Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the 2022 Global Bushcraft Symposium Being Held?

The 2022 GBS is being held in North Wales, United Kingdom. Please see the full information on the location and directions here.

When is the 2022 Global Bushcraft Symposium?

The 2022 GBS is from 27th July to 31st July 2022.

What time does the Global Bushcraft Symposium open?

Delegates can arrive at the GBS venue from 17:00 onwards on the 27th July.

What time does the Global Bushcraft Symposium finish

The 2022 GBS will finish after lunch on Sunday 31st July, officially at 14:00.

What accommodation is available at the venue?

The venue is a residential outdoor education centre.

Accommodation at the centre is largely shared bunk rooms with an en suite bathroom.

Accommodation is included in the Full Delegate Pass tickets. This will comprise single sex shared accommodation (where you will likely be sharing with other delegates).

Do I need to bring any sleeping gear?

Yes, bring a light sleeping bag or a blanket, plus a pillow case.

Is camping available at the GBS venue?

No. The GBS venue is not a campsite.

There is no camping available on the property of the venue itself.

There is, however, a 16-acre campsite directly next door to the symposium venue. See for more details.

Moreover, there is stile across the fence from the campsite to the GBS venue for any campers.

If you wish to camp next door or elsewhere in the vicinity, you should arrange it independently. There is no camping included in the GBS tickets and you cannot book camping via the GBS.

Can I park my camper van at the GBS venue and camp there?

No. The GBS is taking place at a residential outdoor activity and conference centre. It is not a campsite. There is a campsite next door. Please see above.

If I camp or otherwise stay offsite from the GBS, do I get a discount on a GBS ticket?

No. GBS tickets include a bed in a bunk room. It’s your choice whether to use it or not.

Is there a menu for me to choose my foods?

The kitchen will provide a range of foods based on the dietary requirements of delegates. Your dietary requirements and restrictions should be detailed on the booking form. Your dietary requirements can also be subsequently updated via the link in your booking confirmation.

Will there be a programme or timetable available?

Yes, there will be, probably from around the beginning of July. At the time of writing these answers (early May), we are still adding speakers, theme camp workshops and demonstrations, arrival times and departures of speakers, etc., and are still working towards a stable timetable.

Can I rent a stall or register as a trader at the GBS?

The GBS is neither a consumer show nor a trade show. It is a symposium for knowledge sharing via talks, presentations, demonstrations and workshops. There are no vendor pitches to hire.

Why do tickets cost £599?

The arithmetic is simple. It is costing the best part of £100,000 in direct costs to stage the GBS. There are 200 tickets available. VAT (sales tax) is 20% on top.

Our costs include exclusive use of the venue, centre buildings, and staff. The venue is also providing kitchen staff and all foods, catering to a variety of dietary requirements. We are hiring in audio-visual equipment and staff to run projectors, lighting, audio mixing desks, laptops and other peripherals needed by a conference. We are having all talks professionally filmed and edited. This requires a team of camera people. There are also some accounting and insurance costs. Some international speakers will also be receiving help with travel expenses.

No-one is being paid for their part in the GBS. None of the organising team, all of whom have day jobs or businesses to run, are receiving any payment. Some have been working on this event for nearly three years.

No speaker is taking a speaking fee.

Everyone involved is doing this for the love of the subject matter and for the sake of sharing knowledge and keeping this knowledge alive.

Ticket prices are based on us covering costs plus VAT. There is no profit margin, as there doesn’t need to be. This event, unlike some shows, is not being organised for financial gain.

For four full days of professional development and networking, this is incredibly good value.