Wales Annual Meeting & AGM

BSBI Wales Annual Meeting & AGM 2020

*STOP PRESS* AGM 2020 postponed to 2021:

The Committee for Wales organises a meeting every year, holding an AGM and organising excursions in a different county of Wales. The 2020 Wales AGM was held via email but the Annual Meeting has been postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic.

The Annual Meeting will now be held from 2nd to 4th July 2021 subject to Covid -19 restrictions. Booking has remained open and any bookings already made for the 2020 meeting are valid for the 2021 Meeting. Alternatively, those who have already booked and who would prefer a refund should contact the meeting organiser John Palmer. However there is considerable uncertainty with respect to whether the Covid-19 restrictions will result in the meeting being postponed again. We have therefore decided to review the situation in April 2021. Between now and 15th April we would ask those who think that they will attend the meeting and who have not already booked to express interest in the meeting by contacting the meeting organiser indicating their requirements re accommodation and food. After the review in April 2021 we will contact potential participants indicating whether the meeting will proceed or not. If the meeting is going ahead we will then ask for payment from those who have expressed interest.

Here is the Wales AGM 2021 flyer  which tells you about the Meeting, the location, the excursions planned and the accommodation on offer and here is the Wales AGM 2021 postal booking form, but the PayPal option below is quick and easy to use and much easier for the organisers to administer, so we hope that you will use it if possible. Note that you don't need to have a PayPal account to use the booking facility.

Cancellation policy: Event cancelled by you:

If you cancel up to 4 weeks before the meeting, BSBI will refund your payment in full apart from the conference fee, which will be retained until after the end of the conference to cover any outstanding costs. In the event that the conference fee is not needed to cover outstanding costs, it will be returned.

If you cancel within 4 weeks of the start of the meeting, you will be liable for cancellation costs up to the full amount paid by you, dependent on how near to the start of the conference you cancel.

Cancellation policy: Event cancelled by us:

In the unlikely event that the BSBI has to cancel or postpone this event, we will refund charges paid by you on this booking page or by cheque fully.

However we shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made independently by participants. We strongly recommend that you purchase your own travel insurance.

Presentation from the 2019 Annual Meeting

Click on the link to view or download the presentation: An introduction to Validation from the Wales Meeting 2019

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BSBI Wales Annual Meeting & AGM 2019

In 2019, the BSBI Wales Annual Meeting & AGM was held in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, and was organised by Richard and Kath Pryce, the joint County Recorders for Carmarthenshire. The meeting ran from Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd May and attendees also explored the highlights of the county's flora during three field days. These were to Burry Port, Capel Dyddgen and Pembrey Burrows taking in coasts, woods and both acid and basic meadows. Some of the plants seen are pictured on this page (hover over the image to see the caption). You can read more about the Annual Meeting field trips here. 

Previous Wales Annual Meetings

  • 2017 - Flintshire (VC51)
  • 2016 - Brecon (VC42)
  • 2015 - Plas Tan-y-Bwlch (VC48)
  • 2014 - Tintern (VC35)
  • 2013 - Beaumaris (VC52)
  • 2012 - Llangollen (VC50)
  • 2011 - Dale Fort (VC45)

BSBI Wales Annual General Meeting 2018

In 2018 the Welsh AGM was held over the weekend of 17th-19th August in Cardiganshire at Aberystwyth on the University Campus, with a superb range of species and habitats within easy access. The line-up of speakers included Ray Woods, and there were workshops on plant identification (including vegetative keys with John Poland), exhibits (coastal plant variants and Forget-me-nots etc.) and visits to the University Herbarium, Botanic Gardens and landscaped grounds.