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Other Conferences and Events

2019 Orchid Conservation Symposium – Melbourne VIC, 18-19 June 2019

Hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV), the two-day workshop will bring together prominent scientists, community groups and practitioners who are working in orchid conservation across southern Australia. A draft program for the Symposium is available. Early-bird registrations close 30 April! Register here.

Mined Land Rehabilitation Conference Newcastle NSW, 19-21 June 2019

The 9th Annual Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference (2019) is organised by CRC CARE with the School of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Newcastle. This annual conference provides an important avenue for promoting the use of best-practice approaches in the rehabilitation of mined lands. It will interest anybody working on, interested in, or affected by the environmental impacts of mining. Register here.

Nature City Seminar – Perth WA, 26-28 June 2019

An innovative seminar to improve WA’s capacity to better manage, enhance, design and connect with nature in urban areas. A 2-day seminar and 1-day field trips to showcase the latest research and best practice case studies from across WA’s urban areas. The main themes for the Seminar and Field Trips are management, conservation, restoration and enhancement of nature, and connecting people with nature. These themes will cover urban bushland, parkland, benefits of nature to human health, and biophilic design. Click here for more information.

20th NSW Weeds Conference – Newcastle NSW, 26-29 August 2019

Are you working to manage and eradicate weeds in Australia? The 20th NSW Weeds Conference is a premier event for NSW weeds officers, researchers, market and industry analysts, government officials and policymakers working towards better weed management across the country. The conference will unite more than 250 weeds management experts in the beautiful beach-side city of Newcastle, Australia. Weeds are a serious threat to Australia’s native flora and fauna and add pressure to our economy. Recent technologies, policies and innovations are helping us manage weeds more effectively – but more work is needed. This conference provides an opportunity for the NSW weeds management community to showcase new research and ideas for controlling and eradicating weeds. It’s a chance to network and build strategic partnerships and invest in a shared vision for our industry’s future. Register here.

SAVE THE DATE: NSW Roadside Environment Committee Forum – Sydney NSW, 27 August 2019

Theme: Linear Reserves: Linking People, Nature and Infrastructure. To be held at the Aerial Function Centre, University of Technology Sydney. Expressions of Interest for presenters close 12 April. Contact Neil Dufty for more information and submit EoIs.

WA State NRM and Coastal Conference – Perth WA, 1-4 October 2019

The 2019 State Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Coastal Conference will be held amongst the beautiful natural gardens of Edith Cowan University, Joondalup. A highly regarded WA event that has been held regularly since the 1990s, the Conference will focus on maximising networking opportunities with an interactive program including workshops, tours, engaging conference sessions and open space sessions. The theme for the conference is ‘Our Coast | Our Land – Striving Together’. The theme aims to inspire delegates to make transformational changes together that improves and protects our natural environments and creates healthier communities. Call for abstracts now open.

BGANZ Congress 2019 – Wellington NZ, 20-23 October 2019

Plants from the past: plants for the future. Plants have brought Australasian Botanic Gardens together though BGANZ every 2 years since 2003. They have canvassed a range of roles and perceived roles for botanic gardens. They have been about education, conservation, their roles in communities and any number of shades of these themes. 2019 returns to basics – it is all about the plants. Science, education, recreation, conservation, community outreach – they are all dependent on plants. Early-bird registration closes 26 July. Click here for more information.

NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference 2019 – Broken Hill NSW, 22-24 October 2019

For the first time in its 20 year history, the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference is heading to the far west! Set aside 22-24 October and make your way to Broken Hill where you will join some of the most passionate, innovative and engaging people from around Australia. Book your tickets today and start making travel plans to ensure you don’t miss out on what promises to be an informative and truly inspiring event. Delegates will also have the opportunity to kick up dust in the outback, party the night away at the Silverton Hotel and experience many more unique and wonderful events. Registration is now open!

ESA19: The 2019 Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia – Launceston TAS, 24-29 November 2019

‘Ecology: science for practical solutions’. Ecology is the science of interactions among all forms of life and the abiotic environment they inhabit, and in turn, change and shape. Applications of ecology are all around us everyday, in natural resource management, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, water production and conservation biology. These applications demonstrate the importance of ecology in seeking to understand and explain our Earth, and how humans can better co-exist with nature in an increasingly anthropogenically-modified environment. This provides the theme for this conference: how the science of ecology can contribute to developing and implementing solutions for our planet in the throes of a biodiversity crisis and a changing climate. Ecological science is fundamental to informing policy but the next generation of practising ecologists will need to work more closely with economists, political scientists, historians, human geographers and social scientists to develop ecologically sustainable practices. Registrations now open. Click here for more information.

ASBS–NZPCN 2019 – Wellington NZ, 24-28 November 2019

The Australasian Systematic Botany Society and the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network are proud to announce our joint conference ‘Taxonomy for Plant Conservation – Ruia mai i Rangiātea’ in November 2019. Attending this conference is a must do for anyone who is passionate about science and conservation of native plants in New Zealand and Australia. This conference will be held at Wellington’s premier venue, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Get up to date with our stimulating and comprehensive range of speaker presentations. Explore Wellington’s forests and rugged coastlines on our field trips. Network with people involved in a wide variety of plant conservation work. Discuss and learn about a range of issues at our workshops. There will be opportunities to tour the Te Papa herbarium and Otari Native Botanic Gardens. Registration is now open. Click here for more information.

2019 SA Community Landcare Conference – Bordertown SA, 27-30 October 2019

We are pleased to announce the next biennial State Community Landcare Conference will be held in Bordertown from 27 to 30 October 2019. The Landcare Association of SA will also celebrate 20 years in 2019 and hopes that you will celebrate this milestone with us. The theme of the Conference is: ‘Landcare Unearthed – Celebrating Diversity, Managing Landscapes’. Early Bird Registrations are now open. Register now to take advantage of a great price and secure your seat at a conference that cannot be missed. Click here for more information.


22nd Australian Weeds Conference – Adelaide SA, 25–29 October 2020

In October 2020 the Weed Management Society South Australia will host the 22nd Australasian Weeds Conferenceat the Adelaide Oval. This biannual Australasian event comes to Adelaide once every 14 years, and is an opportunity not to be missed. To be held at the iconic Adelaide Oval. Click here for more information.