Annual Conference

EIANZ Annual Conference

EIANZ Annual Conference

2017 Annual Conference

Tu Kaha: Stand Tall. Fronting up with wicked solutions | 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2017
Te Papa | 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

EIANZ's 2017 Annual Conference will be held on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 October 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand with a welcome function on 29 October and field trips scheduled for 1 November. The theme for the 2017 conference is Tu Kaha: Stand Tall, Fronting up with wicked solutions.

Our environmental work is increasingly confronted by wicked problems: those that seem difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete data; complex and contradictory factors; and the risk of unforeseen consequences.

This conference will focus on wicked solutions: those solutions that are innovative, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary; that take approaches that can be shared across disciplines; and use tools and techniques that apply in many different environments.

It is time to stand tall, stand together and front up with wicked solutions to ensure that we, as environmental professionals, are leading by example and doing our part to achieve excellence in environmental practice.

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We look forward to seeing you there.


Registrations are now open.

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Keynote speakers

Be inspired by thought-provoking keynote speakers: Distinguished Professor Dame Anne Salmond, Simon Upton, Steve Carden and Future Crunch.

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The conference program is available.

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Conference abstracts and presenter bios

The program features over 50 presenters from across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Read their abstracts and bios here.

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Gala dinner and EIANZ Merit awards

The Gala Dinner and EIANZ Merit Awards is always a fantastic evening, this year will be even more so with a celebration of the Institute's 30th anniversary.

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Field trips

Stay an extra day and explore Wellington. With five field trips to choose from, there's something for everyone.

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Associated events

The Students and Early Careers Congress is one-day event prior to the EIANZ Wellington conference targeted at emerging leaders and bright minds in the environment industry. After the conference, relax and recover by attending the pub quiz. Register for these events separate to the conference.

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Become a partner or an exhibitor

The 2017 Annual Conference offers a fantastic opportunity to showcase your organisation to a broad cross section of environmental practitioners.

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