The Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) and the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens (RTBG) are pleased to present the 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014 (APCC10) which will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, between the 11th - 14th November.
APCC10 Conference Program
The draft Conference Program is now available for download here.
The APCC10 Conference Program includes a facinating variety of guest speakers, an innovative technology practical session, some 'behind the scenes' tours of the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, and exciting field trips such as a tour of the Tasmanian Threatened Orchid Project. Social events include a Welcome Reception at Government House, Conference Dinner and Casual BBQ at the end of the conference. In addition, former senator Bob Brown will deliver a Guest Lecture.
ANPC conferences are a key focal point event at which plant conservation specialists can exchange ideas and make new contacts. APCC10 will bring together a diverse range of the top botanists, ecologists, land managers, and on-ground plant conservation workers from around Australia and New Zealand, to discuss current scientific research and practical experience in the field of plant conservation, in particular for the many threatened plants and ecological communities now listed around Australia.
The overall theme of APCC10 is “Sustaining Plant Diversity – Adapting to a Changing World”.
"The five sub-themes are:
1/ securing biodiversity.
2/ partnerships for biodiversity
3/ prioritising actions.
4/ animals in plant conservation.
5/ engagement and communication in the modern world.
Climate change is one of the biggest emerging challenges facing plant conservationists today. APCC10 will focus on how native plants are adapting to the changing climate, and what measures are being undertaken to help them adapt, including the development of climate change corridors. It will also report on other exciting developments in pollination ecology, seed germination (including the Australian Seed Bank Partnership), and genetics and conservation. Due to the location of the conference it will showcase many iconic Tasmanian threatened species.
Why not combine APCC10 with a holiday in this geographically diverse state where over 40 per cent of the land area is reserved as national park and world heritage area. There are many plants to be seen here that grow nowhere else in the world, and the unique cool temperate rainforests and alpine areas are stunning. Go to the Discover Tasmania website for more information.
Myrtle Beech (Bronze) sponsors
Field Trip Sponsor
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Discounts for delegates!
All APCC10 delegates will receive a:
* $200 discount for The Maria Island Walk. The island is a great place to see rare Tasmanian orchids and the largest stands of tall Tasmanian Blue Gums in the world.
* 10% discount on a seaplane adventure with Tasmanian Air Adventures
* 20% discount on entry to the Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania's 'must-see' forest attraction, a 1.5hr drive south of Hobart. Walk among the giants and touch a legendary Huon pine, hunt for
mysterious forest fungi, or learn about the important
scientific research that goes on right 'next door' to
the AirWalk. Experience breathtaking views of the forest canopy, spine-tingling bridges across the might Huon and Picton Rivers, the thrill of an Eagle hang glide, peaceful forest walks and Tasmanian food and wine in the licensed cafe. To download the brochure, click here
Just mention the 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014 when you book or pay.
Download the APCC10 Map here
The conference and conference dinner will be held at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel.
APCC10 is shaping up to be an exciting event with many fascinating speakers, including Keynote Speaker Associate Professor Ian Lunt, Australia's Sherlock Holmes of vegetation ecology, from Charles Sturt University. Ian's research interests include ecological restoration, grassland and woodland management, as well as historical changes in Australian ecosystems, and every few weeks he writes about plants, vegetation ecology and conservation on his informative and entertaining blog.
Further information on some of the main speakers can be found here.
And we are delighted that former senator Bob Brown from the Bob Brown Foundation will be our guest speaker at a free public lecture on Thursday 13 November 6-7pm at the Baha'i Centre of Learning for Tasmania.
Public Lecture sponsor
Help contribute to the conservation of Australia’s unique plants! Businesses and organisations can participate in the 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014 by becoming a sponsor. For more information, please see the APCC10 Sponsorship Prospectus.
The conference provides an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation or company (as well as your involvement in plant conservation) to representatives from government, academia, community groups and private businesses from across Australia. Please take the time to read the APCC10 Sponsorship Prospectus, and be a part of this premier event in Hobart! It provides many options for sponsoring the Conference, but the ANPC and the RTBG are happy to accommodate any other forms of sponsorship, including in-kind contributions, following further discussion.