NZPCN Conference 2015

Nurturing Our Conservation Roots for Generations to Come

To be held in Dunedin at the Otago Museum.

You can register for the conference online here - note that members get a 10% discount if they are logged on when registering. Prices will increase by 10% after 1 Ocobter and workshop spaces are limied to so register now to ensure you get your first choice.

The conference timetable is as follows:

Wednesday 28 October

Workshops day (various times)

Training workshops to be held at a number of locations in central Dunedin. Find out more here.

Welcome event (5.30pm – 7pm)

Conference welcome and the launch of Sir Alan Mark's new book to be held in the atrium at the Otago Museum.

Thursday 29 October

Keynote speakers

  • Sir Alan Mark (Otago University) will give the Tane Ngahere Lecture
  • Honourable Maggie Barry (Minister for Conservation)
  • Anita Benbrook (Wellinton City Council)

Sessions (9am – 5.20pm)

  • Early plant conservation in New Zealandlooking back at early efforts to conserve our flora.

  • Unique southern flora – exploring our unique southern flora and their communities (sponsored by Wildland Consultants)
  • Grassroots plant conservationhow communities are making the difference
  • Threatened plant research – recent discoveries and challenges
Friday 30 October

Keynote speakers

  • Marie Brown (Environmental Defence Society)
  • Laura Young (University of Canterbury)

Sessions (9am – 5.20pm)

  • Native plant protection – examining current issues and opportunities
  • The next generation of plant conservationists fostering skills and harnessing enthusiasm for the future
  • Working with natives how we are using and protecting native plants
  • Building networks and partnerships –  harnessing the power of collaboration

Conference dinner

This will be held at the conference venue in the Otago Museum from 7pm. During the evening the NZPCN annual plant conservation awards will be given out by Dunedin City Councillor and author neville Peat. The 2015 David Given Threatened Plant Research Scholarship recipient will be announced durong the evening and a silent charity auction will be held. Proceeds from the auction will go towards the David Given Threatened Plant Research Scholarship and the NZPCN Threatened Plant Endowment Fund.

Saturday 31 October

Field trips

Three field trips will be offered. Find out more here.

This page last updated on 14 Aug 2015