Program

The 2018 National Landcare Conference offers three days of knowledge sharing, insightful discussion, as well as informative presentations by pioneers, leaders of NRM bodies, scientists, academics, government, and environmental, climate and biodiversity experts.

With the theme Landcare – Building a Better Tomorrow’, the four streams that will be covered include;

  • 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

 

The conference program will be released soon.

We look forward to welcoming you to Brisbane in October.

Call for abstract submissions

Share your story at the 2018 National Landcare Conference

 

If you have a story that showcases the Landcare approach to natural resource management or sustainable agriculture, we invite you to submit an abstract. With the theme Landcare – Building a Better Tomorrow’, we are seeking presentations that fit the following stream topics:

  • 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

Whether you’re a farmer, volunteer, Landcare group, natural resource management organisation, primary industry representative, environmentalist and conservationist, academic, or researcher, we encourage all Landcarers who have something valuable to share to submit an abstract today.

Poster Presentations We are also offering conference participants the opportunity to contribute to our poster exhibit which illustrates outcomes and lessons learned from Landcare or national resource management projects. If you have a poster which you would like to display at the conference, we also invite you to submit an abstract. You can view poster guidelines here.

By contributing to the conference, whether it be a presentation or poster exhibit, you’ll be helping to create an engaging program for all involved, while helping build a better tomorrow.

 

Submissions close Sunday, 8 July 2018.

  

For more information contact abstracts@landcareaustralia.com.au

Session Streams

 

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.

2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards Program

 

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)

THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER 2018

8:00 am

Registration Opens

9:00am – 9:15am

Official Welcome

9.15am – 9.25am

Welcome to Country

9.25am – 9.55am

Opening Plenary

9.55am – 10.30 am

Plenary 2

10.30 am – 11.00 am

MORNING TEA

11.00am – 11.50am

Sustainable Agriculture Grassroots with a Purpose


Community in Action Grassroots with a Purpose


Partnerships Collaboration for Successful Outcomes


Environment Improving and Protecting our Natural Assets


12.00pm – 12.30pm

Austcover Young Landcare Leader Award Presentations

Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award Presentations

Coastcare Award Presentations

Fairfax Media Landcare Community Group Award Presentations

12.30pm – 1.30pm

LUNCH

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Sustainable Agriculture Grassroots with a Purpose


Community in Action Grassroots with a Purpose


Partnerships Collaboration for Successful Outcomes


Environment Improving and Protecting our Natural Assets


2.40pm – 3.10pm

Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award Presentations

Rio Tinto Indigenous Land Management Award Presentations

Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management Award Presentations

Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices Award Presentations

3.10pm – 3.40pm

AFTERNOON TEA

3.45pm – 4.15pm

Plenary

4.15pm – 4.45pm

Plenary

4.45pm

Conference Closes

7.00pm – late

2018 National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner – BCEC

FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER 2018

8.30am

Registration Opens

9:00am

Plenary Sessions

9.10am – 10.15am

Panel session: Future directions for Landcare

10.30am – 11.00am

Victorian Government presentation

11.00am – 11.30am

MORNING TEA

11.30am – 12.30pm

Sustainable Agriculture Grassroots with a Purpose


Community in Action Grassroots with a Purpose


Partnerships Collaboration for Successful Outcomes


Environment Improving and Protecting our Natural Assets


12.30pm – 1.30pm

LUNCH

1.30pm – 2.40pm

Sustainable Agriculture Grassroots with a Purpose


Community in Action Grassroots with a Purpose


Partnerships Collaboration for Successful Outcomes


Environment Improving and Protecting our Natural Assets


2.45pm – 3..00pm

Closing Plenary

3.00 – 3.30pm

AFTERNOON TEA

3.30pm

Conference Close

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