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The Members Area includes a new look ARC nature reserves section with an interactive map, a resources library and news and events section. Take a look around and let us know what you think via [email protected] 

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Run in partnership by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) and Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK (ARG-UK) the Herpetofauna Workers' Meeting is the foremost gathering for those involved in UK amphibian and reptile conservation.

This years in person conference will take place on the 4th and 5th of February 2023 overlooking the shores of Llandudno at Venue Cymru. We have a broad range of speakers from across the UK and abroad covering a variety of herpetofauna conservation topics, with guest star appearances thrown in! The Gala Dinner is back by popular demand on Saturday night featuring our ‘Have I Got New(t)s for You!’ quiz and there will be 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. Ticket prices are kept as low as possible and as always we offer a concessionary rate for ARC Members, members of ARG’s and students. Tickets are on sale now!

Before registering via Eventbrite please download the provisional programme for details of talks and workshops

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Thank you to this year's sponsors:



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Useful information

Questions? Contact the team via [email protected]

You do not need to bring a printed or electronic version of your ticket.

The dress code for the Gala Dinner and evening entertainment is ‘smart casual’.

The entire conference including the Gala Dinner and evening entertainment on Saturday evening will be held at Venue Cymru.

You can find more useful information via the Tourist Office, Victoria Arcade, Mostyn St, LL30 2RP, 01492 577577 or including free maps of Great Orme footpaths.


Venue Cymru
Penrhyn Crescent,
The Promenade,
LL30 1BB 

01492 872000

Visit the venue website for Parking information.

Getting there:

By car Venue Cymru is 4 miles away from the A55 and takes approximately 8 minutes by car, giving access from all over the North West and beyond via M62/M56. From Junction 19 of the A55, follow signs for Llandudno and take the A470 (Royal Welsh Way), from there follow the brown road signs marked Venue Cymru. Venue Cymru Post Code, LL30 1BB

By train Direct services to Llandudno’s train station arrive from Blaenau Ffestiniog, Chester and Manchester; for all other services change at Llandudno Junction.

By bus Local buses stop on either Mostyn St or Gloddaeth St at the Palladium pub, while National Express buses from Chester, Bangor and Pwllheli stop at the Coach Park on Mostyn Broadway.

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This year we are able to offer a discounted rate to HWM2023 delegates on local accommodation. A link to the accommodation portal will be emailed to all registered delegates.

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Research posters

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

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Sponsorship opportunities

The annual Herpetofauna Workers Meeting is the foremost gathering for those involved in UK amphibian and reptile conservation. By sponsoring our conference 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 us via: [email protected] for more details.

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COVID-19 information from the venue

Hand Sanitisers - Hand Sanitising units can be found at all entrance points and throughout the venue. We encourage you to use these as you enter the building and whenever possible.

Contactless Payment - Contactless payment is available at all sales points.

Increased Cleaning - All auditorium, meeting rooms, front of house spaces and touchpoints are subject to rigorous cleaning and sanitising.

Ventilation - Where possible all windows will be open to circulate air. Our main ventilation system has been programmed to allow 100% fresh air intake. With this in mind the venue may be slightly cooler than usual so we suggest you bring an extra layer as a precaution.

Face coverings - Customers are no longer required to wear a face covering when visiting the venue, however patrons are still welcome to wear them if they feel more comfortable in doing so.

Covid Pass - Covid Passes or a negative Covid test result are NO longer a legal requirement for entry to the venue. We would however recommend if possible taking a lateral flow test before attending for the consideration of those around you.

Finally, we need you - We are asking for your help in keeping our staff and each other safe. Take your time, keep your distance where possible and most importantly if you are experiencing any of the identified Covid-19 symptoms it is very important you do not attend the conference / visit the venue.

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