About the Conference
Further your knowledge and engage with your fellow Landcarers at the 2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards to be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre between 10 – 12 October. We invite you – our Landcarers – to join us in Brisbane for three days of knowledge sharing and insightful discussion, as well as informative presentations by pioneers, leaders of NRM bodies, scientists, academics, government, and environmental, climate and biodiversity experts. A full program will be released featuring keynote addresses, workshops and panels, a welcome reception, networking events and the 2018 National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner which will be held on Thursday, 11 October 2018. Supported by Landcare Australia and the National Landcare Network, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
Information on the speakers will be released soon.
With opportunities to learn about the latest trends and technology driving the industry, network with peers, or take part in robust discussion, there’s something for every Landcarer at the 2018 National Landcare Conference.
This year’s theme is ‘Landcare – Building a Better Tomorrow’.
Four streams will be available covering:
- Sustainable Agriculture – Innovation and Conservation in a Changing Landscape
- Community in Action – Grassroots with a Purpose
- Partnerships – Collaboration for Successful Outcomes
- Environment – Improving and Protecting our Natural Assets
Share your story at the 2018 National Landcare Conference
We are seeking people involved in the Landcare movement to present at the 2018 National Landcare Conference.
For more information or to submit an abstract visit the Program page.
Sustainable Agriculture – Innovation and Conservation in a Changing Landscape
Farmers manage over half of the Australian landscape, and, in order to ensure a better tomorrow, innovation and conservation are critical for managing land and water assets. This stream will focus on how agriculture is adapting to an ever increasing range of challenges, including climate change, and, how Landcare is developing and implementing innovative farming practices to sustainably manage our productive natural assets.
Environment – Improving and Protecting our Natural Assets
Australia’s natural resources are unique, irreplaceable and finite. As stewards of the Australian landscape we are obligated to develop innovative and diverse approaches to protect our natural assets for a better tomorrow. This stream will demonstrate how various Indigenous, Bushcare, Coastcare and other Landcare community groups are contributing to successfully meet these challenges.
Community in Action – Grassroots with a Purpose
Community participation is at the heart of Landcare. This stream will showcase the achievements of individual Landcare community groups and projects that demonstrate the value delivered from investing in communities.
Partnerships – Collaboration for Successful Outcomes
The significant local knowledge, experience and commitment within the grassroots Landcare movement is a proven valuable resource. This stream will focus on successful partnerships that leverage collaboration and investment for greater impact.
Wednesday 10 October Field Trips to various locations Welcome Reception 6.30pm – 8.00pm Thursday 11 October First day of Conference (plenary and streams) Junior Landcare Excursions National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner 7.00pm – 11.30pm Friday 12 October Second day of Conference (plenary and streams) We look forward to welcoming you to Brisbane and celebrating you, our Landcarers.
Experience firsthand local natural resource management across Queensland, through a number of field trips to sites and projects. The full schedules will be released soon.
We look forward to welcoming you to one of the fantastic field trips on offer.
Geelong / Inverleigh
Macedon/ Maribyrnong Valley
Moorabool / Woady
Ballarat / Rowsley
Healsville / Glenburn
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), nestled in the heart of Brisbane’s South Bank cultural precinct.
Professional Registration Both 2 Day and 1 Day registrations will be made available For delegates who are attending the conference as part of their salaried employment, and their conference costs are being paid for. This includes those employed by a local, federal or state government organisation, Natural Resource Management regional organisation, an industry body or consultants Inclusions: access to all conference sessions on the selected dates. Two day registrations also gain access to the Welcome Reception
Community Registration Both 2 Day and 1 Day registrations will be made available For delegates who are volunteers and are not attending as part of their salaried employment. This category is also open to part-time employees. Inclusions: access to all conference sessions on the selected dates. Two day registrations also gain access to the Welcome Reception
Exhibitors and Sponsors
The 2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards is proudly supported by the Australian Government. To become a sponsor of the 2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards take a look at our Sponsorship Prospectus here.
Be a part of Australia's key knowledge sharing event for the Landcare movement.
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Highlights from 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards