Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)’s Global Botanic Garden Congress is the only global congress dedicated to botanic gardens and is a key event in the calendar for botanic garden leaders and staff. It is an opportunity for the botanic garden community to come together and share information and experiences. Held every three or four years the Congress includes internationally renown plenary speakers and sessions covering topics relevant to botanic gardens such as policy, education, governance, conservation and research. Click here for more information.
The Weed Management Society of South Australia (WMSSA) with the support of Council of Australasian Weeds Societies Inc. (CAWS) have decided to postpone the 22nd Australasian Weeds Conference (22AWC) due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The WMSSA and CAWS look forward to co-hosting the event next year and are excited to announce a new date at our venue Adelaide Oval on 10-13 October 2021. We are now looking forward with optimism to 2021. By delaying the event, we will progress with confidence in our ability to host the conference that everyone knows and loves at a time when society is more positive and secure (note that we will also continue to monitor all advice from the Australian Government and heed their future directive). Click here for more information.
Jointly supported by the weeds societies of New South Wales and Victoria – weeds without borders, the Conference will be held in the Albury Entertainment Centre from 21-24 March 2022. The conference will focus on skills development, recognition and has planned four field trips. Early bird registrations are open until 25 February 2022. For more information see https://www.nswweedsconf.org.au/
The first International Plant Translocation Conference (IPTC) scheduled for 22-25 February 2021 in Rome has been postponed to 2022. The change of date is due to uncertainties related to the Coronavirus outbreak. The conference will be a unique occasion for conservation biologists from around the world to share their experiences, successes and misfortunes in restoring threatened plant species. Read more.