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The 2019 Conference will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of WOS and will be held at the Penglais Campus at Aberystwyth University on Saturday 16 November 2019. Booking is now open for WOS members - tickets are priced at £30 + small booking fee (the same as in 2018) and for non-members with tickets priced at £35 + small booking fee (again, the same as in 2018). We are also offering 10 discounted places at £10 + small booking fee for under 26 year olds. Booking is now open for these - proof of age will be required on the day! Here's a taste of the programme: 30 years of ornithology in Wales – Iolo Williams;  Guillemots: 47 years of research on Skomer – Tim Birkhead; Saving Curlews – Mary Colwell; Question time with Katie-Jo Luxton (RSPB Wales Director), Andy Clements (BTO CEO), Clare Pillman (Natural Resources Wales, CEO), Mark Isherwood AM  – chaired by Steffan Messenger (BBC Environment Correspondent);  Bardsey Island: wildlife, birds and the work of the Bird Observatory  – Steve Stansfield; Optional excursion to Ynyslas and Ynys Hir – organised by WOS on Sunday 17 November (Overnight accommodation available at the University).

To book tickets, please go to Eventbrite. In addition to booking tickets, the Eventbrite website also has maps to direct you to the conference campus and car park and a Visitor's Parking permit, which you should print out and complete for your car. The car park is around 10 minutes walk from the conference centre and there will be a limited amount of disabled parking at the centre itself, where temporary parking will also be available for deliveries etc. Please contact web@birdsin.wales if you require this facility.

The Welsh Ornithological Society Conference is held each November, supported by BTO Cymru and RSPB Cymru. Our aim is to move it around the country over a four-year cycle.

The 2018 Conference, on Welsh Woodlands and their birds was held at Neuadd Reichel, Bangor on Saturday 3rd November. As has become the norm, it was sold out in advance. All sessions will be uploaded to our YouTube channel, after which a link will be available from this page.

All the sessions from the 2017 Conference on Raptor conservation in Wales, can be seen here.