Arboriculture Australia’s Annual Conference is the singular opportunity for our industry to get together, network and learn from industry experts. It is a must-attend event for industry leaders and practitioners.
The 2019 Arboriculture Australia Annual Conference will attract more than 250 delegates from all facets of the industry. Local, national and international arborists from public, private and government sectors, encompassing Urban Forestry, Utilities above and below ground, researchers, consultants, contractors, nurserymen, and landscape architects.
Situated in the Red Centre of Australia, at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges, the Alice Springs Convention Centre is the perfect location for our conference.
Our programme runs over two days, May 20 – 21, and includes speakers from the Urban Forestry and Utility Arborist streams. And because we’re in Alice this year, we’re tapping into the region’s talent. Our Conference Tour of the Todd River and Olive Pink Botanic
Gardens is hosted by gardens curator Ian Coleman with the Northern Territory’s senior botanist, Peter Jobson, providing insight into arid species and the effect of introduced species in the local ecology.
2019 Conference Speakers Include:
- Daniel Heyburn, Eastern Tree Services, QLD
- Denise Johnstone, University of Melbourne, VIC
- Greg Moore, University of Melbourne, VIC
- Heath Frewin, Essential Energy, NSW
- Janet McDonald, Department of Agriculture, QLD
- Kelly Hertzog, City of Melbourne, VIC
- Lyndal Plant, Urban Forester, QLD
- Mark Hartley, The Arborist Network, NSW
- Melissa McManus, North Sydney Council, NSW
- Mike Daleo, San Diego Gas and Electric, USA
- Nigel Tapper, Monash University, VIC
- Peter Jobson, Northern Territory Herbarium, NT
- Randy Miller, CN Utility Consulting, USA
- Shane Brunker, Sophie Davison, Network Mapping, NSW and Scott McKenzie, Endeavour Energy, NSW
- Stacie Grassano and Jeff Filip, Intelfuse, VIC
- Stephen Martin, Powerlink, QLD
The conference programme will also include panel sessions devoted to the utility stream with more presenters confirming their involvement over the coming weeks. Keep an eye on our website for updates.
Our wonderful association sponsors will be well represented in our trade exhibition space which will provide excellent networking opportunities before the conference, during breaks and during our Annual Gala Dinner which will also make use of the exhibition space.
Our entertainment programme ensures that even if you’re only in Alice for a short time you won’t miss out on cultural experiences. Our Welcome Reception and Annual Gala Dinner feature local performers and artists including youth drumming group Drum Atweme and indigenous artist Tommy Crow.
With the permission of traditional owners, the 2019 Australian Tree Climbing Championships will be held in the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station on Friday 18 May. In a unique Northern Territory twist, we’ll use a crane anchor point for the first time in ATCC history. This year the whole event will take place over one day only and the Alice Springs locals are looking forward to seeing what our climbers can do.