Conference is a success

The 2012 National Landcare Conference inspired Landcarers and others with a passion for sustaining the natural environment to consider and act on issues as diverse as social media, climate change, food security, and the future of the Landcare movement. Photo at the National Landcare ConferenceVisit the evaluation page to see some of the conference results.

Plenary sessions available to view online

Conference plenary sessions are now available to view on YouTube, including the highly popular presentation by Dr David Suzuki and the Landcare to Lunchbox panel session featuring Tim Flannery. Visit the videos page for more information and links.  

Presentations now live

Presentations by conference speakers are now available to download. Visit the presentations page for more information.

This year the three day event was held from 3 to 5 September 2012 during Landcare week at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour.A photo showing panel members at the National Landcare Conference 2012 This conference was a great opportunity to bring together individual Landcarers, Landcare and community groups, regional bodies, natural resource management (NRM) practitioners, international Landcare members and Australian Government representatives.

The conference theme for 2012 was ‘Landcare — the future in our hands’. With a growing interest in and concern for sustainable living and food security, the Landcare community is at the forefront of helping to ensure that Australia can move confidently towards a smart and resilient agricultural and environmental future.
Photo of contributions of ideas from participants at the National Landcare conference 2012
The 2012 conference provided delegates with an opportunity to learn about and share innovative practice approaches and solutions as well as opportunities to renew contacts, build new networks, share ideas and discuss challenges within the wider Landcare community.

The National Landcare Awards was held during the conference and all finalists presented on their award recognised projects. As a conference attendee you will have the opportunity to speak directly to the nominees and presenters through question and answer sessions.

Speakers from across the country were invited to discuss topics suggested by you, from science and innovation to community engagement and participation.

In addition to keynote speakers, the program also included field trips, workshops and poster presentations, which represented a broad range of interests as well as social events, such as the 2012 National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner – the National Landcare Conference is an event not to be missed.

We thank those who participated in the 2012 conference and made the event a success.


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