Other Events

Here’s a list of several other conferences and events which may be of interest to you. They are happening in Wellington and elsewhere in New Zealand around the same time as our conference (24–28 November). Please let us know of any others and we’ll add them here to help with your conference travel plans!

Events happening prior to our conference:

Tuia 250
October–December, several events throughout New Zealand comprising the national commemoration of 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans.
Contact: Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Paradise Lost: Daniel Solander’s Legacy—Touring Exhibition
17 Oct – 15 Nov, The University of Auckland, Old Government House, Auckland (North Island)
Contacts: Paulette Robinson and Vincent Drane

BGANZ 2019
20–23 October, Te Papa, Wellington (North Island)
Contact: David Sole

Australian Garden History Society
25–27 October, Te Papa, Wellington (North Island)
Contact: National Executive Officer

2019 Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany Conference
11–13 November, NIWA’s Greta Point campus, Wellington (North Island)
Contact: Wendy Nelson

2019 John Child Bryophyte & Lichen Workshop
14–19 November, Camp Taringatura, Southland (South Island)
Contact: Angela Brandt

Captain Cook Society NZ 2019
14–17 November, Devonport Navy Base, Auckland (North Island)
Contact: Bryan Wyeth

Geogenes 2019
? 21–22 November, ? Wellington (North Island)
Contact: Joe Prebble

Events happening during our conference:

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon—endangered plant species
Sunday 24 Nov, 9:00–17:00
Hīnātore, Te Papa, Wellington
Contact: Website to register (Note: this is a free event, but registration is required)
Also see the Facebook event page

Public lecture by Sverker Sörlin: Solander, Sparrman and the Anthropocene
Monday 25 Nov, 18:30–19:30 [note this is at the end of Day 1 of the conference talks]
Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, Wellington
Co-hosted by the Friends of Te Papa and the Swedish Embassy
Contact: Website to book tickets (note: conference attendees get a discount!)

Panel Talk: The Politics of Collecting—from Banks and Solander to Today
Thursday 28 Nov, 18:30 [note this is immediately after the end of the conference]
Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, Wellington
Contact: Website to book tickets (note: conference attendees get a discount!)

Geosciences 2019
24-27 Nov 2019
University of Waikato, Hamilton (North Island)
Contact: Paula Armstrong, Conference Organiser

Environmental DNA Workshop
25-28 Nov 2019
University of Otago, Dunedin (South Island)

A Very Welly Christmas
Sat–Sun 23–24 November, 12:00–18:00 (Sat) & 12:00–17:00 (Sun)
Lambton Quay, Wellington CBD
Annual two-day Christmas festival including Santa parade, carol singing (18:00–20:00 Sun), special shopping deals, and more! Free event.
See the Wellington City Council Facebook page for updates

Diwali Festival 2019
Sun 24 November 13:30-21:30
‘Festival of Lights’—Wellington’s local Indian and South East Asian communities’ most vibrant cultural celebration, with food, dance, music, craft, and henna. Gold coin entry.
TSB Arena, Wellington waterfront
See the Wellington City Council Facebook page for updates

Arrival of the Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla
Sat 30 November, 9:00 (pōwhiri/welcome) – Tue 3 December (departing)
Wellington Waterfront
Facebook event page: Tuia 250 Voyage – Te Whanganui a Tara / Wellington

Events happening after our conference:

Botany for Botanical Artists
A two-day post-conference workshop with Tanya Scharaschkin
30 November – 1 December 2019
Contact: Eleanor Burton

New Zealand Molecular Ecology Conference 2019
29 November – 1 December, Paekakariki Holiday Camp, Paekakariki (North Island)
Contact: Joe Zuccarello

New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2019
1–5 December, Lincoln University, Lincoln (South Island)
Contact: Conference Organisers

Encounters and Exchanges Conference 2019—Exploring the history of science, technology, medicine, and mātauranga. A component of the Tuia – Encounters 250 Commemoration
1–3 December, Blenheim (South Island)
Contact: Encounters-Exchanges

Paradise Lost: Daniel Solander’s Legacy—Touring Exhibition
25 November – 17 January Puke Ariki, New Plymouth (North Island)
Contacts: Paulette Robinson and Vincent Drane