Program

The conference will focus on a different theme on each of the three days. The themes relate to:

  1. Conservation and Sustainability
  2. Sensory Pollution
  3. Climate Adaptation

Presentations will comprise invited keynote presentations, contributed papers and posters, focused break-out group activities and facilitated discussion.

The draft program structure is below. Please note that this is subject to change without notice at any time, with further details to be updated as they become available. 

DAY 1 – CONSERVATION

08:30 am Welcome and conference opening
08:45 am Plenary One
09:30 am Contributed and invited presentations
10:15 am Morning tea
10:30 am Contributed and invited presentations
11:30 am Poster presentations
12:30 am Lunch
 1:30 pm Plenary Two
 2:15 pm Contributed and invited presentations
 3:15 pm Afternoon Tea
 3:45 pm Group Discussion
 4:30 pm Close of Day 1
 5:00 pm Cocktail reception

DAY 2 – SENSORY POLLUTION

08:30 am Recap of Day 1
08:45 am Plenary Three
09:30 am Contributed and invited presentation
10:15 am Morning tea
10:30 am Contributed presentations
11:30 am Poster presentations
12:30 am Lunch
 1:30 pm Plenary Four
 2:15 pm Contributed and invited presentations
 3:15 pm Afternoon Tea
 3:45 pm Group Discussion
 4:30 pm End of day

DAY 3 – CLIMATE CHANGE

08:30 am Recap of Day 2
08:45 am Plenary Five
09:30 am Contributed and invited presentations
10:15 am Morning tea
10:30 am Contributed and invited presentations
11:30 am Contributed posters
12:30 am Lunch
 1:30 pm Contributed and invited presentations
 3:15 pm Afternoon Tea
 3:45 pm Group Discussion
 4:30 pm Summary of Conference outcomes

A key aim of this conference is to promote inclusivity. To this end we have attempted to achieve gender balance across the group that includes our invited plenaries speakers, chairs and facilitators. We will endeavour to achieve gender equity in the presentations (both invited and through open call) throughout the conference, and work to ensure that the presenters represent a range of career stages.

We will also be actively working to ensure that science, industry and policy perspectives are all equally represented, and that these voices come from the full geographic range of Australian cities.