Forums Aquaponics Forum 2016 Aquaponics Convention Current thoughts on the convention agenda

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    Here’s the current blabla

    I’m is going to be getting the blogs and talk profiles together for the day.

    Any thoughts on the sessions / what could be changed, better, etc?

    Register now for the 4th BAQUA conference! 2nd & 3rd September at Bridgewater College.

    We are still working on the final programme for this year’s conference and training school – here’s what is shaping up:


    Commercial Aquaponics Hands-On!!! with Antonio Paladino of BioAqua Farm. Following the success of last year’s training with Dr Wilson Lennard, we dive deeper with a hands-on – on-farm approach, with this workshop. This takes place on Friday 2nd September at BioAqua farm and includes a delicious lunch. There are VERY LIMITED PLACES. So please confirm yours ASAP (additional charges for this session).


    8am – BAQUA Business Breakfast – for those who would like to join BAQUA’s steering group and/or support the day-to-day running of the organisation (additional charge for breakfast)

    AQUADEMICS – Checking in with the state-of-the-art in research with Dr Benz Kotzen of the EU funded Aquaponics research hub

    What to be looking out for – Fish Health in 2016-17? (TBC) Catching up with the latest on fish health challenges for UK aquaponics and on compliance with CEFAS

    2015-16 in the BAQUA network – Sharing what’s been happening across our network

    Co-creating aquaponics certification and standards – Capitalising on our time together to co-create the aquaponic future we want with a panel discussion on standards, certification and welfare with Dr Gavan Cooke, CEFAS and the Soil Association

    More sessions to be scheduled soon!

    Accommodation will be available at the College (additional charge) – more on this shortly


    Our annual conferences aim to:

    facilitate knowledge and resource sharing across the network
    enable members to overcome specific operational issues through access to specific information and expert guidance
    introduce innovations and the state-of-the-art in research and practice from the UK and beyond
    provide a high-level training opportunity for practitioners
    make aquaponics more accessible to entry-level practitioners
    And to initiate

    co-creation of standards, certification and other frameworks for the sector
    co-authoring of policy recommendations
    business collaborations
    demonstration projects
    technology partnerships
    open data sharing
    matchmaking of synergies and partnerships
    If you are a BAQUA member and would like to add to the discussion on what we want from this year’s convention – you can join us in the forum

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    We are hoping to get one of us from the Urbanag team down to the BAQUA 2016 Conference so as to give a bit more of a North of England view on aquaponics.

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    Great! That would really help!

    I was also thinking it might be worth thinking about producing something like this for our community:

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