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Major drawcard announced for Canberra Forest Conference

Conference Speakers IFA/AFG - Forests for healthy cities, farms and people 2-5 September - Canberra


Canberra, 24 April 2018 - An exciting line-up of speakers has been announced for the 2018 Joint IFA-AFG Conference - Forests for healthy cities, farms and people. Speakers will address the major conference themes which include:

·        the increasing importance of urban forests in our growing cities,

·        the continuing importance of trees on farms for productive and sustainable rural landscapes, and

·         our increasing understanding of the links between healthy tree-scapes and healthy people.



1.     Senator, the Honourable Anne Ruston Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.    

2.     Jacki Schirmer Associate Professor at the University of Canberra.

3.     Prof. Kate Auty ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment. 

4.     Fiona Simson President of the National Farmers' Federation.

5.     Kenneth Er Chief Executive Officer of Singapore National Parks Board.

6.     Kathryn Williams Associate Professor in environmental psychology at the University of Melbourne.

7.      Dr Graham Farquhar Distinguished Professor at The Australian National University and 2018 Senior Australian of the Year        

Pictures and more information at: https://forestry.org.au/ifa/conference-speakers-2018

Conference registration:  https://forestry.org.au/events