Speakers & presenters

Keynote speaker

Dr Karl KruszelnickiThe keynote speaker for the 2017 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference will be renowned science broadcaster, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.

The popular presenter has a link to the Albury-Wodonga area, having spent his early childhood years at the Bonegilla migrant camp before the family settled in Wollongong.

Dr Karl is best-known for his weekly radio spot on Triple J, in which he answers listener questions about science in his unique and entertaining style. Read more about Dr Karl by clicking here.

Expressions of interest for presenters

The NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference Committee is calling on all interested people to submit an expression of interest to be a concurrent speaker, facilitate a workshop or provide a poster presentation during the upcoming conference.

The conference is a key biannual event for the NSW Local Land Services and Landcare community.

When: 25 to 27 October 2017 at the Albury Entertainment Centre
Theme: “Sharing Our Stories”
Aim: to provide presentations, workshops and posters and across four key areas: Biodiversity, Agriculture, Water and Aboriginal Landcare.
Audience: 300 to 400 delegates will attend, including: 

  • NSW Local Land Services staff
  • other government agency staff,
  • researchers and NGOs,
  • Landcare staff and leaders,
  • Landcare group members & volunteers,
  • farmers & local regional community members that have an interest in Landcare activities.

A number of opportunities exist to speak on the four key areas in 15, 20 & 30-minute timeslots, either as part of a field trip or during concurrent sessions at the venue.

How? Follow this link for the online form to submit your EOI.

Closing date for EOI: Friday 26 May 2017

For further Information contact: RLF Edwina Hayes 0427 267 753, edwinahayes@holbrooklandcare.org.au.

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Key areas

Biodiversity

This stream highlights the biodiversity focused efforts of individuals, groups, communities, NGOs and partnerships with Government agencies and Industry and the role they play in identifying and recovering Australia’s threatened species and co-existing with natural ecosystems.

This includes but is not restricted to habitat restoration, connectivity and conservation programs and research, influencing the survival trajectory for particular threatened species, public awareness and education campaigns of spaces and species and symbiosis, as well as highlighting the role flora and fauna play in human survival and amenity.

Agriculture

This stream focuses on showcasing how farmers, land managers, groups and partnerships are pursuing best practices that balance economic, environmental and social outcomes through responsible management of our land and water resources and the role they play in sustainably producing food and fibre whilst providing beneficial ecosystem services.

Water

This stream focuses on the impacts and pressures on our waterways and water resources from human activity and the programs underway to ensure our waterways and estuaries continue to be healthy and productive for future generations.
Waterways include marine environments and intertidal zones, rivers, wetlands and other natural waterways, as well as human-made structures for water harvesting/ movement/ measurement/ interception/ containment/ diversion/ treatment etc.

Water resources include providing water for sustaining human life, wildlife and plants, irrigation, livestock and domestic use, and supporting industries and activities such as manufacturing, tourism, recreational and commercial fishing and aquaculture. It also covers environmental water, flooding regimes and land-reclamation, water licensing and legislation.

Aboriginal Landcare

This stream focuses on Indigenous land and sea management, also referred to as ‘caring for country’. It includes but is not restricted to a wide range of environmental, natural resource and cultural heritage management and education activities undertaken by individuals, groups and organisations across Australia for customary, community, conservation and commercial reasons.
These activities have their origins in the holistic relationships between traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and their customary land and sea estates—or ‘country’.

Key Dates

Conference Dates:
25-27 October 2017
End of Financial Year bargain registrations
Close 30 June
Earlybird registrations:
Close 25 September

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Contact Us

For further information regarding the 2017 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference please contact:

Conference Managers
Countrywide Conferences and Event Management

Bradley Hayden
Phone: 0412 461 392
Postal: PO Box 5013 Albury NSW 2640
bradley@ccem.com.au