EIANZ 2018 - Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2018

1 – 2 November 2018, Hilton Hotel Sydney, Australia


EIANZ 2018 - Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2018

1 – 2 November 2018, Hilton Hotel Sydney, Australia


The EIANZ 2018 Conference Organising Committee, with the support of the EIANZ NSW Division, is delighted to announce that the 2018 EIANZ Annual Conference is certified as being carbon neutral. The Conference was calculated to require 123 credits to offset carbon generated by the event. A carbon credit is equivalent to 1 tonne of carbon.EIANZ has purchased 61 credits/tonnes of offset from the Aboriginal Carbon Fund (see http://aboriginalcarbonfoundation.com/ ), and 62 credits/tonnes (via Pangolin Associates) from the JARI/AMAPÁ REDD+ Forestry VCU’S in Brazil (see https://www.cifor.org/redd-case-book/case-reports/brazil/jariamapa-redd-project-brazil/).
We’re delighted to have achieved certification of the Conference under the Carbon Neutral Certification scheme administered by the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy. A reminder to bring your keep cups and water bottles with you to the event to ensure we continue doing our part to keep our carbon footprint down.



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Key Dates

Call for Abstracts close: 25 June 2018
Author notifications: 2 July 2018
Early Bird Registration close: 31 August 2018
Student and Early Carers Congress: 31 October 2018
Western Sydney Satellite Event: 31 October 2018
Conference Dates: 1-2 November 2018


Welcome to the EIANZ’s 2018 Annual Conference, and to this website, which provides your invitation to join us in Sydney as we:

Imagine: environment, people, future

The EIANZ Annual Conference is the Institute’s signature event each year, inspiring practitioners, and providing exceptional professional development and networking opportunities to EIANZ members and colleagues.
Our 2018 conference challenges us to look ahead, and to re-imagine how environmental practitioners deliver outstanding environmental outcomes – in the places we work and for the people within them – now and into the future.

Our 2018 conference program includes inspiring speakers from diverse backgrounds in business, advocacy, indigenous knowledge, communications, science, environmental law, and planning. They include:

  • Councillor Jess Miller, Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney, environmental advocate and sustainability innovator;
  • Professor Emma Johnston, Dean of Science, and Head of the Applied Marine and Estuarine Ecology Lab, at the UNSW, a Marine Scientist and science communicator extraordinaire;
  • Principal Environment Judge Laurie Newhook, who heads the Environment Court of NZ;
  • Geoff Roberts, Deputy Chair and Economics Commissioner at the Greater Sydney Commission, a leading strategic thinker on city building and transformation;
  • Ambassador Michael Pulch, the European Union’s representative to Australia, who will provide insights on EU-level action and perspectives on energy and climate;
  • Doug Jackson,  AGL Executive General Manager – Group Operations,  who will discuss AGL’s energy and climate agenda, including decarbonisation, transition and rehabilitation.

These leaders, along with other speakers,  will share their unique perspectives on the environmental challenges, and solutions, of the 21st century.

In discussion with you, they will  re-imagine our view of:

  • The Environment and the Law
  • City Building and Re-building
  • Integrating Indigenous Knowledge and Planning
  • The Challenges of Energy and Climate.

We’ll also be examining the latest trends transport, waste, digital disruption, regulatory reform, impact assessment and stakeholder communications, and their implications for your work and your career.
I’m looking forward to welcoming you to Sydney, and to the 2018 Annual Conference, when we gather on 1 & 2 November for what will be the highlight of the 2018 EIANZ calendar.

See you in Sydney!

Dr Bryan Jenkins FEIANZ
EIANZ, President

See EIANZ’s official invitation to attend its 2018 Annual Conference.