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2018 Conference

The theme of the 2018 Joint 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 landscapes and healthy people. Building on the successes and lessons of recent IFA and AFG national conferences, the program will facilitate both structured and informal dialogue and networking, and will incorporate a day of field sessions to explore the conference themes.

The conference will begin with a Welcome to Country and Conference on the evening of Sunday 2 September, and will be preceded by the usual AFG 5-day field tour and workshops targeting young foresters and other key topics. Field sessions on Tuesday 4 September will address both farm and urban forest topics, and Canberra icons such as the National Arboretum and inside the Parliamentary Fence. The Conference rates will be significantly cheaper than the last IFA Conference in Cairns.

Pencil these dates into your diary now for a stimulating start to September in the national capital! Further program details and registration information follow in early 2018. In the meantime, you can contact the conference committee at


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2018 Combined IFA/AFG Conference
2-5 Sep 2018 - Forests for healthy cities, farms and people