ANPSA Biennial Conference and Seminar
Every two years ANPSA holds a Conference and Seminar hosted by one of its Member Societies, on a rotating basis. The conference schedule is as follows:
2022: New South Wales
2026: South Australia
2034: Western Australia
Associated with each Conference is a week-long seminar including field trips to gardens and natural areas. The Seminar program usually comprises a series of lectures by expert speakers interspersed with the field trips. Two special features are part of each Seminar program:
- The AJ Swaby Address by an eminent authority in the field of horticulture or
science of Australian native plants.
- The presentation of ANPSA Australian Plants Awards. These awards are issued
in Professional and Amateur categories and recognise outstanding
achievements in the field of Australian native plants.
Other features of the Conference/Seminar program are the Pre- and Post-Conference Tours. These guided tours allow participants to experience the diversity of the flora of the host State and are usually of 5 days duration.
2022 Biennial Conference
Past Present Future
The next Conference will be held at the Pavilion in Kiama, New South Wales from Saturday 10 to Friday 16 September 2022, with the theme ‘Australian Flora – Past Present Future’. The Conference will be hosted by members of the Australian Plants Society (NSW).
Preliminary details on the Conference, pre- and post-Conference tours and the beautiful town of Kiama can be found on the APS (NSW) website.
Details of previous conferences and tours can be viewed for past conferences to allow those who are considering attending in 2021 to see the range and scope of activities that can be expected (see links below).
Information on past Conferences is provided to allow those who are considering attending the next Conference to see the range and scope of activities that can be expected.
Albany, Western Australia
Presentations delivered at the Conference can be downloaded from the following links (pdf format).
Tuesday 1 October 2019: Theme – Know
- Keynote Address: Blooming Biodiversity: What is World Class about Western Australia?; Greg Keighery
- Tales from the Fossil Record – Effects of Climate Change on the Evolution and Preservation of Western Australian Plants; Ken McNamara
- Still they come: botanical exploration in Western Australia since 1697; Alex George
ABSTRACT: The first plant specimens were collected in the west in 1697 and more were collected in 1699. From 1791 collecting became more common and it increased markedly after settlement of the colony in 1829. More than 800,000 specimens have now been gathered in WA, representing almost 13,000 species, but new species continue to turn up in all parts of the State. This talk highlights the major players in the story.
- A View from the Top: Plants and landscape in Early Albany as painted by Robert Dale (1834); Malcolm Traill and Stephen Hopper
- Bush Heritage Presentation
- Examining correlation between Nyungar residential patterns and contemporary Macrozamia dyeri distribution; Alison Lullfitz
- Eremophilas in the desert; Bevan Buirchell
- The very special and unique eucalypts of southern WA; Malcolm French
- eGuide to Wildflowers; Greg and Bronwen Keighery
- AJ Swaby address: Old landscapes and new perspectives on wildflowers; Professor Stephen Hopper AC
Thursday 3 October 2019: Theme – Grow
- A lifetime of growing and still on a huge learning curve; Bob Dixon
- Native plants in the food industry; Geoff Woodall
- 55 years of growing Western Australian plants for the state Botanic Garden; Amanda Shade
- Mastering Banksia Growing; Kevin Collins
- Mastering Banksia Growing; Text of talk; Kevin Collins
- Aussies in a (Dutch) cowshed; Liesbeth Uijtewaal
- Growing native flora in a European environment; Gerald Lorenz
- Study Group Presentations
Friday 4 October 2019: Theme – Conserve
- Passion and knowledge in conserving our wildflowers; Bronwen Keighery
- Attempting to Farm with Nature – trials and tribulations in context of a societal industrial-dominated agricultural paradigm; Wendy Bradshaw
- Conservation of Threatened Flora of the South Coast of WA; Dr Sarah Barrett
- 2021 ANPSA Conference – Kiama, NSW
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