The New Zealand Plant Conservation Network is excited to announce its next conference for 6–9 October 2024, in Whangārei. We will be reflecting on the past, present and future of plant conservation in Aotearoa New Zealand with our theme “Ka mua, ka muri – walking backwards into the future”. With this we will be able to celebrate 21 years of NZPCN, and hundreds of years of plant conservation in Aotearoa, and reflect on how all that has happened informs the future. The conference will run from Sunday to Wednesday, with workshops and a welcome event on Sunday, symposia on Monday and Tuesday, and field trips on Wednesday. Our field trips and workshops will make the most of the incredible flora of Whangārei, with the city also being the gateway to wider Te Tai Tokerau/Northland and all the amazing botanising it presents.