Program overview

Sunday, 24 November—Pre-conference workshops

  • Workshop 1: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Australasian endangered plant species–full day—$30
  • Workshops 2 and 3: Botanising with iNaturalist for beginners and advanced users–half day—$15 each
  • Workshops 4 and 5: Plant identification at Otari–half day—$15 each
  • Workshop 6: Basics of Illustration–full day—$50
  • Workshop 7: Science Communication Skills–full day—TBD

Spaces are limited.

Sunday 24 November—Welcome Reception, Icon, Te Papa and private exhibition viewing

  • Registration
  • Welcome Reception
  • Private viewing of new natural history exhibition
  • own arrangements for dinner

Monday 25 November—Conference Opening and Day 1 of Talks, Oceania, Te Papa

Tuesday 26 November—Day 2 of Talks, Oceania & Rangimarie, Te Papa

  • Registration
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Parallel ASBS & NZPCN Sessions
  • Silent Auction
  • Poster session
  • ASBS AGM
  • NZPCN AGM
  • Nancy T. Burbidge Medal Presentation and Address
  • Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Te Papa’s Te Marae, Rongomaraeroa. Te Marae is an authentic, contemporary, and inclusive marae (communal meeting place) on the 4th floor at Te Papa, with stunning views over Wellington’s harbour. The dinner will include a choice of two mains (as well as cater to dietary requests), and there will be a cash bar. The programme on the night will include a 20–25 minute kapa haka performance by members of the Ngā Karere Māori Club in full regalia, who will perform a variety of songs.

Wednesday 27 November—Field trips, various places around Wellington region, and WELT herbarium tours (Te Papa)

  • Field trip 1: Wild Wainuiomata and Rugged Remutaka Forests—$55
  • Field trip 2: Spectacular Coastal Parangarahu Lakes and Lowland Forest of Eastbourne—$55
  • Field trip 3: Wellington’s Rugged South Coast – Restoration of Nature in Te Kopahou and Oku Reserve—$55
  • Field trip 4: Experience the Emerald in our Harbour — Matiu / Somes Island—$55
  • Field trip 5: Discover the Collections at Otari-Wilton’s Bush and Te Papa—$45

Spaces will be limited. Own arrangements for dinner

Thursday 28 November—Day 3 of Talks, Rangimarie 1 & 2, Te Papa

  • Registration
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Parallel ASBS & NZPCN Sessions
  • Wrap up, awards and hand-over ceremony
  • Public lecture – TBD