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22nd Australian Weeds Conference – Adelaide SA, 25–28 October 2020

The Weed Management Society of South Australia (WMSSA), on behalf of The Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS), will be hosting the 22nd Australasian Weeds Conference (22AWC) at Adelaide Oval from 25-28 October 2020. ​Early bird registration is now open. Main abstract themes have now closed, submissions only available for fire themed abstracts. Topics to be discussed range from cutting edge weed science and research, to local and national innovative policy, new operational practices and tools, best practice on-ground management, chemical innovations, alternative weed control, and on-ground case studies, all helping to protect our agricultural and environmental landscapes from weed threats. Click here for more information and to register.

NSW Nature Conservation Council’s 2020 Bushfire Conference, Sydney NSW

In light of public health advice on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are unfortunately postponing the Nature Conservation Council of NSW’s Bushfire Conference scheduled for the 19-20th May 2020 at the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre in Sydney until next May 2021 (date to be confirmed). We have made this decision for the safety of our delegates and to assist in safeguarding the wider community. The rationale for deferral to May 2021 is primarily due to the uncertainty about the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and the potential for bushfires to cause disruption to presenters and delegates during the 2020-21 fire season. We recognise that many people were anticipating that this “Cool, warm, hot: the burning questions” conference would provide an important opportunity to discuss and learn at first hand ways to better understand and manage the effects of fire in our cherished environment, particularly after the recent devastating fire season. The conference will still act as a valuable platform, with additional time for recovery, reflection and learnings from the fires to be shared in May 2021. Click here for more information.

Australasian Seed Science Conference – Canberra ACT, new dates 5-9 September 2021

As a result of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 virus, the Australasian Seed Science Conference has been postponed. The Organising and Scientific Committees are pleased to announce that the Conference will now be held from 5 – 9 September 2021, and would like to extend their appreciation to those who have contributed abstracts and time to developing the conference program. For more updated information please visit the Conference website and join our mailing list to keep up-to-date with new developments. ASSC2021 will be covering the following themes::
  1. Seed biology and evolutionary ecology – Unlocking the challenges of germination, dormancy and seed ecology in a changing world.
  2. Seed sourcing and end-use – Considering genetic diversity, restoration and translocations as well as sector specific approaches to seed conservation and use.
  3. Seed and gene bank management – The ins and outs of managing ex situ seed banks and gene banks and the methods for maximising seed quality and longevity.
  4. Seeds in culture and society – Sharing stories and learning about cultural seed use, including collaborations between traditional use and ex situ seed banks and gene banks.