Join us in Kiama in September 2022
AUSTRALIAN FLORA – PAST PRESENT FUTURE
Kiama Pavilion, Saturday 10 to Friday 16 September 2022
The Australian Plants Society NSW is delighted to be hosting the Australian Native Plants Society Australia (ANPSA) Biennial Conference at the Kiama Pavilion in September 2022.
These conferences are held every two years and are hosted by each state in turn. The very successful 2019 conference was held in Albany, WA, with around 325 delegates attending.
In 2022, the conference is being hosted by the Australian Plants Society NSW and is being held at the Kiama Pavilion in the beautiful village of Kiama on the pristine south coast.
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Australian flora - past present future: a journey of inspiration
Focusing on ‘Australian flora – past present future’, we will take you on a journey:
With a series of expert speakers and excursions to surrounding areas, we'll be sharing:
Focus on solutions - future proofing
We hope at the end of the week, you’ll:
Together, we can make a difference to the world of today and the one we hand to our children and grandchildren.
Schedule of activities
We kick off the conference on the Saturday 10 September, with a complimentary tour of the Kiama region, followed by a Market fair - a combined farmers market and native plant sale - on the Sunday and then conference sessions and excursions from the Monday to the Friday.
See a video introduction to the conference below
Excursions during the conference
Our plan (subject to change) is to have 2 days of excursions around the local area. We are offering a variety of excursions accessible via a coach in a day optimising the time on the ground exploring!
At booking time, we will ask you to nominate your choices. If your chosen excursion has already reached capacity, we will let you know so you can make an alternate choice.
The current list is:
Several of the tours feature the same locations which is due to limits on numbers per bus as well as bus access. Some excursions may prove inaccessible (e.g. Barren Grounds).
Each excursion will have a local leader to provide commentary. There will be toilet stops, morning/afternoon tea and lunch included.
Some locations will require limited walking and others will have longer walks and options for extended walks and be picked up at the other end by the bus.
Watch this space for more details in the months ahead.
Tours to extend your stay before and after the conference are being planned. We are currently planning tours for conference participants and their partners to:
We are thankful for the support of the local Kiama Council to hold the conference in their beautiful region.
We’d also like to acknowledge the contribution of Destination NSW, our Strategic Sponsor, whose grant is assisting us to enhance the impact of the conference, while attracting members from all over the country and people new to the Society to this beautiful area of NSW.
For queries about the conference and tours:
Heather Miles, Secretary@austplants.com.au, 0408 696 356
Ralph Cartwright, Conf2022@spin.net.au, 0416 030 872
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Kiama - how to get there, what to see, places to stay
How to get to Kiama
There are various ways to get to Kiama...more
Where the conference is being held
The event will be held at the beautiful Pavilion, right on the beach at Kiama.
For more inspiration and information on what you can see and do in the Kiama area - see here.
Accommodation in Kiama
Kiama is spoilt for choice in accommodation options. One of our members has developed the following accommodation guide, at today's prices. Click here to download. This guide was last updated in June 2021. Several facilities offer discounts for attendees at the conference.
Additional information on Kiama accommodation found here.
The Visitors Guide with maps for Kiama is located here.
Kiama - what to see and do and where to stay
Images: Ralph Cartwright, Heather Miles, Kiama Council, Cressida McNamara