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February 2020

February 6 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Mural Hall, Australian Parliament House, Parliament Drive
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lismore Regional Gallery, 11 Rural Street
Lismore, NSW 2480 Australia

2020 is the ‘International Year of Plant Health. In the first Thursday Night Live! for the year we ask the question: ‘Can plants save us?’

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February 15 - February 16
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

Seven years on but no itch! The Tomato Festival Sydney is back for its seventh festival. New in 2020 will be extended hours on Saturday with twilight drinks and festivities until 7 pm, workshops including a still life art workshop with Charlotte Thodey, cooking masterclass, along with more stalls and children’s activities in the village. The theme for 2020 is the joy of the kitchen garden.

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March 2020

March 3 - March 5
The Westin, 480 Hay Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia

Healthy plants, healthy people The ‘Healthy plants healthy people’ conference ties into the UN proclaimed International Year of Plant Health and will contribute to raising awareness of how protecting plant health can support people through health and well-being, economic development, protecting the environment, providing food security and helping to end poverty. It will be a ‘ground up’ practical conference to assist businesses be agile, flexible and responsive in a changing business and operating environment.

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March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Senate Rose Gardens, Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia

Enlighten Festival is shining a spotlight on Canberra’s talented filmmakers as competition sparks creativity. For the 17th year of Lights! Canberra! Action! the theme is ‘planted’, which will tie in with the International Year of the Plant as well as 100 years since Canberra began populating. Filmmakers will also be given a list of ten items to include in their movie, with only ten days to shoot, edit and produce a seven minute film.

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March 25
Melbourne Gardens, Birdwood Ave
South Yarra, Victoria 3141 Australia

Be part of Victoria’s largest sustainability education conference focussed on the UN’s International Year of Plant Health. Join over 200 teachers, environmental educators and local government officers at the Steps to Sustainability 2020 conference. This year’s conference will have a focus on sustainability education for action on health and wellbeing of our environment and our people. This conference has been designed especially for people working on school sustainability projects and curriculum initiatives. Enjoy a day at the Royal Botanic Gardens,…

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April 2020

April 5 - April 9
Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia

Up to 200 delegates will have the opportunity to meet and share ideas focusing on the importance of seed science to the future of plant conservation, food security and cultural seed use. Australian and international delegates with interests covering seed science, agriculture, conservation and restoration and cultural seed banking are invited to submit an abstract through the conference website.

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May 2020

May 11 - May 12
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, 55 Cable Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Save the date. More details to come.

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May 12 - May 13
National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Cct
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia

Australian Government Department of Agriculture’s Science Exchange. Save the date. More information to come

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June 2020

June 21 - June 24
QT Hotel Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave
Surfers Paradise, Queensland Australia

Towards 2050 This is the first conference since 2014 and we believe there will be great benefits by providing this new opportunity for breeders and allied scientists across all crops (including grains, fodder, fruit and nuts, forestry, floriculture) to come together. The theme ‘Towards 2050’ has been chosen to capture the long-term nature of plant breeding, and the essential role the discipline will play in delivering food and prosperity to the predicted world population of 9 billion by this date,…

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