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National Biodiversity Offsets Conference 3.0 - from offsetting to nature positive

National Biodiversity Offsets Conference 3.0 - from offsetting to nature positive

Shortly after EIANZ’s last National Biodiversity Offsets Conference in 2022, the Commonwealth released its Nature Positive Plan. Looking ahead, Australia will host the inaugural Global Nature Positive Summit in October 2024. With this ongoing focus on Nature Positive outcomes, what is the role of biodiversity offsets? Can we move from biodiversity offsets to nature positive outcomes?

The 2024 National Biodiversity Offsets Conference will explore how biodiversity offsets have changed since the last conference and ask whether we are equipped to progress to a Nature Positive future. The conference will also revisit some of the themes explored at the previous Offsets Conferences in 2019 and 2022, including progress on the recommendations of the Independent Review of the EPBC Act by Professor Graeme Samuel AC.

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers will include Professor Graeme Samuel AC, Professor Hugh Possingham, Professor Martine Maron and Tony Goldner from the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). The preliminary conference program including plenary speakers is now available.

This conference will interest policy makers, regulatory authorities, academics, environmental accountants, offset brokers, environmental practitioners, offset providers and the legal fraternity. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the evolving field of biodiversity offsets and an opportunity to inform how we move from biodiversity offsets toward a nature positive future.

The time is right to meet again for a national forum on biodiversity offsets, to reflect on how things have changed since 2022 and help facilitate/navigate the shift from biodiversity offsets to nature positive outcomes.

This event will provide an opportunity to:

  • Learn from academics, the legal fraternity, industry and those involved in offset markets;
  • Share in the experiences of other professionals;
  • Hear from landholders and organisations involved in the hands-on delivery of offsets;
  • Discuss biodiversity offsets at the local government scale;
  • Consider if and how current metrics for biodiversity offsets can be applied to nature positive outcomes;
  • Explore environmental markets.

View the program here →



Registrations are now open!

The National Biodiversity Offsets Conference 3.0 will include three days of technical content including keynote speakers, plenary sessions, panel sessions and abstract presentations. There are also several conference functions included in the registration fee:

  • Welcome function | Monday 22 July 2024 at The Ostani Bar in Hotel Realm
  • Poster session | Tuesday 23 July 2024 in the conference foyer at Hotel Realm
  • Conference dinner | Wednesday 24 July 2024 at The Gandel Atrium at the National Museum of Australia

Registration rates

EIANZ member $1245
EIANZ Student member ** $500
Non-members $1620

* This is an all inclusive registration fee charged in AUD including GST. Registrations are via credit card. If you are unable to register via credit card please contact us at office@eianz.org
** Registration at the EIANZ student member rate does not include attendance at the conference dinner. If you would like to purchase a ticket to the dinner please contact us at office@eianz.org
The Doma Hotel group is offering delegates a 15% discount off the standard room rates across their 4 properties, including Hotel Realm. Details on how to access the discount is provided in your registration confirmation email.

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Not an EIANZ member?

To receive the member rate for the conference, consider joining as a student, associate or full member of EIANZ! To take advantage of the reduced rate, be sure to join as a member before you register for the conference. Join here →


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of the National Biodiversity Offsets Conference 3.0 provides an outstanding opportunity to secure high profile brand recognition with delegates and speakers who are leading biodiversity offsets policy and practice in Australia. Gold, Silver and Bronze packages are available and we can tailor a package to suit your organisation.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Demonstrates commitment to best practice environmental outcomes
  • Demonstrates commitment to early career environmental professionals and their career development
  • Direct access to a captive audience of your potential future customers and/or workforce
  • Exposure to local, national, and potentially international delegates
  • Opportunity for broad exposure to delegates

Thanks to our event sponsors

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Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

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Event details

When: 23 - 25 July 2024

Where: Hotel Realm
18 National Circuit, Barton ACT

Cost: $1245 EIANZ members, $500 EIANZ student members, $1620 Non-members (AUD)

Contact: EIANZ - events@eianz.org, +61 3 8593 4140, +64 9887 6972

Register now and secure your attendance