On behalf of the 2016 National Landcare Conference, Landcare Australia is pleased to call for the submission of abstracts for conference presentations.

Submissions must be received by 10 June 2016.

The conference, to be held between 21 and 23 September 2016 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centrewill centre around conference theme ‘Collaborative Communities – Landcare in Action’.

Presenters should look to showcase the Landcare movement’s approach to natural resource management and sustainable agriculture. We seek presentations for the concurrent session streams:

  •          Climate Impacts and Responses
  •          Community Engagement
  •          Landscape Challenges and Responses
  •          Collaboration and Innovation

Anyone involved with the Landcare movement is eligible to submit an abstract. We encourage farmers, volunteers, Landcare groups, natural resource management organisations, primary industry representatives, environmentalists and conservationists, academics and researchers to consider whether they have a Landcare story to share.

We additionally seek poster exhibits for display at the conference. These should illustrate the outcomes and lessons from Landcare or natural resource management projects, which you would like to share with other conference delegates.

We look forward to receiving your submissions, to help us create an engaging program for all Landcarers.

How to Submit an Abstract:

Individuals and groups can submit an abstract for the National Landcare Conference & Awards 2016 on the Landcare Australia Communities Portal:

1. Login or register as a user on the Landcare Australia Communities Portal.

2. Click on ‘Create Application’.

(If you wish to leave a partially completed abstract, press ‘Save’ and log out. You can log back in and continue to edit your abstract by clicking on your application number (e.g.GA-000004342), until you are ready to submit).

3.To submit your abstract, select the ‘Is your abstract submission complete?’ checkbox and press ‘Save’.

You will receive a confirmation email when when your application has been successfully submitted.

For questions about online submissions, please refer to the FAQs tab on the Landcare Australia Communities Portal or email help@landcareaustralia.com.au.