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Registration for Conference 2018

Registration for Conference 2018
The theme of the 2018 Joint IFA-AFG Conference - Forests for healthy cities, farms and people – speaks to the increasing importance of urban forests in our growing cities, the continuing importance of trees on farms for productive and sustainable rural landscapes, and our increasing understanding of the links between healthy treescapes and healthy people. On behalf of the Conference Committee, I invite you to join in learning about and discussing these issues in the national capital this spring.

These issues are not new for foresters, but it has often been challenging to advance them in the national agenda. In our rural landscapes, it has been difficult to capitalise on the foundations established by initiatives such as Landcare and the Farm Forestry Program. In our cities, both urban sprawl and densification are impacting on familiar treescapes that deliver a myriad of services to the majority of Australia’s population. Yet research is increasingly demonstrating the value of trees and treed landscapes to both human and landscape health.

We’re fortunate in this conference to be able to capitalise on world-leading work, in both research and practice, from across Australia and with some key international partners. We’re designing the program to maximise the opportunities for learning across both rural and urban landscapes, and in each separately. And we’ve taken lots of note of the feedback from recent IFA and AFG conferences.

We’ll have a program that’s packed with both stimulating presentations and panels and opportunities for discussion in each of structured and informal settings; and that gives voice to young professionals. The field day sessions are integrated into the main program, and capitalise on our location in the bush capital.

We look forward to you joining us in Canberra for this stimulating professional event.

Professor Peter Kanowski

Event Properties

Event Date 02-09-2018
Event End Date 05-09-2018
Cut off date 27-08-2018 3:45 pm
Location ANU University House
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