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IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference 2019

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Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street

Belfast

BT2 7AP

United Kingdom

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This, the 9th in our conference series, celebrates the 10th year of the IUCN UK Peatland Programme partnership.

The conference presents an opportunity for policy makers, scientists, land managers, practitioners, businesses and communicators to connect and share their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for peatlands.

Over 200 local, national and international delegates from across sectors will come together over 3 days to explore themes including:

  • UK peatlands in an international context
  • Progress made towards UK Peatland Strategy goals
  • Update on key peatland topics: Commission of Inquiry
  • Peatlands and Climate Change
  • Natural Capital & Innovative Investment
  • Evidence & priority research needs and break-throughs
  • Building support for Peatland Protection & Restoration
  • Restoration challenges, new developments & best practice

It’s all about knowledge exchange & networking

Across the 3 days activities and promotional opportunities include:

  • Conference hub with a programme of professional presentations & field trips
  • Formal Networking evening including dinner, Stormont Parliament buildings – Tuesday 1st October, 2019
  • Evening Reception & Poster Exhibition, Europa Hotel, Belfast – Wednesday 2nd October, 2019
  • Delegate designed workshops and project-led sessions to discuss key issues
  • Networking breaks, including refreshments and lunches throughout the conference


Field trip options include: the largest area of intact blanket bog in Northern Ireland and RAMSAR site (Garron Plateau); an intact lowland raised bog (Ballynahone Bog); a reserve of wooded hills, regenerating cut-over bog and uncut remnant of a much more extensive bog (Peatlands Park); a Cross-border Global Geopark with a boardwalk across the bog (Cuilcagh) and an active raised bog at the centre of the local community which hosted three ‘Day on the Bog’ festivals (Killconny Bog). Further details about the focus of discussions and opportunity to submit your preferences will be sent via email.



FAQs

Ticket availability:

Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. The 3 day conference ticket includes access to the full event from 09:30 on Tuesday 1st October to 15:30 on Thursday 3rd October however does not include access to the Formal Networking evening on Tuesday 1st October at Stormont Parliament Buildings. A limited number of Early Bird and Concessional tickets are available. Individual day tickets are also available.

Tickets to the Formal Networking evening (including dinner) are available to purchase separately. There will be a dedicated meeting place at the Europa for delegates not wishing to purchase a ticket for dinner on Tuesday evening.

Please progress to the ticket booking page for more information.


Accommodation:

As the conference hub, the Europa Hotel, Belfast have provided a discount code for conference delegates should they wish to book their accommodation at the Europa. Single occupancy rooms including breakfast are available at £110 per night, Double occupancy rooms including breakfast are available at £120 per night. Please note this room rate is available with a delegate discount code only and must be booked with the Europa Hotel, Belfast directly. The discount code and link to book at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, along with alternative accommodation suggestions from VisitBelfast is provided in the Confirmation Email once you have purchased your conference ticket.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The Conference is open to delegates aged 18 years and over.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please see https://visitbelfast.com/plan/getting-to-belfast-travel-options/ & https://www.hastingshotels.com/europa-belfast/faq.html

What can I bring into the event?

There is opportunity through-out the conference to exhibit a poster or have an exhibition stand if booked in advance. You can request to present a poster or exibit during the ticket registration process. We will confirm exhibitor allocations 30 days before the conference.

Please note: you must be available to present your poster or exhibit during the evening session on Wednesday 2nd October.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email info@iucn.org.uk with any queries.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds are only available up to 30 days before the event. After the 31st August tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Refunds will include the ticket price less the Eventbrite fees (which consists of the payment processing fee and the service fee combined) with two exceptions. Eventbrite will refund fees if the event is cancelled or if the buyer has been charged multiple times in error and requests a refund within 7 days of purchase. If the event is cancelled, refunds will be for the entire purchase—that includes the ticket price and the Eventbrite fees.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring a digital or paper copy of your ticket to the event. A delegate list will also be present at the Conference Registration desk should you forget your ticket.

Can I update my registration information?

There is opportunity to edit your registration details at a later date however please be aware that any changes made after the 30th August may not be accommodated.

The deadline for suggestions for break-out sessions (Day 1) and parallel sessions (Day 3) is Friday 2nd August.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, ticket holders are able to transfer their ticket to another type of ticket. Any differences in ticket pricing will be charged.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes but you must inform info@iucn.org.uk of any discrepenacies for security puroposes.



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Great Victoria Street

Belfast

BT2 7AP

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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