Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 AUGUST, 2021
International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Key activities in the 2021 National Landcare Conference program:
Wednesday 4 August 2021
- Field Trips across the Greater Sydney area
- National Landcare Youth Conference
- Welcome Reception Sponsored by Weedtechnics
Thursday 5 August 2021
- Conference Plenary and Stream Sessions
- 2021 National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner
Friday 6 August 2021
- Conference Plenary and Stream Sessions
THE 2021 NATIONAL LANDCARE CONFERENCE
The National Landcare Conference is the largest knowledge sharing convention for the Landcare community. This national event brings together Landcare groups and volunteers, landholders and farmers, Indigenous land and sea managers, landcare facilitators and coordinators, educators, research agencies, natural resource management professionals, and other community environmental groups and individuals to share insights, learn and connect. The conference attracts delegates from around the world, and from rural, regional and urban communities in Australia with a common purpose – a vision to actively restore and protect the environment in their local community through sustainable land management and conservation activities.
Hosted by Landcare champion and ABC TV host, Costa Georgiadis, the 2021 National Landcare Conference program includes keynote and plenary speakers, panelists, session streams and a comprehensive field trip program around the Greater Sydney region. A highlight of the conference program is the 2021 National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner to celebrate the 69 finalists from the 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards, where winners of the nine National Landcare Awards categories will be announced. The winners of the Bob Hawke Landcare Award and the General Jeffery Soil Health Award will also be announced.
We were to host the National Landcare Conference and National Landcare Awards (with the finalists from the 2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards) in 2020, however due to the ongoing global pandemic, both events will be hosted in August 2021. The National Landcare Conference and National Landcare Awards are biennial events. This means that we will host the 2022 National Landcare Conference and 2022 National Landcare Awards (with the finalists from the 2021 State and Territory Landcare Awards) in 2022.
We want all Australians to be involved in the 2021 National Landcare Conference and 2021 National Landcare Awards.
Due to COVID-19, the 2021 National Landcare Conference and 2021 National Landcare Awards will be hybrid events with both in-person and online delegate options.
Landcare Australia is working with the venue to ensure that the 2021 National Landcare Conference and 2021 National Landcare Awards are safe events for delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.
The venue is working with the NSW Government to ensure they manage the number of people who can attend the plenary and stream sessions. To manage the expectations of all delegates, we will be monitoring the number of tickets sold, and making more tickets available in the lead up to the event subject to the advice from the venue. For information about the venue’s COVID-19 safety guidelines, please refer to the ICC Sydney’s EventSafe Operating Guide.
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For online delegates:
We will provide online delegates with access to live streaming, recorded plenary and stream sessions, speaker presentations, networking opportunities and other conference resources via Landcarer, a FREE online platform that helps the landcare community and people interested in natural resource management to connect, collaborate and communicate. You will need to be registered on Landcarer to access the Conference information and resources. For information about the Landcarer digital platform please contact us on email@example.com
About the Conference
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
The program has been released, for more information 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.
Experience firsthand local natural resource management across Queensland, through a number of field trips to sites and projects. You can select from 12 field trips – register today.
We look forward to welcoming you to one of the fantastic field trips on offer.
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Landcare Australia is proud to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we live and work. We value and respect their deep and continued spiritual and cultural connections to the land, waters and seas, and pay our respects to their Ancestors and Elders past, present and future.
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