Events and Conferences

National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) National Congress 2014

Canberra. 20-21 October, 2014

‘Producing our Future’ will see over 350 representatives from government, industry and the wider agricultural supply chain join together to explore core business, challenging viewpoints and blue-sky opportunities for agriculture at the grass-roots, Australian and global levels.

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AusBiotech 2014 national conference

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland. 29-31 October, 2014

The AusBiotech national conference is the largest annual gathering of biotechnology experts in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.

This year’s conference theme ‘Life Science = Future. Jobs. Exports.’ brings our focus to the developments in biotechnology and the life sciences industry that will significantly boost Australia’s economic performance and build our nation.

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Environment Institute of Australia & New Zealand Annual Conference

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania. 29-31 October 2014

The conference will explore 21st century solutions to environmental challenges and provide a great opportunity for academic and professional exchange between environmental practitioners.

The program features diverse and thought-provoking speakers that will cover a range of professional perspectives from environmental management and policy to tourism and communications.

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NEOBIOTA 2014: 8th European Conference on Biological Invasions

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Antalya, Turkey 3-8 November 2014

The progressing and escalating threats posed by invasive alien species in Europe suggest that inmediate cooperative, specific planning is necessary if we are to have any chanche to halt biodiversity loss. Scientific, technical, political and legal actions need to be put in place urgently in order to diminish the ecological and economic impacts of biological invasions.

In this framework, NEOBIOTA 2014 will provide an international high-level forum to incorporate reserach into decision making processes an management of invasive alien species. NEOBIOTA will constitute an important opportunity to advance the dialogue and strengthen cooperation between the scientific community, conservation agencies, stakeholders, and policy and decision makers.

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IUCN World Parks Congress

Sydney, Australia. 12-19 November, 2014

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme “Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions”, it will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda.

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Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia Conference

Nouméa, Complexe Nouvata Parc, New Caledonia. 17-21 November, 2014

This conference aims to bring together land managers, scientists and practitioners who work in biodiversity restoration at a time of significance for the region’s species, ecosystems and landscapes with a focus on restoration of degraded sites, in particular in island regions.

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2014 Australasian Wildlife Management Conference (AWMS)

Pullman King George Square, Brisbane QLD. 2-4 December, 2014

The major theme of the conference is Wildlife Management in Australasia. The conference is open to all areas of wildlife management and all wildlife managers are encouraged to participate.

Abstracts on any significant advancement to Australasian wildlife management are sought, and the conference symposia will be organised based on the abstracts received. In addition to this we also have two focused symposia: Wildlife Management in the Resource Sector and Wildlife Management on Inhabited Islands.

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Pest Animal Forum

Mount Hope Hall, Mount Hope, NSW. 12 December, 2014

As part of the Mallee Recovery project, the Invasive Animals CRC is holding a one day pest animal forum at the Mount Hope hall. Members of the public, landowners and managers are invited to come along and learn from various experts about pests and how to control them and reduce their damage.

The forum will be held at the Mount Hope Hall on 12th December 2014. The day will kick off at 10am with presentations on pest animals and their control. Practical demonstrations for using traps and baits will be run in the afternoon. We will aim to finish up by 4pm. Food and drinks will be provided.

RSVP by 21st November to Jason Wishart ( or Stuart Brown (, or Phone: (08) 8207 7836.
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10th International Rangeland Congress 2016

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. 17-22 July, 2016

Held every 3-5 years,the aim of the International Rangeland Congress is to promote the interchange of scientific and technical information on all aspects of rangelands: research, planning, development, management, extension, education and training.

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