Events and Conferences
CRC Association Annual Conference: Innovating with Asia 2014
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Western Australia. 20-21 May, 2014
In ‘The Asian Century’ Australia’s geographical proximity and stability places us in a unique position to take advantage of the growing influence of Asia globally. The Cooperative Research Centres Association in 2014 will look outwards and examine the world’s best practice and innovations from the fastest growing economies. Learn more about the quality of Australian CRC’s and how they compare to global innovation.
Keynote speakers include The Hon. Bob Hawke AC, Professor Thomas Allen, Peggy Liu, Thomas Barlow and Dr Jason Fox.
Conference website: http://conference.crca.asn.au/
Brisbane, Queensland. 26-29 May, 2014
The Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference is a not-for-profit event held every three years to bring together researchers, land managers, students and policy makers dealing with pest animals. The 16th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference will be held at the Pullman King George Square, in the CBD of Brisbane, Queensland 26-29 May 2014. The last time the conference was held in Queensland was 1987.
The Conference is proudly hosted by Biosecurity Queensland (part of the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) and supported by the Queensland Weed Society. The 2014 conference will incorporate the Queensland Pest Animal Symposium, a biennial conference aimed at those interested in pest animal management issues of particular relevance to Queensland. The Queensland Weeds Society is a proud supporter of the Queensland Pest Animal Symposium and will continue this association through support of the 16th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference.
Conference website: http://www.avpc.net.au/
At the last five Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conferences, Animal Control Technologies Australia (ACTA) has honoured field operators for Practical Pest Management Excellence. This award will continue in 2014. Senior people in each state are invited to nominate someone from the field who they think is doing a great job of best practice vertebrate pest management and who they think would benefit from participation at the conference. The winner receives $1,500 cash from ACTA towards costs of travel and accommodation to attend the conference and the conference organisers waive the registration and dinner fees for the winner. The winner is given a 10 minute presentation slot to give a presentation of their work. An award certificate is presented at the Conference dinner.
Award flyer & call for nominations (closing 28 Feb 2014): ACTA Award for Excellence in Pest Animal Management 2014 [PDF]
National Landcare Conference and Awards
Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, 17-19 September 2014.
This year’s National Landcare Conference promises to be an exciting celebration of 25 years of Landcare as a national program with a focus on the future and what this means for Landcare, with a program based on the theme – Celebrating our history – growing our future.
The three day Conference will include a day of field trips to a number of Landcare projects in Victoria. The National Landcare Awards gala dinner will take place on September 18th at the World Heritage listed, Royal Exhibition Building, featuring 69 finalists in nine categories from across the country.
Abstracts are sought by Sunday May 4th around the following core topics. Registration will open in May.
- Sustainable agriculture – Challenges for the future and improving productivity
- Environment – Sustaining and improving physical environment
- A celebration of Landcare’s History
- Community/social environment – volunteering, collaboration, building & sharing knowledge
- Embracing our future
Conference website: http://www.landcareonline.com.au/nationalconference
2014 Climate Adaptation Conference: Future Challenges
Gold Coast, Queensland. 30 September – 2 October, 2014
The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility invites you to its annual conference, Climate Adaptation 2014: Future Challenges. This is a national conference focused on the information needed to ensure Australia is adapting well to climate change. The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and decision makers to share knowledge and research approaches that inform policy and practice in planning for climate change.
Conference website: http://www.nccarf.edu.au/conference2014/
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.
More information: http://neobiota2014.org/.
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.
Conference website: http://2016canada.rangelandcongress.org/