2019 WA Threatened Species Forum

5 - 6 September 2019
NACC is again hosting the WA Threatened Species Forum in Geraldton and have selected 5-6 September for the forum itself.

This will be the third time the WA Threatened Species Forum will be held in Geraldton, with the inaugural event in 2015 bringing together more than 180 people from a cross-section of society with a common concern for WA’s animals and plants.

The 2019 WA Threatened Species Forum will provide an opportunity to inform attendees on the priorities of current national, state and regional threatened species strategies; and an opportunity for attendees to share information on activities and interventions, science and solutions for protecting and recovering Western Australia’s threatened plants and animals.

This forum will also support regional communities by creating awareness about current and future challenges and opportunities, ensuring a more action-based, prioritised, targeted, and coordinated approach to managing the threats and conserving the habitat of our animals and plants, thus giving them a better opportunity to survive and thrive.

Registrations are now open on Eventbrite here 

Ticket Type

Full registrations are entitled to the following:
Entry to all sessions
Program
Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea and Lunch
Welcome Sundowner

Day registrations are entitled to the following:
Entry to sessions on the day registered
Program
Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea and Lunch on the day registered

Ticket Fees ($AUS)

Full Registration $110
Day Registration $80
Welcome Sundowner (extra tickets) $20

All prices are inclusive of 10% Goods and Services Tax.

Please note that all persons intending to attend the Conference must register, including presenters, chairpersons, and delegates.

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellations must be notified by writing by 1 August 2019 to the [email protected]

Submissions are now open of abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The Steering Committee will perform a blind review of all submissions and will notify presenters of the outcome in July.

 

Please use the “Call for Abstracts Form” when submitting your abstract

 

Call for Abstracts Form

The program will be made available shortly.

As part of the WA Threatened Species Forum, there are a range of optional field trips on offer. These include:

  • Abrolhos islands
  • Mt Gibson Sanctuary Camp Out 
  • Midwest Local Producers Tour

Abrolhos islands

Join Piatella Glass Bottom Boat Tours on a full day boat trip to the Houtman Abrolhos, an amazing archipelago consisting of 122 islands which network over an expansive 100km of ocean. This amazing full day tour will indulge your senses to discover the underwater paradise from above and below the surface. Snorkel the calm waters to explore the beautiful marine life and coral archipelago. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a delightful Abrolhos style lunch.

Cost: $250

Mt Gibson Sanctuary Camp Out 

Join the experts from the Australian Wildlife Conservancy for an overnight camp out and learn about the threatened wildlife that call Mt Gibson Sanctuary home. Plus, join the guided walks for your chance to spot a number of the Sanctuary’s unique Australian animals! Please note you must provide your our camping gear and transport to Mt Gibson.

Cost: $20

Midwest Local Producers Tour

Join Midwest Adventure Tours on a guided bus tour exploring the best local produce the Midwest has to offer.  Try olives, capers, dukkah and oils; indulge in smoked meats and homemade brews from Burnt Barrel; get among  the rum and liqueurs at Copperhead Road Distillery; and enjoy the amazing scenery around Geraldton and the Chapman Valley.

Cost: $120

 

Please note you must register for the forum to be eligible for the field trips. Partners may join field trips with prior agreement.

Queens Park Theatre – Geraldton

The forum will be hosted at Queens Park Theatre within the heart of Geraldton in WA.

Venue Map

A map of the venue can be found here>

General Information

The theatre auditorium itself has a seating capacity of 656 which includes the box and circle seating, it also has two large foyers with bars, a reception room and mezzanine.

The amphitheatre is a perfect outdoor venue with a capacity of 300 patrons and four access points from the upper stairs and ramp access to the lower part of the amphitheatre.

The Queens Park gardens are beautifully maintained with local flora and are a perfect venue for your next outdoor event.

For more information on the Queens Park Theatre, please visit the website or contact the box office directly to speak them on (08) 9956 6662.

Accommodation

We are pleased to announce The Gerald Apartment Hotel as our accommodation partner and have secured special room rates with a 13% discount.

The Gerald Apartment Hotel boasts Geraldton’s only luxury accommodation and is conveniently located in the centre of town. Situated in the heart of the CBD they are walking distance to cafes, restaurants, shops and offices and mere steps away from the beautiful Town Beach and Geraldton Foreshore.

*Rates include breakfast and airport transfer.

 

For more information about accommodation in Geraldton please visit http://www.visitgeraldton.com.au/

Travel

Geraldton is located 424 kilometres north of Western Australia’s capital, Perth by road and 373km by air. It is the largest regional city north of Perth and is a regional capital. Situated right on the coast, Geraldton is the central hub of the Midwest region.

Many base themselves in Geraldton to lose themselves in nature’s wonderland with the stunning Abrolhos Islands, iconic Pink Lake, rugged Kalbarri Gorges and Wildflower Country all at its doorstep.

While we may be a regional city, we have the transport options of a metropolitan area and getting here is easy. There are daily services from Perth via two major airlines and there are daily coach options.

For more information about getting to Geraldton please visit http://www.visitgeraldton.com.au/about/getting-here.aspx

The WA Threatened Species Forum is proudly supported by:

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many attractive and high value sponsorship and advertising opportunities available to ensure that your organisation stands out at this premier event. For further enquiries please contact Jessica Stingemore on (E) [email protected] or (P) 08 9938 0106 for more information.

2 comments

Please could you send me details of your Program when it is available.

With thanks,

Susan Hill

Susan,

The full program will be available here by August https://www.nacc.com.au/project/2019-wats/

Regards
NACC NRM

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