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Conference 2018 Program

  • 27 August – 1 September

    Session timing

    Session

    Overview

    Departs from Sydney; travels to Canberra

    AFG pre-conference field study tour

    Led by Kevin Harding, AFG President

  • Sunday 2 September

    Session timing

    Session

    Overview

    Late morning – late afternoon

    Young professionals & students forum

    Skills development

    Leadership & communications

    Mentoring & networking

    Late afternoon –

    early evening

    Welcomes to country, to the ANU, and to the conference

     

    Informal welcome cocktails

    Speakers:

    Wally Bell
    Prof Marnie Hughes- Warrington

    Conference committee

     

  • Monday 3 September

    Session timing

    Session

    Overview

    Morning – Plenary 1

    Forests for healthy cities 1

      Kenneth Er, CEO, Singapore National Parks Board

      Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability & the Environment

    Morning – Plenary 2

    Forests for healthy people

      Jackie Schirmer,
    University of Canberra

      Kathryn Williams,
    University of Melbourne

    Afternoon – Session 1

    Focus sessions:
    Forests for healthy cities

    Forests for healthy farms

    Policy & practitioner panel

    Living Infrastructure

    Catherine Keirman

    Afternoon – Session 2

    Contributed papers 1

    Concurrent sessions addressing conference themes

    Afternoon – Session 3

    World Café

    Managed small-group discussions on key topics

    Afternoon – Session 4

    IFA AGM

    All IFA Members are invited to attend

    Evening

    Conference dinner

      Prof Graham Farquhar

  • Tuesday 4 September

    Session timing

    Session

    Overview

    Morning Session 1

    Joint field session

    National Arboretum Canberra

    Morning Session 1

    AFG AGM

    All AFG Members are invited to attend

    Morning Session 2

    Concurrent field sessions

     

    A mix of field visits (varying duration) addressing conference themes, in and around the ACT

    Afternoon Session 1

    Afternoon Session 2

    Evening

    Free evening

    Canberra – the world’s 3rd ranked city to visit 2018

  • Wednesday 5 September

    Session timing

    Session

    Overview

    Breakfast

    Education, communication and social licence

    Informal forum

    Morning – Plenary 3

    Forests for healthy farms 1

    Policy & Practitioner Panel
    Senator Anne Ruston
    Fiona Simson
    Greg McCormack
    Jim Adams

    Morning 2

    Forests for healthy farms 2

    Next Generation Plantations

    Afternoon 1

    Contributed papers 2

    Concurrent sessions addressing conference themes

    Afternoon 2

    Closing session & conference conclusions

    Bringing together conference learnings and priorities

    4pm

    Close

     

 
 
The program information on this website is correct at the time of providing, however, the organisers reserve the right to change the information where necessary without notice.