The biennial National Landcare Conference and Awards are always a highlight in the Landcare calendar. With hundreds of passionate Landcarers from across Australia gathering to share knowledge and celebrate our community’s achievements, it’s an event not to be missed. This year’s conference and awards are being held in sunny Brisbane from 10 to 12 October and the event is shaping up to be one of the best.
Conference organisers are excited to announce that the master of ceremonies is none other than ABC Landline host, Pip Courtney. Much-loved within the Landcare community, Pip brings to the Conference and Awards her trademark warmth and wealth of experience sharing the stories of rural and regional Australians.
This year’s Landcare Conference offers more than 50 presentations that address the theme, ‘Landcare – Building a Better Tomorrow’. During the three-day event, four concurrent streams will showcase the diverse range of projects being carried out by farmers, landholders and tens of thousands of volunteers. There’s sure to be something for everyone. DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM
The Conference streams are:
Sustainable Agriculture – Innovation and Conservation in a Changing Landscape
Community in Action – Grassroots with a Purpose
Partnerships – Collaboration for Successful Outcomes
Environment – Improving and Protecting our Natural Assets
Nominations close Thursday, 23 August 2018.
The Bob Hawke Landcare Award recipient will be awarded with a prize package to the value of $50,000 for further development of their knowledge and skills in sustainable land management and Landcare.
All Landcare Award finalists are also in the running to win the People’s Choice Award. A highly-coveted prize, this award is presented to the finalist who receives the most votes from the general public in the lead-up to the awards. The winner will be announced on Thursday, 11 October at the Awards gala dinner.
Voting is now open and closes on Wednesday, 10 October 2018. Show your fellow Landcarers some love and vote for them to win the People’s Choice Award.