UK and Ireland Regional Environmental Enrichment Conference

Join us for the 8th UK and Ireland Regional Environmental Enrichment Conference from Sunday, 11 September to Wednesday, 14 September 2022.

The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for animal carers from across the UK and Ireland to meet and discuss environmental enrichment for species of all types.

The conference will be run by Enrichment: SHAPE-UK and Ireland, the regional division of The Shape of Enrichment, Inc. which is dedicated to furthering quality enrichment for animals in the UK and Ireland.

The event will take place in locations across Newquay Zoo, as well as at neighbouring Cornwall College Newquay. It will be packed with talks, workshops, keynote speakers, practical builds run by Team Building with Bite, and a variety of great social activities.


Tickets cost £180, and include:

  • Pre-conference ice-breaker on the evening of Sunday, 11 September
  • Attendance to all three days of the conference
  • Practical build sessions led by Team Building with BITE
  • Social event on the evening of Monday, 12 September

Registration closes on Wednesday, 31 August, but places are limited and early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Get the early-bird discount!

Book your ticket to the UK and Ireland Regional Environmental Enrichment Conference by Sunday, 31 July and you will be able to take advantage of the early bird discount, and book your place for just £165!

Tickets are available via Eventbrite, where you can spread the cost of the ticket with three payments when you pay with Paypal.

Travel and accommodation

News and information on travel and accommodation will be posted here when available.

Further conference information can also be found on the SHAPE-UK and Ireland Facebook page.

Invitation to present

Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for both oral and poster presentations during the 8th UK and Ireland Regional Environmental Enrichment Conference. Both experimental and practical based presentations are encouraged but all should be goal focused. A new ‘speed presentation’ session will be introduced this year, which will be a great chance for delegates to showcase a new enrichment device they have trialled.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, 22 July 2022. All abstracts will be reviewed by at least two referees and it is anticipated that authors will be notified of the outcome of their submission within one week of the submission deadline.

To have the chance of presenting at this year’s conference, please fill in an Abstract Submission Form and email it to [email protected].