SAVE THE DATE! 30th Anniversary Conference – Building Solutions to the Climate Crisis

7-8 June 2019 | Oxford Brookes University, Oxford

For 30 years the AECB has been at the forefront of providing radical solutions and building knowledge to help fight climate change.

Our special 30th Anniversary Conference will take place 7-8 June 2019 at Oxford Brookes University on the Gipsy Lane Campus in Headington. See below for information for how to get there.

Join us to further promote change and discuss how a sustainable built environment can reduce carbon emissions, contribute to the creation of a regenerative and circular culture and a healthier, more just society.

As with all AECB events, knowledge transfer will be at the forefront with fantastic keynote speakers, new case studies, local site visits and informative technical workshops, an exhibition and plenty of time for questions and discussion.


Find out more about our speakers

Accommodation in Oxford in June books up quickly and as a result can become expensive. See below for some suggestions: early booking is strongly recommended.

Plenary speakers

Toward an ecological civilisation: Vision and principles
Jeremy Lent, Author of The Patterning Instinct,

Follow up workshop: Making ecological civilisation real: practical steps toward transformation Leaders:
Jeremy Lent, Author of The Patterning Instinct
Elizabeth Ferguson, Founder, Climate Compassion

Find out more about Ecological Civilisation and the speakers here

Achieving zero: Delivering future-friendly buildings
Dr Brenda Boardman, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Additional plenary talks will be given by long-standing AECB members and friends who will give a unique and entertaining perspective on 30 years of building knowledge and solutions. Details to be announced shortly…


More than 25 expert speakers will give short talks in workshop sessions on the following topics:

  • Reducing carbon emissions in the built environment
  • Making ecological civilisation real
  • 30 years of greening homes
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Ventilation & air tightness
  • Ecosystems / holistic approaches
  • Commercial case studies
  • Retrofit case studies
  • Residential new build


*Preliminary programme is subject to change in timings as more speakers are confirmed.

Registration Information

AECB members


Two day conference£250 + VAT @ 20% = £300
Day delegate£145 + VAT @ 20% = £174

AECB non-members

Join here


Two day conference:£275 + VAT @ 20% = £330
Day delegate £200 + VAT @ 20% = £240

Your registration fee includes:

  • Access to all talks, workshops and site visits
  • Refreshments and lunch as scheduled in the conference programme
  • Evening meal and social event on Friday 7 June

Please include any special dietary or access requirements when completing the online registration form.

Confirmation of your booking and all relevant information will be sent to you prior to the event.

Venue and Accommodation Information

The Conference will take place at the Gipsy Lane (Headington) campus of Oxford Brookes University on Headington Road, Oxford, OX3 0BP.

Download information on how to get there


A list of recommended guest house and student accommodation on the Brookes Bus U1 route supplied by Oxford Brookes University can be downloaded here.

Download accommodation information

Additional recommendations include airbnb rooms, the Premier Inn Oxford (near the Brooks Bus U5 bus route) and also consider making a weekend of it and take time to explore Oxford and the surrounding area. There are lots of lovely villages outside of the city centre on bus and trains routes into Oxford including Woodstock and Charlbury in the Cotswolds.

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities

We have now released the details for exhibiting or sponsoring at the event. Places are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.

In addition to meeting existing customers/connections and generating sales from new relationships formed, the AECB’s annual conference provides the opportunity to connect with other companies and people who can help your business grow. This could be suppliers, new services or new customers. Being in the spotlight and having the opportunity to showcase your products and services face to face to new people is key to exhibiting at the AECB’s 2019 conference.

Exhibition and Sponsorship information

Exhibition and Sponsorship booking form

Our Current Exhibitors


Conference Enquiries

Exhibition and Sponsorship Enquiries

Please direct any booking queries to

Karen Purvis

AECB Convention Secretariat

Tel: 01993 831859 | 07792 296861



Cancellations: Substitutions can be made at any time but please advise the conference secretariat ( of any change in name. If you find it necessary to cancel your booking please notify the conference secretariat immediately in writing. Provided written notice is received the following cancellation terms will apply: Cancellations prior to 26 April  2019: full refund less 10% administration fee. Cancellations between 26 April and 10 May 2019: 50% refund. Cancellations after 10 May 2019: full fee is payable.

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