2018Onwards and Upwards: Biological recording & conservation in the uplandsSauchie Town Hall, Alloa (Clacks)Download the presentations here [Compressed (zipped) folder, 94.4 MB]. Note that one presentation is outstanding.
November 2017In Pursuit of WildlifeStow Town Hall (Scottish Borders)Download the presentations here [Compressed (zipped) folder, 103 MB]. Note that one presentation is outstanding.
April 2017Farming and Biodiversity in Scotland – An Essential PartnershipBrunton Hall (East Lothian)Conference report [PDF, 7 pages, 2.23 MB]. Download the presentations here [Compressed (zipped) folder, 179 MB].
November 2016Sea Change? A Conference on Marine Recording and ConservationBo’ness Town Hall (Falkirk)Conference report [PDF, 6 pages, 1 MB]. Download the presentations here [Compressed (zipped) folder, 7.24 MB].
April 2016Tools and Technologies to assist Biological RecordingMacArts Centre, Galashiels (Scottish Borders)Conference report
December 2015The Wildlife Information Centre: East meets WestBurgh Halls, Linlithgow (West Lothian)Conference report
April 2015Arrivals and Departures: The Changing Face of Wildlife in the Lothians and BordersNewtown St Boswells (Scottish Borders)Conference report.
November 2014The Under-Recorded and Obscure – Addressing Gaps in Species RecordingEric Liddell Centre (Edinburgh)Conference report.
May 2014Recording in 2014 – What’s new?Newtown St Boswells (Scottish Borders)Conference report.
November 2013Why Biological Recording MattersVogrie Country Park (Midlothian)Conference programme.
March 2013Upland Recording and ConservationNewtown St Boswells (Scottish Borders)Conference report.
November 2012Grassland Recording and ConservationEric Liddell Centre (Edinburgh)Conference report.
March 2012Recording in WoodlandsNewtown St Boswells (Scottish Borders)Conference report.
November 2011Recording in WetlandsEric Liddell Centre (Edinburgh)Conference programme.
March 2011Spring conferenceNewtown St Boswells (Scottish Borders)Conference report.
September 2010Expanding the scope of biodiversity recordingVogrie House (Midlothian)Conference report.
March 2009Biodiversity data – from collection to useWater of Leith visitor centre (Edinburgh)LWIC Recorder Forum. Download the report here.
April 2007Filling the gaps in our biodiversity knowledgeVogrie House (Midlothian)LWIC Recorder Forum
April 2006Broadening our biodiversity horizonsVogrie House (Midlothian)LWIC Recorder Forum