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ANPSA Biennial Conference and Seminar

   2019 Biennial Conference

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The next Conference will be held in Albany, Western Australia from 29 September to 4 October 2019, with the theme 'Blooming Diversity'. The Conference will be hosted by members of the Wildflower Society of Western Australia.

The Conference is still in the planning stages, but will include a series of tours to and from Albany, the host town, and a variety of day excursions during the conference, taking in native flora in bushland settings as well as gardens and landscaped areas. Since the south-west of Western Australia is known for its pristine bushland, there will be an emphasis of native flora in its natural setting.

Registrations to attend 'Blooming Biodiversity' open in January 2019 but you can register your interest via the 2019 Conference website.

Details of previous conferences and tours can be viewed at the 2018 and 2015 Conference websites to allow those who are considering attending in 2019 to see the range and scope of activities that can be expected (see links below),

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:

  • 2019: Western Australia.
  • 2021: New South Wales.
  • 2023: Victoria.
  • 2025; South Australia.
  • 2027: Queensland.
  • 2029: Tasmania

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.

Previous Conferences

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.

2018 Biennial Conference, Hobart, Tasmania

2018 Conference Website: Information of the program and tours for the Conference held in Hobart, Tasmania in January 2018.

Presentations delivered at the Conference can be downloaded from the following links (pdf format).

  • Day 2: Tuesday 16 January 2018
  • Day 3: Wednesday 17 January 2018
  • Day 4: Thursday 18 January 2018
  • Day 5: Friday 19 January 2018

2015 Biennial Conference, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

2015 Conference Website: Information of the program and tours for the Conference held in Canberra, ACT in November 2015.

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