The 2020 Coast to Coast Conference will be held at the Pullman Cairns International, 27 – 30 July.

Welcome to the 15th Coast to Coast National Conference – the Australian Coastal Society’s biennial national coastal management conference.

You are part of a large and diverse community of organisations and individuals involved in Australia’s coastal zone, or perhaps the coast of another nation. This conference is an essential part of your calendar whether you work in government, research, natural resource management, a community organisation or NGO, if you provide consultant services or represent a coastal industry.

We have designed Coast to Coast 2020 to encourage deep dialogue, inspiring presentations, rich stories, informative excursions, fruitful workshops, opportunities to strengthen connections and build new ones, and time for great conversations.

We encourage you to put the dates in your diary and join our mailing list through our website. We also invite you and your organisation to consider what you might contribute to the conference, for example by:

  • Registering yourself, and supporting other key staff to attend
  • Presenting a spoken paper or a poster (Call for abstracts opening soon), or other display,
  • Convening a workshop or discussion,
  • Showcasing your organisation’s or business’s work with an exhibition booth,
  • Chipping in to help support this important event as a Sponsor

We are all in this together. Please share the excitement and rising groundswell of interest and energy as we prepare to welcome you to Cairns in 2020

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Organising Committee

  • Greg Stuart
  • Jo Ludbrook
  • Nick Harvey
  • Bruce Thom
  • Dave Anning
  • John Hudson
  • Joanna Garcia-Webb
  • Lisa Krynen
  • Naomi Edwards
  • Peta Leahy
  • Rebecca Phyland

Venue

Pullman Cairns International
17 Abbott Street
Cairns QLD 4870

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About the Association

The Australian Coastal Society (ACS) was initiated at the Coast to Coast Conference in Tasmania in 2004. The idea was floated as a means for those interested in coastal matters to communicate between conferences and where possible take resolutions of the conference to appropriate levels of government.

The idea was discussed further at the Coast to Coast Conference in Melbourne in 2006 and it was agreed that Bruce Thom develop a constitution of a company limited by guarantee that would operate on a national basis.

This plan was accomplished and in 2008 at the Coast to Coast Conference in Darwin the constitution was ratified and an Executive appointed. The company received charitable status in 2011.

Conference Managers

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