Program

The National Environment Meeting 2016 ‘Hope In The Dark’ will be held October 20-23 at the University of Sydney.

Over these four days, a series of panels, workshops and guest speakers will speak on challenges facing the environmental movement, new ways of adapting to changing conditions, and provide essential skills for combating key issues in our sector.

For a full program of the event and session details, please view the nem_full-programme.

Thursday 20th of October 

NEM2016 will launch with a public media event held at the University of Sydney. Our phenomenal speakers will discuss ‘Truth & Beauty: What We’re Talking About When We Talk About The Environment’. This panel is open to all, and promises to be highly informative and challenge our commonly held assumptions on the Australian environment.

Location: Law Foyer, New Law Building, University of Sydney.

Friday 21st of October 

A closed day for NGO staffers, activists and allied scholars. There will be four panels discussing crucial issues for the environmental sector, with key speakers providing their own knowledge and experience on how we can grow as a movement.

The day will end with drinks and networking, to be held at the University of Sydney.

Location: The Refrectory, Holme Building, University of Sydney.

Saturday 22nd of October

The third day of NEM2016 (combined with the first day of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW’s Annual Conference) is open to all members of the public, and anybody with a passion and commitment for helping the fight for a sustainable Australia.

Opening with a ‘Politics and the Environment’ panel, we will hear from a broad cross-section of politicians about their Party’s position on environmental issues. Six skill-orientated workshops will be offered twice during the day to provide learning opportunities for all attendees.

The third day of NEM2016 will be closed with the NSW Environment Awards, which celebrate and acknowledge outstanding environmental campaigners in our community. This event will be MC’d by Australian cartoonist First Dog on the Moon.

Note: FREE CHILDCARE will be available on the Saturday. If required, please give details when prompted during registration, or alternatively contact our conference organiser at madeleine.scott-murphy@greenpeace.org

Location: Law Foyer, New Law Building, University of Sydney.

Sunday 23rd of October

The fourth and final day of NEM2016 will be the Nature Conservation Council of NSW’s Annual General Meeting, to be held at the University of Sydney. Voting at this meeting is closed to member delegates, however attending and observing is welcome to all members of the public. Speakers at the AGM will include Shadow Minister for the Environment Penny Sharpe, and Green’s Environmental Spokesperson Mehreen Faruqi.

Location: Law Foyer, New Law Building, University of Sydney.

Full program is available here: nem_full-programme

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