04. May 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: News

ANZSEE is excited to announce that the 2015 Conference, Thriving Through Transformation – Local to Global Sustainability, will be held at the University of New England Business School, Armidale, NSW from 19-23 October 2015.

The main conference will be held over five days:

  • 19 October: Masterclasses on the topics of spatial Economics and Environmental Justice Project
  • 20 – 21 October: 2 days of conference proceedings
  • 22 October: Field trips to either: Oxley Wild Rivers and Point Lookout World Heritage; or New England Regional Art Museum, Cultural Keeping Place, and Community Garden.
  • 22 – 23 October: Transformation Workshop video-linked via Griffith University.

Themes and Suggestions

This year’s themes centre on ideas for transforming to a sustainable human existence at all geographical scales, particularly at the local, regional, and remote scales, but also at the national and global scales:

  • Place-based perspectives on sustainability and transformation
  • Institutions for resilience and transformation
  • Making the marginal mainstream: expanding horizons – expanding rights

Other suggestions for themes/panels are also invited, particularly where organizations wish to provide sponsorship (see below). For example, there are planned special sessions around Wilderness through support from the Environmental Humanities Network at UNE and another on Indigenous Wellbeingsupported by Ninti One Ltd as an Indigenous Participation Sponsor.

Please email anzsee2015@gmail.com with your suggestions.

Keynote Speakers

We have already secured a number of exciting speakers including:

  • Robert Costanza: Chair in Public Policy, Crawford School, ANU; co-founder ISEE
  • Haydn Washington: Visiting Fellow at UNSW and author of the renowned book Demystifying Sustainability
  • Snow Barlow: Leading Australian Agricultural Scientist at Melbourne University, specializing in climate change and its impacts on food and water security.

Key Dates:

  • 29 May: First call for abstracts. Stay tuned for details about how to register and submit your abstract.
  • 19 June: Second call for abstracts.
  • 24 July: Abstract submission closing date
  • 14 August: Final Paper Submission date
  • 4 September: Earlybird Registration/Indigenous Scholarships closes

Please stay tuned for updates regarding abstract submissions and registration processes.


Current conference sponsors include Ninti One LtdIdeas and Innovation for Remote Australia(Indigenous Participation Sponsor), and Environmental and Rural Sciences, University of New England. We are also grateful to the UNE Business School for hosting the conference.

If you wish to discuss sponsorship opportunities including general or indigenous participation sponsorship (Indigenous Participation ), download the relevant prospectuses (Sponsorship Form) and contact Dr Boyd Blackwell, President ANZSEE and Chair, conference committee, bblackw2@une.edu.au +612 6773 3279.

Indigenous Scholarship

Through the kind contributions of Indigenous Participant Sponsors we are able to offer a number of Indigeous Participation Scholarships. Please download the form here (Indigenous Participation Application) if you wish to apply.

General Contact

If you have any queries or would like to discuss ideas for the conference please email the organising committee on: anzsee2015@gmail.com

Warm regards

ANZSEE 2015 Conference Organising Committee

Dangars Falls

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