2016 ECA Conference

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Annual Conference 2016          Possum photo


Monday 25th July,      9am – 5.30pm
At Briars Historic Inn, 653 Mossvale Road, Bowral

The 2016 ECA Conference encompasses a broad range of subject areas from fire to the marine environment. This years conference aims to bring new understanding in ecology to ecological consultants, environmental practitioners, regulators and managers. Scientific thinking is the main plank in our profession and every year researchers work to understand the mechanisms that support ecology, practically and theoretically. Experts in their field, this years conference speakers, will provide food for thought and discussion on ways our profession can identify flaws in current practice and more importantly improve upon it in a tangible way. This year we will also here from our first two research grant recipients.

Registration opens at 8.30am with tea and coffee available on arrival. Presentations will begin at 9am and continue through to 5.30pm, with plenty of delicious food and drinks served throughout the day.   The ECA AGM will be held before lunch, with all welcome to attend. You may continue to enjoy the Briars Historic Inn by attending our conference dinner and trivia quiz, to be held from 6 – 9pm. The dinner must be pre-paid and includes a gourmet cocktail dinner, tea and coffee, trivia quiz and prizes, with bar facilities available to buy your own drinks. Partners are welcome to attend the conference dinner.


Conference Registration (includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea)

Early Bird Registration (before the 30th June 2016)

  • $120 Member
  • $150 Non-member
  • $80 Student

Late Registration

  • $130 Member
  • $160 Non-member
  • $90 Student
Dinner and Trivia Night  (includes gourmet cocktail dinner, tea and coffee, trivia quiz and prizes, with bar facilities available to buy your own drinks)
  • $55 per person

Registration Options – NOW CLOSED

  • ONLINE (You may register and pay on-line below)
  • EMAIL and DIRECT DEPOSIT (Email your registration form to admin@ecansw.org.au and pay by direct deposit payment – details available on the registration download below
  • MAIL and CHEQUE (Post your registration form and cheque to: Administration Assistant, Ecological Consultants Association of NSW, 39 Platt St, Waratah, NSW 2298 (please also email admin@ecansw.org.au and notify me that you have posted your registration to secure your place)

Venue Accommodation

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at the Briars is available from $150per person or $170 per room for 2 people (for bookings phone 02 4868 3566 and let them know that you are attending the conference at the time of booking)

Conference Program 2016 – updated June 16

Conference Flyer and Registration 2016

Registration Form 2016 – word version

Registration close 20th July 2016 and refunds will not be issued after this date.