Events and Conferences
Australian Science Communicators Conference
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 3-5 February 2014
This conference provides an opportunity for science communicators to gather, share, learn, challenge and grow. It brings together journalists, corporate communicators, publicists, writers, exhibition designers, educators, scientists and others with a common interest in making science more accessible.
This conference is perfect for professional communicators working in the field of science as well as anyone interested in learning or sharing knowledge about the art (and science) of communicating science. This is an ideal forum for science communicators to network. The conference is anticipating attendance from members of Australian Science Communicators as well as the wider scientific, PR and art community. Whether you work in a government department, educational facility, research agency, non-government organisation, business, industry body or for yourself, you are welcome to attend and contribute.
More information: http://www.ascconference.asn.au/.
Island Arks Symposium III
University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 11-13 February 2014 with workshop sessions on 14 February.
The Symposium will be attended by; scientists, managers, decision makers, residents, and custodians. Students are encouraged to attend and there will be a discounted student registration fee. We invite the international community and specifically encourage those from neighbouring areas in Asia, New Zealand and the greater Pacific region. There will be discussion panels, workshops and field trips during the symposia.
Registrations open 1 July 2013, closure of Abstracts 30 September 2013.
Abstracts are sought within the following themes:
- Island translocations
- Island restoration and reassembling island ecosystems
- Indigenous island communities and indigenous conservation management
- Island people and communities: entrepreneurship, economic development, conservation capabilities
- Island conservation and protection- includes terrestrial and marine protected areas
- Emerging threats to island conservation and communities
- New innovations and technologies for island research and management
Conference website: http://islandarks.com.au/island-ark-symposiums/island-arks-symposium-iii/
26th Vertebrate Pest Conference (USA)
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island, Hawaii. 3-6 March, 2014
Save the date! Details on the conference will be added to the website as they are developed.
Conference website: http://www.vpconference.org/
ABARES Outlook 2014 Conference
National Convention Centre, Canberra. 4-5 March, 2014
Join the conversation at ABARES Outlook 2014 conference as we examine the opportunities for our agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.
Our theme for Outlook 2014 is realising the opportunities. It reflects the evolution of conversations in agricultural communities from identifying innovations and export opportunities, to positioning our industries to take advantage of those prospects.
Conference website: http://www.daff.gov.au/abares/conferences-events/outlook
5th National NRM Knowledge Conference
Launceston. 17-19 March, 2014
National NRM Knowledge Conferences bring together regional NRM organisations from around Australia, along with NRM practitioners from Australian and State/Territory agencies and non-government organisations, to share knowledge and experiences in Natural Resource Management.
This year our theme is Regional NRM – Communities in Action: viable communities, productive and healthy landscapes. It reflects our core value of working with communities to address the NRM challenge – it’s the communities that do the work whether it be changing farm practices or establishing wildlife corridors and in doing so they are supporting the long-term sustainability of their farming and biodiversity assets.
Conference website: http://www.conference.nrmregionsaustralia.com.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]