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Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) and Amphibian and Reptile Groups of UK (ARG UK), are delighted to be able to announce the 2018 Herpetofauna Workers’ Meeting, which is to be held at the Hilton Hotel in Northampton on 3rd-4th February 2018.

Running annually for over 28 years, this popular two-day event occupies the centre stage of the herpetological calendar. Once again, we offer a full and varied programme of presentations and workshops with plenty of opportunities to network. The meeting attracts a diverse audience representing: conservation organisations, ecological consultants, statutory bodies, land managers, academic institutions and students, and enthusiastic volunteers.

Please download the provisional programme for details of talks and workshops. Workshops are chosen during registration and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Visit Eventbrite to add yourself tot he waiting list.


Useful information

The entire conference including the Gala Dinner and quiz on Saturday evening will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Northampton. There is ample free car parking on site.


The Hilton have provided a special reservation site for Herp Workers Meeting delegates with discounted room rates (£78 for a single and £88 for a double). A block of rooms have been reserved for 2nd and 3rd February 2018. The reduced room rates will be available until 2nd January 2018 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Click the button to go to the Hilton website and book your room.

Information about alternative accommodation can be found via and Visit Northampton. The tourism website also has details of local attractions, restaurants and transport links.

Research posters

If you would like to exhibit a research poster please contact [email protected] 

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors: 

Sponsorship opportunities

By sponsoring our meeting in Northampton on 3rd-4th Feb 2018, your organisation will reach a wide audience of around 200 delegates, including representatives from wildlife conservation groups; consultant ecologists; academic researchers and students; statutory bodies and local authority planners; land managers; and keen amateurs. Your sponsorship will also help us to keep the meeting accessible for our volunteers and those on a lower income. We have several sponsorship options available. Please download the sponsorship flyer or contact Angie Julian via: [email protected] for more details.