The first British Natural Eyesight Conference was held at Felden Lodge, Hemel Hempstead near London from 24th to 27th October 2008.

46 people from 10 different countries gathered together for talks and workshops exchanging experience and best practice in the field of natural eyesight today. For details of individual presentations use the links on the left.

During breaks there was the collective creation of a mural. The top of this page and the other colourful images on this site are taken from the mural.

The sharing and communication that happened during the breaks was a valuable part of the conference experience.

Experienced teachers and those who were completely new to the field came together and this mixture of backgrounds brought a great richness to the conference. Thank you to all who took part and looking forward to seeing you in 2010!

Some of the feedback from conference participants:

  • "Very interesting presentations. A good combination of theory and practice."
  • "Very valuable, enjoyed openness and support - very balanced program."
  • "I liked this conference, became motivated to work on my vision, looking forward to the next one."
  • "A kind and loving conference, really glad I came."
  • "It was warm, a very pleasant amount of participants and a very nice atmosphere of sharing knowledge. Great."
  • "Very well organized."
  • "Lovely place. Comfortable accommodation."
  • "Thank you for everything. It has been inspiring!"
  • "I found tea breaks and casual conversation very powerful. Well done and huge thanks."
  • "I enjoyed it thoroughly."

The 1st British Natural Eyesight Conference is supported by the Bates Association for Vision Education and the College of Vision Education.

Thanks to the Bates Association for Vision Education for getting the conference planning up and running in the beginning. Thanks also to the conference helpers and the staff at Felden Lodge.