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After a fantastic response to the call for abstracts, the committee has developed a conference program that will accommodate some 100 talks in 10 themes. Fourteen post-conference workshops will canvas topics including science leadership, science communication, science under the ice and science into policy. About 100 posters will also be on display during the week.

Among the highlights of the conference will be eight keynote presentations from:

  • Professor Will Steffen, Australian National University
  • Professor Gary Wilson, New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute
  • Professor Steven Chown, Monash University
  • Professor Tim Naish, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Mr Jason Mundy, Australian Antarctic Division
  • Dr Neil Gilbert, Antarctica New Zealand
  • Ms Lyndal Byford, Australian Science Media Centre
  • Dr Ian Allison, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC

Each day of the conference will involve mixed plenary sessions in the morning and afternoon, covering a range of topics including priorities for climate change policy, impact and management of human activities in Antarctica, wildlife responses to environmental change, and new techniques for estimating ice mass loss from Antarctica. After lunch, thematic presentations will be spread across four rooms, with six presentations per theme. On the final day we will run a session on logistics and operations, planning, and the Australian and New Zealand Antarctic science application processes.

There will be plenty of time for networking and socialising, including at a Government House reception on the first day, the conference dinner, and post-conference drinks.

We hope you will join us in what’s shaping up to be an exciting inaugural joint Australian and New Zealand Antarctic science conference.

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Key dates

  • 11th June 2013
    Registrations close
  • 21st June 2013
    Registrations at the AAD open for staff
  • 24th June 2013
    Registrations at the venue open
  • 24th June 2013
    Conference commences
  • 26th June 2013
    Conference concludes

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