The conference will consider issues such as management of rangelands in the face of change, improving land use productivity, diversifying livelihoods, sustainable land use, social licence to operate the importance of Indigenous local knowledge, and of women, to enabling resilient rangelands and coping with change.

Overview of key activities

The core Conference is proposed to run from Monday evening (2 September 2019) with a welcome reception to Thursday lunchtime (5 September 2019), with the Monday and Thursday afternoon available for additional activities as follows:

MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2019
  • Field tours
  • Early career day option
  • Optional time for workshops
  • Evening welcome reception
TUESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2019
  • Opening plenary session, with possible reflective policy panel session
  • 3x quarter day parallel sessions (only 2 in parallel)
  •  End of day (sponsored) drinks and poster session
  • Free evening for dinner
WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2019
  • Plenary session
  • 3x quarter day parallel sessions (only 2 in parallel)
  • End of day (sponsored) drinks and poster session
  • Conference dinner
THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2019
  • ARS business meeting over breakfast
  • 1x quarter day parallel session (only 2 in parallel)
  • Closing plenary
  • Optional afternoon workshops