We’re making progress

Five tawny frogmouths on a jarrah tree in Kings Park. Photo: Geoff Chidlow


Unlike  this family of tawny frogmouths in Kings Park, the conference program team has been busy developing more than 30 walks and activities.

We are giving you the opportunity to let us know what appeals to you by filling in our Optional Activities Survey

The survey, which is anonymous, is divided into three sections:

(A)  Morning activities Tuesday September 17 and Thursday September 19. These activities will be held after the plenary sessions on each day. Please choose FOUR of 11 options.

(B) Afternoon activities Tuesday September 17 and Thursday September 19. Please choose SIX of 21 walks and other activities.

(C) Friday morning activities Friday September 20. Please choose TWO of four activities.

Our deadline for the survey is the end of December, 2018.

The theme of next year’s conference is Beauty, rIch and rare. All events will be held in Kings Park and the Western Australian Botanic Garden, the ideal place to discover Western Australia’s rich diversity of flora – both beautiful and rare.

Western Australia has almost 12,000 species of native plants of which 8,000 are only found In our south-west botanical province, a rich biodiversity hot spot. More than 3,000 species can be found in the Western Australian Botanic Garden.

Kings Park covers 400 hectares, one of the biggest inner city parks in the world, just 20 minutes’ walk from the Perth central business district. The park includes 267 hectares of natural bush as well as the 17-hectare Western Australian Botanic Garden.

As a rough guide we intend to open registration from 2pm at Mt Eliza House, Kings Park, on Monday, September 16.

Keynote speakers will deliver their addresses at Fraser’s Function Centre, Kings Park on Tuesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 19.

Walks in the Western Australian Botanic Garden and the Kings Park bushland are being developed for afternoon sessions on Tuesday and Thursday.

Several tours are being organised for Wednesday, September 18.

The conference will conclude on Friday, September 20 with a farewell lunch.