2019 Victorian Marine & Coastal Forum - building partnerships for our future.  2-3 May 2019, Melbourne.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is pleased to announce the 2019 Victorian Marine and Coastal Forum.

The Victorian Marine and Coastal Forum will bring together coastal and marine managers, researchers and volunteers to enable the building of relationships, sharing knowledge and collaborating across the sector to solve current and future marine and coastal challenges. The forum aims to take a participatory approach through presentations, workshops and networking opportunities to support cross sector collaboration. The forum plans to have a flexible agenda including facilitated open sessions and breakout groups, where delegates can identify their priorities and work with others to grow their networks and generate ideas and solutions.  

The forum will take place at Crown Conference Centre, Southbank on 13-14 June 2019 and will focus on three key marine and coastal themes:

  1. Partnerships and participation
  2. Policy - the next wave
  3. Risks, challenges and opportunities

The forum is hosted by DELWP with the support of the Victorian Marine and Coastal Council and Coastcare Victoria

Registrations for the forum are now open.

You can secure your registration by going to: https://yrd.currinda.com/register/event/1182.

If you are a volunteer coastal committee of management member or you volunteer with a Coastcare affiliated group, your registration will be fully subsidised by DELWP and will be free of charge for the 2-day forum. Volunteers are a critical resource for the sector providing their time, knowledge and skills to help manage the coast.

Full registrations for the 2-day forum are $300. By purchasing a full registration, you are supporting Victoria's coastal and marine volunteers to attend this forum free of charge.

If you are confirmed to present or run a workshop, please secure your registration to ensure your session can go ahead.

If you have any questions regarding registrations, please contact the YRD Event Management Team (details below).

Program

All speakers and presenters have now been confirmed.

We are thrilled to announce that Susan Alberti AC, Deputy Chair of Volunteering Australia has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the forum.

John Bradley, Secretary, DELWP, has also been confirmed to open the forum.

The program covers a broad range of topics and themes that connect with our overall purpose to ‘build partnerships for our future’.

The presentations cover a diverse range of current marine and coastal work.

The workshops provide some great opportunities to engage in dialogue and influence a range of different initiatives.

The open space will allow delegates to set their own agenda.

Forum Day 1 - Thursday, 13 June from 8:00am - 4:45pm

Network function Day 1 - Thursday, 13 June from 5:30 - 7:00pm

Forum Day 2 - Friday, 14 June from 9:00am - 3:30pm

Panel Q&A Day 2 - Friday, 14 June from 2:15 - 3:15pm

Crown Conference Centre, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

Map of Crown Conference Centre

Call for proposals closed

Thank you to those who submitted proposals for presentations or workshops. We had a very encouraging response with close to 60 proposals received. Confirmation of successful proposals has been communicated via email on 24 April. Call for proposals is now closed.

Thank you to those who submitted proposals for presentations or workshops. We had a very encouraging response with close to 60 proposals received. Confirmation of successful proposals has been communicated via email on 24 April. Call for proposals is now closed.

If you have any questions, please email the event management team at vmcf@yrd.com.au or call 07 3368 2422 or 0455 782 658.

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