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Annual Conference

We are proud to offer the leading environmental law conference in the sector. Usually held during June or July, we move around the UK to different locations for a weekend of expert presentations, networking and CPD. We look forward to welcoming you to our next Conference.

Sheffield 2019

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Please join us in Sheffield University’s beautiful campus from 28 to 30 June 2019 for The UKELA Annual Conference 2019.

Our conference programme starts at 11.20am to give you maximum CPD value. Registration is from 10.30am.

With seven plenary sessions covering a broad range of topics, there is something for everyone. We also have our Working Party sessions, always a popular end to the main business of the weekend.

With a relaxing social programme to complement the working day, including some new activities such as running and walking clubs, we are sure you will have an enjoyable weekend with colleagues and friends.

The UKELA Annual Conference 2019

UKELA Annual Conference 2019 – Speaker’s Corner

We are delighted to offer a new initiative at our 2019 Conference programme: introducing the “Speaker’s Corner”!

Is there an environmental issue that keeps you up at night? Have you got a passion or experience about the natural world you would like to share? Does the opportunity to raise your professional profile at the UK’s leading environmental law conference appeal to you?

Then apply for one of our “Speaker’s Corner” slots for an exciting 5-minute platform to speak in front of the conference delegates on any environmental topic you wish.

We welcome the chance for us to hear new voices and fresh opinions on environmental issues, and strongly encourage those who have not spoken at previous conferences before to apply.

You must already be registered as attending the 2019 conference. For more information on how to apply, please download the application form and send it to Lizzie Blair by 5pm on Friday 10 May.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Application form for Speaker's Corner

Canterbury 2018

Canterbury Gala resized 3A sellout conference in Canterbury for our 30th anniversary saw us ponder the theme of "Past Reflections & Future Horizons - environmental law in post-Brexit Britain.” Speakers covered a wide range of topics from waste to marine pollution; climate change to the 25 year environment plan. Delegates also took part in a special plenary session to help formulate UKELA's response to the government consultation on the arrangements for environmental safeguarding and principles post Brexit. You can read our response here.

Nottingham 2017

uni-nottinghamAlmost 200 delegates converged on Nottingham for our annual conference on the theme of Cities of the Future - legal challenges & opportunities for more sustainable living. They heard a wide range of excellent speakers on themes as diverse as the role of lawyers and regulators in making cities more sustainable, via Air Quality, sustainable transport and water management; through to Brexit and US updates.

Brighton 2016

delegates-in-lecture-theatre-editedOver 200 UKELA members gathered at the University of Sussex from 1 to 3 July to discuss the new international context for environmental law. The conference theme for 2016: “International Environmental Law, from global to local” welcomed speakers and participants from around the globe, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and the UK. The conference was well-timed to gather news and perspectives on a wide range of international developments, not least the implications for environmental law of the UK’s referendum result on Brexit. Further reading on Brexit on our dedicated page.

Members can read the Conference papers in our reading room. For more information on membership see our Join Us page.

Liverpool 2015

liverpool sunset imageOur 2015 Conference was in the famous port city of Liverpool, home of the Beatles and gateway to the world. Our theme was, fittingly, ''Water, water everywhere'' - the big legal issues in energy, infrastructure, nature conservation, planning and regulation. Over the course of a packed weekend, delegates considered fracking, habitat protection, infrastructure development and environmental permitting - all of which raise important legal issues for the water environment. Plenary sessions led by experts in the sector looked at a wide range of subjects ranging from port regeneration to flooding and habitats and from fracking to planning for water infrastructure.

Members can view the papers and presentations in our reading room. If you are interested in viewing these, find out more about membership.

This page was printed from the website of the UK Environmental Law Association at www.ukela.org.
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