The Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference (AVPC) has a long and prestigious history as one of the regions keystone biosecurity related conferences bringing together practitioners, researchers, wildlife managers and policy advisors to network, share their stories and discuss the future of vertebrate pest management in Australia and beyond.
It not only attracts visitors within Australia and NZ, but from across the globe.
In 2017, the conference had 293 people attend the three day event to watch and learn from more than 130 presentations, including 6 key note presentations, 18 speed talks, and 1 panel discussion broadcast nationally to wrap it all up.
Over 90% of delegates who filled out the evaluation survey post conference rated it as either very good or excellent.
In 2020, we want the conference to be bigger and better than ever before and we have chosen “Feral Futures 2051” as the theme for the 18th AVPC.
2051 will mark the second half of the 21st century and research, innovation and new ideas will be imperative to ensure our future is as feral-free as we can make it.
In 30 years’ time, we will no doubt have new technologies and products which haven’t even been thought up.
If we think about 30 years ago, we didn’t have apps or mobile devices available at our finger tips for information and monitoring and these are now a part of our everyday lives.
It is exciting to think what 2051 holds and we want this conference to promote the knowledge, technologies and strategies that are propelling us towards 2051, but also the over the horizon thinking, strategies and developments that may shape vertebrate pest management in 2051 and beyond.