Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium 2019

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Arup - 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ

Through the Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium 2019, BCT and their partners will bring together experts from academia, the lighting industry and conservation to share their learning and experiences of best practice in terms of lighting and its impact on bats.

We are delighted that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Kevin Gaston ( Professor of Biodiversity & Conservation at University of Exeter. Dr. Gaston is a natural scientist with in depth experience in leading, managing, and conducting basic, strategic and applied research on a range of environmental issues presently facing humanity, including the impacts of artificial lighting on a range of taxa and habitats.

The symposium will then feature sharing of knowledge and best practice via a series of presentations. Contributors will be from across professions involved in lighting and bats, including:

  • Bristol University
  • Southampton University
  • Arup
  • Exeter University
  • Signify (formerly Philips Lighting)
  • Clarkson & Woods ecological consultancy

The delegate rate is £95 for BCT members, £100 for non-members. This includes a buffet lunch and refreshments.


Registration (with teas and coffees) opens at 9:00 and the event closes at 17:00.  Talks start at 9:30.

Directions to 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ: /files/17/Arup%20map%20and%20directions.pdf


We are now taking all bookings through our online system; and delegates should book their place by Monday 6 May 2019. Online booking makes the booking process easier and quicker, keeps the forum costs to a minimum and is in keeping with BCTs Environmental Policy. You will receive confirmation of payment by email on booking and joining instructions will follow.



If you cancel your booking more than six weeks before the event, by 1 May 2019, we can offer a refund. Regrettably we are unable to provide a refund if cancellations are made on or after this date.