ANPSA Conference 2018

Banksia marginata

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Hobart 2018

Every two years ANPSA hosts a Conference and Seminar program featuring lectures, workshops and field trips highlighting the diversity of Australia's native flora. Each Conference is organised by one of ANPSA's seven Member Societies, on a rotating basis.

In 2018, the Conference will be held in Hobart, the capital of Australia's island state, Tasmania, hosted by members of the Australian Plants Society Tasmania Inc.

Theme: Grass Roots to Mountain Tops, depicted in the Conference logo with Themeda, the grass roots, and the recognisable mountain tops shaping a stylised map of Tasmania.

Dates: Monday 15 January through Friday 19 January 2018

Venue: The Conference Venue is Wrest Point, Hobart, with wonderful conference facilities and stunning views of the Derwent River but most importantly a flat and navigable site with our own space for lectures, displays, meeting places, socialising and dinners.

Hobart, Tasmania's Capital, is a friendly and beautiful city set on the Derwent River and overlooked by an ever-changing Mt. Wellington. It has a fascinating history which is experienced when wandering though the city and observing its preserved heritage.

Hobart experiences four distinct seasons. During summer in January the average temperatures range from 12 - 23oC, it is also one of the driest months but pack a rainproof jacket and be prepared to dress in layers.

Tasmania produces a wide variety of excellent quality produce and beverages which can be enjoyed during the conference and at local restaurants and markets. One of the most famous is Salamanca Market which operates each Saturday morning. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden has a spectacular view over the river and is celebrating its bicentenary in 2018. The Theatre Royal, Australia's oldest continuously operating Theatre, was originally built in 1834 and there is MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art and not to be missed for an extraordinary art fix.

Then there is the wilderness, within minutes the city can be left behind to venture into the rainforests and mountains and January is the time to see Richea scoparia in flower.

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Key Dates
  • 20 August 2017: Cut-off date for King Island Tour KI1 (pre)
  • 8 September 2017: Cut-off date for King Island Tour KI2 (post)
  • 30 September 2017: Early-bird registration closes
  • 15 December 2017: Standard registration closes
  • 8 January 2018: Start of King Island and Alpine to Rainforest tours
  • 9 January 2018: Start of Hobart Environs Tour
  • 13 January 2018: Bruny Island Day Tour
  • 15-19 January 2018: Conference
  • 20 January 2018: Start of Alpine to Rainforest tour and King Island tour, if sufficient applications are received for King Island.
  • 20 January 2018: Bruny Island Day Tour
  • 21 January 2018: Warra Supersite Day Tour

Header Photo: Banksia marginata (Silver Banksia)
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