THIS IS NOT YOUR USUAL NATIONAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE!

A piquant mixture of stretchy science, disruptive technologies, Māori and indigenous knowledge, business and industry, government and NGOs. We look forward to hearing your ideas (even if they do sound a bit crazy!), ambitions, progress, promises, experiences and future plans at this, our first national meeting.

REGISTER

To participate in the NZ's Biological Heritage National Science Challenge's Conference

PLEASE, REGISTER HERE

CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for Papers now open - come and present!

BE AN INFLUENCER, BE THERE!

SPEAKERS

A fantastic line-up of inspiring speakers.

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PROGRAMME

A full 3-day programme is currently being developed.

AT A GLANCE

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Welcome!

National Science Challenges are about step change science, and you’ll see plenty of that at this meeting. But science does not happen in a vacuum.

We need to understand the social and economic context – who and what are influencing our native biodiversity, what are the top biosecurity threats and what are we doing about them, research investment, public opinion and behaviour.

There’ll be lots of interesting speakers to learn from, to question and be inspired by. Watch for the Call for Abstracts so that you can come and present. Be an influencer, be there!

Dr Andrea Byrom
Director

               THE BIOLOGICAL HERITAGE NATIONAL SCIENCE CHALLENGE IS HOSTED BY    

REGISTER TO ATTEND

The National Science Challenge for NZ’s Biological Heritage is calling its first meeting at Te Papa, Wellington.

FIND THE ANSWERS, INSPIRATION AND VISION BY REGISTERING NOW

Where are we at with PREDATOR FREE NZ by 2050? How are Māori restoring CUSTOMARY USE and PROTECTION of TAONGA SPECIES? Exactly who’s RESTORING BIODIVERSITY and where? Who’s paying? What is the role of PRIVATE LAND in restoring connectivity across landscapes? Who’s leading the way? Are we getting on top of BIOSECURITY threats and what’s the role of PRIMARY INDUSTRIES? How is the FENCING of waterways going? What’s the latest report card on FRESHWATER HEALTH? How are ecological SANCTUARIES doing? Is climate change starting to hurt OUR BIOLOGICAL HERITAGE?

HEAR FROM A FANTASTIC LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS, INCLUDING…

Dr Andrea Byrom
Landcare Research, Challenge Director

Dr Jan Wright
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Lou Sanson
Department of Conservation, Director

Dr Jacqueline Beggs
Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity, Director

Paul Atkins
Zealandia, CEO

Come join us in the ‘Coolest Little Capital in the World’

With a vibrant arts scene, fabulous café and restaurant culture nestled around the stunning waterfront, it must be one of the easiest cities in the world to get around on foot.

Wellington enjoys more cafes, bars and restaurants than New York City, and its coffee and craft beer producers are internationally recognised.

A creative, cosmopolitan city, Wellington combines the sophistication of a capital with the warmth and personality of a village.

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We have a great selection of central accommodation options for you to choose from. Let us take the hassle out of organising your stay while in Wellington.

Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand in Twilight time

Conference Secretariat

Conferences & Events Ltd
Level 3, 195 Willis Street
Wellington 6011

Phone: +64 4 384 1511
Email: crazyambitious@confer.co.nz
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