We are proud to offer the leading environmental law conference in the UK in the environmental law sector. Usually held during June or July, we offer excellent CPD learning opportunities, debate, networking and much more. We look forward to welcoming you to our next Conference.


UKELA Annual Conference 2023

Back in person for the first time in four years, UKELA conference 2023 arrives at a time when environmental law has never been more prominent, or more important.  From corporate reporting in the boardroom to environmental defenders in the criminal courts to holding governments to account, environmental law matters, and our conference explores the myriad ways in which UK environmental law is being developed, tested, scrutinised, used, abused and ignored. Throughout our two days together at the University of Reading, we will cover many of the multiple faces of environmental law, but the thread that runs through the conference is this: how is environmental law addressing the big environmental issues facing society, and how do we, UKELA members active in environmental law, use this knowledge in our own professions.

Join us for a mix of online and in person sessions throughout the week. We are delighted to be at the University of Reading, on their Whiteknights campus, which is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland. The campus has won 11 consecutive Green Flag awards, recognising it as one of Britain’s top green spaces. Famous for the climate stripes, created by Prof Ed Hawkins at the university in 2018, which show how the planet is heating, stripe by stripe, in one striking image, Reading University is surely the perfect place for UKELA members to meet and debate once again.

Find out more about the 4 day programme below and meet our generous sponsors. Bookings now open - there are be a range of tickets available to suit all pockets and circumstances, from joining us in Reading to taking part online or a hybrid of both. Residential, day tickets and online tickets are now available.

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Catch up with presentations from previous years

Annual Conference 2022

Annual Conference 2021

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